The Drudge Report today carries a piece originally printed in the Idaho Statesman about some nosey odd-ball who walked arond the Idaho House of Representatives taking pictures of Legislators' desks and rifling through trash cans. He was armed and odd...
Dan Popkey's original article, re-posted by Drudge, is vivid in its description of the weirdness of the event.
"SHOTGUNS IN GALLERY?
The ACLU has sued in federal court on behalf of Occupy activists to overturn the rules governing the territory outside the Capitol. The group also is opposing the rules in legislative hearings.
“Free speech and redressing your government in protest is by its very nature meant to be disruptive,” said Monica Hopkins, executive director of the ACLU. “That’s the wonderful, wonderful thing about our democracy and the values that were put into our Constitution.”
But after seeing the clip in Tuesday’s hearing, Hopkins met with Speaker Bedke and Pro Tem Hill. “There was nothing in our training that would have indicated to any individual that that behavior was acceptable,” Hopkins said. “We were as appalled as they were.”