Denver, Colo. officials know there will be protesters . . . LOTS of protesters pouring into the Mile High City, all finding something they don't like about democrats and their national convention.
But while protesters will not be turned away, too, there are no longer plans to cover them in glue -- or heat them up with new heat wave technology.
How do we know this? Why the ACLU, of course. That bunch of attorneys who count to ten this way -- 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 -- (except for ACLU leaders in Nevada) filed suit against Denver so the public could learn specifically how the city was spending millions of dollars on police equipment. And who is expected to attend, besides the media and convention delegates???
Everyone from people who think the war isn't being prosecuted aggressively enough, to people who think we have no business in Iraq and Afganistan and are pissed the dems have caved in on the subject now that the troop surge is working, to people who think presumed nominee Sen. Barack Obama (and his former arch rival Sen. Hillary Clinton) are not liberal enough . . . the list goes on and on. And protesters representing just about every issue you can imagine will be there.
But they will be controlled.
Slime or goo to "immobilize protesters." Hmmm . . . Sounds like the making of a TV show.
"Denver officials expect to spend more than $18 million on police equipment for the Democratic National Convention — but the purchases apparently won't include high-tech weapons that use sonic waves to incapacitate protesters or goo guns to immobilize them.
"That information, provided by the city to the American Civil Liberties Union as part of an agreement to delay a public records lawsuit, marks one of the most detailed looks yet at the super-secret efforts to provide security for the convention, scheduled Aug. 25 to 28.
"The ACLU sued Denver in May under the state's public records law after city officials refused to provide documents showing how they were spending millions of dollars on police equipment."
"I survived the Democratic National Convention Japanese Game Show!"