Hong Kong Protests
The current crackdown on Hong Kong’s protesters is a reminder to all Americans that any discussion of our constitutional rights as they relate to criminal law in America has to begin with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Why? The First Amendment spells activities you cannot be legally arrested for in the United States, including free speech and freedom of assembly. We need look no further than the streets of Hong Kong this morning to remind us of the importance of our First Amendment Constitutional protections.