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Sheehan Arrested For Probation Violation

From the Waco (TX) Tribune-Herald:

Sheehan, other protesters arrested near Bush ranch

Thursday, December 28, 2006

By Erin Quinn

Tribune-Herald staff writer

CRAWFORD — War protester Cindy Sheehan and several fellow peace activists were arrested this morning outside President Bush’s ranch where Bush is meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and others on Iraq war policy.

Sheehan, arrested just after 11, said she and others were conducting a “peace surge” to address concerns that Bush may increase U.S. troop numbers in Iraq. The Bush administration is under mounting pressure to change its tactics in an increasingly unpopular conflict. Among the suggestions Bush is considering is a temporary surge in U.S. troops.

Just before she was arrested, Sheehan was sitting in the middle of the road near Bush’s 1,600-acre ranch. This morning’s protesters said they fully expected to be arrested for demonstrating near the ranch.

Protesters have been arrested before for violating a county ordinance that forbids camping out along the side of the road or blocking traffic, which Sheehan and some of her followers appeared to be doing this morning. One protester was lying in the middle of the road, apparently to symbolize the dead of the Iraq war.

Bush has been on a working vacation at his ranch since Tuesday. He and the first lady are due to return to Washington, D.C., on New Year’s Day.

Between two and three dozen protesters were outside the ranch this morning, many of them armed with signs and banners decrying the war and chanting “Arrest Bloody George.”

The woman will do anything to keep herself in the news.

But remember, Cindy Sheehan is on probation after her recent conviction for her disruptions at the United Nations:

Cindy Sheehan convicted of trespassing


… Sheehan and three other women were acquitted on Monday of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing government administration but were convicted of trespassing for leading a protest across the street from the United Nations. They had faced up to a year in jail if convicted of all counts.

A judge sentenced them to conditional discharge, which means they will not face any punishment as long as they do not get arrested in the next six months. The judge also ordered them to pay $95 in court surcharges…

So this arrest should guarantee Mother Sheehan some jail time in New York.

Or are America-haters always given a different set of rules?

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