how much the government is trying to squash and punish legal protests. Next thing you know they will go back to letting police dogs loose on the crowds to get rid of protesters. If that doesn't work, start shooting.
The government/cops absolutely hate protesters of all kinds and will do anything to stop them.
Pay/encourage local merchants to support the university, then sue them. How can you possibly lose? So what will they do next year when no merchants are willing to do anything for the university? Just goes to show that universities these days are all about profit and money, by whatever means they can do it. Of course the baker should have demanded that the university be named as a defendant as well, since the university ordered the stuff.
Maybe next year they will find that merchants will not even sell university approved merchandise.
anyone who annoys them in any way is likely to get arrested. Local courts will always side with the cops; your only chance is federal help and above the District Judge level since the district judges are often in cahoots with the locals. Boston even issued an "order" telling the cops not to arrest or confiscate cameras from people merely observing and two days later it happens again. The cities tell the cops "don't do that", but they only do it for publicity purposes and the cops know they can just go ahead and arrest anyone they feel like. Since the arrests often include a beating at the scene plus another at the station plus a criminal record it's a huge deterrent to anyone thinking of photographing the cops.
has decided that anyone who dares to protest against the sacred Gods of Wall Street and the banks has to be a terrorist and should be tossed into prison for long terms and anyone who gets in the way is also a terrorist.
The constitutional right to assemble peacefully doesn't fly with today's government and will continue this way regardless of who wins the election in November.Oops, I mean who buys the election.
Are overworked and often poor attorneys who can't make a living in the regular attorney offices. They tell way way too many defendants (especially people of color) to plea bargain when they know full well that the defendants are not guilty. Heck there are even people on trial for murder whose 'public defendants' fell asleep during the trials.
I would guess that at least 50% of the people who get convicted/plea bargain with public defenders would be found not guilty if they had a decent attorney.
Re the conventions: Just try to make a statement against whichever political party is controlling (having the convention in) the city you are in...If you are a Democrat, try to put up a political banner criticizing the Republicans and you will be in jail so fast it will make your head spin, assuming you haven't been beaten by the local cops.
You are not allowed to make political statements in Washington DC either - doing so will get you labeled a terrorist.
Another mark of a police state is having to answer questions about exactly where you are going, what are you going to do there, and why are you going there - the TSA does this routinely now even if you are a U.S. citizen merely flying to a different U.S. city. If you refuse, you are definitely getting swabbed and possibly strip searched. Pretty soon you will need your U.S. passport to go from one U.S. city to another.
is just an enforcement arm for the content industries. Their top priority is no longer protecting American citizens, but in helping businesses. Considering how much money the entertainment industry contributes yearly in "gifts" plus the number of attorneys from the content industries who now work for various parts of the DOJ. They would much rather take down some possibly infringing sites than capture some terrorists who might kill thousands of americans.
the only purpose of the RIAA was to prosecute "file sharers" and large salaries for the executives and big bonuses whenever they "caught" file sharers?
Was there some other thing the RIAA was supposed to do? I heard a rumor that some money was given to the artists, but I never saw any proof. It sounded about on par with the Loch Ness monster; nothing but a crazy rumor.