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Woman Charged in Protest Against Hu
AP ^ | 4-21-06 | ASHTON WILLIAMS

Posted on 04/21/2006 5:16:29 PM PDT by satchmodog9

A woman accused of heckling Chinese President Hu Jintao during a White House appearance this week was charged Friday in federal court with a misdemeanor of willfully intimidating, coercing threatening and harassing a foreign official.

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Wang Wenyi, 47, had obtained temporary press credentials as a reporter for a Falun Gong newspaper and positioned herself on a camera stand.

According to Secret Service translations provided in court documents, she shouted in Chinese: "Stop oppressing the Falun Gong," as well as "Your Time is running out," and "Anything you have done will come back to you in this lifetime." She also shouted in heavily accented English: " President Bush, stop him from killing," and "President Bush, stop him from persecuting the Falun Gong."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billofrights; constitutionlist; freedomofnothing; hu; huareyou; huhu; huvisit; jackbootedthugs; jbt; libertarians; seigheilyourmasters
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1 posted on 04/21/2006 5:16:33 PM PDT by satchmodog9
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To: satchmodog9

It seems to me that this Lady should get a community service award as well as an all expense paid trip to Disney World.

She's got more stones than Murtha does!


2 posted on 04/21/2006 5:18:39 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: Howie66

Does she have a defense fund yet? I'd contribute.


3 posted on 04/21/2006 5:20:36 PM PDT by londonboy
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To: Howie66

Does she have a defense fund yet? I'd contribute. We're not allowed to protest out front of no. 10 downing st. anymore (equivalent to your White House). Sadness, it is.


4 posted on 04/21/2006 5:21:14 PM PDT by londonboy
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To: satchmodog9

What did she do? Did she punch a cop with a closed fist?


5 posted on 04/21/2006 5:22:18 PM PDT by kcar
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To: satchmodog9
willfully intimidating, coercing threatening and harassing a foreign official.

This makes me sick. He's a commie and she's going to be prosecuted. This is nuts.

6 posted on 04/21/2006 5:22:27 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: traviskicks

land of the free home of the 1st amendment ping


7 posted on 04/21/2006 5:22:49 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: londonboy

I'm guessing Jackass and Sharpton are not answering their phones on this one


8 posted on 04/21/2006 5:23:18 PM PDT by stm (Our country and world are at a crossroads; taking the wrong path is not an option.)
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To: londonboy

"Does she have a defense fund yet? I'd contribute. We're not allowed to protest out front of no. 10 downing st. anymore (equivalent to your White House). Sadness, it is."

It's worse than "sadness". We fought and won a Reveloution over this kind of bullsh*t.


9 posted on 04/21/2006 5:23:47 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: freepatriot32
land of the free home of the 1st amendment

Not any more.

10 posted on 04/21/2006 5:24:06 PM PDT by madison10
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To: satchmodog9

I cannot fathom that we would do China's bidding on this. If Bill Clinton were President I'd be furious! Frankly, I am anyway. How low is this nation going to sink?


11 posted on 04/21/2006 5:24:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The United 'Door Mats' of America! Go ahead, scrape your feet on it. Everyone else is.)
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To: JeanS
This goes over the line. Freedom isn't what it seems. We just proved we are on the same path as the ChiComs.
12 posted on 04/21/2006 5:25:18 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Howie66

Rush and Sean should turn this into a big issue.

It's outrageous. This woman is a heroine and deserves all our support. This administration's (and previous ones') suckups to China stink.


13 posted on 04/21/2006 5:26:00 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws.")
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To: stm

They are too busy defending a stripper.


14 posted on 04/21/2006 5:26:32 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: madison10
not anymore

Yeah apparently mccain fiengold did even more damage to the 1st amendment then we thought. It looks like its down for the count or until we get a republican majority in at the white house congress and the senate.... oh wait nevermind:-(

15 posted on 04/21/2006 5:26:51 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: satchmodog9

"..willfully intimidating, coercing threatening and harassing a foreign official."

What a trumped up pile of manure..


16 posted on 04/21/2006 5:28:21 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: freepatriot32
It looks like its down for the count or until we get a republican majority in at the white house congress and the senate.... oh wait nevermind:-(

Depressin' ain't it? Rather like a real-to-life Star Wars flick...with the Dark Side winning.

17 posted on 04/21/2006 5:28:46 PM PDT by madison10
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To: satchmodog9
I first heard this news from a CBS news report on the radio. The guy began the "newsbreak" by saying, "President Bush had a Baaad day today." Then he went on to tell the story like it was a disasterous, embarassing and botched affair of State.

They forget they work for us, and we have vocal chords and the freedom to use them.

18 posted on 04/21/2006 5:31:33 PM PDT by kcar
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To: londonboy
Perhaps the ACLU could take up this case. Not only would they do what we want done, but we wouldn't have to put up any resources. It would, instead, be resources that would otherwise go to springing terrorists from Gitmo going to getting this lady off.

No, no, no. Not that lady. The one that got arrested. And not "get her off" in the "nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more" sense, but in the "get her out of jail" sense.

Oh, screw it. I just opened Pandora's Box. Might as well run like hell now.

19 posted on 04/21/2006 5:33:41 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: londonboy

By the way, welcome to FR. : )


20 posted on 04/21/2006 5:34:37 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: satchmodog9

She should get a medal, and a seat at the next state of the Union address next to the President. The worst thing was OUR President apologized. He should have shrugged his shoulders and said, "we have free speech in this country, which means freedom to speak the truth. Speaking of truth, when will you allow political and religious freedom, quit murdering girl children, and let your currency float?"


21 posted on 04/21/2006 5:45:56 PM PDT by jeremiah (How much did we get for that rope?)
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To: JeanS

I heard a China expert on C-Spin this morning say that because of what she did, her family and friends will all be rounded up, arrested, tortured, and some will be used for organ harvesting. This is tragic that we would do this to this poor woman. Who's running this assylum we call our government these days?


22 posted on 04/21/2006 5:46:04 PM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: satchmodog9
...willfully intimidating, coercing threatening and harassing a foreign official.

Yeah, uh-huh, I'm sure he was absolutely wetting his pants, he was so frightened by the little old lady in the back row.

23 posted on 04/21/2006 5:50:19 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: satchmodog9

"There ought to be limits to freedom..."


24 posted on 04/21/2006 5:51:59 PM PDT by kenth
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To: satchmodog9

 

   
Heckler
Harasses
a  Hu
   
     

25 posted on 04/21/2006 5:54:27 PM PDT by mikrofon (Hugh in Town)
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To: satchmodog9
I don't get it - is there more to the story?

I may have missed some of this, but I do not see a crime.

26 posted on 04/21/2006 5:57:03 PM PDT by meyer (Dems are stuck on stupid. Al Gore invented stupid.)
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To: satchmodog9

So...Bush gets to woo Hu and she can't boo Hu. Doesn't seem fair.


27 posted on 04/21/2006 5:59:27 PM PDT by joey'smom
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To: meyer

There is a lot more to this story as documented by Congressional hearings and numerous other resources.

Follow the link below to read witness testimony on these atrocities and to contact elected officials.
Did all the liberal left wing groups stand up to support Ms Shehan when she was arrested? What was the outcome of her arrest?
We should demand that this lady gets community service and is required to speak at all American Colleges as part of her punishment.

I contacted 2 elected officials today and plan to contact more!

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/nj04_smith/prChinaHearing.html




Smith Hearing Examines Human Rights in China on Eve of President Hu’s Arrival in Washington


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Chris Smith, Chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees Global Human Rights, led a hearing earlier today that examined China’s human rights record – including areas such as China’s compliance with international labor standards, censorship of the internet, implementation of the right of Chinese citizens to worship freely, and the destructive effects on Chinese society of its government’s coercive one-child policy.

"I have eternal hope that President Bush will raise these fundamental human rights concerns in his meetings with President Hu," said Smith. "The Chinese government simply cannot let their population increasingly experience the freedom to buy, sell and produce while denying them the right to assemble, speak and worship as they choose."

"Over the years, I have held 25 hearings on human rights abuses in China, and while China’s economy has improved somewhat, the human rights situation remains abysmal. So-called economic reform has utterly failed to result in the protection of freedom of speech, expression, or assembly," said Smith.

"It is important to note that the freedoms that we enjoy in America allow individuals to publish information and news on the Web unfiltered – even from within the walls of Congress," Smith said. "Those freedoms do not exist in China and individuals who attempt to speak freely are imprisoned and even tortured, and US corporations should not be aiding in that process."

BACKGROUND: The visit of President Hu Jintao of China to the United States provides the Congress an opportunity to review human rights conditions in China. In previous years before high profile visits, the PRC government has released from prison political dissidents such as Uighur businesswoman Rebiya Kadeer, sentenced to eight years prison in 2000 for sending press cuttings overseas and "endangering national security" and who was released March 14, 2005 before the Beijing visit of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

State Department human rights reports and other NGOs indicate that Chinese government repression of its citizens continues. Beijing has increasingly viewed the information available on the internet as a potential threat to the central government's ability to control the population and has created one of the most internet restrictive countries in the world, where cyber-dissidents like Shi Tao are arrested and imprisoned. China’s continued repression of religion is among the most despotic in the world. In February, the BBC reported that China had warned Hong Kong's newly-appointed Cardinal, Joseph Zen, a well-known critic of China's suppression of religious freedoms, to remain quiet on political issues. Citizens practicing a faith other than officially sanctioned religions are often subject to torture, imprisonment, and death, at which time prisoner organs are frequently harvested to meet demand. Those that dare to question China’s forced abortions and sterilizations face beatings and imprisonment, such as Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer who has publicly opposed China’s coercive one-child policies. Finally, there is no recourse for millions of Chinese laborers trapped in poor working conditions, as those who protest unjust wage and labor practices outside of the government-sponsored labor union are arrested and imprisoned.

WITNESSES:

Ms. Thea Lee, Assistant Director of Public Policy, AFL-CIO
Steven Mosher, Ph.D., President, Population Research Institute
Mr. Ethan Gutmann, Author, Losing the New China: a Story of American Commerce, Desire and Betrayal,
Mr. Harry Wu, Executive Director, Laogai Research Foundation
Mr. Lu Decheng, 1989 Tiananmen Square Protestor
Mr. Joseph Kung, Director, Cardinal Kung Foundation
Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, President, International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation

Follow the link at the top for Testimony from the witnesses above

and for Rep. Smith’s Opening Statement


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For Immediate Release: April 19, 2006
Contact: Brad Dayspring (202) 225-3765


28 posted on 04/21/2006 6:05:28 PM PDT by azkathy (Branded by the Rodeo Chediski Fire)
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To: londonboy
Does she have a defense fund yet? I'd contribute. We're not allowed to protest out front of no. 10 downing st. anymore (equivalent to your White House). Sadness, it is.

What's so "sad" about it?
Perhaps you think Government officials should not be allowed to have ANY public function that is not open to hecklers, rioters and every other form of protest imaginable?

There are proper forums for such things. This simply was not one of them.
Get over it.

29 posted on 04/21/2006 6:13:45 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: satchmodog9
with a misdemeanor of willfully intimidating, coercing threatening and harassing a foreign official.

A charge like that sounds every bit as legitimate as the "leaking state secrets" charge that the ChiComs level against any journalist who reports on anything they don't want talked about, regardless of how little it has to do with actual national security. She did not threaten anyone, let alone "coerce" him.

But I guess her towering physique must have been "intimidating" to Hu.

30 posted on 04/21/2006 6:16:14 PM PDT by inquest (If you favor any legal status for illegal aliens, then do not claim to be in favor of secure borders)
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To: Jorge
Perhaps you think Government officials should not be allowed to have ANY public function that is not open to hecklers, rioters and every other form of protest imaginable?

There was nothing unconstitutional about removing her from the premises. Charging her with "willfully intimidating, coercing, threatening and harassing a foreign official," on the other hand, is a revolt against the Constitution as well as common sense.

31 posted on 04/21/2006 6:21:46 PM PDT by inquest (If you favor any legal status for illegal aliens, then do not claim to be in favor of secure borders)
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To: satchmodog9

ACLU to the rescue!!!! freedom of speech in danger!!!! minority being abused!!!

oh wait...its a commie, better apologize for the nation...oh wait bush did that

sigh when will our country stand up for her beliefs and stop being so hypocritical...


32 posted on 04/21/2006 6:26:59 PM PDT by PowerBruin
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To: Jorge
Tyrants ever should be confronted when they set foot in the land of free men. The bigger the tyrant the greater the honor in the confrontation. It is just unfortunate that this oriental despot wasn't greeted by thousands of angry Americans and had his limo bombarded with every imaginable item of filth every time he appears in the streets of any of our cities. Then instead of returning to his fellow tyrants and telling them of how weak and cowardly the round eye are he could tell them that we still hold true to the spirit of our ancestors and that it was best not to try the patience of these people. Let tyrants always tremble at the name of our country and not welcome them to our shores.
33 posted on 04/21/2006 6:28:44 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Jorge

you know, I'm going to have to go ahead and agree with you. This isn't about freedom of speech. No one is saying she can't have freedom of speech. This is about an inappropriate behavior in a forum where losing face could have consequences beyond our shores. No one had a problem when capital police removed Cindy Sheehan as she tried to protest Bush, btw...


34 posted on 04/21/2006 6:35:54 PM PDT by steel_resolve (Illegal aliens donít take jobs Americans wonít; they take wages Americans wonít)
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To: inquest
Charging her with "willfully intimidating, coercing, threatening and harassing a foreign official," on the other hand, is a revolt against the Constitution as well as common sense.

I would have to see the actual laws in play before I form an opinion on the charges.

In any case I really doubt she will suffer any severe penalty for this.

35 posted on 04/21/2006 6:36:30 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: steel_resolve

BTW, I don't agree with her being charged. I just think her behavior was inappropriate given the situation.


36 posted on 04/21/2006 6:37:30 PM PDT by steel_resolve (Illegal aliens donít take jobs Americans wonít; they take wages Americans wonít)
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To: steel_resolve
This isn't about freedom of speech. No one is saying she can't have freedom of speech. This is about an inappropriate behavior in a forum where losing face could have consequences beyond our shores. No one had a problem when capital police removed Cindy Sheehan as she tried to protest Bush, btw...

Exactly.

37 posted on 04/21/2006 6:38:06 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: robowombat
Tyrants ever should be confronted when they set foot in the land of free men. The bigger the tyrant the greater the honor in the confrontation. It is just unfortunate that this oriental despot wasn't greeted by thousands of angry Americans and had his limo bombarded with every imaginable item of filth every time he appears in the streets of any of our cities.

How infantile.

38 posted on 04/21/2006 6:39:41 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge

"In any case I really doubt she will suffer any severe penalty for this."

How do you feel about involuntary organ "donation," as penalty for political dissent?


39 posted on 04/21/2006 6:43:13 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Jorge; All
The last thread on this went over 400 posts with the tyrant apologists having a gleefully echo chamber patting each other on the back.

This is shameful that a USS agent would arrest someone for speaking out to a communists dictator it is even more disgraceful that a AUSA would charge someone with a law that sounds like it belongs on the books in china

40 posted on 04/21/2006 6:43:40 PM PDT by vrwc0915 (Death to tyrants)
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To: Jorge

41 posted on 04/21/2006 6:49:26 PM PDT by vrwc0915 (Death to tyrants)
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To: vrwc0915
The last thread on this went over 400 posts with the tyrant apologists having a gleefully echo chamber patting each other on the back.

Absolute BS.
There was no apologizing for tyranny in any form.

If you want to post a credible argument you should at least pretend to be honest about the issue.

42 posted on 04/21/2006 6:53:58 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: freepatriot32

I dunno... IMO, there is a limit to free speech, you can't have anyone disrupting any ceremony at any time...


43 posted on 04/21/2006 6:58:30 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/israel_palestine_conflict.htm)
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To: vrwc0915
The death of "free speech" on a tombstone...how original!

Goes to show, even those without the slightest grasp of an issue can use a Photoshop programs to express their childish views.

44 posted on 04/21/2006 6:59:19 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: RegulatorCountry
How do you feel about involuntary organ "donation," as penalty for political dissent?

Sounds reasonable to me.

What did you expect me to say?

45 posted on 04/21/2006 7:03:01 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: DoughtyOne

China has us by the short hairs.

Bush, Clinton and Bush let it happen.


46 posted on 04/21/2006 7:04:57 PM PDT by tomahawk (Proud to be an enemy of Islam)
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To: satchmodog9
I have a feeling that this woman's outburst , as valiant as it was , is going to bring alot of hell down on incarcerated Falung Gung's in the PRC. They will be taking this insult against Hu out on these poor luckless soul ,in all sorts of horrid ways , for months hereafter. I doubt it was worth it.
Only regime change in China will change conditions there .
47 posted on 04/21/2006 7:07:58 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: vrwc0915

Isn't it ironic because both Muhammed and Hitler were born on April 20th...


48 posted on 04/21/2006 7:09:29 PM PDT by Xenophon450 (Behead those who say Islam is violent)
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To: satchmodog9
Going Public About Chinese Concentration Camps (Organ Harvesting)
49 posted on 04/21/2006 7:10:17 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: LeoWindhorse

that won't happen


50 posted on 04/21/2006 7:10:41 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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