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Friday, April 09, 2010

Central States News: 12-Year-Old and Her Mother Arrested in Des Moines For War Protest



T
he DES MOINES REGISTER article didn't say WHICH war that 12-year-old Frankie Hughes was protesting- Iraq or Afghansitan- regardless- the girl was arrested for "trespassing" after refusing to leave Senator Tom Harkin's office in Des Moines IA..


Also- I didn't know Sen. Harkin's office was "an arena-" much less a "criminal" one!

A 53-year-old woman was also arrested- as well as Frankie's mother- 49-year-old Renee Lynn Espeland.

Espeland was charged with "contributing to the delinquency of a minor" regarding her daughter's arrest.

Gee- I didn't know that an American citizen's right of peaceful protest was considered "contributing to the delinquency of a minor-" but in many ways- today's America barely resembles the country I was brought-up in.


Which- BTW- is falling apart and dying as I type....

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