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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sheehan Detained By Capital Police

This Just In.....

From Fox News, and the AP Cindy Sheehan was invited to attend the State of the Union Address by Lynn Woolsey (D-Ca), but was detained by Capital Police when she tried to unfurl some sort of banner in the chambers, which is against the rules.

I'm heartbroken, but will post more when I find it.


Yahoo! News say's she was arrested.
WaPo has a few AP links.

Wigderson Library & Pub gives us a look at her banner.


Cindy was arrest, charged with a misdemeanor and released. The charge was demonstrating in the capital.

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Blogger jgf said...

Released? Rats!

9:28 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

It's people like her that made it so very hard for many of us in the 60's and 70's. Being treated like criminals just for serving your country was hard to take. Shame on her.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Happy to hear she was finally arrested. Not happy to hear she was released!

10:40 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I was sorry to see her released, too. Unfortunately it was basically a "ticket and go" offense.

Mike, you are right, it was her ilk that caused such problems then.

4:26 AM  
Blogger IntendedFink said...

I ran across Cindy Sheehan's own account of what happened and it's 100 percent different from what I've seen reported in the media. I am confused by the reports of banners, shouting, and refusing which never took place.


Who do we believe?

7:20 AM  
Blogger Obfuscation said...

Unlike the grounds surrounding the Capitol, which historically have been the site of numerous demonstrations, there has been a ban on demonstrations inside the Capitol since 1946 when Congress decreed: "It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons willfully and knowingly -- .
. . to parade, demonstrate, or picket within any of the Capitol Buildings." 40 U.S.C. § 193f(b)(7). The United States Capitol Police are responsible for enforcing this ban. 40 U.S.C. § 212a. Believing that the Capitol Police needed guidance in determining what behavior constitutes a "demonstration," the
United States Capitol Police Board issued a regulation that interprets "demonstration activity" to include:
parading, picketing, speechmaking, holding vigils, sit-ins, or other
expressive conduct that convey[s] a message supporting or opposing a
point of view or has the intent, effect or propensity to attract a crowd of onlookers, but does not include merely wearing Tee shirts, buttons or other similar articles of apparel that convey a message.
Traffic Regulations for the Capitol Grounds § 158; see Declaration of Inspector Christopher M. McGaffin ("McGaffin Decl.") ¶ 3.1

8:32 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Intendedfink- I'll take the police's word on it.

Obfuscation-expressive conduct that convey[s] a message supporting or opposing a
point of view or has the intent, effect or propensity to attract a crowd of onlookers,

Wearing her t-shirt in plain view is "expressive" of a point of view, no different than carrying a sign.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

Released!! Even the police did not want her!! (LOL) Cindy got just what she wanted...and smiling all along the way. They should have taken her to a mental hospital in a straight jacket.

BTW, I linked to you on this post. (smiling)

10:24 AM  
Blogger IntendedFink said...

crazy politico - I'm not surprised. Unfortunately for you, though, the charges have been dropped and the police now admit they screwed up.

You should have listened to Cindy. :)


4:21 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

IntendedFink-As soon as Cindy admits Casey re-enlisted voluntarily during a war, and volunteered for the mission that he died on, I might listen to her.

Of course she'd also have to quit hanging around with communists and socialists (read the ANSWER! manifesto, it's in my archives), and actually make sense on something.

It was nice to see the cops admit a mistake. But I'll still take their word over hers EVERY day of the week and twice on Sunday.

4:34 PM  

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