It is long past time for the US government to involve itself in finding, arresting, and prosecuting those people responsible for attacking our service men and women involved in recruiting efforts to protect our country.
This Monday, we are going to the office of US Attorney Joseph Russoniello (First District of Northern California) to demand immediate action. It is our fervent hope that other government entities will take action in jurisdictions where assaults, battering, slapping, and other civil rights infringements have taken place.
Here’s our press release.
Link now available at www.moveamericaforward.com
Pro-Troop Group Demands of US Attorney:
“Investigate Anti-American Activities in
City Accused of Encouraging Interference with Federal Officers
The letter was drafted by the attorney for pro-troop organization Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org), which is the nation’s largest pro-troop grassroots nonprofit.
The correspondence also voices concerns that the Berkeley Police were unresponsive and negligent to public safety during a protest the group organized in
The original copy has already been mailed and an additional copy will be hand-delivered Monday morning with a press conference immediately following.
“We will explore every avenue to ensure that Marine Corps personnel are not harassed for simply doing their jobs, especially not by a city government,” said Catherine Moy, Executive Director of Move America Forward.
Move America Forward has been active in organizing demonstrations as well as several ad campaigns rebuking the Berkeley City Council since they called Marine Recruiters “uninvited and unwelcome intruders” at a Jan. 29 council meeting. The council also reserved a publicly funded parking space and gave free sound permits to a radical anti-war group protesting the office.
“That is a blatant misuse of tax dollars and a violation of civil rights” said Moy, referring to the privileges granted to Code Pink, the antiwar group that received special treatment from the council.
“We have been fighting them all the way and this is simply the next step,” said Melanie Morgan, Move America Forward’s co-founder.
Morgan is also demanding that
Oakland Tribune here.
Spree at Wake-Up Americans here.
Ron Winter here.