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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Politics: Action YOU Can Take


Are you sick and tired of watching your beloved nation turn into a police state?

If your answer is yes, go read this disturbing story about an 80-year-old church deacon arrested and physically dragged out of a shopping mall for, apparently, wearing a T-shirt that "upset" shoppers.

The deacon says he was drinking coffee at the mall. The mall security shites say he was handing out anti-war material. They arrested him and had police haul him off in a wheelchair. The police are paid by the taxpayers. Since when did they become private security for building owners? Shouldn't they be tracking down murderers, rapists, child abusers and wife-beaters? Instead of physically dragging peaceful citizens out of private buildings? What was so fucking offensive about the shirt?
Police said that Don Zirkel, of Bethpage, was disturbing shoppers at the Lake Grove mall with his T-shirt, which had what they described as “graphic anti-war images.” Zirkel, a deacon at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Wyandanch, said his shirt had the death tolls of American military personnel and Iraqis - 4,000 and 1 million - and the words “Dead” and “Enough.” The shirt also has three blotches resembling blood splatters.
Gosh, hearing about the number of dead is upsetting? Try being a relative of some of the dead.

You can contact the schmucks who own the mall at:

Corporate Headquarters
Simon Property Group
225 West Washington St
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
316-636-1600

As for the mall security people &mdash when you arrest someone who looks like everybody's dear old grandpa, you deserve a boot in the fundament from the more able-bodied. And don't give us that shite about "just doing your job." That excuse didn't wash at Nuremberg. Why the hell are you enabling the police state that will take away your rights?

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4 Comments:

At 2:24 PM, Blogger BadTux said...

Sad to say, no police state in human history has ever had a shortage of thugs and goons ready and willing to enforce its dictates. Police states fall for other reasons -- not because they run out of thugs and goons willing to intimidate, beat, taser, or kill on behalf of the Dear Leader.

- Badtux the History Penguin

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Sad but true, goddammit, sad but true.

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger nunya said...

Hey toots, did you see this?

Simon Property Portfolio

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Holy Mother of God, Dudina,

What the fuck is THAT?

Jeebus motherfucking Christ, are we selling the country bit by bit, or what?

 

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