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Florida man tried to run down controversial Republican - (Katherine Harris's Car Trouble)
drudge ^ | 10/17/04 | newsmedia

Posted on 10/27/2004 10:51:14 AM PDT by Elkiejg

Katherine Harris's Car Trouble

Cops: Florida man tried to run down controversial Republican

OCTOBER 27--A Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. According to the below Sarasota Police Department report, Barry Seltzer, 46, told cops that he was simply exercising his "political expression" when he drove his car at Harris and several supporters, who were campaigning last night at a Sarasota intersection. Seltzer--pictured at right in a booking photo--allegedly drove up on a sidewalk and headed directly for Harris before swerving "at the last minute." Harris told officers that "she was afraid for her life and could not move as the vehicle approached her," according to the report. For his part, Seltzer--who's a registered Democrat--told cops, "I intimidated them with the car. They were standing in the street." He added, "I did not run them down, I scared them a little!" That explanation did not stop investigators from arresting Seltzer for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. Harris, Florida's former secretary of state, is best known for her role in the aftermath of the state's disastrous 2000 presidential election.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: democratsarescum; demsarenazis; napalminthemorning
The RATS are truely the party of thugs.
1 posted on 10/27/2004 10:51:14 AM PDT by Elkiejg
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To: Elkiejg

Picture of this idiot is at thesmokinggun.com.


2 posted on 10/27/2004 10:53:14 AM PDT by rikkir (J.F. Kerry should hide his face in shame at the mention of Pat Tillman's name.)
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To: Elkiejg

The thug in question.

3 posted on 10/27/2004 10:53:15 AM PDT by jdm
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To: Elkiejg

Harris is a Congresswoman and this was an attempted assasination.

They need to cut the crap and tell it like it is.


4 posted on 10/27/2004 10:53:29 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Let me repeat this: the web means never having to swill leftist garbage again. Got it?)
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To: Elkiejg
A Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac.

Wow, they have a law for just about everything!

5 posted on 10/27/2004 10:53:49 AM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: jdm

This shitbird needs to be charged with attempted murder.


6 posted on 10/27/2004 10:55:02 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against "global testing.")
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To: All

Kartherine Harris just happens to be a member of the House of Represenatives and Congress..it seems to me the man responsible admitted what he was doing and should be charged with murder. There is no question about it!


7 posted on 10/27/2004 10:57:32 AM PDT by cousair
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To: coloradan
I guess that calling her "controversial" reduces the charge to a misdemeanor.

The media is beneath contempt.

8 posted on 10/27/2004 10:57:32 AM PDT by skip_intro
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To: blam; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ValerieUSA
More brown shirt activity.
George W. Bush will be reelected by a margin of at least ten per cent

9 posted on 10/27/2004 10:58:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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To: Elkiejg

Expect higher turnout for Bush.


10 posted on 10/27/2004 10:59:52 AM PDT by eagle11 (If you value America's future.....vote GWBush on Nov 2nd!!!)
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To: coloradan
Smarty-fellow. For the record, the newspaper claimed the charge was "attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris," while the actual papers filed by the DA would be phrased differently.
11 posted on 10/27/2004 11:02:28 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: cousair

CONGRESSWOMAN...big mistake!!


12 posted on 10/27/2004 11:03:49 AM PDT by cousair
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To: cousair

CONGRESSWOMAN...big mistake!!


13 posted on 10/27/2004 11:04:27 AM PDT by cousair
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To: skip_intro
The article states:
14 posted on 10/27/2004 11:05:50 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Cultural Jihad
I take your point.

My point is how the media colors perception by their choice of words. For example, Al Sharpton is directly linked to eight deaths due to his anti-Semitic activities, not to mention the Tawana Brawley fraud, yet I've never seen him referred to as "controversial".

15 posted on 10/27/2004 11:13:04 AM PDT by skip_intro
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To: Elkiejg
Mandatory pic:

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

16 posted on 10/27/2004 11:14:50 AM PDT by Mike Bates (Just in time for your Halloween gift giving needs: THE book.)
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To: jdm


Attempted murder?


17 posted on 10/27/2004 11:18:53 AM PDT by meandog ("Do unto others before they do unto you!")
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To: skip_intro

>>>> For example, Al Sharpton is directly linked to eight deaths due to his anti-Semitic activities, not to mention the Tawana Brawley fraud, yet I've never seen him referred to as "controversial".

Are you kidding?


18 posted on 10/27/2004 11:23:50 AM PDT by dubyain04jebin08and12
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To: dubyain04jebin08and12
Are you kidding?

Nope. Why do you ask?

19 posted on 10/27/2004 11:33:33 AM PDT by skip_intro
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To: Elkiejg

bump


20 posted on 10/27/2004 11:49:55 AM PDT by lowbridge (I wouldn't want to be a liberals caps lock key on election day)
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To: dubyain04jebin08and12

Google Freddie's Fashion Mart


21 posted on 10/27/2004 11:59:47 AM PDT by swilhelm73 (Democrats and free speech are like oil and water)
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To: skip_intro
I guess that calling her "controversial" reduces the charge to a misdemeanor.

Also note how the Democrat who tried to run her down is not refered to as a "controversial" Democrat.

22 posted on 10/27/2004 12:03:50 PM PDT by lowbridge (I wouldn't want to be a liberals caps lock key on election day)
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To: coloradan

http://www.flabar.org/DIVPGM/PU/FCPCSurvey.nsf/0/7c39114b1e48e6e285256a3700647b45?OpenDocument&Click=

This Barry Seltzer? Seriously, I'm asking.


23 posted on 10/27/2004 12:04:55 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: BushisTheMan

Found a picture of the honorable judge at

http://www.stu.edu/news/releases_detail.asp?item=276

He's the far right guy on the right picture.

Might be him. Anybody else find a better picture?

Additional information I found to aid you searches.

Hon. Barry S. Seltzer
Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Florida
299 East Broward Boulevard
109 US Courthouse
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301


24 posted on 10/27/2004 12:16:44 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Dinsdale
On second look at the above refd page it appears I misread the list. Seltzer is a big guy, looks nothing like this person. Even the lawyer that looks similar has better hair.

Sorry. Perhaps someone should check my work.

25 posted on 10/27/2004 12:23:17 PM PDT by Dinsdale
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To: Dinsdale

I don't think they're the same person. The arrest report at the Smoking Gun website lists that Seltzer as having a Sarasota address while Judge Seltzer works out of Ft. Lauderdale. That would be quite a commute. Besides, they don't look alike at all to me.


26 posted on 10/27/2004 12:23:47 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (I've got a tagline, but I'm too lazy to type it out.)
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To: Elkiejg
When Puff Daddy says "Vote or Die," I guess some people take it to mean "Vote Democrat or Die."
27 posted on 10/27/2004 12:30:22 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Fraud is the lifeblood of the Democratic Party)
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To: skip_intro

Because everything I have ever read about the man acknowledges he is "controversial." They don't necessarily attack the guy the way he deserves, but nobody even at AP or Reuters pretends he's in the mainstream.


28 posted on 10/27/2004 1:21:03 PM PDT by dubyain04jebin08and12
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To: clintonh8r

come now. he's simply expressing himself. exercising his 1st ammendment rights.


29 posted on 10/27/2004 1:31:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Dinsdale

Hard to tell. I think the article would have said he was a judge. My guess is that they are two different guys.

However, Democrats in high power do some very stupid things. And he was driving a Cadillac (smile)


30 posted on 10/27/2004 1:31:40 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Mike Bates

ain't saline great?


31 posted on 10/27/2004 1:31:48 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Hadn't noticed. . . .


32 posted on 10/27/2004 1:39:47 PM PDT by Mike Bates (Just in time for your Halloween gift giving needs: THE book.)
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To: Elkiejg

Yep, that's the peace loving party for you.

Animals.


33 posted on 10/27/2004 1:41:42 PM PDT by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: Tempest

I can't believe the low amount of post this thread is recieving.


34 posted on 10/27/2004 5:15:48 PM PDT by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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To: Mike Bates

Nice.


35 posted on 10/27/2004 6:30:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Tempest

Neither can I.


36 posted on 10/28/2004 12:41:32 PM PDT by lowbridge (I wouldn't want to be a liberals caps lock key on election day)
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To: Tempest

bump


37 posted on 10/28/2004 1:52:09 PM PDT by Tempest (Click on my name for a long list of press contacts)
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