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02-18-2011 04:36 AM  6 years agoPost 1
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Raymond McGovern (born 1939) is a retired CIA officer turned political activist. McGovern was a Federal employee under seven U.S. presidents over 27 years, presenting the morning intelligence briefings at the White House for many of them.

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Partnership for Civil Justice
February 17, 2011

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 CIA analyst for 27 years, was wearing a Veterans for Peace t-shirt.

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.

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02-18-2011 01:23 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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He's lucky he wasn't found having committed "suicide"!

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!

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02-18-2011 03:56 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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Since the incident in Arizona political security has gotten tighter. When everyone else sat down he stayed standing with his back turned to Clinton, kind of suspicious looking that he was the only one standing. To security this probably looked like a possible attack or maybe even someone getting ready to set off a bomb. Security has no time to second guess what was going on. I am not defending how aggresive it appears that the security was but in these times you can not do stuff like this, there are smarter ways to protest. He should have known better that to do something like this.

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02-19-2011 01:27 AM  6 years agoPost 4
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Yeah, You really have to be careful about how you exercise your constitutional rights around democrats these days.
Kinda like criticizing Stalin in public back in the day!

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