Police pointed to this video among other things as evidence that political activists were planning to cause major disturbances at the September 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. In affidavits, they said the amateur movie depicted “significant property damage” and “violence toward law enforcement.”   Original video produced by the RNC Welcoming Committee. Music and explanatory text titles added by Carrie Ching at the Center for Investigative Reporting. This story is part of a collaborative project by the Center for Public Integrity and CIR examining the effectiveness of America’s homeland security efforts. Support for this partnership project is provided by the Open Society Institute.

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