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Originally posted by DarthMuerte
It is time to water the tree of liberty.
Originally posted by Fitch303
The law should never have been passed but at least we wont have to hear annoying OWS people with the lame speeches interrupt rallys.
It's important to note — contrary to some reports — that H.R. 347 doesn't create any new crimes, or directly apply to the Occupy protests. The bill slightly rewrites a short trespass law, originally passed in 1971 and amended a couple of times since, that covers areas subject to heightened Secret Service security measures.
These restricted areas include locations where individuals under Secret Service protection are temporarily located, and certain large special events like a presidential inauguration. They can also include large public events like the Super Bowl and the presidential nominating conventions (troublingly, the Department of Homeland Security has significant discretion in designating what qualifies as one of these special events).
The original statute, unchanged by H.R. 347,made certain conduct with respect to these restricted areas a crime, including simple trespass, actions in or near the restricted area that would "disrupt the orderly conduct of Government," and blocking the entrance or exit to the restricted area.
Originally posted by braydenf
hey lets just throw out the rest of the constitution
Originally posted by kawika
I would post a protest to the law making protesting illegal,
but my understanding is that protest is illegal.
So, I protest not.
Originally posted by Indigo Starchild
You know what? I figure it doesn't matter any more.
The existing laws are already enough to do us in.
Just look at the patriot act. Has ANYONE even read the whole thing? Even the people who signed it? Who knows whats buried in that thing.