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May 24, 2010
When is a protest not a protest?
Looks like those SEIU thugs who descended on a Bank of America executive's private home weren't interested in protesting as much as they were trying to intimidate and smear.Nina Easton, writing in Fortune , is a neighbor of the executive and reports what she witnessed:Now those strong-arm tactics, stirred by supposedly free-floating (as opposed to organized) populist rage, have come to the neighborhood curb. Last year it was AIG executives -- with protestors met by security guard outside. Now it's any executive -- and they're on the front stoop. After Baer's house, the 14 buses left to descend on the nearby residence of Peter Scher, a government relations executive at JPMorgan Chase (JPM,Fortune 500).Targeting homes and families seems to put SEIU in the ranks of (now jailed) radical animal-rights activists and the Kansas anti-gay fundamentalists harassing the grieving parents of a dead 20-year-old soldier at his funeral (the Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on the latter). But...(Read Full Post)