Thursday, December 6, 2007

BILL QUIGLEY, A NEW ORLEANS CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER, IS ARRESTED VIOLENTLY FOR "DISTURBING THE PEACE."

I just watched a news story on WDSU concerning the arrest of Bill Quigley, a New Orleans civil rights lawyer and prolific writer on issues concerning New Orleans.

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While many Loyola college students were out playing in the snow today, Bill Quigley, a Loyola faculty member and civil rights lawyer, was being violently roughed up as he was arrested whilst representing public housing folks at a city council meeting.

When I watch the video, I perceive Mr. Quigley's body language to reflect fear, shock, and surprise, as the man arresting him pushes him into the wall roughly. I believe you can see Mr. Quigley is still shaken when he speaks to the camera later.

As they were showing him being arrested the words "civil rights lawyer" kept playing like a looped soundtrack in my mind, as I watched the images of how he was being treated, I tell you it was eerie and startling to watch.

(Cause there is so much more of this to come and the 'law' will be armed with tasers.)



Get up, stand up. Stand up for your rights.

Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight.

--Bob Marley


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Come fight with us to block the demolition of public housing. Check out www.defendneworleanshousing.org