The Associated Press reported on Wednesday evening that the police had decided to apologize to the two women and to drop the charges against Ms. Sheehan, who had been invited to attend the speech by Representative Lynn Woolsey, Democrat of California.Who gave these instructions and on what basis were they given? I'd like to hear that part please, NYTimes or some other news outlet.
The Capitol police did not return phone calls for comment. An officer who insisted on anonymity because the officers are not authorized to speak publicly about their work said the guards at the speech had been instructed to watch Ms. Sheehan closely in case she sought to interrupt the event to gain attention for her cause.
Oh the danger posed to a free society by a mother who lost her son in Iraq. It really is quite amazing how afraid of her they are.