Amy Goodman, journalist from Democracy Now, was arrested today by the RNC Stormtroopers. This is in addition to the raids on meeting places for people gathering to protest outside the Republican National Convention (RNC). http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/09/01/protests/
I guess that from the Republican point of view, the change we need is the shreading of the Bill of Rights (except for the Second Amendment).
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.
After watching the video below, of Amy Goodman’s arrest, can anyone tell me exactly what she did to get arrested?[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ[/youtube]
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
There were some protests and arrests at the Democratic National Convention. All of the arrests occurred when protestors disrupted traffic or assaulted police. There were no preemptive raids on protestors, no arbitrary seisures of property, no bogus warrants. Of course, the protestors in Denver were protesting Democrats, not Republicans.
Here is more video from the RNC.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ougH8G6UnkI[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0UUsdCx3Qg[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRsZ8h8YD0c&NR=1[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNUnaUbAOHU[/youtube]Â