Next Altanta picket. Bring your parents (and grandparents if you can). Designate someones granny as the leader and giver her a bullhorn. Then see the cops dare arrest her. Take a few American flags and remind those cops what its all about.
We did. We had a huge 6 foot American flag and lots of little ones. They were ignored. We lost what the USA (is/was) about some time around eight years ago. I imagine from reading the news coming out of the UK, you guys are probably feeling the same thing.
The next protest could be a challenge. In the Entrib local forum there were a couple times rogues came in posting hostile messages. The group immediately stomped on them with the peaceful message. But now with Dekalb first creating then escalating tensions it's difficult to tell where it might lead. Hopefully a gap between picket events will allow time for the tensions to resolve. After such an epic (and fun) 2/10, I have to tell you 3/15 in Dekalb was a buzz-kill. Abet productive in that this is PR a million ($$) couldn't buy but the picket itself just didn't seem as fun.
As far as I can tell I haven't seen anything posted about the April Operation Reconnect involving a picket. Have I missed the release or will April be more of a media event? Has anyone heard when the next picket is planned world wide? If it is April 17th we've got work to do.
The permit issue is still a problem. My impression is they don't have or issue permits for a single citizen who wants to be at a certain location at a certain time. That, I'm learning when it was tried the ACLU out here has got the need for an individual to get a permit to protest squashed as unconstitutional. Only "organizations" planning events need one. Well... that's a problem.
I've volunteered to act as a messenger. A point of contact go-between if they had questions but they read the forums and know as much as I do. Outside being a messenger no single person is, or can act as a leader especially of a group that doesn't even fusking exist. The police can't issue a permit for a group that doesn't exist with a leaders name who isn't one and, they don't issue them to individuals. It's a catch 22. How it's going to resolve itself is yet to be seen.
I'm going to contact the ACLU and ask if they'd be interested sending a couple lawyers to the next event. Maybe that will solve the problem. That and Georgia is a one-party notification State for recording phone calls. The next protest I will call to get issued a personal protest permit. I will record them telling me one is not required. The bait and switch they did telling people they didn't need a permit, then arresting them for not having one will only work *once*. Actually it didn't work once, the charges will be thrown out of court. But with the recording, next time they'll be open to malicious prosecution civil charges.
The challenge with the next picket might be, assuming Dekalb plans on escalating it even further, will be remaining beyond reproach so not to give anonymous a bad name.