The Law of Occupation


No-first Amendment Zone Created in NYC's Upper East Side

Demonstrators’ plans to create a drum circle on the public sidewalk in front of Mayor Bloomberg’s residence were thwarted by barricades which noted NY civil liberties lawyer Norman Siegel called a “no-First-Amendment zone” on 79th Street between 5th and Madison.

"The Constitution doesn’t say you have First Amendment rights except where Mayor Bloomberg lives."

This video a humorous take on a situation which otherwise makes free speech legal scholars weep as an actress from an activist thinktank delivers a message from Mayor Bloomberg who, according to a police officer on scene was “in Bermuda— he goes there every weekend, he’s a billionaire, he goes where he wants— Learjet.”: