What We Saw at the Occupy the Justice Dept. Rally in DC!

On Tuesday, April 24 members of the Occupy movement gathered in DC at the Department of Justice to protest "mass incarceration" of black and Latino youth, demand the release of convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, end the "racist death penalty," and more. Among the celebrities scheduled to address the crowd were actor Danny Glover, rapper Chuck D, activist Angela Davis, and others.

Reason.tv asked protesters what they thought about praise by two of the rally's organizers, ANSWER Coalition and the Workers World Party, of North Korea, Barack Obama's terrible drug war record, and whether Cuba's court and electoral system was more trustworthy than our own.

About 3.30 minutes.

Produced by Anthony L. Fisher. Filmed by Fisher and Joshua Swain. Interviews by Lucy Steigerwald.

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    I hear Lucy drank a lot of Cisco to get pumped up to do this segment.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Free Mumia! Free Angela Davis! Free the Chicago 7!

  • JW||

    Summer rerun season already?

  • Hyperion||

    Maybe the last run didn't get enough posts?

  • albo||

    It was like she interviewed the Superfriends of Stupidity.

    Leftists must have a reality-denial section in their brain. Mumia's as guilty as Elvis is dead, Cuba has free elections like Lindsay Lohan has sobriety, and Mother Gaia doesn't give a good crap if or if we don't live in peace with her, and would happily drop a few plaques and earthquakes on even the most sunshiny green commune.

  • Hyperion||

    Is he a whitey debil? If not, then he can't be guilty. He is likely just another victim of crazy racist Ron Paul supporters.

  • ||

    Who doesn't want a plaque from Gaia?

  • Hyperion||

    If if afflicts all progressives, then I am definitely for it. Plague that is, Obama can have the plaque to go with his other prestigious awards for doing nothing.

  • o3||

    except he's as progressive as mittens

  • ||

    Which is to say...?

  • Ska||

    Uranus. He just wanted a gods damned sandwich.

  • ||

    Terrible joke:

    Q: What's the same about The Enterprise and toilet paper?

    A: They both circle Uranus looking for Klingons.


  • o3||

    needs moar santorium

  • ||

    Really, Mary, talk to someone else. Not me.

  • o3||

    figured ud like that

  • ||

    If you start with Night Train instead of Cisco next time, maybe you won't be in such rough shape quite so early and you might be sober enough to tell better jokes. Get your bumwines in order, sir.

  • ||

    I'll drink what I want!

  • Bucky||

    superfriends of stupidity:
    Captain Dreadlock and Queen Cluelessness of Blondation

  • AlmightyJB||


  • AlmightyJB||

    I would like to have seen the question as to whether Zimmerman should get the death penalty.

  • sarcasmic||

    That's different.

  • o3||

    not before a fair trial

  • sarcasmic||

    not before being convicted in a fair trial


    It is a forgone conclusion at this point.

  • o3||

    judge roy bean, old west quote heffe

  • Tonio||

    I loves me some Lucy S, and laughing at the hippies is always a "yes" for me, but isn't Reason over-posting this?

  • Hyperion||

    We can't get enough of uber stupid looking dude in orange leisure suit and round glasses.

  • ||

    Gross. I naively thought some of them might be making half-cogent points about the oh so critique-able justice system, but of course these drooling morons have to shit up everything with their hard on for communism.

  • AlmightyJB||

    I would love to show up at one of these things and pass out signs like "Support the National Socialist" Party or "Free Malcolm Wright Jr".

  • Anomalous||

    Based on the idiots in this clip, they would support you wholeheartedly.

  • BakedPenguin||

    "Ban dihydrogen monoxide"

  • AlmightyJB||

    It's a major factor in hurricanes.

  • ||

    I agree with the people who say the Justice Dept is racist, just not for the same reasons.

  • Arf?||

    I am constantly amazed how Lucy always manages to keep a straight face.

  • Anomalous||

    Fry Mumia!

  • David Emami||

    Got the t-shirt.

  • Old Bull Lee||

    This was entertaining as hell. And depressing.

    Also, Lucy is cute.

  • Rufus J. Firefly||

    Yeah. I'm gonna have to ask the chick seen in the video talking about Cuba to go ahead and file those TPS reports.

    Holy crap. Free elections in Cuba? You can't talk to a Cuban without them looking past you and over your shoulders looking for one of Castro's goons. Yeah, wonderful, excellent medical system. A1.

    *Rolls eyes*

    I too have been to Cuba and believe you me, Castro turned it into a piss hole. Period.

    What is it with these people? They're either stupid, in denial or outright liars.

    Or all of the above.

  • angala||

    Linksen moet een reality-ontkenning sectie in hun hersenen. Mumia is zo schuldig als Elvis is dood, Cuba heeft vrije verkiezingen, zoals Lindsay Lohan heeft soberheid, en Moeder Gaia niet goed onzin als of als we niet in vrede leven met haar te geven, en zou graag drop een paar platen en aardbevingen op zelfs de meest zonnige groene gemeente.
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