Ray McGovern is a 27-year veteran of the CIA who worked at high levels in the White House of George H. W. Bush, but who has since become a vocal critic of what he sees as the wrong policies of the CIA and the US government. See what happens to him when he protests at the hearing for torture-lover and war criminal Gina Haspel’s nomination to head the CIA. The brutality and sheer excessive force shown to a 78-year old man simply for speaking out is disgusting to see.
Here is video of the incident.
Former 27-year CIA officer Ray McGovern just protested at the Senate confirmation hearing for torturer Gina Haspel.
Police responded by violently brutalizing the 78-year-old whistleblower, throwing him to the ground and dislocating his arm.
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) May 9, 2018
This took place under the very eyes of elected officials in Congress, none of whom seemed to have been moved in the slightest by this assault of someone done on their behalf. The bystanders were the ones who seemed appalled by this brutality. It reminded me of the infamous incident in 2007 when a protestor at a speech by then presidential candidate John Kerry screamed for help and ‘Don’t tase me, bro!’ to police as he was tased, and Kerry did nothing but continued with his speech.
Ah, but this is America, so-called land of the free, where the police will throw you to the ground and dislocate your arm even if you are old, alone, unarmed, and pose no obvious threat to anyone other than with your words, just because you dare to challenge the elite.