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To The Editor:
Re “Occupy’s try to pitch its tent in Hudson Square is blocked” (news article, Nov. 17):
There is nothing written in the First Amendment about permits, curfews, place, manner, safety and health issues, megaphones, drugs, tents, sleeping bags, generators, books, teach-ins, being naked or saying mean things about the gilded fascist elite. It doesn’t mention the number of people required to be an assembly or even if they must be U.S. citizens.
The only requirement for a constitutionally lawful assembly is being peaceful.
The kind of violence being committed by the police under orders of their city administrators is domestic terrorism as defined by the U.S. Patriot Act.
Under the U.S.A. Patriot Act, Section 802 of HR 3162 defines domestic terrorism as activities that:
1.) “involve acts dangerous to human life”;
2.) “are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States”;
3.) “appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;” or “to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion.”
People should start pressing charges against these domestic terrorists. Take their photos, get videos and find witnesses willing to testify. Then go to the D.A.’s Office and demand arrests! Next, go to the F.B.I., the C.I.A. or even to the U.S. military and demand the criminals be designated as domestic terrorists. The law is for everyone to use, so use it!