VIDEO: Police Body-Slam and Arrest Dancers at Jefferson Memorial
Several individuals were brutally man-handled, body-slammed, and placed under arrest by police at the Jefferson Memorial for simply dancing. We’re not talking about a big dance number here; we’re talking about standing in a spot and moving rhythmically, as if dancing, without even a musical accompaniment. Not as a group in some sort of mass demonstration. Just as an individual, standing in place, moving rhythmically as if listening to a great song on their iPod.
One couple was standing in a loose embrace, rocking back and forth, slowly, then gave each other a kiss, and were immediately grabbed, pulled apart, hand-cuffed, and placed under arrest. That was their crime.
This is not a joke. This is not a spoof using actors. If the threat of terrorism against American’s has truly been because terrorists hate America’s freedom, this video should solve the problem immediately. Although we all know that isn’t the case, this video does make a mockery of the supposed freedom and liberty of Americans.
The confidence that the police show in their actions, even while they know that they are being filmed, should be a wake-up call. These ‘trained’ police officers don’t hesitate to physically molest peaceful citizens. None of them speaks up to question their course of action. They have been trained, and, as a result of that training, they believed that what they were doing was precisely the right thing. That is the most frightening and illuminating part of this video.
The following video is an interview with Adam Kokesh, the man who was body-slammed for dancing… or something like dancing, anyway.
And now, today, June 4, 2011, the only appropriate response!
Still not a blip on the main stream media radar. Perhaps if it was a family of unemployed corporate shills driving a bus across America trying to raise money, or the possible picture of a politician’s tighty-whities, or something else of such obvious import…
‘Judge’ Napolitano, Of Fox News Business, did a full segment including video of the abuse and an interview with Adam Kokesh plugging the event on Saturday, June 4.