Anonymous responds to the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act
Anonymous releases response to the enactment of the Federal Restricted Buildings And Grounds Improvement Act. The bill – otherwise known as HR 347 – has been condemned by Anonymous and activist organizations alike. HR347 sounds like piece of legislation intended to provide jobs for landscapers on Federal property. It’s actually intended to criminalize the exercise of 1st amendment rights within proximity to specific government VIPs.
HR 347 expands upon laws already in existence that restrict public movement near individuals under S.S. protection. The law is expected to provide police with justification for arresting anyone attempting to speak out – or protest – against the protected officials in public. Many individuals that have experienced humiliation at the hands of #OWS (such as Mitt Romney, Jean Quan and Karl Rove) are probably enjoying massive lulz right now at the expense of your civil rights.
The most troubling aspect of the bill lies in the removal of specific language from previous laws. To quote one CNN iReport of an Occupy DC protest: “[HR 347] got rid of part of the language from the original law, which noted that protesters were entering a protected area ‘willfully and knowingly’ H.R. 347 deletes the word ‘willfully,’ meaning that prosecutors no longer need to prove that someone knew what they were doing was illegal to convict them.”
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