Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

He Should Have Burned a Flag

Nobody would believe me if I tried to make this up, but, a man was arrested in New York City for reciting the First Amendment.

Reverend Billy says he wants the New York Police Department to get right with the Constitution.

The performance artist — a cross between a street-corner preacher and an Elvis impersonator (but blond) — was arrested on harassment charges last week while reciting the First Amendment through a megaphone in Manhattan's Union Square. On Monday, he donned his trademark white suit and returned to the scene of his alleged sin to demand that police repent.

"It feels so good to be back on the very spot where I was denied my First Amendment rights by reciting the First Amendment," he told reporters over the din of an NYPD helicopter hovering overhead.

Have a happy Fourth celebrating your freedom!

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