Sunday, July 11, 2004

Another Kind of Emergency: the Drowning of Dissent

A Federal Emergency Management Agency employee and her husband were removed in handcuffs from the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol and ticketed for trespassing when they wore “Love America, Hate Bush” T-shirts to a publicly funded Presidential July 4th rally. They were summonsed to appear in court, and Nicole's Federal Emergency Management boss sent her back to Texas. FEMA won't say if she has been fired. She worked for FEMA intermittently as needed and had been deployed in W.Va. to help in the aftermath of severe flooding.

"Dozens" of rally attendees "wore pro-Bush T-shirts and Bush-Cheney campaign buttons, some of which were sold on the Capitol grounds outside the security screening stations."


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