Dick Cheney, You're Under Arrest!

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Say what you want about Code Pink -- we can always count on its members to keep it real and, well, colorful. Remember when the activist group glitter-bombed former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty as he signed books in San Francisco?

And because they never miss an opportunity to show their sheer disdain for the Tea Party-types, members are calling on local authorities to arrest former Vice President Dick Cheney as he arrives in San Francisco today to speak at a private Asian conference at the Palace Hotel.

Naturally, the group has organized an "Arrest Cheney"  presence outside the hotel equip with provocative banners, flyers, and, yes, there will be people dressed in black-and-white jail "outfits," wearing Cheney masks.

More importantly, the group has sent a letter to the San Francisco Chief of Police, the San Francisco Sheriff, and the San Francisco District Attorney, demanding they arrest former President George Bush's sidekick. They've even made a strong case: Cheney's inhumane treatment and torture of detainees. Code Pink points out that under U.S. and international law, authorities have an obligation and duty to arrest and prosecute anyone who is complicit in torture and inhumane treatment.

"Dick Cheney has publicly admitted that he ordered inhumane treatment of detainees, including waterboarding, which is defined as torture under the law," said Cynthia Papermaster, a human rights activist. "We consider him a criminal, and expect our local law enforcement agencies to do their duty and arrest him -- this is no joke."

Okay, but the thought of local police arresting Cheney is still kinda funny.

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GMAN
GMAN

Code Pink....What church do they typically attend when they worship the goood lord? 

Guest
Guest

See what happens when you close the insane assylums?

Bubba
Bubba

Send in the pink clowns

NONE
NONE

californians are all criminals, perverts, tax cheats, illegal aliens, or socialist jerks.  Cannot wait for the San Andreas fault to dump the entire state into the Pacific and give us a new west coast starting in Nevada.

EssEffOh
EssEffOh

Homie, you are hilarious.  Where you from?

EssEffOh
EssEffOh

Come again? Why are they "tools?" Because they're calling for the arrest of an admitted criminal?  DPG, while you sit at your computer and make rude remarks, other people are actually *doing something* with their lives.  What, of consequence, are you doing with yours? Honestly, when is the last time you've done anything meaningful for your community and what exactly was it? I'll be waiting for your answer.

NONE
NONE

they are tools because they are californian nutjobs.  the last thing that I did for my community was cause sex perverts to get locked up and away from school kids...most of them came from california.  code pink is just a bunch of crazy anarchists in tennis shoes.

Straigh Shooter
Straigh Shooter

This just shows how stupid the left is. Bunch of liberal nuts. What is this country coming to. Get real.

EssEffOh
EssEffOh

Please elaborate and explain exactly how this "just shows how stupid the left is."  Btw, professor, your third sentence should finish with a question mark.

NONE
NONE

the left is stupid because it includes people who call themselves names like EssEffOh....instead of SFO.....like in San Francisco Occupier....jerkwad

DPG Clarkdale
DPG Clarkdale

What a bunch of tools.

EssEffOh
EssEffOh

Come again? Why are they "tools?" Because they're calling for the arrest of an admitted criminal?  DPG, while you sit at your computer and make rude remarks, other people are actually *doing something* with their lives.  What, of consequence, are you doing with yours? Honestly, when is the last time you've done anything meaningful for your community and what exactly was it? I'll be waiting for your answer.

NONE
NONE

what you are doing orally or anally is not "doing something with your lives" is is doing someone with your body parts. there is your answer, pervert.

EssEffOh
EssEffOh

Come again? Why are they "tools?" Because they're calling for the arrest of an admitted criminal?  DPG, while you sit at your computer and make rude remarks, other people are actually *doing something* with their lives.  What, of consequence, are you doing with yours? Honestly, when is the last time you've done anything meaningful for your community and what exactly was it? I'll be waiting for your answer.

John
John

Hummm let's see Obama has secretly gone on doing exactly what Bush and Cheney did. I assume that CODEPINK will call for the arrest of Obama? 

EssEffOh
EssEffOh

John, CODEPINK protests Obama *all the time,* and he deserves it.  But getting back to the actual subject of this article, explain again why CP shouldn't be calling for the arrest for of an admitted criminal? Because someone else in the world has also committed crimes? Sure, that makes sense.

NONE
NONE

why aren't they demanding that Eric Holder enforce the immigration laws then, speaking of committing crimes...or enforce polling place laws against intimidation of voters by the New Black Panthers, or for the Administration's murder of an american citizen terrorist without a trial......selective criminal prosecution is a crime in itself....but that is beyond the mental capacity of ideologs and democraps.

EssEffOh
EssEffOh

Again, the complete and utter lack of logic demonstrated in these angry comments is staggering.  Just because other crimes are being committed elsewhere by other people, does not mean one should not call for the prosecution of an admitted criminal, particularly when the crimes are as heinous as Dick Cheney's. 

cpapermaster
cpapermaster

John, Wrong-- it's no secret that some of Obama's actions and policies are WORSE than Cheney's, e.g. drone assassinations of U.S. citizens without evidence, charges, hearings, or arrests. Codepink is nonpartisan, and yes, we are protesting Obama's illegal actions as well. My particular focus is torture accountability and Cheney is the main architect of that. We protested Obama when he was in town last week, asking that he stop murdering innocent people with drone attacks. 

Aboutime
Aboutime

"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow" and with a little faith 

e_dog
e_dog

With the Sheriff's office up for grabs, this seems like a natural opportunity for one candidate to make a last minute headline grab!

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