Why is General Petraeus Afraid of Being Questioned?

Last Thursday evening, at the 92nd Street & in Manhattan – which has a reputation for being a center of culture and freedom of expression – Ray McGovern (the outspoken anti-war activist and former CIA analyst) was confronted by name and denied entry to an event where General David Petraeus was speaking.

Very quickly after being blocked by 92nd Street Y security, Ray was injured by the NYPD, arrested, held overnight in Central Booking (formerly known as The Tombs), and charged with “criminal trespass” in the third degree, and “resisting arrest.”

Ray had a ticket for the event, as part of an action organized by War Criminals Watch, which has protested Petraeus many times since 2009. Ray was at the buildling entrance, when he was told by security, “Ray, you can’t go in.” Ray protested that he had a ticket, and expected to go in as other members of the public were.

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