Wednesday, October 04, 2006

punishable offense

I think your policies in Iraq are reprehensible.

Steven Howards of Lakewood, Colorado to Vice President Dick Cheney in Beavercreek from a distance of about two feet back in June, as reported in today’s New York Times.

Shortly thereafter Mr. Howards was arrested by the VP’s Secret Service men -- who said he “wasn’t acting like other folks in the area” -- and who stated that he was to be charged with assaulting Mr. Cheney.

Mr. Howards was released from jail three hours later on a $500 bond. Three weeks later the government dropped all charges. Mr. Howards has decided to sue the agent who arrested him for violating his right to free speech.


litwit said...

I read this yesterday, too -- sometimes I have to slap myself in the face to remember this isn't all a bad, bad, bad, bad dream.

Mikkel said...

Maybe you should take to the streets. Just an idea. But don't listen to me, I'm drunk.

suttonhoo said...

sure -- no problem -- in the next free speech zone I see.


possum4all said...

November's right around the corner. And it couldn't come soon enough for me.

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