Spain Moves Toward Heavy Fines For Insulting Police And Protesting Without Permission


The emperor has no clothes, and wants to punish anyone who points out that fact. Look for the disease of denial to spread.

JONATHAN TURLEY

350px-PicassoGuernicaSpain is on the verge of passing a draconian measure that threatens fundamental values of free speech.  Faced with ongoing protests over economic conditions, the Spanish government is about to make insulting police officers and protesting without permission crimes punishable by fine greater than dealing drugs or prostitution. Not since Franco has the country turned so decidedly against civil liberties and free speech.

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