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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Looks like a law was made that stops a persons right to peacably assemble.

    Thats like saying you have the right to drink water. But, only 1 cup a day.

    Or you have a right to stay up as long as you want but, im giving you a sedative at 10.

    Or you can take a dump.... But im going to install this colostomy bag.
    No, that's completely incorrect. There's a law that states you cannot trample all over one specific area of land. Nobody was asked to stop assembling. Nobody was told they couldn't peacefully assemble. They were told, "Hey, this spot is off limits...please walk across the street (roads closed for your safety!) to the area that isn't restricted by previously existing laws." Something that the SCOTUS has said is perfectly acceptable. Much like a city can say that the public park closes at 10, so protests must vacate by 10 (but can return upon open the next morning!).
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    No, that's completely incorrect. There's a law that states you cannot trample all over one specific area of land. Nobody was asked to stop assembling. Nobody was told they couldn't peacefully assemble. They were told, "Hey, this spot is off limits...please walk across the street (roads closed for your safety!) to the area that isn't restricted by previously existing laws." Something that the SCOTUS has said is perfectly acceptable. Much like a city can say that the public park closes at 10, so protests must vacate by 10 (but can return upon open the next morning!).
    So people have the right to assemble peacably unless the scary moon is out?
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    No, that's completely incorrect. There's a law that states you cannot trample all over one specific area of land. Nobody was asked to stop assembling. Nobody was told they couldn't peacefully assemble. They were told, "Hey, this spot is off limits...please walk across the street (roads closed for your safety!) to the area that isn't restricted by previously existing laws." Something that the SCOTUS has said is perfectly acceptable. Much like a city can say that the public park closes at 10, so protests must vacate by 10 (but can return upon open the next morning!).
    why is this such a hard concept for some people to grasp?
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Ya'll are arguing a losing battle with those who think the protesters did no wrong.

    There are always fools who think they can be whereever they want to be -- say whatever they want to say -- and do whatever they want to do. All in the name of their right of assembly. I, for one, am glad for coppers who teach them the error of their ways. The police showed restraint...gave calm warnings...and were disregarded.

    These young people (and apparently some older ones, two) need to grow up....or, failing that, to accept the consequences of their actions. This demonstration has the real possibility of turning ugly. Too bad...so sad.
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    So people have the right to assemble peacably unless the scary moon is out?
    they have the right to assemble, as long as they don't break other pre-existing laws while doing so. it really isn't that difficult of a concept to understand.
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    So people have the right to assemble peacably unless the scary moon is out?
    If you refuse to look at the links provide or information cited or debate honestly then there's really no reason to keep posting. You're creating strawmen that have nothing at all to do with reality. The sooner you accept that the sooner we can have a real conversation. Until then, enjoy talking to yourself.
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    why is this such a hard concept for some people to grasp?
    I was thinking the same thing.
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Ya'll are arguing a losing battle with those who think the protesters did no wrong.

    There are always fools who think they can be whereever they want to be -- say whatever they want to say -- and do whatever they want to do. All in the name of their right of assembly. I, for one, am glad for coppers who teach them the error of their ways. The police showed restraint...gave calm warnings...and were disregarded.

    These young people (and apparently some older ones, two) need to grow up....or, failing that, to accept the consequences of their actions. This demonstration has the real possibility of turning ugly. Too bad...so sad.
    the really sad thing is, if these had been abortion protestors, or a KKK rally or an anti-gay protest most of these same people would have no problem with what the cops did. they are just squealing "right to assemble" because they happen to agree with the POV of these particular protestors.
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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    You know, I try to be an fairly even-handed guy, give people the benefit of the doubt and take them at their word. I can't believe the derision some conservatives are casting on these protesters: Scum, wastes of oxygen, filth, sleaze ...

    You display precious little respect for your fellow Americans, and you act like children with your fingers in your ears. Do you think you're winning rational people to your cause?

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    Re: Police beat war veterans in assault on Occupy Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    O.M.G.

    It's so amusing to hear someone call this a "horrendous act." You don't know the meaning of the word.

    Demonstrating? Obey the police. Don't obey the police? Get knocked down. Get roughed up. Get arrested. The guy was a Viet Nam vet, and he says he doesn't trust the police anymore. Give me a break.
    Yeah, I mean if you don't do what the police say, when they tell you to do it; you deserve to get beaten. The more savage the beating the better. OBEY!
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