Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured As Para-Military Extremists Riot

Boston, April 20 – National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on April 19th by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical-right tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices.

The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage had issued a ban on ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early April between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms. One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”

Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from haevily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in Lexington town park, Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for civilian casualties.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor has also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the mob, remain at large.

Love your country. Distrust your government

Fucking hell, what are they doing over there!?

War is nice, until you get wounded by it.

it’s not real

Doing a homework on writing news reports? Cause I can make up news too :slight_smile:
Relax people.

Not really, more doing homework on peoples ability to read past the headlines and get to the last paragraph when it becomes apparent that the story is not current, but still real. A present day view of an historical occurrence. Just shows everyone that while time marches on, some things never change. Whether you’re a patriot or an extremist depends on which side is in power. Today’s insurgent could be tomorrow’s freedom fighter.
The people in this forum should be among the first to realize that their freedom to backup and use media which they have purchased, without any input into the decision making process, is being restricted and criminalized more every day. The system is broken and we, as a group, have allowed it to happen by not becoming more involved in the political process and being much more vocal about the introduction of the DMCA and DRM. Rather than fight the system, we have found ways around it with the numerous softwware solutions for the problem. At some point these solutions will no longer solve the problem and it will be too late.
Apologies to all for disturbing your morning coffee, afternoon tea or nightly beer.

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

At first I thought he was talking about a Yankees - Red Sox game :stuck_out_tongue:

interesting exercise pipemanid.

Sometimes I have a tendency to do really stupid things, and my wife will testify to that.

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

that’s why im never getting married…no witnesses :wink: