Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Charges against Sheehan dropped

Capitol Police dropped a charge of unlawful conduct against antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan on Wednesday and apologized for ejecting her and Beverly Young, wife of Congressman C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla. from President Bush’s State of the Union address for wearing T-shirts with war messages.
The statement came a day after police removed Sheehan and Beverly Young, from the visitors gallery Tuesday night. Sheehan was taken away in handcuffs before Bush’s arrival at the Capitol and charged with a misdemeanor, while Young left the gallery and therefore was not arrested.
Bill Young said he was not satisfied with the charges being dropped. He told reporters “My wife was humiliated,” and suggested that “sensitivity training” may be in order for Capitol Police.

Beverly Young had this to say about the incident
“They said I was protesting,” Beverly Young told the St. Petersburg Times. “I said, ‘Read my shirt, it is not a protest.’ They said, ‘We consider that a protest.’ I said, ‘Then you are an idiot.”
Since when is wearing a T-Shirt breaking the law? It's not. Neither of these woman should have had to leave the SOTU address and Cindy S. should not have been arrested and treated like a criminal. What is happening to our country? While this was happening Bush was about give his SOTH address and talk about Freedom and Democracy around the world when his administration is slowly taking our civil liberties and freedoms away. Since when do you have to agree with the President to be allowed to have free speech? Cindy S. did not break any laws. She just wore a T-shirt. Our country is supposed to protect people with differing opinions.

Just my rant, thanks to The Blue Voice

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