Saturday, August 30, 2008
in my inbox:
This is xxxxxxx.
The house that I-Witness Video where is staying in St. Paul has been surrounded by police. We are in town to cover the Republican National Convention. We have locked all the doors. We have been told that if we leave we will be detained. One of our people who was caught outside is being detained in handcuffs in front of the house. The police say that they are waiting to get a search warrant. More than a dozen police are wielding firearms, including one St. Paul officer with a long gun, which someone told me is an M-16.
At least one local TV crew is here along with some legal observers. Our colleagues at Glass Bead Collective are outside videotaping.
We are suffering a preemptive arrest.
Please contact the office of the St. Paul mayor. I am not in a position to do Internet research so if someone else could look that up and also contact news media in town for the RNC and local news media, that would be great.
All the best,