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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:10 PM

"Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests": In Portland, Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Const

What fresh hell is this?

https://www.propublica.org/article/defendant-shall-not-attend-protests-in-portland-getting-out-of-jail-requires-relinquishing-constitutional-rights

“Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests”: In Portland, Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights

A dozen protesters facing federal charges are barred from going to “public gatherings” as a condition of release from jail — a tactic one expert described as “sort of hilariously unconstitutional.”

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Federal authorities are using a new tactic in their battle against protesters in Portland, Oregon: arrest them on offenses as minor as “failing to obey” an order to get off a sidewalk on federal property — and then tell them they can’t protest anymore as a condition for release from jail.

Legal experts describe the move as a blatant violation of the constitutional right to free assembly, but at least 12 protesters arrested in recent weeks have been specifically barred from attending protests or demonstrations as they await trials on federal misdemeanor charges.

“Defendant may not attend any other protests, rallies, assemblies or public gathering in the state of Oregon,” states one “Order Setting Conditions of Release” for an accused protester, alongside other conditions such as appearing for court dates. The orders are signed by federal magistrate judges.

For other defendants, the restricted area is limited to Portland, where clashes between protesters and federal troops have grown increasingly violent in recent weeks. In at least two cases, there are no geographic restrictions; one release document instructs, “Do not participate in any protests, demonstrations, rallies, assemblies while this case is pending.”

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soothsayer Jul 28 OP
SiliconValley_Dem Jul 28 #1
soothsayer Jul 28 #2
crickets Jul 28 #3
gratuitous Jul 28 #4
ehrnst Jul 29 #5
soothsayer Jul 29 #6

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:17 PM

1. here's my 5 point plan

 

1. Fuck Fascists
2. Defeat Trump in humiliating fashion
3. Defeat GOP for Senate
4. Pass laws more clearly restricting presidential actions
5. Charge these motherfuckers, try them, and send thrm to prison for this. There must be a reckoning.

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Response to SiliconValley_Dem (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:18 PM

2. I'm with ya!

WTH

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 09:59 PM

3. *sigh* nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 10:03 PM

4. So what's the punishment for the troops who shoot unarmed peaceful civilians?

None? Yeah, that sounds fair.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:25 PM

5. Meanwhile, Ammon Bundy is protesting stay at home orders,

after having destroyed federal property during an armed occupation....

Ammon Bundy, the rancher who led an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, said he plans on holding an Easter gathering despite stay-at-home orders implemented during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bundy told CNN he wants to gather several hundred people in Idaho at a yet-to-be-announced location. He said he believes it's his constitutional right to assemble, even as state and local officials urge people to socially distance to avoid spreading the virus further.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/09/us/ammon-bundy-easter-gathering-idaho/index.html

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:44 PM

6. Sigh

He’s “very nice people”

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