By Liliana Segura, AlterNet. Posted September 1, 2008.
In the run-up to the Republican convention, Minnesota police launched a series of preemptive raids to intimidate protesters and quash dissent.
We're going to bring a crew to both presidential conventions. It's pretty exciting. I me an, one of the reasons we're very interested in covering the conventions is (not) because we want … bad things to happen, but because the focus of the federal government, the law enforcement agencies and all that is very keenly directed at demonstrators. And when you cover these events completely, you're able to see the patterns. The patterns emerge.