Friday, September 09, 2005

"America Supports You Freedom Walk"... Now Freedom-free!!

The restrictions that the Pentagon has placed on participation in this Sunday's so-called "freedom walk" makes it sound more like a "perp walk".

What a joke. They just don't get it. Oh wait. They do get it, and they want to keep it... especially from the rest of us. From The Washington Post:
Organizers of the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial Freedom Walk on Sunday are taking extraordinary measures to control participation in the march and concert, with the route fenced off and lined with police and the event closed to anyone who does not register online by 4:30 p.m. today.

The march, sponsored by the Department of Defense, will wend its way from the Pentagon to the Mall along a route that has not been specified but will be lined with four-foot-high snow fencing to keep it closed and "sterile," said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense.

The U.S. Park Police will have its entire Washington force of several hundred on duty and along the route, on foot, horseback and motorcycles and monitoring from above by helicopter. Officers are prepared to arrest anyone who joins the march or concert without a credential and refuses to leave...

Don't you feel safer and freer now?

"Perp Walk" original post

If certain acts in violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United states does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us. -- Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Prosecutor at Nuremberg

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