Tea party" activists successfully lobbied security officials in Raleigh, N.C., last Thursday to reverse a ban on carrying full-sized flagpoles and signs at a tax day rally. Antiwar protesters, however, argue that they're often not afforded such luxuries.Do tea party activists get preferential treatment from law enforcement officials? They have been able to carry guns to anti-Obama rallies, critics note, suggesting that there is a double standard.What do you think?
I suppose it depends on where the protest is. I am reminded of this Acorn protest in Baton Rouge, however, where protesters were not even allowed to speak to each other.
The video of the protest in New Orleans that led to the attack on Allee Bautsch and Joe Brown was frightening. I'd have been terrified. These people look much scarier to me than any Tea Party protesters and look to be interfering with the business of a private establishment.
Do the people in the picture above look scary to you? Do they look like they've been given special treatment?