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Entry from October 20, 2011
Arrestable (protester predetermined to be arrested)

An “arrestable offense” is some action that violates the law. “Arrestables” are protesters who are predetermined to be arrested. Organizers of protests often stage the arrests for television cameras; the people who are selected know in advance that they will be arrested.

The blog Big Government popularized the term on January 12, 2011 with the article “Let’s Talk About The Democrat Party’s ‘Arrestables’” by Andrew Marcus. On October 18, 2011, video of protest organizers selecting “arrestables” was posted on the Big Government blog.


Big Government
Posted Jan 12th 2011 at 12:43 pm
Let’s Talk About The Democrat Party’s ‘Arrestables’
by Andrew Marcus
If Democrats really want to address the issue of “Toxic Politics,” a great place to start would be with what Progressives call the “arrestables.”

What are arrestables and how do they work? What they are is fairly self-explanatory:  arrestables are protesters who are predetermined to be arrested.

Who they are is where it really gets interesting. They are a mix of professional protesters and anarchists, organized largely (but not exclusively) through a working relationship between community organizers like Lisa Fithian of RANT, Susie Benjamin and Jodie Evans of CodePink (major Obama fundraisers), and Bernadine Dohrn of the Weather Underground Terrorist Party (major Obama fundraiser).

Big Government
Posted Oct 18th 2011 at 5:59 am
#Occupy Arrest Scam Unmasked
by Kyle Olson
(...)
Cameras were rolling in Chicago recently and captured Chicago Teachers Union organizers finalizing plans for who in the crowd would be arrested. That’s right – it was staged.

The Jawa Report
October 18, 2011
The Arrestables
Big Government:
Leftists love to get arrested at protests. It must make them feel like adults and compensates for their otherwise very childish behavior.

But new video released exclusively by EAGtv shows the protestors pre-arrange who is to be arrested. That’s right – the arrests are as scripted as a professional wrestling match, at least on the occupiers’ end.

NewscastMedia.com
What the media doesn’t show you about Occupy Wall Street
Posted by Joseph Earnest - October 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm
Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas — In the past weeks we’ve learned that people were being paid to attend Occupy Wall Street protests even though they didn’t have any idea what the protests were all about.

Now the Alternative Media has exposed the scam about how “arrestables” intentionally plan to get arrested to provide the mainstream media with dramatic footage. The media then shows these “staged” arrests and fools the gullible viewers into believing the arrests are real, even though they were pre-planned. The above video gives you a play-by-play rendition of the scam the media does not want you to know about, including the staged arrests and doctored footage they show you on TV.

RightMichigan.com
Wednesdays Divertere II: #Occupy The System
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Posted on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 10:49:17 AM EST
~ Interesting piece by Michigander Kyle Olson. Watch for Fithian’s arrival somewhere in Michigan next. Given the MEA on its heels already, we likely have our own “arrestables” waiting in the wings. ~ (JG)

Posted by Barry Popik
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