Un-freaking-believable... You can now be arrested for your choice of attire.

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    So much for the "land of the free", I guess. I would hope that even the Libertarian-types around here would be a little outraged at this.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/31/sheehan.arrest/index.html

    Sheehan arrested in House gallery

    Tuesday, January 31, 2006; Posted: 10:46 p.m. EST (03:46 GMT)

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Peace activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Tuesday in the House gallery after refusing to cover up a T-shirt bearing an anti-war slogan before President Bush's State of the Union address.

    "She was asked to cover it up. She did not," said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman, adding that Sheehan was arrested for unlawful conduct, a misdemeanor.

    The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail, Schneider said.
     
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    It's the federal government, not a hoedown. There's a dress code, and a t-shirt doesn't fit the dress code, no matter what it says on it. Sheehan, being the exhibitionist media whore she is, chose to violate the dress code, probably hoping she would be arrested so she could claim it was because of what the shirt said.
     
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    Obviously, she doesn't have sense enough to dress appropriately. Of course, she also doesn't know how to behave appropriately, so it's no surprise. I hope she kicked up enough fuss to get a year.
     
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    Hey Get this, you can be arrested for yelling FIRE in a public place, or being nude too!
    What's the Country coming to, rules? Go figure. :funnyface
     
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    there are restaurants that require coat tie and dress slacks as well....get over yourself
     
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    So I can now be arrested for breaking dress code? Wow, I guess kicking you out of the building is not enough when you are a liberal? You gotta lock us in Jail too with up to a year in prison?

    What a great country Bush has truned this into.
     
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    Ive never been arrested for that:)
     
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    she breaks the law and it is bush's fault.....let me guess your life sucks but it ain't your fault
     
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    Yeah, let's restrict anti-federal government speech, even when peaceful and discreet. It's not like she threw up a big sign and started screaming. And if they wanted, they could have escorted her out. Arrest is just outrageous.
     
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    What law? That's the point. Dress code isn't against the law. Kick her out, but trying to arrest her for wearing an anti-war shrit is a different story all together.
     

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