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At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised and Arrested for Standing Silently

Is Freedom on the Run in the USA?

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized and left bleeding in jail. She never paused speaking.  

When Secretary Clinton began her speech, Mr. McGovern remained standing silently in the audience and turned his back. Mr. McGovern, a veteran Army officer who also worked as a C.I.A. analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.  

71-year-old Ray McGovern

Blind-sided by security officers who pounced upon him, Mr. McGovern remarked, as he was hauled out the door, “So this is America?” Mr. McGovern is covered with bruises, lacerations and contusions inflicted in the assault.  

Mr. McGovern is being represented by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). “It is the ultimate definition of lip service that Secretary of State Clinton would be trumpeting the U.S. government’s supposed concerns for free speech rights and this man would be simultaneously brutalized and arrested for engaging in a peaceful act of dissent at her speech,” stated attorney Mara Verheyden-Hilliard of the PCJF.  

Mr. McGovern now works for Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Original Article Posted at Partnership for Civil Justice

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13 Responses to "At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised and Arrested for Standing Silently"

  1. Michaelquerty  February 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    He should have thrown a shoe, apparently you can’t do anything that doesn’t get the camera’s eye and expect a reaction. Seems as if most politicians just do the CYA PR dance if the media picks up on it.

  2. hank  February 22, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Poor Chelsea has the unlucky fortune to carry the burden. She was recently married and I believe is on the road to divorce as I write this. That “Goldman-Sachs” Boy she hooked up with has other ideas apparently.

  3. Coffeecrimson  February 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Yeah, why wasn’t this in the news? Hilary is definitely an opportunist. But how can you give a speech on the rights of protesters and watch someone abused for protesting in the audience at a college. Doesn’t she realized that she looked like a hypocrite to people in the audience?

  4. Derek  February 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Hillary “Les-be-friends” Clinton is an evil cow.

  5. Budreaux  February 18, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Check this out.

    Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton’s Internet Freedom Speech By Rob Kall

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Ray-McGovern-Assaulted-Bl-by-Rob-Kall-110217-781.html

  6. 61 American  February 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Why is this not in the news? These people are such hypocrites. Somebody somewhere needs to create their own news station and show this crap. This poor guy needs to build a big enough fire for everyone to see.

  7. Kelli  February 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Hillary is a disgusting excuse for a human being. I hope the worst things in life find there way to haunt her every move.

    • Ingrid B  February 18, 2011 at 12:33 am

      Am English guy speaking on Press TV said: “Clinton is now trying to speak with an enormous foot in her mouth.” I liked that..

  8. Ken Rechtstein  February 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Mafia in the Govt, using Mobsters methods to have it their way. What a shame!

    The same UNTERMENCHEN who do not respect Human Rights recriminate foreign Govts. they maintained in power during decades, that they “do not respect Human Rights”.

    That’s the ‘summum’ of HYPOCRISY. Ms Hillary Clinton is an opportunist, seeking power and paying whatever asked for it by her Zion Talmudic Handlers. She is a liar too.

    Remember when she lied saying that she did not know Paul, her funds raiser for the presidential campaign?

    She wasn’t even able to keep her husband happy, so he fell in the Zio’s laid trap, seeking comfort with Monica, who knew about Hillary’s ineptitude to take care of Billy. Hillary traded normal needs and family happiness against money and the illusion of power, then as to be expected one lie followed an other one.

  9. SEEVIEW  February 17, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    That sure sounds like that broad. She still loves the power she had while her Prez hubby was being gobbled under the desk. They had a lot of power and used it in anyway the could. She could have stopped that mess if she cared for the Vet. She must have left an order to go after anyone protesting. I hope someone gets sued right up to their necks. Then a noose for them. The rest of the story is all in the history of that clan. SEEVIEW

    • Texas Vet.  February 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Seeview. Well said.

      Texas Vet

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