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Tuesday, December 13, 2005


According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the guy who was arrested at the protest wasn't drinking iced tea, he was drinking lemonade. I'll go with the Inky's version since they had more time to interview witnesses than I did. And they say bloggers have no journalistic ethics.

The Inky also says that the guy who tried to intercede on the criminal lemonade drinker's behalf was his brother, so presumably it was his 3 year old nephew who the cops almost killed in their zeal to protect us from dangerous consumers of lemonade. The lemonade terrorist was charged with assaulting a police officer. However, the reality-based version of this incident is that the police assaulted him.

In a democracy, the police do not arbitrarily assault and arrest peaceful citizens who are expressing dissenting opinions. Is Philadelphia part of a democracy? Just asking.

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