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While being deposed for the trial, a senior NYPD official who was present during the arrests [of 14 Occupy Wall Street protesters who were arrested for disorderly conduct] was unable to point out in videos of the event a single moment when any of the defendants committed any act of disorderly conduct.

Gothamist

NYPD has a lot to explain. Police are meant to serve and protect the people, not intimidate and antagonize.

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liberalsarecool
liberalsarecool:

The Conservative Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow christian prayer by a “pastor of the month” before an upstate NY town meeting.
This is state-sponsored religion. This is forcing one religion above others. This is non-inclusive to non-believers. This is a government meeting, not  a church meeting.
HOW OBVIOUS IS THE A VIOLATION OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
Some context to show how far to the Right the current Supreme Court justices have shifted:

”[Justice Anthony] Kennedy himself was the author of an opinion in 1992 that held that a Christian prayer delivered at a high school graduation did violate the Constitution.”

liberalsarecool:

The Conservative Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow christian prayer by a “pastor of the month” before an upstate NY town meeting.

This is state-sponsored religion. This is forcing one religion above others. This is non-inclusive to non-believers. This is a government meeting, not  a church meeting.

HOW OBVIOUS IS THE A VIOLATION OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

Some context to show how far to the Right the current Supreme Court justices have shifted:

”[Justice Anthony] Kennedy himself was the author of an opinion in 1992 that held that a Christian prayer delivered at a high school graduation did violate the Constitution.”

liberalsarecool
liberalsarecool:

Our founding fathers had an enlightened foundation for our country. They knew how European oligarchs and monarchs destroyed the opportunities of the common man.
For centuries we grew away from old Europe. We established anti-trust laws, we added amendments expanding rights, and we changed what was wrong for a few to provide equality to all.
Conservatives and republicans are out to destroy all that to bring back feudal Europe of 1400. Anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-inclusion, and full of religious indoctrination of a singular state religion.
Our motto is “out of many, one”, E Pluribus Unum, for a reason. It’s not “me first, then all the rest of you”.

liberalsarecool:

Our founding fathers had an enlightened foundation for our country. They knew how European oligarchs and monarchs destroyed the opportunities of the common man.

For centuries we grew away from old Europe. We established anti-trust laws, we added amendments expanding rights, and we changed what was wrong for a few to provide equality to all.

Conservatives and republicans are out to destroy all that to bring back feudal Europe of 1400. Anti-women, anti-minority, anti-immigrant, anti-inclusion, and full of religious indoctrination of a singular state religion.

Our motto is “out of many, one”, E Pluribus Unum, for a reason. It’s not “me first, then all the rest of you”.