posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 11:59 AM
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of dead U.S soldier - Army Specialist Casey Sheehan - has said that she expects to be arrested for trespassing on Thursday.
Speaking on a telephone, Mrs. Sheehan said that she and her companions will be considered a threat to national security and will be arrested. The
threat surrounds confusion on who owns the land the protest is occuring on. Originally Mrs. Sheehan had been told the land was county property but now
they suspect it is private land. "Can you believe that on the road to the President's house they don't know exactly who owns it?"
I got Cindy on the phone and she continued to maintain that the threat of arrest was real, but said that it came to her via Diane Wilson. I spoke to
Diane, who said that it came from Texas State Rep Lon Burman, a Democrat. She said that he was not speaking on behalf of or communicating any
information from the Bush Administration or the Secret Service or the Sheriff's Department. But she maintained that what he had predicted was already
Both Sheehan and Wilson said that the County Sherrif's deputies on Saturday identified several areas as county property on which they could stand.
Now they claim that most of these area are private property, and that they had not known that. So, this afternoon the deputies forced Cindy and about
25 people with her onto one small area on one side of a road.
Wilson said that they threatened arrest if anyone refused to move to the proper small area. Cindy was skeptical of the claims about who owned the
land. "Can you believe that on the road to the President's house they don't know exactly who owns it?"
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Great public relations manouver here. The sparks will fly if she is arrested for trespassing. Can you just picture the headlines?
Some one isnt thinking properly here and I think the Bush administration should intervene if they want to avert a public relations nightmare.
[edit on 9/8/05 by subz]