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  •  Man does something illegal, gets arrested, (5+ / 0-)

    outrage that someone who broke the law is arrested ensues.

    News at 11.

    I see what you did there.

    by GoGoGoEverton on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 07:52:37 AM PST

    •  Well, it's a little more complicated than that (1+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund

      Sometimes there are unjust or unreasonable laws, right? I just don't think this particular case is one of them.

      •  This situation it's apparently not, since (2+ / 0-)
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        Quicklund, Catte Nappe

        he was asked to leave or remove the jacket before being arrested. But yes, if he was tackled to the ground by security upon entering the building, I would say it was a lot more complicated. I think it's weird though when we see diaries and comments bemoaning arrests when clear acts of civil disobedience were taking place.

        I see what you did there.

        by GoGoGoEverton on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 10:13:13 AM PST

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        •  I was responding to the general nature of your (1+ / 0-)
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          Quicklund

          comment, not this particular case. Obviously, Rosa Parks getting arrested for not giving up her seat on that bus is an entirely different matter.

          And, yes, I agree with you. The whole point of civil disobedience is to get arrested.

    •  So you're okay with this guy being prosecuted (1+ / 0-)
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      tardis10

      for doing nothing more than wearing a jacket with a two-word phrase that some people disagree with?

      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.
      Is this really the type of exception to the First Amendment that you want to defend?

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