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    Chabot Censors Town Hall - Police Seize Cameras

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    No worries; just the Praetorian Guard serving their masters in the government caste. Move along.

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    This garbage has got to stop!

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    Bull %U^$

    There is no way I'd hand over my phone without a warrant saying I had to hand it over.

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    The traitor's facebook page is not seeing any love.

    https://www.facebook.com/RepSteveChabot?sk=wall
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    Olympic Backpedaling

    I called the congressman's office and asked them what the hell is up with the video. Basically, they explained that some constituents would go to town hall meetings and expound about their private lives in front of everybody and they didn't want people's private circumstances up on youtube.

    They admit that their policy was a mistake, taking people's cameras, and say the congressman has been on an apology tour of sorts after what happened. Now the policy is that if a constituent has something they want to share that they don't want the public to know about, that the constituent should approach the staff in private and not talk about it in public at a public meeting.

    Kind of a DUH moment if you ask me, but at least the guy realizes it was a mistake.

    Honestly, I think this incident is indicative of a much bigger problem congress faces. My local congressman has several people on staff (yes, taxpayer funded staff) who do nothing but solve people's problems. Things like welfare applicants who got denied, people having problems with the city, etc. The problem isn't that people bring up things to their congressman, but that they're so uneducated to think their personal or local government problem is something they should expect their congressman to do something about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalTactical View Post
    I called the congressman's office and asked them what the hell is up with the video. Basically, they explained that some constituents would go to town hall meetings and expound about their private lives in front of everybody and they didn't want people's private circumstances up on youtube.
    That is total bullsh*t.

    News cameras continued to roll. And that lame excuse does not explain the confiscation of personal property by law "enforcement" or how Steve gets to piss on the Constitution.

    Also there has not been one word of an "apology" by Steve or anyone on his staff anywhere. There is no "apology tour" other than at the next meeting on Monday THEY are now allowing cameras.

    How civilized of them.
    Last edited by HandyHamlet; 08-26-2011 at 05:12 PM.
    "Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
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    "Some time ago, a bunch of lefties defied the law by dancing at the Jefferson Memorial, resulting in their arrests. Last week, a bunch of them pulled the same stunt and - using patented Lefist techniques - provoked the Park Police into having to use force to arrest them."
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    It gets Worse!!

    It gets worse! The Obummer Administration Stazi working harder than ever. Lenin called liberals, "useful idiots". Looks like their chickens are finally coming home to roost! I hope they like living in all that chicken cr@p they created.


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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...Tabs%3Darticle

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    Amen!

    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalTactical View Post
    There is no way I'd hand over my phone without a warrant saying I had to hand it over.

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    My god, this is absolutely shocking and illegal behavior! I hope that a lawsuit is filed. It would be a shame not too!

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    My god, do we see the endless applications they can attach "security reasons" on.

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    Why did they let go of their cameras? What happened to the ninja death grip?
    “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”
    [Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956)]
    “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.”
    [Sherar vs. Cullen, 481 F2d. 946 (1973)]

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    Another camera angle of tyranny in action

    “The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”
    [Miller vs. U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956)]
    “There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.”
    [Sherar vs. Cullen, 481 F2d. 946 (1973)]

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    OK, let's see here ... the purported reason for the LEOs to seize the recording devices from the Citizens(subjects) and not stop the Media(henchmen) recording is 1) the other Consitituents might not want to discuss personal issues (in an open forum no less) and the private Citizens(subjects) recording would cause the Constituents to not speak freely? 2) The Congressman would not be able to control the video broadcast to the public unless the Media(henchmen) was the only recording?

    Reminds me of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DneGbKHyGuHU
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