First Amendment lawsuit in Seattle

It is getting harder every day to tell the difference between the Babylon Bee and real news.

Five members of Black Lives Matter filed a suit against Seattle on Monday, saying the Seattle Police Department’s crowd control techniques have required them to purchase expensive protective gear, essentially pricing them out of practicing their First Amendment rights.

Because rioting is protected by the First Amendment.

“Because protesters now must purchase expensive equipment to be assured that they will be able to protest safely, the indiscriminate use of weapons by SPD implicates equal protection,” the suit says.

The suit alleges it is necessary to purchase helmets, gas masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas, and other similar gear and argues that the necessity of the equipment places an undue burden on those practicing their First Amendment rights.

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8 thoughts on “First Amendment lawsuit in Seattle”

  1. “helmets, gas masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves, boots, umbrellas, and other similar gear”

    … 1) Matériel must be declared mandatory at all riots. Violation is to be a felony punishable by minimum five years in prison without possibility of parole.

    … 2) All persons receiving Welfare, Food Stamps, or any other form of mandated central charity – except for Social Security and Medicare – will be additionally awarded $999.95/month for such matériel, the First Amendment Protection Act.

    https://www.breitbart.com/news/see-you-in-court-aclu-files-nearly-400-cases-versus-trump/
    … Other clown cars of corruption and sedition are coming right at you.

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  2. If people were not getting hurt and killed, if businesses and private properties were not getting looted destroyed and burned, this would almost be funny. (can’t protest because they can’t afford shields and battle gear.)

    There is a big difference in riots and peaceful protests, just look it up in any dictionary.

    You do not need battle gear in a peaceful protest.

    If it were me, these people in their battle gear, at so-called peaceful protests, would be rounded up, placed on an old ship, towed out to sea and then have that ship used for target practice.

    They and their influence would be taken out of the gene pool.

    Brings to mind a book by Robert A. Heinlen, “The Number Of The Beast”. ( ISBN: 0-449-13070-3 )

    One part of that Science Fiction book had them visiting an alternate universe that was nearly identical to ours, but more idyllic. The reason being is that, (please pardon me Ratburger Attorneys), there are no lawyers. Nearly no crime, but there are courts. One instance recalled in the book where someone lost a leg because of an accident, the punishment assigned by the court was that the accused after being convicted, was to be staked to the road where the original accident occurred and his leg would be run over by a vehicle. After the amount of time it took an ambulance to respond to the original accident, even though they were present this time, elapsed, the medics responded and without anesthetic, amputated the leg on the spot.

    Makes one think, if we did that today….. Well you imagine the outcome.

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  3. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

    Now, looking at the First Amendment there is one word (I won’t say which one) where, if you follow that part of the amendment, you probably won’t need to wear protective gear.

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  4. Vance:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

    Now, looking at the First Amendment there is one word (I won’t say which one) where, if you follow that part of the amendment, you probably won’t need to wear protective gear.

    You must have missed the video that made the rounds last week.   It was when word got out that some of Seattle’s “Peaceful Protesters” were headed to the Police Chief’s house.  Her neighbors mustered to defend her house and their neighborhood.  The video shows a protester leaving and whining, with determined homeowners in the background.  “We’re peaceful protesters!  You pointed a gun at me!”

    The homeowner’s wife is heard to shout “That’s why you’re peaceful.”

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