T-Shirts Don’t Kill, Only People Do

There was a little incident at the SOTU tonight. . .

[Cindy] Sheehan, who was invited to attend the [SOTU] speech by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. The charge was later changed to unlawful conduct, Schneider said. [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

There was a little incident at the SOTU tonight. . .

[Cindy] Sheehan, who was invited to attend the [SOTU] speech by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. The charge was later changed to unlawful conduct, Schneider said. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Sheehan was taken in handcuffs from the Capitol to police headquarters a few blocks away. Her case was processed as Bush spoke.

Schneider said Sheehan had worn a T-shirt with an anti-war slogan to the speech and covered it up until she took her seat. Police warned her that such displays were not allowed, but she did not respond, the spokeswoman said.

Police handcuffed Sheehan and removed her from the gallery before Bush arrived. Sheehan was to be released on her own recognizance, Schneider said.

If T-Shirts are banned, only criminals will wear T-Shirts.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 by Richard Blair |

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