Skip to comments.Judge bars pro-life protester, pastor from setting foot in D.C.
Posted on 01/24/2013 1:03:12 PM PST by Morgana
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) A judge has barred a pro-life protester from setting foot in Washington, D.C., after he vocally interrupted Barack Obama's second inauguration.
Rives Miller Grogan, 47, shouted pro-life slogans during the inaguration ceremonies as he dangled for five hours very high up in a tree, near the Capital Hill reflecting pool. Eyewitnesses say he only stopped during Beyonce's rendition of the national anthem.
The California-based activist and former pastor has been arrested numerous times over the last four years including running onto the field at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game with a sign that says "Abortion is a sin."
On Thursday, a D.C. Superior Court judge said the former pastor, who is based in California, may only return to the nation's capital for his follow-up hearing on February 25. Otherwise, he must remain outside the city limits.
Grogan was far from the only protester at the inauguration.
Meanwhile, a number of Marxist-led radical groups, with ties to the Obama reelection campaign, received permission to hold more visible demonstrations during Monday's inauguration events. Three radical left-wing groups, including International ANSWER and Code Pink, received permission to protest the president's foreign policy. Both organizations, which were founded by Marxists, have close ties to the administration.
Others on Monday protested against redefining marriage a theme of Obama's inaugural address, a presidential first.
Still others clamored for granting statehood to D.C., a move the president has long favored.
Of the various causes represented, only one demonstration turned violent. Some 60 bandana-clad rioters affiliated with anarchist groups smashed ATM machines, as well as a restaurant, according to D.C. Police officer Araz Alali.
Police say they lost track of the group as it fled the scene but would continue to look for them.
However, they brought Grogan down after a five-hour standoff in the tree. He was able to evade arrest so long because police barricades prevented them from getting close enough with a ladder to nab him.
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Grogan's mother, 69-year-old Peggy Grogan, remained proud of her son.
God leads him to D.C. to what he needs to do, Peggy said.
Washington is the place where people should be allowed to protest, she added. God will judge all of this one day, not the courts.
Some animals are more equal that others. The Constitution only applies when the far left extremists want it to apply, and only for their people. The First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments are no longer taken seriously, not under Obama’s people.
The Nazis are getting bolder, I see. This won’t hold up, Google Westboro Baptist Church
Fred Phelps and his mob can go wherever they want and protest where they want and a judge puts a gag order on this guy? Something ain’t right.
Anyone here recall a federal judge ever banning a libtard from doing anything—Or are some people just more equal than others?
The first amendment was attacked and trampled on a long time ago just like the fourth and the second.This commie president will tear this country apart and then in 2016 Hillary will finish it off with the help of her draft dodging husband.
All you guys who spent 2002-2009 following “Constitution” with “is not a suicide pact!” .... YOU WON!
I thought mobility within the US was covered by Article IV of the Constitution?
“In Corfield v. Coryell, 6 F. Cas. 546 (C.C.E.D. Pa. 1823), the federal circuit court held that privileges and immunities in respect of which discrimination is barred include:
‘... protection by the Government; the enjoyment of life and liberty ... the right of a citizen of one State to pass through, or to reside in any other State, for purposes of trade, agriculture, professional pursuits, or otherwise; to claim the benefits of the writ of habeas corpus; to institute and maintain actions of any kind in the courts of the State; to take, hold and dispose of property, either real or personal; and an exemption from higher taxes or impositions than are paid by the other citizens of the State.’”
never committed a crime... yet banished from washdc for unsavory opinions
Phelps and his mob are Democrats!!
I was going to post the article from wapo the other day, but got caught up in other things.
This dude climbed a tree at the coronation and tried to shout down obama’s speech. When the cops tried to get him down, he went higher in the tree and stayed there for five hours. This is one dedicated dude!
he’s got my vote.
Oops—DC Superior Court judge.
Anyway, where the hell do these black-robed tyrants get off?
Next up South Carolina Congressman that interupt the President??
I LOVED it. You have to read the wapo article to get the full impact of what this guy did. It was hilarious.
Remember when Gov. Scott walker was continually interrupted when speaking at public events by communist protesters, with impunity?
.....If we do not end up having a second civil war first.
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