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Forum Post: Occupy Gets to Sue S.Carolina!

Posted 4 years ago on Dec. 17, 2013, 4:14 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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I guess there's still a few honest judges around.

"A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) could be sued for violating the civil rights of Occupy Columbia protesters who were removed from the Statehouse grounds and arrested in 2011.

A month after the activists set up tents on the Statehouse grounds in October of 2011, Haley ordered the Bureau of Protective Services to arrest anyone who camped at the site past 6 p.m. in the evening. Officers eventually placed zip ties on the wrists of a number of protesters and took them to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center."




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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

“In light of the case law from this circuit and from the Supreme Court, it was clearly established on November 16, 2011, that arresting Occupy Columbia for protesting on State House grounds after 6:00 p.m. was a First Amendment violation,” Circuit Judge Stephanie D. Thacker wrote.

“It is not disputed that South Carolina and its state officials could have restricted the time when the State House grounds are open to the public with a valid time, place, and manner restriction,” the court said. “However, as explained above, at the time of Occupy Columbia’s arrest, no such restrictions existed.”

Is everybody mad at Occupy these days?

I'm like......


I hope they sue the hell out of 'em!

And WIN!

[-] -3 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 4 years ago

Is everybody mad at Occupy these days?

Unfortunately, very few people talk about Occupy these days. The protest is essentially dead. Old news. Even most of the anarchist founders left the movement. Some work in big companies now, like Google, that works for the NSA and just bought Boston Dynamics which creates military robots. Quite ironic and tragic really.

Who knows, there might be a renaissance of Occupy in a few years, or another movement to replace it. We sure need some protest/movement to fight the Democrat/Republican duopoly that is destroying this nation and the world.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 4 years ago

Have you always been this mean spirited and have you always bought into conspiracy theory?

Aren't you the one incessantly railing about such things??

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

The irony?

You've exposed yourself as a hypocrite.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Good deal.