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Feb. 1st, 2006 @ 06:36 am (no subject)
How is wearing a t-shirt unlawful conduct?!?!?!?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/31/sheehan.arrest/index.html
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Ceci n'est pas une personne.
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From:notsuchapatriot
Date:February 1st, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
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If it had been any one else? No, probably not, but when it's Cindy Sheehan, a woman with a record a mile long for staging anti-war / anti-Bush protests since her son died, yes. Anyone else probably would have just been escorted away.
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From:adameros
Date:February 1st, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Except it's not just her. If people showed up at Bush rallies with anti-bush or anti-war t-shirts, they were not escorted away, but arrested. The difference is, Bush's election campaign paid for the reserved those spaces, making them private spaces. The capitol building, on the other hand, is a public space and unless the clothing (or lack there of, like streaking) is against the law, she should not have been arrested.

I hope this makes all the news networks, and she files for false arrest. I also hope that she, or the ACLU on her behalf, sues for infringing on her rights.
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From:notsuchapatriot
Date:February 1st, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
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The photo (admitedly it was not that great) seems to show the inside of the capitol building (assuming that she might have been inside), the Presidential State of the Union Address is a formal affair with a dress code and strict security. If she had gotten inside the building or was attempting to gain entry to the building wearing that shirt and / or refused to leave when asked to leave the building then an arrest is waranted. I have a feeling that if she does try to fight it that she will most likely lose due to some quirk in D.C. law.