Monday, July 28, 2008

Proud to be an Iowan

First they make Obama's dream of the nomination a reality, and now this:

Police here arrested four Iowans Friday after they attempted a citizen's arrest of former White House adviser Karl Rove, who was in Des Moines to speak at a fundraiser.

Retired Methodist minister Rev. Chet Guinn, 80, and three Des Moines Catholic Workers, Edward Bloomer, 61, Kirk Brown, 25 and Mona Shaw, 57, who lives in Iowa City, were cited for trespassing and released, according to a news release.

Citing the Iowa Code, which allows citizen's arrests, the four accused Rove of election fraud; conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud the United States in the time before the Iraq war; and treason, sedition and subversive activities for fraudulent acts leading to the deaths of 300,000 Iraqi civilians and 4,000 U.S. Military personnel, according to their arrest complaint.


mark said...

Also, a certain brown-haired Klevar girl who attended an immigration reform rally in Postville yesterday was to be heard being interviewed on NPR this morning.

That Mona Shaw is a notorious activist in these parts. I'll say this for her: She has some cajones!

Caroline said...

oh...that is so cool!

Paida said...

Cool Mark!

My mom went to the rally too. I am just waiting to get some photos from her before blogging about it.

Jo said...

So cool. Trespassing?? They should be given medals and the key to the city.