Haris - I have no doubt that things are much more repressive elsewhere. DeanC - I attempted to file a suit for false arrest but the court declined to entertain it. I could be wrong and please don't be offended, but reading between the lines of your reply I sense that you believe that the way things should be (Constitution, etc.) are not too far from the way things are--that theory is pretty close to practice. I wish you were right but that's not been my experience. If it were someone other than public figure Cindy Sheehan who was dragged out of the SOTU address we'd never have heard about it and there would never have been an apology.