one thing i learned in law school some 25 years ago was, "a right without a remedy is no right at all."
a protest that did not happen because the police took you to jail. there is no remedy in courts. there is no remedy human mind could conceive.
the same goes for a political convention. In Spades! The police response was irresponsible. They truly are just thugs. Simple concepts of criminal law would have allowed no arrests, much less a helicopter. The proper response from the dispatcher should have been, "This is a Republican Party caucus? You want us to kick people out before the rental time period is up? We'll send one officer over but that's it." Then send a senior officer who has been around to truly size up the situation.
The concept of trespass involves someone (this is texas law--but similar to all 50 states) in a place 'that has a barrier obviously designed to exclude intruders' OR you're in a place for which express notice has been given that your presence is forbidden. as i understand from Bryce's Report is that they were in a rented school building, they had not concluded the caucus business, and therefore, had to leave??? that makes no sense from a legal standpoint.
Yes, I'd like to see legal action but please realize, legal action won't happen for a year or two, (IF there's some aggressive lawyer with funds to fight the battle). Besides, how could some court case a year from now change the outcome of the November election? The delegates that go to county, state, national conventions will cast votes in *stone.* No, my friend, legal action after an election is purely academic. Patriots need to act now.
"The more laws we make, the more snares we lay to entrap ourselves."
- Sir Francis Bacon, Nov. 1, 1601
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