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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:29 AM
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Protest pen lawsuit. Who is involved.
http://www.reformer.com/Stories/0,1413,102~29953~228707...


""Judge walks through protest area""


The lawsuit was the protesters vs the city and look who joined the lawsuit

"""The U.S. Attorney's office intervened in the march lawsuit on behalf of the city, arguing that large-scale protests must be kept away from the FleetCenter to maintain security"""

Let the eagles soar....

From what I see here DNC, Convention and Kerry are not parties to this at all.

I still think the Kerry campaign needs to come out strongly for free speech and against this sort of abuse.
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PeaceForever Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:33 AM
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1. It's sad when the supposedly "liberal" party endorses fascism
This quote says from the article says it all: ""To tell us that we can't march on the DNC, and then to tell us well, you're welcome to duck under a steel girder and be penned in surrounded by barbed wire and snipers and surveillance cameras, the message they're sending is that dissent is a crime,"
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:44 AM
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2. the Kerry campaign and the DNC committee has NO control over this
The "protest" pens are handled by the Secret Service and the cops in Boston.
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PeaceForever Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:53 PM
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5. I did not know that!
And obviously the population at large will not know that either. Shame.
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:50 AM
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4. But where would someone get this conclusion?
Nowhere in this article or anywhere in the news have I seen that this has been created, enforced or endorsed by anyone except the city and joined in the suit the US Dept of Justice (Ashcroft if you need it spelled out).

My point is that the supposedly "liberal" party needs to come out actively against this bullshit.
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PeaceForever Donating Member (229 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:54 PM
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6. I didn't know that, and yes indeed the Dem's should come out against it.
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:47 AM
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3. yes, the very first things to come out of the dems mouth at the conv.

should be against the free speech prison yard.

Kerry, et. al. should apologize to the people of Boston for all the security crap and apologize to protesters for being treated as if they were violent terrorists. and to promise that he will ban all free speech zones when he is in office.

he should also admonish Boston police to leave their aggression home.

they should show a video of the prison yard and talk it up big, connecting it to the vile Patriot Acts.

(wonder if the Boston police will look and act like robo cops like the Miami police did?)
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CaTeacher Donating Member (983 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:57 PM
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7. Kick!
:kick:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:03 PM
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8. Kerry and DNC need to join in the lawsuit on the side of the protestors
They need to join in the opposition to the FSZs. (imho)
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:13 PM
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9. Doesn't matter who
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 04:14 PM by LibDemAlways
put the pen up - police, city, Homeland Security - some combination. (And I'm sure Rove had some input.) What matters is the perception people will have of the Dems for sanctioning it. Whores will never suggest that repukes have been guilty of suppressing free speech. This will taint the Democratic Party until Kerry takes a strong public stand against it.
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