83 Year Old Female Protester Arrested Outside Dick Cheney's House

700,000 people marched in France today for freedom and to show their solidarity with the victims of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris.

In Suburban Washington, Code Pink and Witness Against Torture led about 20 people in a protest tour against torture, during which they went to the homes of torture apologists. Two protesters were arrested outside Dick Cheney's house. One was an 83 year old female. Police said she was inside the fence on his property and refused to leave.

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin disputed the police account, telling CNN, "The police asked us to move to the street, so we did. And they arbitrarily arrested two of us."

Is it that the 83 year old didn't move quickly enough for police? I hope not. That would be unacceptable age discrimination.

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    700 K (5.00 / 3) (#4)
    by FlJoe on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 09:20:03 AM EST
    protesting terrorism. Twenty against torture........ sigh.

    Significant turnout today. (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by EL seattle on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 12:55:42 PM EST
    In Paris on Sunday.

    (from twitter.)

    Didn't know that R. Crumb has lived in France (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by Peter G on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 05:19:12 PM EST
    since 1991.  Here are his comments and reaction.

    One takeaway: Crumb on the state (5.00 / 2) (#13)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 07:37:58 PM EST
    of American journalism:

    You don't have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That's what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations. And a dwindling number of actual reporters and journalists.

    LOL. (none / 0) (#9)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 06:01:37 PM EST
    That I did know.

    If you look closely at the right side of that page (none / 0) (#10)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 06:11:17 PM EST
    under trending, you will see first sighting of a sea change in American Journalism, in the title of a New York Observer editorial.

    I'm not gonna spell it out.  It is common vernacular in the U.K., never, ever, ever, and I mean never, used here in polite conversation.


    LOL (none / 0) (#12)
    by The Addams Family on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 06:38:41 PM EST
    possibly picking up on the very common use (in France) of con, which basically has come to mean "moron" or "moronic" - the novelist Michel Houellebecq has called Islam the most con of religions, and a cover of Charlie Hebdo had the Prophet lamenting how hard it is to be loved by cons

    "arrest outside Cheney's house." (5.00 / 4) (#6)
    by KeysDan on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 02:19:41 PM EST
    Wrong arrest.  It should have been the owner, inside the house.

    Mad Dog Cheney was probably inside, (none / 0) (#7)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 02:29:14 PM EST
    glaring out at them with his dead flat shark eyes, polishing his shotgun, trying to figure out how to get them to come on one of his caged bird drinkin' and shootin' parties.

    Your hopes are granted. (2.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Jim in St Louis on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 05:53:56 AM EST
    Since this 83 y/o protestor has been arrested for trespass enough times to actually have her own wiki page I think that you can back off from your claim that the police hustled some sweet old woman off to jail because she could not shuffle quick enough.

    Eve Tetaz (none / 0) (#14)
    by jbindc on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 07:50:39 AM EST
    goose and gander (none / 0) (#1)
    by thomas rogan on Sat Jan 10, 2015 at 10:54:24 PM EST
    Would there be the same reflex suspicion of the police if it were a Tea Party wingnut leading a "protest tour" and trespassing on the property containing Eric Holder's house or Elizabeth Warren's house?

    Yes (5.00 / 5) (#3)
    by Yman on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 08:52:26 AM EST
    Anything else?