Tag: law enforcement

Dissent and Arrest

I originally wrote this Mar 22, 2007, as a DailyKos diary, but, thought given how out-of-control law enforcement has become, it deserved a reprint and update here as well.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. - First Amendment of the Constitution.

So, if the First Amendment gives all American citizen's the right to assemble peaceably, how are anti-war protester's being arrested?

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How low law enforcement has fallen

How low has law enforcement fallen?  So low, that an officer who was fired for indecent exposure was recently rehired by the same department he was fired from.

The State newspaper in South Carolina has this article on it.

This is truly unbelievable.

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