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(11 Alive)   They've started arresting members of Congress. Happy now?   (11alive.com) divider line 97
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2013-10-08 04:50:06 PM  
Unfortunately it's not for the right reasons.  And not enough of them.
 
2013-10-08 04:55:09 PM  
Well that story sure was chock full of information. Was it a series of tweets originally?
 
2013-10-08 05:16:11 PM  
Pelosi was arrested too?
 
2013-10-08 05:21:25 PM  
As much as I loathe Buzzfeed, they actually have an actual roundup of what happened.

Wish I had a different source.

The lawmakers - Reps. Joe Crowley, Raul Grijalva, Luis Gutierrez, Jan Schakowsky, Keith Ellison, Al Green, Charlie Rangel, and Lewis - were part of a group of more than 100 activists who conducted a peaceful sit-in blocking a street in the front of the Capitol, just feet away from the scene of last week's shooting.
 
2013-10-08 05:31:43 PM  
Not yet, subby, but let me know when the flogging begins
 
2013-10-08 05:37:54 PM  
John Lewis is old hat at being arrested for protesting against brutality.
 
2013-10-08 05:39:27 PM  
agymenok.com

I'm not UNhappy...
 
2013-10-08 05:43:07 PM  
I say make them all stay in the Capitol Building, sequestered in a conclave type deal, like the bishops do in Rome, don't let them out until they've voted on a clean bill.
 
2013-10-08 05:46:44 PM  
Way to crackdown on those who...are protesting for valid and humanitarian reasons.

God damn this, you're supposed to arrest the crooks and cheats, not this shiat.
 
2013-10-08 05:46:54 PM  
Wait, I thought the Mall was closed because of the shutdown?

Oh, its open for illegal aliens but not WW2 vets???

Thanks, Obama.
 
2013-10-08 05:47:51 PM  
Sitting in the middle of the street refusing to move?

That's an arrestin'
 
2013-10-08 05:47:52 PM  
Hmm, mentions he's a rep but doesn't say what party affiliation... and he's been arrested 45 times? This might be important.
 
2013-10-08 05:48:34 PM  

vernonFL: Wait, I thought the Mall was closed because of the shutdown?

Oh, its open for illegal aliens but not WW2 vets???

Thanks, Obama.


Of for Christsake.

The Mall is a large outdoor space. There aren't gates to go through to get in.
 
2013-10-08 05:49:36 PM  
Doughy trucker guy is screaming "wait for me!" at his satellite radio right now.
 
2013-10-08 05:49:57 PM  

Triple Oak: Hmm, mentions he's a rep but doesn't say what party affiliation... and he's been arrested 45 times? This might be important.


Ummm..John Lewis is a Democrat from South Carolina. He's been arrested 45 times protesting Jim Crow laws and registering black people to vote. He was arrested with MLK. He's been beaten by Bull Connor. He's living farking history.
 
2013-10-08 05:50:43 PM  
What. No pepper spray?

Elitists.
 
2013-10-08 05:50:55 PM  
What_now

You should know Im joking. : )

Im just channeling what im sure are actual comments by the derp brigade.
 
2013-10-08 05:51:30 PM  

vernonFL: What_now

You should know Im joking. : )

Im just channeling what im sure are actual comments by the derp brigade.


Frogdammnit. I need to check login names. Stupid fish hook :(
 
2013-10-08 05:51:49 PM  

Testiclaw: Way to crackdown on those who...are protesting for valid and humanitarian reasons.

God damn this, you're supposed to arrest the crooks and cheats, not this shiat.


The crooks and cheats run this place.
 
2013-10-08 05:53:10 PM  
It's always nice to see The Man stand up against The Man.
 
2013-10-08 05:53:23 PM  

Triple Oak: Hmm, mentions he's a rep but doesn't say what party affiliation... and he's been arrested 45 times? This might be important.


It's an immigration protest. Party affiliation is a given.
 
2013-10-08 05:56:41 PM  

what_now: Triple Oak: Hmm, mentions he's a rep but doesn't say what party affiliation... and he's been arrested 45 times? This might be important.

Ummm..John Lewis is a Democrat from South Carolina. He's been arrested 45 times protesting Jim Crow laws and registering black people to vote. He was arrested with MLK. He's been beaten by Bull Connor. He's living farking history.


In case you missed it the first time:


John Lewis is living history.

go.bloomberg.com
 
2013-10-08 05:56:44 PM  

Testiclaw: Way to crackdown on those who...are protesting for valid and humanitarian reasons.

God damn this, you're supposed to arrest the crooks and cheats, not this shiat.


Protesters disturb the peace of the crooks and cheats.
 
2013-10-08 05:58:24 PM  
If you get a couple of reps to join your protest you would think they would be on the ball enough to get the proper paperwork.  Guess not
 
2013-10-08 06:01:22 PM  

Saiga410: If you get a couple of reps to join your protest you would think they would be on the ball enough to get the proper paperwork.  Guess not


They had proper paperwork for the actual parade/march. The peaceful sit-in was in addition to that, designed to lead to arrests. That's what a protest oftentimes entails.

Also, unrelated to your post:

National Parks Service spokesman Mike Litterst said Tuesday's immigration rally is being allowed because it is considered a First Amendment demonstrations. He also said the park service is now allowing veterans to visit the memorial for the same reason.

However, non-veterans not practicing free speech are still barred from the memorials and mall.
 
2013-10-08 06:04:25 PM  

what_now: Ummm..John Lewis is a Democrat from South Carolina  Atlanta, Ga . He's been arrested 45 times protesting Jim Crow laws and registering black people to vote. He was arrested with MLK. He's been beaten by Bull Connor. He's living farking history.


FTFY
 
2013-10-08 06:08:29 PM  

Cheeseface: what_now: Ummm..John Lewis is a Democrat from South Carolina  Atlanta, Ga . He's been arrested 45 times protesting Jim Crow laws and registering black people to vote. He was arrested with MLK. He's been beaten by Bull Connor. He's living farking history.

FTFY


ahh.. My bad.

The Confederacy.
 
2013-10-08 06:10:47 PM  
Notice that NOT ONCE does the article state that Lewis is a member of the democrat party.  NOT.  ONCE.  This is ABSOLUTE PROOF that the Liberal LameSCREAM LSM Media is in the tank for the democrats.  If he was a Republican, it would have said so right there in the first sentence.  And all you Libbiots keep claiming there's no Liberal bias in the media, like the good Dhimmis you are.  You make me sick, you bunch of lavatory bowls.
 
2013-10-08 06:11:40 PM  

vernonFL: Wait, I thought the Mall was closed because of the shutdown?

Oh, its open for illegal aliens but not WW2 vets???

Thanks, Obama.


If they will cross the us border illegally, what rules can you expect them to follow?
 
2013-10-08 06:12:53 PM  
Dude was one of the original freedom riders and was beaten multiple times and survived firebombings and assaults by KKK
Helped plan August 1963 March on Washington (I Have a Dream speech)
Led march across Edmund Pettis in Selma

If you're going to make a list of most important people to be part of the civil rights movement in America, he's one of the first dozen to list.
 
2013-10-08 06:14:48 PM  

bulldg4life: Dude was one of the original freedom riders and was beaten multiple times and survived firebombings and assaults by KKK
Helped plan August 1963 March on Washington (I Have a Dream speech)
Led march across Edmund Pettis in Selma

If you're going to make a list of most important people to be part of the civil rights movement in America, he's one of the first dozen to list.


Top 3, easy.
 
2013-10-08 06:15:05 PM  
Rep. John Lewis arrested during immigration reform march

img.photobucket.com

/DNRTFA
//Article is from the 1960s, right?
///Right?
 
2013-10-08 06:15:08 PM  

grumpyguru: vernonFL: Wait, I thought the Mall was closed because of the shutdown?

Oh, its open for illegal aliens but not WW2 vets???

Thanks, Obama.

If they will cross the us border illegally, what rules can you expect them to follow?


Yeah, they murder, rape and pillage at will! Worse than Vikings I tells ya!
 
2013-10-08 06:15:29 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Notice that NOT ONCE does the article state that Lewis is a member of the democrat party.  NOT.  ONCE.  This is ABSOLUTE PROOF that the Liberal LameSCREAM LSM Media is in the tank for the democrats.  If he was a Republican, it would have said so right there in the first sentence.  And all you Libbiots keep claiming there's no Liberal bias in the media, like the good Dhimmis you are.  You make me sick, you bunch of lavatory bowls.


You try too hard. Take a lesson from Vernon. Less is more!
 
2013-10-08 06:17:41 PM  

fusillade762: grumpyguru: vernonFL: Wait, I thought the Mall was closed because of the shutdown?

Oh, its open for illegal aliens but not WW2 vets???

Thanks, Obama.

If they will cross the us border illegally, what rules can you expect them to follow?

Yeah, they murder, rape and pillage at will! Worse than Vikings I tells ya!


That's about right. The nortenos around here murder, rape, pillage, and sell drugs to children to boot. Most of them are illegal.
 
2013-10-08 06:23:53 PM  

Car_Ramrod: Saiga410: If you get a couple of reps to join your protest you would think they would be on the ball enough to get the proper paperwork.  Guess not

They had proper paperwork for the actual parade/march. The peaceful sit-in was in addition to that, designed to lead to arrests. That's what a protest oftentimes entails.

Also, unrelated to your post:

National Parks Service spokesman Mike Litterst said Tuesday's immigration rally is being allowed because it is considered a First Amendment demonstrations. He also said the park service is now allowing veterans to visit the memorial for the same reason.

However, non-veterans not practicing free speech are still barred from the memorials and mall.


Thanks for the explanation more info than tfa and by a long shot.  So they were arrested so they can give each other high fives.  Getting arrested in a friendly venue is.... i do not know how to express my meh to that.

I do enjoy the fact that natural born citizens can go to the mall to enjoy their first amendment rights to speak out for solidarity with immigrant but a non service member cannot do the same for people in the service.
 
2013-10-08 06:31:05 PM  
"Dignity and respect" at the Capitol?
How silly of them.
 
2013-10-08 06:35:48 PM  
D.C. needs a 42 Strikes law.
 
2013-10-08 06:38:29 PM  
So you mean 70% of Republican Congressmen/women have been arrested? Wowza.

/Its only a crime when Democrats and 'those people' do something.
//Hows the investigation going on all that insider trading by the GOP reps, too do with the Keystone pipeline?
 
2013-10-08 06:39:20 PM  
they arrested a black man working for civic / immigration / etc ... rights? wtf is wrong with people. let him go.
 
2013-10-08 06:40:10 PM  

Saiga410: non-veterans not practicing free speech


While the double negative is not a favored grammatical pill, and challenges reading comprehension of readers at less than grade four competence, it is a valid construction and the competent reader will note that non-veterans not practicing, is not the same as non-veterans practicing.
 
2013-10-08 06:40:18 PM  

Saiga410: Car_Ramrod: Saiga410: If you get a couple of reps to join your protest you would think they would be on the ball enough to get the proper paperwork.  Guess not

They had proper paperwork for the actual parade/march. The peaceful sit-in was in addition to that, designed to lead to arrests. That's what a protest oftentimes entails.

Also, unrelated to your post:

National Parks Service spokesman Mike Litterst said Tuesday's immigration rally is being allowed because it is considered a First Amendment demonstrations. He also said the park service is now allowing veterans to visit the memorial for the same reason.

However, non-veterans not practicing free speech are still barred from the memorials and mall.

Thanks for the explanation more info than tfa and by a long shot.  So they were arrested so they can give each other high fives.  Getting arrested in a friendly venue is.... i do not know how to express my meh to that.

I do enjoy the fact that natural born citizens can go to the mall to enjoy their first amendment rights to speak out for solidarity with immigrant but a non service member cannot do the same for people in the service.


I don't think that's what that says. I think that any first amendment demonstration will be honored. Not just for immigrants.

"Under the same First Amendment rights that are allowing Honor Flight veterans and their families to visit the veterans memorials on the National Mall, other groups will be granted access to the park for First amendment activities," spokesman Michael Litterst said.
 
2013-10-08 06:52:12 PM  
Yet there are so many more obstructionist, juvenile Republicans who deserve to be arrested.
 
2013-10-08 06:52:42 PM  
Rep. John Lewis was arrested on Tuesday during a march to the Capitol for immigration reform. This is Lewis' 45th arrest.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-08 06:52:53 PM  

Car_Ramrod: As much as I loathe Buzzfeed, they actually have an actual roundup of what happened.

Wish I had a different source.

The lawmakers - Reps. Joe Crowley, Raul Grijalva, Luis Gutierrez, Jan Schakowsky, Keith Ellison, Al Green, Charlie Rangel, and Lewis - were part of a group of more than 100 activists who conducted a peaceful sit-in blocking a street in the front of the Capitol, just feet away from the scene of last week's shooting.


Sure, if you're not a member of Congress then if you peacefully ram your car into barricades, they shoot you.
 
2013-10-08 06:55:33 PM  

jjorsett: peacefully ram your car into barricades


wut
 
2013-10-08 06:56:45 PM  

Testiclaw: Way to crackdown on those who...are protesting for valid and humanitarian reasons.

God damn this, you're supposed to arrest the crooks and cheats, not this shiat.


To be fair, one of them is Rangel.
 
2013-10-08 06:58:12 PM  

vernonFL: Wait, I thought the Mall was closed because of the shutdown?

Oh, its open for illegal aliens but not WW2 vets???

Thanks, Obama.


I actually saw someone say this in a serious manner on my FB feed. Also that Obama was arresting WW2 vets on the mall.

/wtf
 
2013-10-08 07:10:17 PM  
Until there is video from multiple angles of them being beaten, slammed against the side of the detention vehicle until they're unconscious and bleeding before being unceremoniously shoved inside, they're nothing but attention whoring politicians.  Fark 'em.
 
2013-10-08 07:14:10 PM  

Cletus C.: D.C. needs a 42 Strikes law.


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