"That Rug Really Tied the Room Together"

laliberty:

When FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force agents raided multiple activist homes in the Northwest last week, they were in search of “anti-government or anarchist literature.”

The raids were part of a multi-state operation that targeted activists in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. Five people were served subpoenas to appear before a federal grand jury on August 2nd in Seattle.

In addition to anarchist literature, the warrants also authorize agents to seize flags, flag-making material, cell phones, hard drives, address books, and black clothing.

The listing of black clothing and flags, along with comments made by police, indicates that the FBI may ostensibly be investigating “black bloc” tactics used during May Day protests in Seattle, which destroyed corporate property.

If that is true, how are books and literature evidence of criminal activity?

The land of the free

Fahrenheit 451.

Judge: Man who stripped nude at airport not guilty

http://news.yahoo.com/judge-man-stripped-nude-airport-not-guilty-224222940.html

An Oregon man who stripped nude at Portland's airport security to protest what he saw as invasive measures was found not guilty of indecent exposure.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge David Rees ruled Wednesday that John Brennan’s act was one of protest and therefore, protected speech.

On April 17, Brennan arrived at the airport intending to take a business trip to San Jose, Calif. He works with groups in Silicon Valley and flies out of Portland International Airport about once a month.

When he reached the gate, he declined to go through the airport’s body scanners, instead choosing the alternative metal detector and body pat-down. After the pat-down, Transportation Security Administration officer Steven Van Gordon detected nitrates on the gloves he used to check Brennan.

Brennan said before his trial that after months of angst every time he went through security, the nitrate detection was the final straw for him, a wordless accusation that he was a terrorist.

So he took off all his clothes.

A TSA agent stacked plastic crates high onto several carts and positioned them around Brennan. Port of Portland police arrested Brennan and took him to the Multnomah County Jail.

Brennan insists he didn’t come to the airport intending to protest. He had called the Port of Portland — which operates the airport — a year earlier to ask whether Oregon’s rules involving nudity applied at the airport. Brennan said he was told that they did. Brennan said in court that he asked because he had considered nudity as an act of protest, but hadn’t found cause to strip down.

The law says that naked people are only breaking the law if they’re having sex in public or got undressed “with the intent of arousing the sexual desire” of another person.

Portland would be an interesting test case for such a question. After all, this is the city with the World Naked Bike Ride, before which police simply send out a light admonition to “all riders at least wear a helmet and shoes.”

As Brennan left the stand Wednesday, he said that his protest was also intended to give the TSA an idea of the effect its policies had on travelers, especially the body-scanners that produce images of passengers without clothes on.

"I wanted to show them it’s a two-way street," he said. "I don’t like a naked picture of me being available."


Give this man a medal for his heroic deeds against the TSA!

FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!! This is how you protest the TSA.

I mean these people think they can just fondle you and violate the 4th Amendment by searching you and manhandling your junk. Then act like they are these high and mighty defenders as they look through your personal property. Ridiculous.

This is a victory for the first amendment and liberty.

Liberty still reigns in America.

I found this amusing. 
Now I wouldn’t necessarily shoot someone who was vandalizing my property, but I certainly would press charges. It would depend on whether they attempted to harm/threaten me, my family, or my animals. 
You can’t be going on to people’s property and destroying it just because you disagree with their message. I don’t go around and rip up Obama signs that people place in their yard. Free speech means standing up for people’s rights even if you don’t agree with their message.
Respect people’s property. Not everyone is going to think the same way you do.

I found this amusing.

Now I wouldn’t necessarily shoot someone who was vandalizing my property, but I certainly would press charges. It would depend on whether they attempted to harm/threaten me, my family, or my animals.

You can’t be going on to people’s property and destroying it just because you disagree with their message. I don’t go around and rip up Obama signs that people place in their yard. Free speech means standing up for people’s rights even if you don’t agree with their message.

Respect people’s property. Not everyone is going to think the same way you do.

Judge rules against First Amendment, uses Sharia Law in court. He’s still holds his position.

Pedestrian thrown in jail for 12 hours for holding up sign warning drivers about police speed trap
Now this is something people should apply to their lives.

Now this is something people should apply to their lives.

This is one of my strongest beliefs.

This is one of my strongest beliefs.

Mass. town OKs $20 fines for swearing in public

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Residents in Middleborough voted Monday night to make the foul-mouthed pay fines for swearing in public.

At a town meeting, residents voted 183-50 to approve a proposal from the police chief to impose a $20 fine on public profanity.

Officials insist the proposal was not intended to censor casual or private conversations, but instead to crack down on loud, profanity-laden language used by teens and other young people in the downtown area and public parks.

I’m really happy about it,” Mimi Duphily, a store owner and former town selectwoman, said after the vote. “I’m sure there’s going to be some fallout, but I think what we did was necessary.”


http://news.yahoo.com/mass-town-oks-20-fines-swearing-public-033025166.html


Last time I fucking checked, Free Speech is a confirmed right in the United States. You know people don’t take kindly to Nazis trampling on their rights. We should just all gather in front of their city hall and just yell all sorts of profanities.

Fucking Fascists in Massachusetts.

Assholes.