I like listening to baseball on the radio. I just wish it wasn’t on KSTP1500. I got in my car this morning, after having the baseball game on in my car last night, and was exposed to some strange radio show with scary sounding background music, and a man talking in a low, slow voice about, 20% unemployment coming, banks failing, socialism, and ranting about Obama’s nearly police state expanding to martial law where no lover of the constitution has any freedoms. The simplest thing to say is it was strange.
That was odd, and made me long for the days of turning on the car to a gardening or money show on WCCO. But that police state comment got me thinking though about a story I read on Daily Kos about a week ago. It was called “We are not disturbing the peace, we are disturbing the war.” It is a scary story about the Burnsville Police Department attempting to suppress the right of free speech for a group of peaceful war protestors.”
The story revolves around protesters with a “Honk for Peace” sign. The Burnsville police apparently, tired of the several year weekly protests, recently threatened legal action against the protesters holding the sign for encouraging an illegal activity, the honking of horns.
Since there is no law against holding a harmless sign, the police decided to target the occasional motorist who honked. The Burnsville police began pulling over motorists who support the peace protestors. A few people who supported the protestors with a simple honk even received tickets! Unbelievable!
Luckily the ACLU got involved and the Burnsville PD calmed down, but they were seen recently photographing the protests and recording license plate number of protestors. Why would they be doing that, other than planning some sort of retaliation? I am not a conspiracy freak, but there is obviously a partisan agenda percolating in the Burnsville police department…