Friday, March 18, 2005

Judge: Protester's Rights Violated

Poor Dick and George. It seems that they may occasionally have to deal with the fact that some people disagree with them. I don't know how they'll bear it.

Police violated a protester's rights when they arrested him for leaving a designated protest area during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) to Evansville, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

The restrictions police placed on protesters' movements went beyond what was needed for security even in the post-9/11 climate, U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney wrote.

McKinney noted that protesters were restricted "to an area 500 feet away from the only entrance used by attendees, and on the opposite end of the building from where Vice President Cheney would enter the facility and from where the majority of people attending the event would park."

You know, it is just possible that Bush's lame-duck status is causing people to be less likely to give him any damned thing he asks for, no matter how ludicrous and/or reprehensible.

From my fingers to God's ears. Umm...God's eyes. Or something.

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