Laurenskids: Rally Protestors Report Threats and Intimidation
AVNETNEWS 2015 – Protestors reports of threats and intimidation by the Ron and Lauren Book political machinery at the April 22, 2015 “Rally in Tally”. The Rally sponsored by Ron Book and his daughter Lauren, sponsored the highly controversial rally under the color of advocating to benefit abused children or prevention of child abuse. The Books Rally is mired in breathtaking evidence of conflicts of interest. Certain protestors who disagree with the Ron and Lauren Book scorched earth policy reported threats of arrest, intimidation and other heavy handed modus operandi directly from Book but also from Capitol police.
Other groups comprised of non registered citizens who actively oppose the Books scorched earth policy toward sex offenders reported they had felt intimidated and threatened to the level that they did not feel safe at the Rally; their presence was noticeably absent by those who did show. The no show’s went so far as to warn those who did show of the heavy handed intimidation factor.
The Books intimidation factor appeared obvious by the repeated lectures by the Capitol Police to peaceful demonstrators as shown. The Capitol Police relented somewhat when they realized they were being photographed by multiple cameras from multiple locations and angles. Protestors stated they had received threats of arrest even before the event began. The heavy handed nature of intimidation also raised questions when blue shirt youth carried firearms during the smokescreen.
Other protestors reported their views were blocked by law enforcement, extremely loud PA system and were forced from public access views of the event and speeches.
The Books reported in the speech that all Legislators, Senate and executive branch appeared at the rally and marched with the blue shirts, raising questions as to why the Books special interest event justifies using state resources even to the extent of shutting down the core of the state government, while Book is a high paid lobbiest attorney with a plethora of conflicts of interest? The Book intimidation factor is high enough to raise questions whether or not those Legislators and Senators would receive retaliation for non support?