Tuesday, May 16, 2006

An act of Congress

This isn't exactly the kind of act of Congress that I was hoping for regarding the Darfur genocide, but it will do for today. If only the rest of our national legislature would get off their ****s.
Seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus were arrested at the Embassy of Sudan on Tuesday while protesting conditions in the nation's Darfur region. "We will not tolerate genocide," said Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., the caucus chairman. "We are saying to Sudan this has got to stop." The seven were taken away in Secret Service cars after blocking the entrance to an embassy. They were released a short time later after paying $50 fines.
Nice going, noble members of the Congressional Black Caucus! Update: Here is a link to a video of the demonstration and arrests (courtesy of PoliticsTV.com). I got very emotional watching it. These are daring steps taken by brave members of Congress. It sent shivers down my spine to see them arrested, cuffed, and manhandled into police vehicles. We need to do something.


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