Make No Mistake: This Is Illegal. Also Insane.

Abby Zimet

A SWAT team of over 25 heavily armed police officers swarmed and arrested an Occupy spin-off group of anarchists in Chapel Hill N.C. who had taken over a long-vacant car dealership and suggested the space be used for a free clinic, kitchen, child care, library, dormitories and other uses so much less scary than the SWAT team that we are left speechless. The police said they felt they had to take the semi-automatic-wielding action because "the group used large banners to obscure the windows to the business..." Sorry. We're still speechless.

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