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IPFS News Link • Police State

The Civil Religion and the Seventh-Inning Stretch - by Will Grigg

• Pro Liberate

All that Brad Campeau-Laurion wanted was to use the bathroom.

  The beer he had consumed an hour earlier had completed its tour of his digestive tract and was impatient to leave. So when the Seventh Inning Stretch arrived, and the crowd at Yankee Stadium arose to sing “God Bless America,” Campbeau-Laurion quietly excused himself to attend to this biological imperative.

  He wound up being assaulted by two off-duty New York police officers and dragged from the stadium – in humiliating fashion, in full view of tens of thousands of people – for desecrating a recently minted “patriotic” tradition.