True or False: A lone 54-year-old man in a crowd of people waiting for the President to arrive can be arrested and prosecuted for holding up a protest sign. Click here for the answer.
(My favorite line: ‘The prosecutors say that Mr Bursey was not in a special ‘free-speech zone’ . . . Mr Bursey told the cops, defiantly, that he was under the impression that the whole of America was a free-speech zone.’)
Note that the State of South Carolina decided to drop the charge – I mean, he held up a sign. Is that really worth prosecuting?
But the Ashcroft Justice Department, in the person of US Attorney Strom Thurmond, Jr., instituted criminal proceedings which Thurmond is seeking to have tried before a judge with no jury.
If this sort of thing alarms you a little, click here.
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