posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 10:40 PM
This whole topic reminds me of a protest I organized outside of Bohemian Grove during the encampment. We set up a meeting with the police, out of
courtesy. We were told we had to have a permit for a "parade", which would have cost $400, which we didn't have. The police and the Chamber of
Commerce that was also there, bullied us, threatened us, wouldn't hear us, talked over us, and in general were extremely rude. Why? Well they were
mostly Republicans and also feared the crowd would shut down their businesses, although this hadn't happened in the 25 years that the protest had
been going on, and if anything ALWAYS brought in customers that wouldn't have been there otherwise. THe cops and Chamber of Commerce managed to get a
very nasty article full of lies about us into the papers.
My point about all of this is that it is standard Operating Procedure for the cops to try all of the above tactics.
We have freedom of speech in this country - not just in designated CAGES, but certainly on the steps of the Capital, the Pentagon, and all other
public buildings which in reality belong to us, The People.
(Quietly steps down off of soapbox.)