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(5,610 posts)
Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:51 PM Mar 2012

Does anyone have any information on the new law

(passed almost unaniously) that criminalizes political protests? On RT tee vee, they were saying that political protesting is now a felony. I do know that the 1st ammendment to the constitution guarantees us this right (obligation) to peacefully assemble and seek redress for our grievances. I find that if a new law, criminalizing our rights as concerned citizens, has passed, then our only recourse would be an eventual civil war that the 99% could not hope to win. Please, someone educate me.

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Does anyone have any information on the new law (Original Post) dotymed Mar 2012 OP
I have no idea. If this had happened it would be all over the Internets The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2012 #1
I think this may help. silverweb Mar 2012 #2
This too... TreasonousBastard Mar 2012 #3
Kick. woo me with science Mar 2012 #4
Thanks for the information. dotymed Mar 2012 #5

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,237 posts)
1. I have no idea. If this had happened it would be all over the Internets
Thu Mar 15, 2012, 10:53 PM
Mar 2012

so I kinda think it didn't.

Oh, wait. This might be what you're referring to: http://rt.com/usa/news/348-act-tresspass-buildings-437/

It covers only certain protests on federal property, apparently. Still, I suspect it may not pass constitutional muster.


(5,610 posts)
5. Thanks for the information.
Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:25 AM
Mar 2012

I do find that this law is further infringing on our 1st ammendment rights. Thankfully (I hope) not as bad (yet) as I was led to believe.

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