Send the National Guard into New York City and elsewhere to protect the right of We the People peaceably to assemble.
The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are being beaten, bloodied, pepper-sprayed, photographed, arrested, finger-printed and harassed by police and by counterintelligence agents.
The First Amendment guarantees “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The kinds of harassment and counterintelligence mentioned above abridge that right.
Local restrictions on assembly intended to keep good order in normal times should also be suspended in this instance.
Therefore, we petition our government to send the National Guard into New York City and anywhere else where police, agents of government, or thugs may abuse and abridge the civil rights of Occupy Wall Street and affiliated demonstrators.
Created: Oct 09, 2011
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights
Signatures needed by November 08, 2011 to reach goal of 25,000: 24,999