AlterNet / By Steven Rosenfeld
5 Freedom-Killing Tactics Police Will Use to Crack Down on Protests in 2012
Across America many cities and police forces are eyeing new ways to crack down on protesters.
March 16, 2012
The First Amendment right to assemble and protest is going to get a black eye in 2012—as it has every time there has been an upsurge in America’s social justice movements.
Already in city after city, protesters and civil rights lawyers are troubled by proposed and newly enacted anti-protest rules, many of which are likely to be found unconstitutional if they have their day in court. In the meantime mayors, police and in some cases federal agencies are making detailed plans to thwart protests at local and national events.