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Couple Arrested After Wearing Anti-Bush T-Shirts

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posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 08:38 AM
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Its refreshing to see that some government officials still respect the constitution. I hope this is a sign people are wakeing up.
 



www.thechamplainchannel.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston City Council has apologized to two protesters jailed for wearing anti-Bush T-shirts to the president's July Fourth rally.

Nicole and Jeff Rank -- of Corpus Christi, Texas -- were removed from the event in restraints.

They were arrested after revealing T-shirts with President Bush's name crossed out on the front and the words "Love America, Hate Bush" on the back.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I have not seen this artical covered on any of the "NEWS" networks, wonder why?

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posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 09:19 AM
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Probably because it illustrates so clearly how fascists operate. Dissent and you get the ol' boot on the neck treatment. Fascists cannot deal with any opposing argument or point of view. Rather than discuss and debate they attack, like the moral and intellectual cowards they are.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:29 AM
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Absolutly sickening, yes, surprising-no. Remember the weasles saying, you are either with ME, or against us. It is funny, the more the weasle does stuff like this, the more he is seen ad a dick-tator and needs to be removed from office.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:36 AM
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DICK-tator... I like that!


I despised Clinton every single minute he was in office, but I gotta hand it to him. As far as I know, he never once kept protestors away from his engagements or gave them any shyte. I guess that's being secure in your intellectualism.

I was just pondering this morning over how unecessarily vitriolic the GOP is. How I despise that. And I'm a Republican!!! If you're argument's good, it's thoroughly unecessary.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:43 AM
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This really disturbs me!!!
I so long for the day when we have a strong third and fourth (or however many is necessary) alternative in our elections. And not something considered as a throw away vote to either the Rep or Dem parties. We have sooooo many choices as consumers in this country and that is something that helps make us a pretty great place. But why do we limit ourselves on the most important consumer product in our country, our leader? I guess as long as the large corps can be bought by either party, we'll never see that day.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:48 AM
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But then the power elites wouldn't be in control!

Seriously, our nation desperately needs a third and fourth party. The only way it'll happen on the national level is if we start electing other party members on the local level. So get out there in your cities and towns and advocate for the Libertarian, Reform, Independent and Green party candidates! And remember - IT CAN HAPPEN!



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by catshot

I have not seen this artical covered on any of the "NEWS" networks, wonder why?


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Actually, it's covered on CNN now. www.cnn.com... This is a good thing that they have apologized to the protestors.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:04 AM
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Hmm, why don't you show the real reason why they were arrested:


On Sunday, Charleston Police Sgt. R.E. Parsons said Nicole and Jeff Rank were in a no-trespassing area and refused to leave.


Afterwords a judge agreed that they were not tresspassing


The couple was charged after wearing anti-Bush T-shirts to the President's 4th of July address at the state capitol. The Rank's lawyer, Harvey Peyton, says the charges were dismissed as a matter of jurisdiction. "Municipalities only have the authority to enforce, in their courts, violations of the municipal code. This citation was a general charge of trespass but the city of Charleston does not have an ordinance that prohibits trespass other than on city property or 'the property of another,' and that does not apply to the common grounds of the state house which, of course, is owned by everybody."

and the charges were dropped. This had nothing to do with the shirts they were wearing. That wasn't the reason they were arrested in the first place.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by COOL HAND
Hmm, why don't you show the real reason why they were arrested:


On Sunday, Charleston Police Sgt. R.E. Parsons said Nicole and Jeff Rank were in a no-trespassing area and refused to leave.



Fine, then let me ask you this. If someone is trespassing, does the law state that you will be arrested or will you simply be asked to go back into an area where you can be?


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posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by mrmulder
Fine, then let me ask you this. If someone is trespassing, does the law state that you will be arrested or will you simply be asked to go back into an area where you can be?


The law states that you will be escorted off of the premises. If you refuse to leave the premesis then you can be arrested and charged with trespassing. That is what happened in this case. The judge later threw out the charge since trespassing does not apply to "common ground."



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:16 AM
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Wait! The articles mentions nothing about the two men entering a no-trepsassing area. Where are you getting this from?



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:17 AM
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Seriously, our nation desperately needs a third and fourth party. The only way it'll happen on the national level is if we start electing other party members on the local level. So get out there in your cities and towns and advocate for the Libertarian, Reform, Independent and Green party candidates! And remember - IT CAN HAPPEN!


I aggree. I also really wish we could set some more strict grounds for the way the campaigns are run, and especially how much money can be spent on them. I would love it if there were more debates too. In fact, I think that I'd learn more about the candidates if they did less of those ridiculous comercials and conventions, and spent most of the time debating the issues over several tv spots during the campaigns. The conventions are really only for those people who have made up thier minds on who they want in office, and to pump themselves, not to go over thier plans for the country in depth.

I was thinking the other day about why the brilliant minds of this country don't run for office. We get some people in there with a college education, but are far from brilliant. I honestly could care less anymore if they have an extensive military background cause all that means to me is that they will most likely be in favor of war more than one who hasn't the military background. You don't have to have served in the military to have the common sense enough to determine when is the right time make a decision like going to war or not. The only thing I can come up with is they are too smart to even attempt it. They know that the power behind the president is just as corrupt as the president himself.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by mrmulder
Wait! The articles mentions nothing about the two men entering a no-trepsassing area. Where are you getting this from?


First of all it was a husband and wife.

Second, I got the information from doing a web search of the names. I did not get the impression that we were getting the whole truth from the article that was first posted. I copied the parts of the article that were not included in the first article.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 12:42 PM
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...just on alex jones' program this morning-

i heard them discussing the ranks' arrest and subsequent release. but, "coincidentally" the woman was just fired from her job after they returned to texas. hmmmm...

anyone have any more info on this claim?



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 12:49 PM
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Hmm, why don't you show the real reason why they were arrested:


Then ask yourself if the other "trespassers" (i.e. supporters) were arrested....hmm? I'd say they have a good case for wrongful arrest. This was pretty transparent, and isn't the first incident like this at a Bush speech by the way....



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 12:58 PM
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Yes, this is not an isolated incident. I've heard of several similar accounts from all over.



posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Then ask yourself if the other "trespassers" (i.e. supporters) were arrested....hmm? I'd say they have a good case for wrongful arrest. This was pretty transparent, and isn't the first incident like this at a Bush speech by the way....


Where are the stories of these other people being arrested? I did not find any other source that mentioned anyone else being arrested at that event.



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