September 26, 2005

From the Ditch to the Big House

How utterly pathetic:

Police arrested anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan Monday during a protest outside the White House. Sheehan and several dozen other protesters had sat down on the sidewalk after marching along a pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along. Then, officers began making arrests.

Really? Did they get all 29?

Yes, I'm aware she managed to gather a crowd of 500, including communists, anarchists, undercover officers, confused tourists and members of the media, but can anyone tell me why a misdemeanor loitoring ticket furthers "the cause?"

The Anchoress goes further, and comes up with a disturbing prediction of where Mother Sheehan might end up next.

Update: Now they are saying that hundreds were arrested in front of the White House. These numbers are sure to tribble into thousands by lunch time today, I'm sure.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 26, 2005 06:46 PM | TrackBack

She's burnishing her street cred. Now, she can say that she got arrested for protesting outside the White House. That way, when she goes to the cocktail parties and other events, she can say that she got arrested for her views.

And yes, I know that she was arrested for disturbing the peace/loitering, but to her, it's all the same.

Posted by: lawhawk at September 26, 2005 08:13 PM