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April 25, 2005

Arrested teachers strike back

Good luck to Alice McCabe and Christine Nelson, a pair of 50-something school teachers from Cedar Rapids. They're suing the Secret Service, the Iowa Highway Patrol and the Linn County Sheriff's office for arresting them outside a political rally for President Bush last September.
The two were charged with interference with official acts, but the charges were later dismissed. Their real offense apparently was holding up anti-war placards.
Lot of people got hassled by officialdom during last year's campaign for nothing more than holding up signs or wearing tee shirts with anti-Bush messages at or near Bush rallies.
Be nice if some of the officials who so willingly strangled peaceful freedom of expression had to pay for it.
The hassling is still going on, too. Activists Ask Who Led Them From Bush Event

Posted by jcb at April 25, 2005 01:35 PM