Thursday, November 10, 2005

Veterans march update

For nearly an hour, San Antonio cops halt the Rio Grande Valley veterans marching for better health care at the city limits. State Rep. Aaron Pena tells us in his blog that his office had to call the SA mayor office to keep the marchers out of jail:

Valley veterans were detained for 25 minutes at the San Antonio city limits on old Hwy 281. They were thereafter escorted by approximately nine police cars within the city limits. After a brief rest veterans were once again detained for another 25 minutes as police argued with organizers about placing a $13000 bond before being allowed to continue. A representative from the Mayor's office appeared and tensions grew to the point where at least on police officer was heard saying "we are going to have to arrest all of you."

Again, the men in blue seem to have nothing better to do than hassle citizens exercising their rights to peacefully assemble and petition the government for a redress of their grievances. It's called the First Amendment, officers. Maybe you should try reading it.


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