A Tale of Two Cities

In Ferguson, protesters’ rights are protected. Pro-life advocates in Jackson face different rules.

By Catherine Short

Once upon a time, last month, there were two cities. In each of these two cities, there were people who were upset about something they believed was a terrible injustice. Some of these people gathered on the public sidewalks to protest this injustice. In each city there were also policemen who tried to keep the people from gathering. They made up new rules and interpretations of laws and threatened to arrest people if they didn’t do what the police said. There followed two lawsuits in front of two judges — with two strikingly different results.

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