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We're Sorry Cindy, Just Don't Show Up Here Anymore Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Capitol Police apologized to Cindy Sheehan today and the charges were dropped after her first amendment protections had already been violated. I have no doubt in my mind this was a set up. They get her out of there for a while because she wore an "unapproved" garment.

What makes it interesting is the police also removed another woman for wearing in "unapproved" garment. The lady was named Beverly Young. She was the wife of Rep. C.W. "Bill" Young (R-FL). They escorted a Republican congressman's wife from the facility. How much do you want to bet if Mrs. Young had not been "humliated" and escorted out too, Sheehan would still be dealing with this problem.

"The officers made a good faith, but mistaken effort to enforce an old unwritten interpretation of the prohibitions about demonstrating in the Capitol," Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said in a statement late Wednesday.

"The policy and procedures were too vague," he added. "The failure to adequately prepare the officers is mine."

Yep... too vague. I agree although what happened to Sheehan had nothing to do with the law in this case. It's sad that in a building full of lawmakers of the a nation supposedly dedicated to freedom. Oh well...I can hear Cynicus right now. I'll leave him to say it though.

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