Petition: protect #occupywallstreet

We petition the Obama Administration to:

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

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2 Responses to “Petition: protect #occupywallstreet”

  1. n8chz Says:

    At first I wasn’t sure whether I liked your proposal or not. After all the memory of Kent State is still fresh, even though I was only 5 at the time. But I do recall that the Tahrir Square protesters generally supported their country’s troops and despised the police, and then I read this. Apparently MP’s don’t take no shit from nobody.

  2. Poor Richard Says:

    Thanks for the comment. I probably should have added some commentary to my post — I half expected the OWS people to hate the idea but I never figured it would actually happen, at least not as a result of this petition. The petition is intended just to get Obama and possibly Bloomberg and NYPD attention and give them some feedback on how people feel about the violence and counterintelligence.

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