Wednesday, December 15, 2021

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Vaccine



Along with the right to be free of unreasonable search and seizure (Amendment IV), for a speedy and public trial (Amendment VI), to worship freely (Amendment I), and to arm bears (Amendment II), we now have the right to eat cheesecake where and when we please.   On Tuesday evening in Queens, NY, according to an employee of the Cheesecake Factory, a "large group" of people

walked into the restaurant and asked to be seated, at which point she requested that they show proof of vaccination, per NYC's indoor dining mandate.

The group, however, refused, and then barged into the restaurant, sitting down at several tables, videos show. They still refused to leave after being asked several times, according to the NYPD....

One of the protesters responded by saying that the group was not trespassing but just trying to "access the business and the services" of the Cheesecake Factory.

After some back and forth, police began escorting protesters who refused to leave out of the restaurant, as people shouted that the police were "Nazis" and that they were enforcing "segregation;" the protest had been called a "sit-in," in reference to civil rights protest in the 1960s.

"The manger is asking you to leave, that's their decision. If you guys refuse to leave we're going to give you every opportunity to leave but if you eventually refuse to leave when we tell you to leave we will be arresting you," one officer told group members in a video of the incident.

One of the protesters responded by saying that the group was not trespassing but just trying to "access the business and the services" of the Cheesecake Factory.

After some back and forth, police began escorting protesters who refused to leave out of the restaurant, as people shouted that the police were "Nazis" and that they were enforcing "segregation;" the protest had been called a "sit-in," in reference to civil rights protest in the 1960s.

Evidently, the lawbreakers were not constitutional law experts and

Footage posted to Twitter showed the demonstrators telling police that they were not trespassing on-site and that the arrests would be illegitimate. In one clip, the protesters seemingly compared the police to "Nazis" and described the actions as "segregation" and "discrimination.


Police arrested, peacefully, six men almost three hours after responding to the incident, which attested to their extreme patience, commitment to de-escalation techniques, and willingness to be compared to Herman Goebbels. Also, to the aptly named Bull Connor:


 

 


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