Don’t Censor Deceased Man’s Final Message


Target: Ms. Kim Dine, Chief of the United States Capitol Police

Goal: Reveal the message on the sign held by a protester that took his own life.

The message that a protester attempted to send to the American people by taking his own life has been silenced by the police that responded to his suicide. The protester, a man who remains unnamed, stood outside of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and took his own life while holding up a sign with a message on it. For some reason, the message on this sign is not being released to the public, but it absolutely must be in order to pay respect to this man’s final wishes and his freedom of speech.

Spectators and passersby have said that the sign’s message was concerned with taxation and one witness has even said it bore the slogan, “Tax the 1%.” This is a man who saw clearly the inequality in this country and the fact that said inequality is systemic and propagated by corruption in Washington. This man believed so strongly in his cause that he was willing to take his own life to get this message some attention and to censor that message would be a disgrace to his life and to the very principles of free speech. Why hide it from people?

The most likely reason for the censoring of his message is that the Federal Government does not want people to hear it. It does not want people to hear this man’s desperate plea for equality and let it be a rallying cry for the middle and lower classes. By hiding his message, however, the government has only drawn attention to it and the truth will always get out. Sign here to demand that the U.S. Capitol Police release the protester’s final message.


Dear Ms. Dine,

A lone protester took his own life outside of the Capitol Building in a desperate attempt to send a message to the American people. For some reason you and your officers have censored that message and not disclosed it to the public. That is unacceptable. The protester’s final words must be given to the people he was trying to reach.

This man believed so fervently in the truth and importance of this message that he was willing to take his own life. Why on earth would you censor it? There is no reason I can think of for not disclosing the message on the protester’s sign aside from fear of what the message may incite.

Witnesses have said that the sign bore some kind of message about taxation and inequality in favor of the rich. Could it be that for some reason the Federal Government does not want the people to hear this message? If that is not the case, please release the contents of the sign and pay the desperate protester’s memory some respect. In a country where Nazis can hold a parade, surely the message of one protester warrants the Constitutional protection of free speech. Please release his final message at once.


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Photo Credit: United States Capitol Police via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Who doesn’t know our government hasn’t sold us out to big business? Our own government has been corrupted by Citizens United buying just about everyone in Washington! Money is the voice of America today and we have to stand together and end this! How can anyone respect a government that only cares about their next donation? And the police in our country have to all be drug tested and pass mental screening tests before being given a lethal weapon. We can’t let this mans death be in vain, he felt so certain that his message was important that he was willing to take his life, and to deny his free speech is an injustice! And then people wonder why I wont stand and pledge allegiance to our flag. Why would anyone, seeing what our country has become?

  2. Cat Jefferson says:

    In death this man is being denied freedom of speech. We have the right to know what he said on his sign!

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