Free Speech Zone

Living in Greenpoint has afforded me the opportunity, honor, of speaking with Polish community members who grew up under Soviet Polish government/"rule".

One such person pointed out to me that one was, in fact, free to speak under Communist rule. What was more significant was what happened AFTER one spoke his/her mind. That, of course, is being incarcerated.

So what does it mean when we have a Mayor--- IN NEW YORK CITY--- who is preemptively incarcerating naysayers/malcontents via a "Free Speech Zone"? At least if one is allowed to speak and then is thrown in jail he/she has the consolation that the target of his/her invective was paying attention...
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