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Peaceful Protest

AMENDMENT I [US Constitution]


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The recent days of anger and protest over the murder of George Floyd have shown us plenty of examples of police doing what they seem to do best - beating up peaceful protesters.  Of course the worst examples involve our crypto-fascist President and his chief henchman, William Beria, er, Barr, but is it possible that many of the police just can't recognize a peaceful protester?
We do know that when citizens outraged by requirements to be masked illegally occupied a State Capitol building, police were on their best behavior, stepping politely aside.  So what was the difference?  Those protesters proclaimed their peaceful intent by showing up equipped with AK-47s and WalMart flack jackets.  
Are police more respectful if those protesting show up packing heavy weaponry?  Hard to say, but there might be a clause that says it counts as insurrection if black people are involved..

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