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5.31.2011

Hippies Arrested For Dancing At Jefferson Memorial


I saw this clip floating around over the weekend, but didn't watch it. There was just too much to think about: Free Speech, Dumb and Useless Dancing Which Technically Is Speech, and Potential Police Over-Reaction all happening right under the marble nose of a Founding Father on Memorial Day Weekend. It was just so, well, American.

But you knew there had to be a back story: The hippies were protesting an appellate ruling upholding the cops' right to prevent silent dancing without a permit at the Jefferson Memorial in order to celebrate Jefferson's birthday. Of course, now we need another court case: Do the cops have the right to prevent silent dancing at the Jefferson Memorial when that dancing is to protest instead of celebrate. And I'm only half joking.

Cue: Little pink houses for you an me.


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

More like cue "Rain on the scarecrow".

Anonymous said...

Police (gestapo) everywhere are abusing the authority that little tin badge gives them. It's starting to get a little like Nazi Germany...

Anonymous said...

And cops wonder why people take random pop-shots at them.

Triple Fake... said...

They wanted to be arrested, and they got arrested. I don't see a problem here

And what does dancing - silent dancing, at that - have to do with Jefferson's birthday? Just another example of a small group of weirdos laying claim to an obscure right?
Hey goofballs, the rest of the world has a right to visit a national monument without seeing an irrevent public display of jack-a$$ery!

Anonymous said...

They got what they had coming.

Anonymous said...

ridic. Just because you wear a badge doesn't give you the authority to abuse the freedom of speech that our forefathers granted. In this day and age it seems like cops are as crooked as lawyers and politicians.

Anonymous said...

I think I will dance to celebrate that the cops prevented silent dancing that the hippies were doing to protest the law that they can't dance without a permit.

double fake Micheal Jackson

Anonymous said...

And let the idiotic cop bashing begin in 3...2...1

Does no one realize it's the job of the cops to enforce the laws not make them. If they pick and choose then what's the point. We have laws they enforce them. End of story. If your gonna gripe then gripe about the idiotic laws passed not those enforcing them.

Anonymous said...

Disobey this!!

Hippies have no respect so hippies will be taught respect.

Anonymous said...

You do realize that one of these"hippies" is a veteran, in fact a former Marine. I think we need to be a little less quick to use the derogatory term "hippie".

Anonymous said...

I didn't even know hippies still existed. I thought they were now just "unemployed folks".

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

12:46

There's a thing called discretion- and cops have the choice to use a little of it. Moron.

Anonymous said...

shutup hippie. And get a job.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Triple fake hit the nail on the head. You have a right to be a doofus and "silent dance" inside a heavily visited National Monument until it becomes a distraction and interferes with everyone elses right to enjoy said monument.

Anonymous said...

Did anybody notice the first guy they got had a "Code Pink" tee shirt on? That right there tells you everything you need to know about their little "protest".
The Code Pinkers (Pinkos) are virulently anti-American, for starters...

Anonymous said...

get a haircudt!!!!!!
hippie trash!!!!

Jack Daniels said...

Taz em, Bro.

Anonymous said...

Any day that a dirty hippie gets his face mashed into some concrete is a good day for me.

Anonymous said...

Hippie? Hey I lived the '60's and I know a hippie when I see one. I saw know hippies in this clip. Just law breakers. Do the crime, pay the time or in this case a body slam if you resist.

Anonymous said...

I believe the 151 hippie must have had a few run ins with some of those corrupt nazi stomping Gestapo police. Jackwagon.

Anonymous said...

I was waiting to be rick rolled with this video......

Anonymous said...

That was techically not the Safety Dance........

Anonymous said...

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" - Thomas Jefferson. If you really want to do something about this, then call your Senator or Representative... (go to Govtrack, click on Congress Members and type in the your zip code)... and express your opinions to them on why the law should be changed. Also, go here... http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/home.nsf/content/VL+-+Judge+-+TBG ... call the judge who made this ruling (THOMAS B. GRIFFITH (202) 216-7170 ) to express your opinions about the law, and then follow the Circuit Rules under operating procedures to fight this new law. Personally, I think Thomas Jefferson would prefer people dancing, laughing and kissing at his memorial than the sight of police thugs squelching freedom of expression. DO SOMETHING PEOPLE!!!

Anonymous said...

a job well done by the officers...
just sayin'

Anonymous said...

I personally love it when three cops are sitting on a guy that has his face smashed into the concrete and they constantly scream
"stop resisting, stop resisting". The I realized they scream that because its what the lawyers tell them to scream. The legal system is a complex arrangement of smoke and mirrors based on manipulation and concocted "facts". BTW, you can find lawyers at $300 per hour to help you manuever the mirrors and the person with the most money can hire the more unethical lawyer for a near-guaranteed victory. Our society is sick.