#1 Kiwi Students Offered $5,000 To Arrest Condi Rice07-24-2008, 01:51 PM$5000 reward offered for Rice's citizen's arrest
Thursday, 24 July 2008
$5000 dollar reward is being offered to any Auckland University student who can make a successful citizen's arrest of United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to the country this weekend.
Auckland University Student Association (AUSA) president David Do said the arrest would be for her role in "overseeing the illegal invasion and continued occupation" of Iraq.
"It is hard enough living as a student in Auckland these days without having a war criminal coming to town, so we thought we'd give our students a chance to make a dent in their student loans and work for global justice at the same time."
Dr Rice will be in Auckland on July 26, where she will meet with Prime Minister Helen Clark, Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Opposition leader John Key.
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SonnabendGuest07-27-2008, 09:30 AM
As she is Secretary of State, these idiots have apparently never heard of diplomatic immunity. Laying hands on her, for any reason, means that they will be the ones going to jail.
07-27-2008, 05:39 PM
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Wonder if there were any takers???
I'd guess not. :DMay the FORCE be with you!
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The Auckland students offered a reward of 5,000 New Zealand dollars (US$3,700), but late Friday withdrew the bounty. Student President David Do said authorities had threatened criminal charges for anyone trying to make a citizen's arrest.
SonnabendGuest07-29-2008, 11:20 AMCosgrove said Rice should be arrested because she is responsible for the deaths of at least 600,000 Iraqis killed since the 2003 invasion by U.S.-led coalition troops.
"Condoleezza Rice needs to be tried before the international war crimes tribunal," Cosgrove told New Zealand's National Radio.
Assaulting a member of a foreign government is a FEDERAL crime.
They don't get it.....one false move, and any perceived threat to the SecState and you'll be looking down the barrel of a locked and cocked SigSauer.
And one very annoyed agent who, trust me, has NO sense of humour.
The new bounty came a day after the Auckland University Students' Association made a formal complaint to local police seeking Rice's arrest for "overseeing the illegal invasion and continued occupation" of Iraq in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
"It is unfortunate the police have threatened students for essentially a form of peaceful protest and civil disobedience," Do said.
About 70 people protested outside Government House, today, where Rice and NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark were meeting.
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