Saturday, 4 March 2017

$15 chapter protesters arrested 'with permission of McDonald's'

Wait, wut?!?

Police claimed they had “authorization from the president of McDonald’s” to arrest protesting fast food workers, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed on Wednesday against the city of Memphis, Tennessee.
The suit alleges that local police engaged in a “widespread and illegal campaign of surveillance and intimidation” against a local chapter of the Fight for $15 fast-food worker organization as it campaigned for an increase in the minimum wage and union rights for fast food workers.
Officers followed organizers home after meetings, ordered workers not to sign petitions and blacklisted organizers from city hall, according to the suit. They claimed to have been authorized by McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast food chain, and in one incident a McDonald’s franchisee joined police in tailing protesters.

Moar words!

9 comments:

  1. I wouldn't necessarily classify every allegation in a lawsuit as "news"... or even any sort of "fact"... they're simply allegations. Why would cops need a ceo's "permission" to do ANYTHING?

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    1. Yet why would the cops get involved in what is essentially a potential wage dispute, unprompted?

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    2. Perhaps the wage dispute were a "cover" for some other illicit behaviour worthy of police investigation? The best defense is often a good offense.

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    3. Hmm... to 'false flag' for my liking...

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    4. Seem to be a lot of that going round...

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  2. btw - What do you think of the 'white nationalist" Charles Murray being Milo'd by student protestors in VT? How stupid is the Left in beliving Murray to be a White Nationalist. Bill Kristol is his bff... so nationalism is off the table. And I thought the racist charge would have been taken off the table after the anti-Bell Curve fiasco went kaput?

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    1. Murray is a bit of a pompous ass, but he's no "white nationalist" even if idiots like white nationalist Steven Sailor quote him.

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    2. Dunno really but there's too much of those 'White nationalist' charges going around. The term will lose all meaning, at this rate...

      And too many people reading a tweet and taking it as Gospel.

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    3. erratum Richard Spencer, not Steve Sailor...

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