First Amendment

I am as shocked as you at the reports and images coming out of Furguson, Missouri this week. I don’t think any of us have ever seen a situation quite like this one.

Nobody can condone the violence and looting on the part of the protestors, but the reaction of the police has been just appalling. They have completely ignored the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Did they forget about this? –

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The police are running roughshod over the law and denying First Amendment rights to the citizens and the press in Ferguson. Here is an example of what I’m talking about. Watch this raw video of police gassing reporters, then dismantling their equipment.

I can’t believe this is happening in our country. Can you?

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