How Ironic: The Jefferson Memorial Witness to the New Police State

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How Ironic: The Jefferson Memorial Witness to the New Police State




Dancing is now illegal in public places, an offense for which you can be imprisoned.  If you do not believe me, watch these two videos.

On May 28, 2011, Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were body slammed, choked and arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the first amendment's champion and in response to US District Judge John D. Bates' ruling that denounced dancing on the site.

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Mirela Monte
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This is in America, right?

 

May 29, 2011 11:34 AM #1
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Laura Giannotta
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I thought so...let's have a dance in...kind of like a 60's sit in, but dancing...let's do it all over!  Who's with me?

May 29, 2011 11:36 AM #2
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Laura:  I'm trying to find the Facebook page they're using to organize for a dance-in scheduled for next weekend.  I'm busy organizing another protest, but I'm sure there will be many who will show up.

May 29, 2011 11:40 AM #3
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Here are some comments posted on various Facebook groups in response to this blog:

Brett Backman It has been like that in Dallas for years now. No dancing, toe tapping, moving to the rhythm of the beat of the music, swaying back and forth, etc. They will ticket you. None of the clubs have dance hall permits here. Welcome to a 'free' country.

Rosemary Barry frightening! people were arrested in the Uk for singing in public, and for street theatre.

Mirela Monte Yes, I know. I saw the video. Have you seen the bloody police rampage in Spain?

Rosemary Barry yes words can't describe the emotions on watching what took place in Spain, upset, angry, feelings of helplessness and wanting to do something to help, but if nothing else it shows the world what we are all up against.

Rachel Atteberry I saw that msnbc covered the story today, however they left out the part that these people were arrested with out being charged with anything. Later the judge ruled that they couldn't disrupt the memorial.

 

 

May 29, 2011 11:43 AM #4
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For those who are interested, here are the sad images from Spain:

http://youtu.be/z7VElhSW2hk

http://youtu.be/eMEsD3ieNvY

http://youtu.be/vD6xC6xXPE8

May 29, 2011 11:45 AM #5
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Mirela

WOW no dancing in pubic and there be a lack of common sense in public office.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 29, 2011 11:56 AM #6
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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What a FOOTLOOSE moment.  Persecution of dance has been around for centuries. Interesting that the reasons have gone from Sex to Safety!

May 29, 2011 11:59 AM #7
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It is telling of our sad state that the video coverage was only featured on Russian TV while the American main stream media (don't they like to refer to themselves as "the 4th branch of government"?) paid no attention.

Jun 02, 2011 05:17 PM #8
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