posted on Oct, 12 2006 @ 08:29 AM
I did a search on ATS and didn't find anything, so here it is.
Criticizing Cheney to His Face Is Assault?
Apparently so. Steve Howards made the following comment, in a calm voice, to Cheney at a public address at a local mall: "Your policies in Iraq are
Ten minutes later he was confronted by a secret service agent, demanding to know if he'd assaulted the Vice President. Howards responded: "No, but I
did tell Mr. Cheney the way I felt about the war in Iraq, and if Mr. Cheney wants to be shielded from public criticism, he should avoid public places.
If exercising my constitutional rights to free speech is against the law, then you should arrest me.”
He was immediately arrested, handcuffed in front of his eight year old son, and dragged off to jail.
On October 3, Howards sued the secret service agent for depriving him of his First Amendment right of free speech and his Fourth Amendment right to be
protected from illegal seizure.
Here's a link to the full article.