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Activists dare Congressman to arrest them

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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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Activists dare Congressman to arrest them


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Activists with several free Gaza groups will symbolically surrender Thursday at a Congressman's office, after the lawmaker called for the prosecution of Americans who were aboard a flotilla raided last week by Israeli authorities
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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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Basically we have a group of American activists who support the Gaza humanitarian flotilla daring the government to arrest them for their support. It's funny, I appreciate the idea of sending humanitarian aid to impoverished people. I decry the use of deadly force on the flotilla raid. But how many of these people were there? I'm willing to bet none of them. If thats the case, then there is a very serious flaw in these folks logic. You can't be arrested for this if you weren't on the boats.

There's already considerable public outcry and debate on the attack, both in the U.S. and abroad. So, what's the point they are trying to make? Are they protesting the Congressman or the raid?

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posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:22 AM
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If logic had anything to do with it, there wouldn't have been an incident for them to protest. If they really want to be arrested, arrest them for tresspassing. God knows DC could use the fine money.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 08:37 AM
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Agreed. This seems like a group of people who just want some attention, when they don't get arrested for supporting the raid they'll start pontificating.



posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 09:12 AM
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It's all just posturing by the congressman. If he does follow through with this though, it will be something to watch very carefully. The Americans were not caught and detained by our authorities. These so called crimes committed were not committed in US held waters, and therefore not under US jurisdiction for prosecution. Basically they would have to prosecute them for "intent" and prove that there were any "items of value" on board. It's a stretch at best, but they threw in the word "terrorist" so I'm sure they'd be found guilty. Soon they'll be skipping due process for all cases with the term "terrorist" attached to it in the name of cutting the federal deficit.



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