Mar 13, 2016

Commentary: Trump on arrest records.

"I hope these guys get thrown into a jail," Trump said during a rally at a historic theater in Kansas City on Saturday night that was repeatedly interrupted by protesters. "They'll never do it again. It'll destroy their record. They'll have to explain to mom and dad why they have a police record and why they can't get a job. And you know what? I'm going to start pressing charges against all of these people. And then we won't have a problem."

                                                         Potential POTUS Trump
                                                         Washington Post



To name just a few:

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR...January 1956...King drove home on Thursday afternoon with church secretary Lilie Thomas and a Morehouse friend, Robert Williams. On the way King picked up a few passengers at a carpool station and was questioned by the police. Two motorcycle policemen followed as he drove away and stopped him for driving thirty miles per hour in a twenty-five zone. King was arrested and taken to Montgomery City Jail and spent some time there before being released. That night the MIA held seven mass meetings to satisfy the crowds interested in King's arrest.(From The King Center, Atlanta)

ROSA PARKS...Rosa Parks died on October 24, 2005. Three days later the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to honor Parks by allowing her body to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

BERNIE SANDERS..."became leaders of an NAACP ally called the Congress of Racial Equality at a time when most civil rights activists were black. He was arrested while demonstrating for desegregated public schools in Chicago. “You can go outside and get arrested, too!" he joked..." (From TIME magazine.)

 SUSAN B. ANTHONY..."took matters into her own hands in 1872, when she voted illegally in the presidential election. Anthony was arrested for the crime, and she unsuccessfully fought the charges; she was fined $100, which she never paid. From bio.

Rep. JOHN LEWIS...in October of 2013...:
Of his 45 lifetime arrests, Rep. John Lewis said Tuesday's was the most pleasant.The Atlanta Democrat participated in a large demonstration supporting immigration reform on the National Mall, then along with seven other U.S. House Democrats and about 200 others, was arrested for blocking traffic in front of the Capitol.


....and many, many, many more.

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