November 18, 2012

Pentagon using new technique to suppress dissent

Privacy SOS - The Department of Defense and police in the area around the Hancock Air Field near Syracuse, NY appear to have implemented a novel method of stifling anti-drone war dissent.

The authorities have issued "protective orders" barring a number of antiwar activists from going anywhere near the base, including those areas that have been designated "free speech" zones for protest. Bizarrely, the protective orders are supposedly meant to guard a named soldier at the base, Earl A. Evans. None of the targeted activists have ever heard of Evans, let alone harassed or intimidated him with their non-violent antiwar activism. From David Swanson’s account:
    When nonviolent activist Paul Frazier asked if the order to stay away from the base included staying away from the weekly permitted demonstration area across the street from the base, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Daily said that if the “victim,” Evans, finds it irritating then yes it would be a violation.  Sheriff’s Dept. Deputy Ferazolli then said, “I will do one better.  If I see you there I will arrest you, and it will be a felony.”


Dan Lynch said...

Link is bad. Correct link here:

Hate protection orders, period. Wrong in so many ways.

Strelnikov said...

How you trip them up: find out if that soldier/aircrewman is actually stationed at that base, or if he exists at all. I think the answers will be interesting.

Anonymous said...

The American military, destroying freedom in order to save it.

There's a real good reason why our Founding Fathers warned us against "standing armies".