ABL's Thoughts On #OWS and the First Amendment

I put this together because people seem to misunderstand my position on #OWS, and then I get hit with "either you're with us or against us," and then I start setting small controlled fires because WTF!? My argument is backed up by facts, logic, and case law. And, ultimately my point is about #OWSRead More
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Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

Seems to me that #ows is becoming about the right to camp indefinitely than about income inequality & overreaching by Wall Street. #p2 #tfy

14/11/2011 01:29:03 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

Homeless activists tried to camp in nat’l park in 80s; SCOTUS ruled “no.” This camping thing is a dead fucking end. MOVE ON. #ows #p2 #TFY

16/11/2011 00:11:15 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

Maybe NYC’s rules are diff. than fed’s. Maybe Zucotti stays. But then what? Wait for a state by state ruling on camping? WHY?! #p2

16/11/2011 00:15:26 WIB
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint

@AngryBlackLady : I think people like us educating occupiers about how activism helped bring about the New Deal is next logical step

16/11/2011 00:16:29 WIB
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint

@AngryBlackLady : New Deal gives us a model I think more relevant than 60s activism. Labor,socialist parties scared elites into concessions

16/11/2011 00:17:48 WIB
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint

@AngryBlackLady : so i'm down there explaining that organization, structure, order, rules, arrangememt are not intrinsically evil

16/11/2011 00:19:31 WIB
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint

@AngryBlackLady : also trying to coach people to antagonize cops less, told you bout that the other day. These are next steps I think

16/11/2011 00:21:33 WIB
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint

@AngryBlackLady : but that's gonna take people like us, with one foot on the streets and one foot in academia

16/11/2011 00:22:29 WIB
@el_saborange

@Tanjint @AngryBlackLady You guys should give it the Tea Party treatment. Don't you understand working with people you generally agree w/?

16/11/2011 00:05:12 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

@el_saborange @Tanjint the reason i’m so vocal about this camping thing is because #ows is losing focus on what they said this was about.

16/11/2011 00:12:25 WIB
@el_saborange

@AngryBlackLady @Tanjint Then let them do their thing. You do your thing. Focus on the right wing. Help build an institutional movement.

16/11/2011 00:11:30 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

@el_saborange @Tanjint I find it frustrating that the message is being lost in what I see as a sideshow.

16/11/2011 00:13:09 WIB
@el_saborange

@AngryBlackLady @Tanjint All true. We both know that 2012 is where this thing is going. The anger and frustration aren't going anywhere.

16/11/2011 00:17:25 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

@el_saborange @Tanjint The 2 month permanent occupations were wonderful for changing the nat’l conversation. now what’s next?!

16/11/2011 00:13:45 WIB
@el_saborange

@AngryBlackLady @Tanjint I am only suggesting most people protesting are not grifters like Michael Moore & we should all respect each other.

16/11/2011 00:18:27 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

@everylifeworthy You do not have a right to protest in any manner you choose at any time. Maybe if you read 1A cases you’d know that. #ows

16/11/2011 00:20:43 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

I love these clowns who are telling me to read the constitution. Uninformed jackasses.

16/11/2011 00:21:05 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

Clark, Secretary of the Interior, et al. V. Community Creative Non-Violence et al., 468 U.S. 288 (1984) #ows #p2 #TFY

16/11/2011 00:22:21 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

The Supreme Court issued its decision on June 29, 1984 and in a 7-2 majority vote in favor of the National Parks ► #p2 #TFY #ows (1/8)

16/11/2011 00:26:57 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

Service, it was held that the regulations did not violate the First Amendment. The Court stressed that expression ► #p2 #TFY #ows (2/8)

16/11/2011 00:26:57 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

is subject to reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions, also that the means of the protest went against the ► #p2 #TFY #ows (3/8)

16/11/2011 00:26:58 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

government's interest in maintaining the condition of the national parks. The Court felt that the protest was not ► #p2 #TFY #ows (4/8)

16/11/2011 00:26:58 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

being threatened all together and that it could take place in a park where sleeping was permitted. In essence ► #p2 #TFY #ows (5/8)

16/11/2011 00:26:59 WIB
Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 @AngryBlackLady

because the demonstrators could find alternative ways of voicing their message their First Amendment right was safe ► #p2 #TFY #ows (6/8)

16/11/2011 00:27:00 WIB
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