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Police, Crowd Control and the Protests

Posted on 30 November 2008 by admin

Kevin Miniter, who was arrested in the widely seen footage during the initial Prop 8 protest march the day following the election, has spoken to the Washington Blade to recount his story.

I have to admit that while protesting, I wondered what might happen if I were to be arrested. Not surprisingly, Kevin makes it pretty clear that it wasn’t pleasant.  In the end, they released him after 2 days, presumably without charges. But he was released with bruising and bleeding resulting from a questionable use of force when subduing him. Seems to be that they were using him as an example to keep the rest of the crowd back. The video below shows the event.

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Location of Protests a Key Part of Narrative

Posted on 26 November 2008 by admin

Mollie at GetReligion.org has posted about media coverage of Prop 8 and questions if the media has been effective in covering the complaints being made by the protesters at the Mormon temples and the response from Mormons and the Mormon church. She states:

When organizing a protest, the location is a key part of the narrative you’re trying to push. Reporters should include the reason why the location was picked. And when the target of a protest, you should have the right to defend yourselves.

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Princeton Majority Eliminates Rights of Freshmen Minority

Posted on 21 November 2008 by admin

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At Princeton University today, the majority decided that it was in the best interest of Princeton society to eliminate the right freshmen had to use sidewalks. Substantially all the benefits of movement were available for freshmen, however the majority decided that they were more comfortable if the freshmen were to define their own means for getting around.

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Wonderful “Fat-Assed Granny” on Her Protest Experience

Posted on 18 November 2008 by admin

Melinda Santa Cruz, now a former Mormon, shares her experience at the National Day of Protest in San Diego in the San Diego Reader.  Here’s an excerpt:

A handsome young guy with a winning grin came over to ask if I was straight. I don’t know who he was. He could have even been a Mormon, although I’ve never seen any missionaries with a mohawk and a toy rabbit stapled to his hoodie. 

Click here to read the full blog post at the San Diego Reader.

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National Day Of Protest Brings Huge Crowds

Posted on 15 November 2008 by admin

Photos were starting to come in this morning of the Prop 8 (and other measure) protests forming across the nation and world. Here are some of the first from Twitter.  Join the Impact started a Flickr group with thousands more photos from throughout the day, and from across the country and world.  Towler Road also has galleries organized by protest location.

Dallas Protest

Dallas Protest

New York City Protest

New York City Protest

Protest Forming in Orlando, Florida

Protest Forming in Orlando, Florida

 

Los Angeles protest forming at City Hall in the downtown area. 

Los Angeles protest forming at City Hall in the downtown area.

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Mormon Site Hacked, Lesbian Porn Posted

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

From the Deseret News in Utah:

Owners of a Web site that specializes in advice and information for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say their site was attacked the day following passage of Proposition 8 by people they believe opposed the measure.

Scott Proctor of Meridian magazine said the site was hacked into early Nov. 5, and its home page was replaced with “horrible, explicit lesbians films placed all over the cover.” Engineers took the site down immediately after the break-in was discovered, he said.

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Hoehn Motors (San Diego) and Cinemark Theaters

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

In the talk of boycotts, Hoehn Motors in San Diego and Cinemark Theaters are two fairly important potential targets.  The L.A. Now blog at the Los Angeles Times mentions them in covering the state of the boycott.

Hoehn Motors is a massive chain of car dealerships in the San Diego area. Robert Hoehn made a $25,000 donation to Prop 8.

The LA Times also says:

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Pre-Election Protesting in Front of LA Temple (via RumorsDaily)

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

 

Me protesting in front of the LA temple before the election.

Me protesting in front of the LA temple before the election.

To read the discussion, visit the story on RumorsDaily.com

More comments on Reddit discussion.

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ABC7 Interview at LA Temple Protest Last Night

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

Darin interviewed by ABC 7

One of three or four interviews I did at the second organized protest at the Mormon temple in westwood.  I’ve been out there on my own for a few weeks, or with smaller groups of people who have joined in.

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Interviewed by KTLA 5 at LA Mormon Temple Yesterday

Posted on 13 November 2008 by admin

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