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
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
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
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint
@AngryBlackLady : I think people like us educating occupiers about how activism helped bring about the New Deal is next logical step
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint
@AngryBlackLady : New Deal gives us a model I think more relevant than 60s activism. Labor,socialist parties scared elites into concessions
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint
@AngryBlackLady : so i'm down there explaining that organization, structure, order, rules, arrangememt are not intrinsically evil
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
Tanjint Wiggy @Tanjint
@AngryBlackLady : but that's gonna take people like us, with one foot on the streets and one foot in academia
@el_saborange
@Tanjint @AngryBlackLady You guys should give it the Tea Party treatment. Don't you understand working with people you generally agree w/?
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.
@el_saborange
@AngryBlackLady @Tanjint Then let them do their thing. You do your thing. Focus on the right wing. Help build an institutional movement.
Imani Gandy 🔥 @AngryBlackLady
@el_saborange @Tanjint I find it frustrating that the message is being lost in what I see as a sideshow.
@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.
Imani Gandy 🔥 @AngryBlackLady
@el_saborange @Tanjint The 2 month permanent occupations were wonderful for changing the nat’l conversation. now what’s next?!
@el_saborange
@AngryBlackLady @Tanjint I am only suggesting most people protesting are not grifters like Michael Moore & we should all respect each other.
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
Imani Gandy 🔥 @AngryBlackLady
I love these clowns who are telling me to read the constitution. Uninformed jackasses.
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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