Monday, June 30, 2008

Democrats to Keep Moonbats Caged in Denver

Just like at the 2004 Democrat Convention in Boston, the human debris that gathers to protest, whine and snivel in Denver this year will also be kept at arm's length.

Let's face it, these people are only useful to Democrats when they're badgering Republicans. They want as little to do with them as the rest of us.

I just hope they're using environmentally friendly, trans-fat free chicken wire.
The fence around the public demonstration zone outside the Democratic National Convention will be chicken wire or chain link, authorities revealed in U.S. District Court today.

That may allow protestors to be seen and heard by delegates going in and out of the Pepsi Center during the convention.

But the American Civil Liberties Union and several advocacy groups have filed an amended complaint to their lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service and the city and county of Denver that says protestors and demonstrators may have their First Amendment rights violated by security restrictions.

The ACLU has said it wants to avoid the conditions that existed during the 2004 convention in Boston, where protesters were caged, infuriating First Amendment advocates.
Harken back to Boston, when the barbaric conditions were likened to concentration camps.

Yes, really.
"We don't deserve to be put in a detention center, a concentration camp," said Medea Benjamin of San Francisco. "We feel it's tragic that here in Boston, the birthplace of democracy, our First Amendment rights are being trampled on."

Benjamin was joined by two other protesters from the anti-war group Code Pink who dressed in pink Statue of Liberty garb. The two others kept their mouths taped shut during the news conference, and Benjamin removed her tape to speak with reporters.

Activists said they understand the need to maintain high security for the convention. But they said organizers went too far in restricting demonstrations.

"We are on high, high red alert for the protection of our civil liberties," said Claryce Evans, national coordinator for United Peace and Justice. "Yes, security is an issue, but you don't handle it by setting up an internment camp."

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