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NFT: A non-political question about "peaceful assembly"

Beezer : 9/6/2017 5:00 pm
I've read some online, but haven't seen what I'm looking for. Wanted to see if anyone hear had an idea.

Specific example - the group "shutting down Midtown Manhattan" protesting over recent decisions related to DACA.

Again, no politics please ... just looking to find out what the lines are regarding assembly.

Is it legal for folks to sit arm-in-arm across intersections blocking traffic? I saw one video where this was happening and police officers were attempting to get them to the sidewalks but many were sitting with zero intention of moving.

What's the legal limit there? Could the police arrest these folks for stopping others from living their lives, doing their jobs, travelling, etc?
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idiotsavant : 9/6/2017 5:07 pm : link
uh.....







...no comment?
I'm sure arresting them in possible  
BlackLight : 9/6/2017 5:11 pm : link
though I tend to think the po-po would rather not go that way.
Beez  
Giantology : 9/6/2017 5:12 pm : link
You're smart enough to know this thread will get deleted.
IMO, peaceful assembly  
mrvax : 9/6/2017 5:21 pm : link
should not include people interfering with the civil rights of others. That would include blocking roads.
You need a permit  
section125 : 9/6/2017 5:27 pm : link
to march. So blocking intersections is definitely illegal.
RE: IMO, peaceful assembly  
Deej : 9/6/2017 5:31 pm : link
In comment 13586564 mrvax said:
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should not include people interfering with the civil rights of others. That would include blocking roads.


I dont think you know what "civil rights" means.
RE: Beez  
Chris in Philly : 9/6/2017 5:47 pm : link
In comment 13586556 Giantology said:
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You're smart enough to know this thread will get deleted.


RE: RE: IMO, peaceful assembly  
allstarjim : 9/6/2017 5:49 pm : link
In comment 13586580 Deej said:
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In comment 13586564 mrvax said:


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should not include people interfering with the civil rights of others. That would include blocking roads.



I dont think you know what "civil rights" means.


Freedom of movement is a civil right.
Courts, up to the Supreme Court,  
Mad Mike : 9/6/2017 5:50 pm : link
have recognized the government's right to restrict the time, place and manner of peaceful assembly, including requiring permits. I think any (or at least most) people, and certainly any Court, would consider an assembly that involved blocking traffic to be something that requires a permit, and there are court decisions which have ruled just that, that blocking traffic without a permit does not fall under legal peaceful assembly.

Obviously the only options when protesters are blocking  
732NYG : 9/6/2017 6:17 pm : link
the road are to either run them over or maybe pick another fucking road.
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