Dem cops cuff, stuff Christian girls

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Jayne White, 17, was arrested for chalking sidewalk messages critical of Barack Obama’s support for abortion
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Julia Giacopuzzi, 15, had her arms twisted behind her, and then was lifted off the ground by her arms, by police during the Democratic National Convention in Denver

Sidewalk chalk messages challenged Obama’s moral positions

Hated for His Name’s Sake

“Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”
—1 John 3:13

Innocent Blood

“Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.”
—Psa 106:37-39

DENVER – Two teenagers who had been given city permission to write their messages protesting Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama’s support for abortion on public sidewalks during the Democratic National Convention this week were shoved to the sidewalk, cuffed and arrested for doing just that.

t is called Survivors because those born after 1972 are survivors of the abortion holocaust, the group said. “One-third of your generation has been killed by abortion in America.”

Spokeswoman Danielle Versluys told WND the group had consulted with Denver city officials as well as police prior to the DNC, and had been told that chalk messages on sidewalks would be allowed. Even though the city’s deputy chief was in the meeting, that message apparently didn’t get forwarded to officers on the street.

Just about the time Obama, an ardent abortion supporter whose advocacy for the procedure has gone even further than that of the National Abortion Rights Action League, was making a surprise visit to the DNC meeting at which vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden was speaking to the crowds, the girls were participating in “A Prayer for Change” protest outside the hotel where Obama was staying.

“I was peacefully sidewalk chalking when I was forcefully pushed to ground by a police officer from behind,” Jayne White, 17, described. “As I was being cuffed on the ground, the police officer pushed his knee into the back of my neck. I was pulled roughly off the ground and taken away. I was given no warning to stop and was completely shocked when I was arrested.’

Julia Giacopuzzi, age 15, was surprised by a police officer twisting her arms behind her back and using them to lift her off the ground to be handcuffed.

“I was rushed by a police officer without warning and lifted up off the ground and was cuffed. I was then dragged by the police into the Westin Hotel,” she said.

Throughout the DNC, the youthful members of the organization have been using sidewalk chalk to raise attention to the issue of life with the permission of City Attorney David Fine and Denver Deputy Chief of Police John Lamb.

“It was understood by the young women that sidewalk chalk was an accepted medium, and they were given no warning by the police before being cuffed and dragged away,” the group said.

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Versluys told WND the two later were released, and it was unclear whether they will face a prosecution in Denver yet.

“It blows my mind,” she said. “I think the officers were keyed up. We’re not sure whether they acted of their own accord or had orders.”

Also arrested in the incident was Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington. Officials said he was threatened with a felony for “leading” the event.

“I am horrified and outraged at the treatment of these two girls. Not only were they legally expressing their opinions on the public sidewalk, but they were doing so peacefully and without incident. The officers acted without provocation, and should be ashamed of themselves for terrorizing two young women,” Versluys said.

“I am also appalled that the city of Denver boasted of the city’s preparation for the convention but clearly neglected to train their police force to respect the First Amendment and the rights of citizens to peacefully demonstrate,” she said.

“The city of Denver sent a clear message to civic-minded young people this week: the First Amendment doesn’t apply here,” she said. The arrests can be seen on the following video:

“I am shocked at how cowardly these police officers behaved by attacking little girls without warning or provocation,” said Troy Newman, chief of the Operation Rescue campaign in Wichita, Kan.. “There was absolutely no reason for [any violence.]”

He said his organization the chalk protesters “conducted themselves peacefully and appropriately at all times.”

  1. Remnant, 29 August, 2008

    Denver 44.7 square miles surrounded by reality.

    Psa. 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

  2. Wayne, 29 August, 2008

    I have linked to your post from Christians arrested for chalking pro life message at DNC

  3. Ernest Gregoire, 29 August, 2008

    Our constitution is not worth the paper it is printed on if our police do not respect it. They have been arresting people for no reason for years, and the practice is escalating tremendously.

    I read an article and have seen the video of the ABC reporter who was arrested by DNC paid goons, on the Denver police dept.

    The policeman’s language is hostile to the reporter, as he told the reporter that he was lucky that he did not ******* @#@$$@. So much for respecting laws by law officers.

    Stories like this one are told weekly by the secular news. Strangely enough very few Christian web sites permit these stories or comments about them.

    ( I wrote an article about police taser abuse, and it was rejected by a very high profile Christian web site.)

    Keeping our collective heads in the sand will only supply more victims of Constitutional Rights abuse to the god of this world.

  4. gabriel, 30 August, 2008

    As far as I’m concerned America is a Democractic country, as as such, people are free to express their ideas towards issues they dislike. The American National Anthem says “O’er the Land of the Free…” Where is freedom of speech? Jane and Julia did nothing wrong. They were only expressing their idea on a very controversial subject! no further comments.

  5. Cindy, 30 August, 2008

    Welcome to the New World Order!

  6. Linda, 31 August, 2008

    Those “dangerous” christian girls should get at least 3 years of hard labor washing down the foot baths at the airports for those peace-loving muslims. . .

  7. Remnant, 31 August, 2008

    Dear Gabriel
    Not to split hairs, But the United States is a Democratic Republic I have to constantly correct my friends children when they say we are a Democracy, we are not.

    That said, my brother Ernest is right, few Christian web sites permit these stories. They equate being conservative, pro law and order, patriotic and republican with being Christian. They are wrong, being a believer in Jesus Christ has nothing to do with your politics, patriotism and your stand for law and order.

    Before I get accused of being anti-American I venture to say that I have left more chunks of my flesh and drops of my blood in several different places around the world “serving the United States”. Than most reading this, For those of you who have served Thank you for your service! And if you are from my “Police action” Welcome Home!

    This is not the country I fought for, and the police force is becoming more locked into a Blue mentality of them or us. Us being the law enforcement officials and them meaning everyone else.

    I digress, If you are a Republican, a Patriot, a Conservative, or anything else, please stop calling yourselves Christian unless you have made Jesus Christ Lord of your life. And If you have placed yourself under Jesus. Remember He is your King, you owe no allegiance to any political party, Ideology, or platform other than Christ and Him crucified!

  8. becca, 03 September, 2008

    Free indeed…….but when the homosexuals hit the city sidewalks committing sexual acts in open public, in day light there is no stopping them. In fact, they are somehow protected. This is a disgusting display of abuse of the constitution. Freedom of expression is dead for anyone naming the name of Christ.

  9. Jana, 19 September, 2008

    SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Reach, 05 October, 2008

    grrrr. not cool.

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