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  •  In a public park, this: (3+ / 0-)
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    ZappoDave, PinHole, esquimaux

    "socialist whining tea baggers hold signs and telling the Move On folks to leave"

    should not be happening. PUBLIC means it was paid for with taxes, and all taxpayers have a right to be there. "Right to be there" means no one should interfere.

    And who invited Karen Meier?

    Out in the west Texas town of El Paso...

    by falina on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 03:24:13 PM PDT

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    •  So any counter protest (0+ / 0-)

      in any public park would be illegal -- if you personally could have it that way that is. Since that is not illegal under any law now.

      Right to peaceful assemble means just that, for both sides.

      Which "side" has more people does not matter.

      Which "side" was there first does not matter.

      Which "side" is waaaaay dumber .. unfortunately does not matter.

      The Public Commons is just that. Unless local codes limit it

      I know that it is possible to "rent" or reserve space in Public space. If the space was rented or paid for that might make a difference.

      In other words -- as I said in other comments. It is not illegal to "disrupt" peaceful assembly ... by peaceful assembly.

      I saw nothing in the stupid tea bagger's actions in the park video that were violent.

      That some others say they have secret information on it. Tells me nothing.

      •  Perhaps you should brush up on your (3+ / 0-)
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        ZappoDave, esquimaux, congenitalefty

        reading skills, Zappo. In the diary posted, there were no "protests" or "counter protests". The gathering was described as a "rally" or "meeting". And there are laws/ordinances about disturbing the peace in many places.

        Out in the west Texas town of El Paso...

        by falina on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 03:47:43 PM PDT

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        •  Actually .. it's a meeting .. (1+ / 0-)
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          rockhound

          Some park require a banner or identity for meetings .. some do not.

          It may be that law enforcement would have determined that the TeaBaggers were disturbing the peace, but they were not called and there was no complaint was there?

          My reading skills are fine --- how's your critical thinking going?

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