WeAreChange NY Reporters Kidnapped by NYPD
Luke Rudowski, the founder of the We Are Change movement has been kidnapped by NY Police Department along with other members of We Are Change. The NYPD knew they were coming and were setting a trap. The Bloomberg people also told We Are Change members to stay in one particular spot and were not asked to leave. Therefore, Luke, Manny and Anthony were not trespassing and were wrongfully arrested.
Photos From Last Night’s Arrests at the Hilton Hotel
UPDATE: WeAreCHANGE Members Arrested
This was a set up. The NYPD knew they were coming and were setting a trap. The Bloomberg people also told members to stay in one particular spot and were not asked to leave. Therefore, Luke, Manny and Anthony were not trespassing and were wrongfully arrested.
Manny was arrested for filming and his face was also smashed while under the care of the police in the squad car.
While in Central bookings, other people were let out of their cells, but Luke, Manny and Anthony remained in Central Booking. The NYPD Intelligence and Bloomberg Security confiscated the three cameras with all the footage. They also kept a picture camera and were snooping and looking through all the pictures. The NYPD Intelligence Officer saw photos of Luke shooting a gun at a shooting range and was asking him if he had a license for that and accusing him of owning guns without a license.
THERE IS A NEW NUMBER TO CALL. THEY ARE NO LONGER IN THE PRECINCT. NOW WE HAVE TO CALL CENTRAL BOOKING THE NUMBER IS:
Central Booking (212) 374-3921
New York County (Manhattan) Criminal Court (212) 374-5880
100 Centre Street (one block north of Worth Street, three blocks south of Canal Street).
Link: ALEX JONES COMMENTS ON THE ARREST
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“I’ve never been so angry at a politician in my life. Bloomberg’s fraud knows no bounds.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Supreme Court Defines the Press
In Lovell v. City of Griffin, 303 U.S. 444 (1938), Chief Justice Hughes defined the press as, “every sort of publication which affords a vehicle of information and opinion.”
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Definition: A state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic, and political life of the people, especially by means of a secret police force.
NYPD Issues Press Passes for the purpose of allowing Reporters into Crime Scenes.
However the Mayor has used this Unconstitional System to Ban Reporters from his Press Conferences who ask tough questions or are critical of his policies. He tried to stop Bloggers from obtaining these Press Passes and LOST!
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2009
NYPD Arrest Luke Rudkowski and 2 Others
Update as of Midnight EST: Another number given by the 18th Precinct for information – (646) 610-6700. That number is in addition to (212) 760-8300, and the one listed below. Please do not stop calling until we find out what is happening to Luke, Manny, and Anthony.
And today at 9:00 a.m. EST, there will be a street action held at Manhattan Central Booking, Manhattan Civic Center, 100 Centre St., New York, NY 10007 (212) 374-3921 to show support, inform others, and press for the release of those illegally arrested.
Information is still coming in at this point – see below for some of the latest updates:
Michael Bloomberg was set to appear at a $500 per ticket function put on by the Inner Circle. (http://innercircleshow.org/infotickets.html) Hilton New York 1335 Sixth Avenue between 53rd & 54th Streets New York NY 10003
Members of WeAreChangeNY News were assembled in the lobby area at the Hilton Hotel in order to ask Mayor Bloomberg some additional questions regarding the first responder issue which continues to be ignored. Requests to meet with our reporters have been repeatly denied by the Mayor’s office. Reporters were stationed at various locations around the lobby and according to witnesses on the scene hotel security and members or Mayor Bloomberg’s security detail began tracking and hovering around Luke and others with cameras who were waiting patiently for the Mayor’s arrival. Members of both security staffs began to ask questions about who were guests at the hotel and who was press. Orders to “detain” people soon began so that those individuals could be banned from the building. All of the members of WeAreChange immediately complied with all instructions given by the security detail so that they could exit the building but within seconds arrest orders were given. According to WeAreChange camera operators there is video of these unlawful arrests as it appears that in some cases there were no warnings given and some people were simply arrested just for being in the lobby of the hotel.
Luke and the others have been taken to the NYPD 306 W 54 Street 8 Ave / 9 Ave