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Douglasville, Ga Police Chief Illegaly Prevents Public Videotaping Of TownHall:Detains Protester
http://patdollard.com ^ | August 7th, 2009 | att, ACTIVE Ga State President

Posted on 08/12/2009 11:01:48 PM PDT by ebiskit

Related: ACORN Using Police To Silence Joker Care Protesters - With Video

I want to know if this Police Chief was acting out of political passions, or political pressures (the mayor and other city political thugs were there), or if that night he was on the ACORN/Obama payroll. Civil court discovery motions and a thorough Federal law enforcement investigation of his civil rights violations will allow for a probe into his personal finances, as well as depositions and sworn testimony from all officers on duty as to the Chief’s orders and actions, both that night and during any other occasions of political activity.

As Matt notes below, the rank and file Womack cops were at odds with Womack’s use of their uniformed authority to support his Democrat’s agenda. The real American cops in Douglasville have stood up to CAIR. And by the way, we don’t use the term “real American” in some sloppy fashion. ACTIVE defines a real American as one who ardently supports the US Constitution, as Chief Womack obviously doesn’t, given his blatant trampling of it.

From Matt, ACTIVE’s Georgia State President:

We were at a David Scott (D) town Hall meeting about a highway project in Douglasville. We intended to take the floor and ask him questions on his Health Care position as well as other things, and videotape it. While bringing our cameras into the venue I was stopped by an Acorn type and told that I couldn’t bring my camera. I ignored him. He went over to a cop, a radio call was made, I was approached by Douglasville police chief Chris Womack who threatened me with arrest if I took it in. He also asked for the camera. I refused to give it to him, and told him “I will be using it outside and there is no law against that”, he ratcheted up the attempt to intimidate me at that point, asking for ID. I had nothing to hide. Roger “Screaming Eagle” covertly caught the end of the exchange on his own video.

Throughout the townhall, free speech was shut down. If anyone asked an off-topic (non-highway 92) question, they were cut off and police and security immediately surrounded them.

There were plenty of video cameras in there, but we were singled out. You could also say that we were an obvious minority there.

BTW, it was obvious most of the other cops didn’t agree with the chief’s behaviour.

I don’t like the fact that this sworn officer of the law knowingly and intentionally violated my civil and Constitutional rights for political purposes.

I think from the meeting we got some good lessons learned as to the level these bastards clamp down on free speech and press. I am going to write up a “lessons learned” for future town halls. The town halls have not been going well for these guys and they are starting to resort to brown shirt behaviour.

Matt


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: civilrights; davidscott; harassment; womack
Video & pics @ link.

I was there & was refused entrance with my camera.

1 posted on 08/12/2009 11:01:54 PM PDT by ebiskit
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2 posted on 08/12/2009 11:11:26 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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Front Row L-R: Deputy Chief Gary Sparks, Chief Chris Womack, Captain Darren Shaw. Back Row L-R: Captain Greg Graff, Captain Zack Ardis, Captain J.R. Davidson

3 posted on 08/12/2009 11:21:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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Arrogant little creep too!


4 posted on 08/12/2009 11:25:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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Seriously, WTF?

This was a public meeting for sure?


5 posted on 08/12/2009 11:26:27 PM PDT by loungeSerf (Truth-In-Legislation Amendment)
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it was the town hall where David Scott blew a gasket....


6 posted on 08/12/2009 11:31:11 PM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican ( I see Red People ))
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Law enforcement, especially at the street level, knows how difficult and expensive it can be to take any of their actions to court. And that's the only way to win in a case like this. It's a calculated risk on their part and their experience, coupled with a power complex on the part of some officers, means a lot of citizens get screwed and are absolutely powerless to do anything about it.

My wife has a cousin in Columbus, GA. that took some pictures of his neighbor who had hanged herself in the front yard of her house next door. He took the pictures from his own front porch and when they saw him doing it they demanded he turn over the film. He refused and ended up in jail. He couldn't find a single lawyer that would take the case. They all said the same thing, that of course it was illegal to arrest him and he had a great case, but none of them wanted to run the risk of destroying their practice by pissing off the prosecutor and possibly a judge or two.

That's where we're at in 21st century America. The law is practically worthless to the average citizen. 200 plus years of futzing with it and it no longer punishes the guilty or protects the innocent. Average Poor Joe citizen is caught in the middle. The police can't protect him and most jurisdictions do everything in their power to prevent him from protecting himself, sometimes even in his own home.

I see no hope of it ever changing. Things like this just tend to pile error and problem on top of error and problem until the system can no longer do what it was intended to do and finally just collapses under its own weight. Spend a day in court, visit a couple of different judge's court rooms. It's an experience you won't soon forget!

7 posted on 08/12/2009 11:42:13 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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The error these @$$holes make is that when the Brown SHirt Media ignores us, there is no justice in the courts when we are assaulted, when the politicians mock and slander us, and our tax dollars are given to organizations that run vote fraud they really leave us few options. They are building a pressure cooker and turning the heat up. They hope to be able to excape blame when it pops. Blame will be the least of their troubles.

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8 posted on 08/13/2009 2:02:06 AM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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www.ACCDF.com has lawyers...


9 posted on 08/13/2009 8:28:05 AM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican ( I see Red People ))
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