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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Cindy Sheehan...arrested?

I can not confirm this but there are reports on the net of the arrest of Cindy Sheehan at a Rally in New York, here and here. This pisses me off personally, not because i support the crazy hoe, but because if it's true it will make a martyr out of her. I can just see how this could be spun to show the evil Bush regime squashing the freedom of speech of the american people. If this is true, then whomever orderd her arrest is either really stupid, or someone who just wants to embaress the adminstration.


At 9/20/2005 07:06:00 AM, Blogger christina/ohio said...

If it is true, I think she and her group planned it to happen. You can't have a demonstration without getting permits for it and not expect to be arrested.

At 9/20/2005 07:18:00 AM, Blogger Mia said...

Nobody was arrested. I was there. Sheehan and her people were not stopped from exercising their right to free speech. What it boiled down to was this: The NYPD is really stringent in terms of permits when it comes to demonstrations and rallies.
Ms. Sheehan didn’t have the necessary sound permit for the sound equiptment to be used during the rally. Not a big thing I know, but our mayor is anal retentive when it comes to permits and the likes. She should have requested the permit when she applied for the rally permit in the first place, they do ask if you will be requiring additional permits ( ie: sound)when you file for a permit in the first place.
They were told the rally could continue but without the sound equipment. Despite being warned repeatedly by the police they continued to use the mics, finally I guess NYPD had enough and unplugged their stuff. It looked like it was going to get ugly with Sheehan’s supporters yelling at the cops so the NYPD felt it best to difuse the situation . There was no one arrested, Paul Zulkowitz, a.k.a. Zool, an organizer with “Camp Casey NYC” was issued a summons for not having the sound equipment permit. It wasn’t a case of NYPD harassing the Sheehan protesters it was vice versa. This has been going on for awhile now. The city refuses to issue Zool a permit to keep his Camp casey NYC up in Hyde Park. He is pissed about this and spends a considerable amount of time giving the cops grief about this. Case in point when the cops escorted Zool off the premises Sheehan and a crew of supporters chased after the cops yelling at them. The potential for the rally turning ugly was there the cops did what they thought was best.

At 9/20/2005 06:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is werid that this woman is doing all of this for money since she didn't even raise Casey and had little to do with him most of his life. She spent her life living in a commune and living as a hippy. According to California records Cindy Sheehan owes lots of chilkd support to his real father and step Mother who raised him. This is all a ruse for money and all about Cindy, nothing more.


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