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  1. twpaige

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    Arrested in a restricted area. Good for the police.
     
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    I missed the part about them being in a restricted area. I'll have to read the article again.
     
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    That is the reason we have to be careful about reading just headlines -]

    The pastors were NOT arrested for praying, they were arrested for being in a restricted area.

    As Paul Harvey use to say, "The rest of the Story"

    Always remember the 5 "W's"

    Now Bill thinks it was good for the Police to arrest them. What I would like to know is did the cops recommend the people (aka pastors) to leave first, or did they "arrest first - ask questions later"

    I would agree if they were causing a ruckus - arrest, but only praying - often a waring is sufficient.

    Not enough info in the story to make a good "Monday morning quarterback call" - but my gut feeling says the cops were a bit too hasty

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    The article says they were warned three times before they were arrested for being in a restricted area. I'd like to know more about this 'restricted area' personally, was it some grass just off of a sidewalk or what? For some reason I just can't see pastors breaking into a sensitive area to pray or purposefully entering a dangerous area to do the same.

    It's kind of a mysterious term they're using, "restricted area", making it sound like these pastors may have forced their way somewhere they weren't supposed to be.

    I'll have to research this more.

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    There is a variety of places where people will be arrested if they pass a certain point. The Tomb of the Unknown has areas that you are unable to go legally.

    But if they allowed these men to stay after they had been warned 3 times, there would be all sorts of groups and people there.

    I do appreciate the bravery of these men. Maybe if they were praying TO President Obama, the arrests might not be made.
     
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    95% of all the police officers I know avoid doing paperwork like the plague. Arresting people is mostly a waste of time.
     
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    I agree, Marcia! That was the main point of my creating the thread... funny how it ended up being all about how the pastors deserved to be arrested. *boggle*

    I'm -very- interested in finding out what goes on with this on Friday.
     
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    Me, too.

    I read today's Wash Post and didn't see anything on this, unless I missed it.
     

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