Saturday, March 10, 2012

So Called Progressive Preident Signs Yet More Fascist Law

Obama signs anti-protest Trespass Bill

"Only days after clearing Congress, US President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events — essentially criminalizing protest in the States.

RT broke the news last month that H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, had overwhelmingly passed the US House of Representatives after only three lawmakers voted against it. On Thursday this week, President Obama inked his name to the legislation and authorized the government to start enforcing a law that has many Americans concerned over how the bill could bury the rights to assemble and protest as guaranteed in the US Constitution.

Under H.R. 347, which has more commonly been labeled the Trespass Bill by Congress, knowingly entering a restricted area that is under the jurisdiction of Secret Service protection can garner an arrest. The law is actually only a slight change to earlier legislation that made it an offense to knowingly and willfully commit such a crime. Under the Trespass Bill’s latest language chance, however, someone could end up in law enforcement custody for entering an area that they don’t realize is Secret Service protected and “engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct” or “impede[s] or disrupt[s] the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions.

All this legalese is created to muddy the waters, intentionally giving the fascists carte blanch to decide whatever and whoever they want to criminalize. You see, the forces that decide you need to be rounded up are the same fucks who decide the situation is so dire that nebulous laws need to be enforced. i.e., they will now make it up as they go along.
The situation is so sick it's beyond belief.


Blogger michael tew said...

Looks like TPTB are getting ready for a showdown at the G8 meeting. Maybe they moved it to Camp David so there would be an unambiguous opportunity to arrest all the occupy protesters with this new law.

10/3/12 9:18 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Good point michael.
Our Imperial Overseers cannot be wearied of looking out upon discontent rabble, and soon enough we'll need to lower our countenances as they pass by lest their sergeants at arms punish us for impertinence.

10/3/12 11:26 AM  

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