A man was driving to protest at the Democrats’ National Convention. He was stopped for a traffic violation.
The police found his name on the government’s list of possible terrorists. He was locked in jail for the duration of the convention.
His name is James Ian Tyson. I am on his side already. I wonder if he has a sister with the middle name of Sylvia.
The police officer who arrested him wanted Tyson to remain behind bars during the Democratic National Convention, according to a court document.
The officer informed the magistrate that Tyson was on a terrorist watch list.
This list is not available to the public. The AP story says something under 400,000 names are on it. That’s a whole lot of suspected terrorists.
Tyson did not know that his name is on it. He says he does not know how he will get his name off of it.
He was put in jail for 36 hours.
Bail was set at $10,000. This was reduced to $2,500 when he got a lawyer. He got a lawyer only because he had a hotline number to call: the Coalition to March on Wall Street South.
He has decided not to protest at the DNC. He says he is afraid of being arrested. I don’t blame him.
There are approximately 400,000 people in a similar situation. But they all have not found out about it yet.