This is the video posted this morning on YouTube. (Some language NSFW)
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This just makes me furious.
Curious, why was her purse handed over?
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Allf of the “Jefferson” Shmucks should of been arrested for wasting time on their iphones.
I HEART FLASH MOBS!!!! thank you for celebrating jefferson’s birthday with gusto! let’s all do a jig for our founding father!!!!!!
Why do the dancers hate America?
The guy with the camera keep asking the pigs to read the walls. Something tells me if your only capable of guarding a HUGE monument for a living odds are your not the best at reading and comprehension skills. Those worthless smucks probably couldn’t qualify for a real police gig so they work the monument beat as a rental cop. It doesn’t take much intelligence to be a real cop so that should give some indication of what type of mentality was being dealt with by these cops.
Those guys looked like rent a Cops 2.0 and the one who cussed but said you could not cuss, FUCK HIM!
This is awful. These cops really think that their job is to keep public order, without any reference to whether the disorder is illegal or not.. or even a real inconvenience to anybody.
What a bunch of incompetent, ignorant, ass holes.
Well, I wrote my Senators and Representative to share my disgust over everything from the demand that they leave all the way to the one hypocrite threatening to arrest someone for quoting his use of profanity.
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Where’s Kevin Bacon when you need him?
The police were very polite and the kids acted like idiots.
They were told to stop- take the hint kids.
You don’t dance in a memorial building- that’s disrespectful.
Dancing before a statue?! What a bunch of morons!
Jack-booted thugs guarding Jefferson’s memorial. Wow.
Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.
We had a celebration of April 19th on Saturday – rifles abound!
Nothing like this went down.
Next time make it a “Jefferson Walk” and visit all of the stops in DC.
And that’s how you win the country back.
Hey, CE….guess your response means the Christians who perform sacred dance rituals qualify for jail since any church is specifically set aside as a memorial to the deity supported, eh? How about singing in public? Is that now a misdemeanor or felony?
Then, of course, there’s that messy “freedom of association” thing going on, can’t have that in a police state now, can we? And naturally, public spaces are no longer really available to the public–only those who ‘behave’ in dowdy, somber reflection of the god Government.
Nothing wrong in Washington that a small nuclear device couldn’t cure…..
Why don’t you have respect for others visiting the memorial? Then you act all huffy when told to stop acting like a child in public. Don’t puff out your chest and talk about Jefferson to defend this infantile behavior – people like you are what makes others lose liberty.
Look, regardless of whether or not their behavior was APPRECIATED or not, it’s a question of whether it was CONSTITUTIONAL. Which, indeed, it was. The police could’ve been personally against it. That’s entirely true. But these same police had absolutely NO RIGHT to abuse their power, making an ARREST for reasons they made up. It would’ve been perfectly acceptable for a citizen to be dissatisfied. It would’ve been fine, even, for that same citizen to tell the group to leave. But, in that case, it would’ve been equally fine for the group to extend a certain metaphorical finger towards said citizen, because no matter how childish, they WEREN’T DOING ANYTHING WRONG. And I do wholeheartedly suggest that anyone that believes otherwise should take another look at our constitution, and try to disprove me.
This is typical of what our world has come to. We have to stop this nonsense!
No one NO ONE has the right to tell us what we can do with our body, our voice, our actions unless you are going to harm yourself or someone else.
Leave people the fuck alone and let them act like children and dance. Where is the crime?
Where’s Adolf Hitler? This country is becoming another Nazi Germany. We need to take back our country from the corrupt government that has taken over. Our Constitution states we have the OBLIGATION TO REMOVE A TYRANICAL GOVERNMENT!! Time to do so!!
We don’t know the whole story, so what’s the point of getting upset over it and calling our nation a whole bunch of things? The US is a HUUUUGE place, and this is an isolated incident for crying out loud. How many decent, hard working cops just got slandered by the posts in here?
Stop acting like spoiled brats who aren’t getting their way. If a cop tells you to do something, DO IT. Once we stop respecting authority, the whole system is broken. Civil disobedience is still disobedience no matter how you spin it.
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I could not be more offended by the remark “if a cop tells you to do something, DO IT…” The essence of a free society is limits on the authority of the state. The United States was founded on this principle. Jefferson opposed the Alien and Sedition Acts because they gave too much power to the government. There may at times be legitimate debate about the limits of state power, but “do what the cops tell you” is just infantile.
Interesting. The dancing, if you can call it that, was simply some gentle moving about, not unlike the walking going on. I don’t see any reason why this would provoke any response from the guards. The evidence speaks for itself.
Next time a choreographed ballroom dance would be more fun and interesting.
Long Live Lady Liberty
Those who agree with the cops, please move out of the USA, we don’t want you here, you’re breaking our country.
Those who call on others to move out of their country because they don’t like the way they think, please be quiet, that’s not the American way, you’re dividing our society.
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