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Union Busters and Aggressive Dog Owner Meets Passive-Aggressive Bird Watcher.


Okay, so it is May 26th, historically speaking not a good day for working people.  In Dearborn Michigan on this day, labor activists Walter Reuther, Richard Frankensteen, and a few others are preparing to distribute leaflets outside the Ford River Rouge plant in accordance with the permit they have obtained from the Dearborn city council, when a pack of goons from the Ford service department challenges them:  "This is Ford property, get the hell out of here."  The labor leaders started to leave when their path was blocked and they were attacked and beaten.  The four bleeding and semiconscious men were dragged to the end of the overpass leading to the plant and thrown over the edge onto concrete steps.  There were 39 steps leading to the parking lot: Reuther later recalled, "The end of my spine hit every one."





The security forces mob also attempted to destroy photographic plates, but the Detroit News photographer James R. Kilpatrick hid the photographic plates under the back seat of his car, and surrendered useless plates he had on his front seat. News and photos of the brutal attack made headlines in newspapers across the country. 

The photographed incident greatly increased support for the UAW and hurt Ford's reputation. Bennett and Ford were chastised by the National Labor Relations Board for their actions. Three years later Ford signed a contract with the UAW.  

Thank god for cameras, they tell the truth. 

Speaking of which, in today's news, I'm not so sure. 

I'm talking about the woman walking her dog in Central Park and the guy approaching her with is phone camera and telling her to put her dog on the leash. 

I've watched it a few times now and really don't think it's a hate crime.  I mean, the guy with a camera is being passive aggressive if you ask me.  We have a no leash law here in Dallas and I see people with their dogs off the leash every now and then.  Do you think I'm going to put a camera in their ("there" if this were a Donald Trump Tweet) face?  Heck no.  Do you think he would have stuck that camera in her face if she was a man with a Pitbull and not an adopted poodle?  

 
I call bullshit on this guy.  Have a look for yourself.  

~~ Dr TV Boogie

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