NYPD Investigates May Day Protests Even Before They BeginQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|The May Day protests taking place in New York City and across the nation today are examples of what good citizens in the United States are supposed to do. They're free speech, free assembly, and the right of petition in action. Yet, in New York City, the police are treating these constitutionally-protected protests as if they're criminal behavior. Yesterday, in several locations, the NYPD entered activists' homes under the guise of other business and began interrogating people about plans for the May Day protests. What do you think would happen if the New York City police made a habit of coming into the homes and offices of Wall Street investors and interrogating them about their plans for political activities? How long would Michael Bloomberg allow his friends to be harassed in such a way?|
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