Will New York City be without Freedom of Assembly
Now that the NYPD has required processions of 50 or more "on foot, bicycle, or other 'devices moved by human power,'" per the Sun, people are getting ready for a rumble. At a rally yesterday, activists asked the City Council to stop this ridiculous rule from taking place.
The City Bar Association's Peter T. Barbur wondered to amNew York, "Does this mean that if you are on a school trip and crossed the trip as a group, you would need a parade permit?" Man, we guess you start narcing on those slow second graders starting February 25. And tourist groups. What about throngs of people just walking in the same direction to, say, Penn Station? The penalty for not getting a permit is up to 10 days in jail and a $25 fine.