Thursday, April 09, 2009

A Little Victory for the RNC 8

The RNC 8, a group of organizers arrested under suspicious circumstances and charged with conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism, got a little good news today as the terrorism charge was dropped.

Of course, they still face the conspiracy to riot charge, but apparently the rioting is now not considered terroristic. But just as the charges and trial are entirely a political move, so too was the dropping of the terrorism charge. Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner, the woman who brought the terrorism charges in the first place, is putting her hat in the ring as DFL candidate for Governor. And as you may guess, persecution of anti-Republican activists doesn't sit well with a number of people in the DFL, so she's in political-management mode.

So they're still looking at 5 years if convicted, but little victories are still victories...

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