06 March, 2003

Give Peace a Chance

Just not at Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, NY.

Stephen Downs, 61, and his son were stopped Monday by mall security guards and asked to remove their shirts that read "Peace on Earth" and "Give Peace a Chance," or leave. Roger Downs, 31, took off his shirt. But his father, a lawyer with the state Commission on Judicial Conduct and a former Peace Corps volunteer, refused.

The guards called police, and he was charged with trespassing and pleaded innocent.

Damn, dirty hippies and their message of love and peace!


  1. Damn those hippies, shouldn't they be on a commune growing hemp? What in the hell are they doing in OUR malls?! Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?

  2. Didn't you know, by advocating peace they are giving "aid and comfort" to the enemy.