Green Party leader speaks out on the arrest of his daughter at RNC

Dave Bicking, co-chair of the Minnesota Green Party, speaks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about the arrest of his daughter Monica Bicking before the Republican National Convention. She is in jail, charged with “conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism” along with seven others.

This is wrong wrong wrong. This is not America.

Imagine dozens of police in riot gear breaking into your house in the morning while you sleep, arresting everyone, and confiscating your belongings as “evidence”. Imagine it is your daughter, and she is facing seven years in prison.

Below is footage not of the above arrests but footage Nicole Salazar took of her own assault and arrest on the streets of the Twin Cities. It scares the shit out of me.

Ronald Hardy


  1. The arrests of protesters, our Green Party members, and now journalists, including Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! by police in St Paul should show clearly what lengths the right will go to to squelch opposition. Some of us occasionally wonder if we’ve made any difference in the politics of this country, yert what does this kind of action show but that those in positions of control are really afraid of a vibrant democracy where more than two corporate cash-fat parties exist?
    Those who might still cling to the old Yankee belief that political freedom is unassailably pristine (“it can’t happen here”) have just got a wake-up call. It’s happened. Here.

  2. We are already living underneath a police state.

    The opposition in the US is spied on, infiltrated, disrupted, kept off the ballot, brutalized in the streets and arrested on bogus charges. That is how police states act.

  3. From what I’ve read, Ron Paul supporters recieved about the same treatment inside the convention. If Dr. Paul truly wishes to reform the GOP, he has his work cut out for him. The Republicans are not tolerant of descent.

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