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LA City Attorney to Occupy: pay for brainwashing lessons on limits of free speech and we’ll drop the charges

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19:  Carmen Trutancih, L...
LA City Atty Carmen Trutancih

Cory Doctorow: ‘The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has offered Occupy protesters a get-out-of-jail card: all they need to do to skip their court dates is pay $355 for private “free speech lessons” where they will be taught a highly selective version of Constitutional law that holds that the First Amendment doesn’t include the kind of protest they enjoy. It’s like they combined traffic school with Maoist “self-criticism sessions” from the Cultural Revolution to make something worse than both combined.’ (via Boing Boing).