November 15, 2011: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlaws the occupation of Zuccotti Park by protesters who have peaceably assembled to engage in political speech and to petition for the redress of grievances (see U.S. Constitution Amendment I). American citizens who remain are arrested.
Journalist Ryan Devereaux of the radio news show Democracy Now! has been reporting on the forcible clearing and trashing of the occupation of Zuccotti Park early this morning in New York City. According to Devereaux, the NYPD not only has been denying Americans their right
Reporter Alexis Tittle of GC Summit reports on her encounter with paid signature gatherers for Americans Elect at Grossmont College in California on Wednesday: When they solicit Grossmont students’ signatures for the three forms on their table, Tony Willison and Randy Shimizu get, according to
In the wake of revelations that the National Security Agency under Barack Obama has engaged in widespread surveillance of Americans and their communications right here at home, all without a warrant, an NSA spokesperson has issued a statement overnight in an attempt at explanation:
FBI Completes Double Axel Flying Leap over Two Amendments in Olympics Civil Liberties Violation Event
Actually, the FBI isn’t competing in the Olympics; I just included that word in the title in the hopes that it would get you to pay attention. Paying attention now? Good. In case you didn’t know, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits