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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:48 AM

 

Police charge tree-climbing inauguration protester

Rives Miller Grogan has something to say. The way he says it keeps getting him in trouble at the U.S. Capitol.

Now, after the 47-year-old Californian allegedly climbed 40 feet up a tree near the Capitol reflecting pool and tried to shout down President Obama’s inaugural address on Monday, a judge has ordered him to stay away not only from Capitol building but from the District entirely.

Grogan, an antiabortion activist, eluded capture for five hours on Monday. A Capitol police spokesman said he annoyed onlookers below by loudly shouting.

http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/police-charge-tree-climbing-protester-from-inauguration/2013/01/22/663477e8-64cb-11e2-b84d-21c7b65985ee_story.html

Wow what a wacko. Check out the pic of this guy in the tree. He needs some serious help.

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:00 AM

1. The judges need to stop giving him a slap on the hand and put his butt into jail long term.


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He had just been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct last week, after police said he shouted from the gallery of the U.S. Senate. He’s been convicted five times in the District since 2009, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct and disobeying police. He’s typically been fined and given probation and suspended sentences that result in short jail sentences.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:32 AM

2. I hope you are kidding.

 

Should they throw Code Pink in jail also?

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:12 AM

8. No I am not kidding. I have no sympathy for the anti-abortion nuts that want to take women's


... rights away.

He has a right to peacefully protest - but what he has done in the past was NOT peaceful.

I am a WOMAN and all these MEN that want to tell women what we can and can not do with our own bodies are assholes






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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:42 AM

11. While I do agree with your sentiment, I disagree with your idea

 

of jailing people for protest.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:48 AM

12. There is a difference between protesting and disturbing the peace.


A person can peacefully protest at the right time and place without breaking the law,
if they make a conscience decision to break the law then they should be prepared to pay fully for their decision.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:45 AM

13. So you would jail Code Pink for an extended period

for disruptive protest.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:53 AM

4. But, he's Occupy Tree

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:54 AM

5. exactly, put this troublemaker in jail and throw away the key

Can you believe the nerve of this guy, protesting President Obama?

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Response to dkf (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:52 AM

3. I don't agree with

 

Him but god damn give him some respect he has a set. Give him a listen and let him say his piece.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:55 AM

6. The people below the tree didn't come to hear him

So those who, sometimes at considerable expense and inconvenience, came for the inauguration should have listened to this guy instead?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:58 AM

7. A few rocks

 

might have took him out of that tree. After all we Liberals are very understanding.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:46 AM

14. Same could be said about the many of the Code Pink protests

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:55 AM

16. So?

And they get removed when they are disrupting an event too. I was responding to the suggestion that anyone "hear him out". No, sorry.

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Response to Berserker (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:19 AM

9. When he has a vagina AND able to bear children then we will listen to 'him'



There is currently a 'war on women' going on - anyone that is going to side with the folks that want to take away women's reproductive rights are not worth listening to.









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Response to dkf (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:54 AM

15. Except that I feel bad for the people below him if he prevented them from hearing ...

I would have just left him up there. Good luck getting down, dude!

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