MD: Capitol Police arrest 2A protesters - ACLU sides with 2A Protesters!!

Discussion in 'National Laws, Bills and Politics' started by UtiPossidetis, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    Another state-based 2A group is having troubles. Seems that they have embarrassed the life-tenure democrat elected anti-2A legislators so much that they finally had the Capitol police arrest them for picketing in the same location that they have used for years and which was used a week prior by environmentalist protesters without incident or arrest.

    The weirdest part to me is that the Maryland ACLU has issued a public statement siding with the 2A group over the Democrat legislators in Maryland!
    https://www.facebook.com/ThePatriotPicket/posts/755948437949240

    Commentary on this is found at their forum:
    https://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=219880

    Listened to the interview this morning on a Baltimore radio station (WCBM) with the founder of the 2A group https://patriotpicket.org/
     

  2. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    The ACLU's interest here is only 1st Amendment infringement. They don't want to look overly hypocritical.
     
  3. UtiPossidetis

    UtiPossidetis American

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    http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ac-cn-annapolis-charges-dropped-0210-story.html

    Charges dropped against gun rights advocates arrested in Annapolis

    “Citizens have a sacred right to free speech which applies everywhere but especially at the Maryland State House,” said House Minority Leader Nic Kipke, R-Pasadena.
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    “While I am glad to see the charges dropped, this arrest never should have happened,” said House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga, R-Baltimore County. “I hope this incident serves as a learning opportunity for the Capitol Police and they can, in the future, strike the appropriate balance and protect the public without impeding on free speech.”