español english

WWRL Hosts Blog

Little Green Pieces of Fabric: Money and Tents

by Thom Hartmann posted Nov 29 2011 1:25PM
Now more than 24 hours past their eviction deadline – Occupy L.A. is still camped outside of City Hall – and patriots are turning to the courts to keep it that way.  According to the Los Angeles Times, Occupy L.A. filed a court complaint yesterday arguing that the city’s looming crackdown represents an “unconstitutional deprivation of access to [the] traditional public forum…for first amendment activity.”  Occupy L.A. is also attacking “anti-camping” laws – claiming that police are selectively enforcing the law – arresting people with the Occupy movement for camping – but letting more than 500 people camp out without a permit just weeks ago while they waited for the new “Twilight” movie to open. 

After the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park two weeks ago – a judge ruled that camping gear is not an expression of free speech – thus allowing the city to ban people from bringing sleeping bags and tarps into public parks – effectively killing any chance of rebuilding the Occupy Wall Street community. 

Apparently we live in a nation where the courts have ruled that little green pieces of fabric – money – is a form of free speech, but big green pieces of fabric – tents – are not.

Listen to me Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM on WWRL AM 1600.

Filed Under :
Location : L.a.
11/29/2011 1:28PM
Little Green Pieces of Fabric: Money and Tents
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
On Air Now
La Invasion Mañanera
6 AM - 9 AM
Recent Posts
Nueva propuesta de liderazgo mexicano
Las 5 Bombas de la Semana el 15 de abril
Acoso sexual; otro gran problema laboral
Comunidad transgénero: de frente al discrimen laboral
Las Bombas de la Semana
Tag Cloud
No Tags Found !
Blog Categories