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Posted: 8/9/2001 8:26:41 PM EDT
Governor Condemns Extremists BOSTON - National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a paramilitary extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. The Governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers a "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. The Governor issued a ban on military style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms. One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily." Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans. During a tense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange. Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces overmatched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat. Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large. April 20, 1777
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 8:57:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2001 8:53:49 PM EDT by alphabeta121]
posts like this really bring a smile than a frown to my face. A smile at the humor, a frown at how true to life such a news report is. Want to read something like this nowadays. read [url]http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010808/wr/crime_tech_pornography_dc_3.html[/url] its a story on a 'child pornography ring'. If you study the case it's the governments thought police demonizing a husband and wife who were without fault and certainly without interest in child pornography. For a more correct account of whats happening click here [url]http://www.inet-one.com/cypherpunks/dir.2000.12.04-2000.12.10/msg00424.html[/url] alphabeta121
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:34:26 PM EDT
Good post Matrix, but for the life of me I don't see the nexus between your post and alphabeta121's. 121, I think that they derived income and shared it with the pornologists and they had a child porn link is proof of guilt. What are your thoughts?
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 10:49:40 PM EDT
Good post!
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 11:01:29 PM EDT
Good one! Never again in this country, sad to say.
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