By Deb McKee
WEST TERRE HAUTE — Two men walking across the nation
to protest the Iraq war say police officers in West Terre Haute violated their
constitutional rights last week when one of the men was arrested for failing
to produce identification.
Police say the request for identification was legitimate, and the arrest lawful.
For nearly four months, Raymond Schwab, 32, of Loveland, Colo., and Elliott
Nesch, 22, of Fort Collins, Colo. — Brother Raymond and Brother Elliott,
to their followers — have been walking from Denver on their way to Washington,
D.C., sharing their religious and pacifist beliefs.
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"Real Christians Don't Choose War." Sometimes when they stop in a city to preach, they wear black trash bags over their heads to simulate photographs released last year depicting military harassment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Nesch said. One of the signs they carry says, "Real Christians Don't Torture."
That is exactly right!
Originally from on July 15, 2007, 6:50am