just read something I found a bit disturbing on wired.com… the protesters that are expected to show up for the Democratic National Convention this week are free to protest, so long as they do it from inside a rather scary ‘cage-like’ structure more than 2 blocks away.
it’s unbelievable really, to look at the photos here… THIS is the kind of thing I would have expected to see in some other country non-free (Soviet Russia perhaps?) but not here in the US. It’s a bit creepy really. “yeah, go ahead, you’re ‘free’ to protest, but you have to do it way over there, behind a razor-wire covered wall, with surveillance cameras watching your every move… go right ahead!”
Hooray Secret Service and Boston Police!