Last edited by rockerrockstar; 04-04-2012 at 11:26 PM.
I think George Clooney was probably the first person arrested under this bill. He was arrested by the secret service.
Here is the pdf file of the bill that was passed by congress.
I guess if Ron Paul supporters are in a crowd with campaign signs chanting Ron Paul near the national convention they could arrest them under this bill. If they were on the property.
Last edited by rockerrockstar; 04-04-2012 at 11:35 PM.
HR 347 doesn't criminalize protest; stuff like "free speech zones" has been on the books for a looooong time. What it does do is changes all references of "willing and knowing" to "willing". So yeah, if you don't know you're in a protected area, you still get arrested, and the Secret Service no longer has to notify you which areas are protected.
I would think the Secret Service could just walk to where ever you are protesting so they can arrest you. That is the problem with this law.