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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 8 years ago

Are these the first victims of H.R. 347?

Actor George Clooney, long a political activist, was arrested and handcuffed outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington for protesting so was his father Nick Clooney, Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.). They were taken away in a Secret Service van.

Signed into law: H.R. 347, the ‘Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011,’ which makes it a federal crime to enter or remain knowingly in any restricted area of the White House, the vice president’s official residence, their respective grounds without lawful authority or anywhere with someone who has secret service protection. The bill is a direct violation of the 1st Amendment which grants citizens freedom of speech. Almost all of congress supported the bill regardless of party affiliation with only 3 members who opposed it.

Update:

You don't think ambassadors get secret service protection, are you that gullible.

Update 2:

You don't think ambassadors get secret service protection, are you that gullible.

Update 3:

You don't think ambassadors get secret service protection, are you that gullible.

Update 4:

Key word Psych Op

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    Let's assume that Clooney et.al. will challenge the constitutionality of H.R. 347 and try to argue that their First Amendment rights were violated. What Supreme Court case would they cite?

    It sure wouldn't be Adderly v. Florida, 1966, in which the Court maintained that the First Amendment had NOT been violated.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adderley_v._Florida

    But what other precedent would help them?

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  • Pat
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    People have been getting arrested at embassies since the 60s.

    And free speech does NOT mean that you can trespass on private property to do so.

    Yes, dear.

    Embassies are private property.

    Just like your local McDonald's.

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  • angela
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    The bill you've cited has to do with the White House and the VP's residence, NOT an embassy. Did you read what you've written?

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