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  •  In 1968 I was arrested at an anti-draft (23+ / 0-)

    demonstration.  I was the only faculty member there.  The rest were students.  I was helping keep the lines legal and the ACLU observers did not show that day.  I said "This is a free country and we have freedom of speech".  I was grabbed and taken away in a police car.  I was charged with resisting arrest and inciting to riot. The thing was dragged on for months and months.  Each time the prosecution was not ready.  The ACLU took my case.  Each time my department chair, the Dean, students and faculty showed up to support me.  They finally dropped the charges which included the quotation of what I said above.  Some things never change much.

    An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:40:45 PM PST

    •  Arrested in Sproul Plaza protesting, 1969 (3+ / 0-)
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      Trespassing, along with about 100 other people. That was The People's PArk riot. They took us all up to Memorial Stadium and made us sit on the grass for several hours. Finally took all our names and let us go. They dropped all charges about a week later. I never even got a lawyer.
      I was happy, I made my point. I didn't have to sue.

      A couple of days prior, I was there down telegrapgbh avenue when the Berkeley cops started sweeping the roofs with shotgun fire. Being a Vietnam veteran, I can claim to have been shot at by both sides of that war

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 04:11:23 PM PST

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