We’ve heard about the crackdown on dissidents during the Olympics in Beijing; now the cops are using similar tactics against protesters-to-be in Minneapolis-St. Paul in advance of the Republican National Convention, according to Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald, who posts video with his story. SWAT teams are busting down doors and handcuffing suspected protesters while searching their homes and seizing computers, journals and other pocket litter. Students from UNC are headed to the RNC to protest; we’ll being keeping tabs on what they encounter.