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Veteran: 100-Mile Trek Stopped Short
NBCNEWS ^ | 5/9/2014 | KRIS-TV

Posted on 05/11/2014 7:43:25 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

CORPUS CHRISTI - A veteran on a mission to raise money for wounded warriors and their families says he hit a snag in his efforts when he made it to the Corpus Christi city limits. U.S. Army veteran Rooster Lee is doing a 100 mile long walk to raise money. He started his march up near Sinton, dressed in full fatigues and carrying an American flag. But 54 miles into his walk, the Corpus Christi Police Department stopped him near the Harbor Bridge. According to Rooster, officers told him he was breaking the law by walking along the highway without a permit. Corpus Christi police say that's not true. They suspect there was a miscommunication. A spokesman says drivers were concerned for his safety and asked police to step in. We're told a permit is nly required if someone needs a highway lane shut down for an activity. Rooster hasn't gotten back with us to talk about how he plans to finish the last 47 miles of his trek.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; military; roosterlee; texas; veteran
They suspect miscommunication or could it be the cops did not know anything about the law and made it up as they went along...To be civil show remorse good will, the cops could of stepped up and gave the Army Veteran some donations of their own
1 posted on 05/11/2014 7:43:26 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

I’m speechless.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 7:48:54 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: moonshinner_09

In my day the cops would have provided him with their personal escort. Now, Obama’s Brown Shirts are just itching to show off their muscle.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 7:54:05 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: moonshinner_09
This sounds like some liberal a$$holes using some call the cops crap to interfere with this man and his walk.

Tell the callers that if they are wrong each and every one of them are responsible for all court costs and defense costs.

Make them pay to play.

4 posted on 05/11/2014 7:54:17 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Citizen)
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To: moonshinner_09

When I hear Hannah say we are the freest country in the world, I just laugh.


5 posted on 05/11/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: Husker24

Hannity


6 posted on 05/11/2014 7:56:32 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: moonshinner_09

Bizarre. Corpus always used to be a laid back, easy going place.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 7:57:31 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Halliburton sent me to truck driving school in Corpus, and it seemed like a nice place. I also hitchhiked through there a couple of times when I was a kid, with no hassles from the cops, but those were the days when cops tended to leave people alone, unless they were breaking the law. It’s sad how things have changed.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 8:11:32 PM PDT by pallis
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To: moonshinner_09

A$$holes should have given a police escort across the bridge.


9 posted on 05/11/2014 8:13:26 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: moonshinner_09

People need to pay attention to what is being said and not what they THINK they heard.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 8:29:25 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Great! Then they will be happy to release all the 911 tapes of people calling in all concerned about this guy walking.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 8:30:13 PM PDT by Clay Moore ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: moonshinner_09

I think there is more to this than we are being told. I’ll bet the American flag “offended” some Muzzies or illegals. JMO.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 8:36:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Well, Of course. You MUST have the proper permits.
After all, we cannot have people walking on our precious highways without them purchasing the proper permit.

God, What kind of a country do we have left?
“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”


13 posted on 05/11/2014 8:54:08 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: moonshinner_09

Good thing he wasn’t walking his dog. Texas cops are among the most gung ho power hungry thugs in the nation.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 9:25:43 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: moonshinner_09

Maybe GW will see this and help sure no RAT would help.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 9:46:36 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: moonshinner_09

my guess is they told him it was illegal w/out a permit. then the story broke, and they said something different.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 9:50:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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my guess is they told him it was illegal w/out a permit. then the story broke, and they said something different

That is what I was thinking. Not wanting the bad press, they came up with a different BS story. It's a good thing he didn't have a dog with him.

17 posted on 05/12/2014 3:27:29 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Don Corleone

Thank God he didn’t have a dog they could shoot


18 posted on 05/12/2014 3:34:17 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SgtHooper

Cop was pi**ed that there was no dog to shoot.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 9:47:35 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Shadowstrike

A spokesman says drivers were concerned for his safety and asked police to step in.

Oh the famous unidentified faceless drivers.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 9:50:19 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: moonshinner_09

This is something you’d expect in Vermont,Massachusetts or California...but not Texas.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 7:06:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: moonshinner_09; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Active Duty ping.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 7:08:32 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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