Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Land of the Free . . . .

. . . and the home of the -- wait a minute: "breach of peach"? (See last paragraph.)

courant.com | Rell Questions Arrest Of Political Activist At Inaugural Parade: "HARTFORD, Conn. -- Gov. M. Jodi Rell is questioning the arrest of a political activist who allegedly stepped toward her during her inaugural parade last week.

The activist, Ken Krayeske, was on a list of people labeled political threats by police. Rell, in a letter to the state's public safety commissioner, said today that she was 'disturbed' to learn of the existence of such a list.

She called on Commissioner Leonard Boyle to review the circumstances of Krayeske's arrest and determine how he came to the attention of state police and how his name and photograph were provided to the Hartford Police Department.

'In this environment of heightened security, the use of information must be balanced with the individual rights of our citizens,' Rell said in the letter. 'In providing security and protection, we cannot permit the rights of individuals to be trampled.'

Krayeske, 33, of Hartford, was charged with breach of peach and interfering with an officer after he was detained during Wednesday's parade through downtown Hartford. Rell was sworn in that day to her first full term as governor."

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