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Graham cuffed, jailed after ‘minor traffic infraction’
Boston Herald ^ | February 13, 2009 | Jessica Heslam

Posted on 02/13/2009 12:36:31 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

Conservative WTKK yakker Michael Graham was handcuffed and arrested early this morning, the latest Boston radio personality to have a run-in with the law.

Graham, 45, was arrested around 5:30 a.m. in Framingham and charged with failure to stop for a red light and operating a vehicle after his driver’s license had been revoked, said Lt. Paul Shastany.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dmv; graham; michaelgraham; radio; rmv; talkradio; wtkk
I support Michael!
1 posted on 02/13/2009 12:36:32 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The article is not there any longer, it looks like.


2 posted on 02/13/2009 12:39:00 PM PST by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2009_02_13_Graham_cuffed__jailed_after_‘minor_traffic_infraction_/srvc=home&position=0


3 posted on 02/13/2009 12:39:00 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Should have spoken only Portuguese and claimed
to be an illegal alien on the way to his surgical theatre,
or the Romney Alien Sanctuary.


4 posted on 02/13/2009 12:39:49 PM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: basil

Try the next post.


5 posted on 02/13/2009 12:40:13 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Oh, it wasn’t Grahamnesty.


6 posted on 02/13/2009 12:41:56 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Thanks—I did, it worked, and he’s innocent IMHO.


7 posted on 02/13/2009 12:43:35 PM PST by basil ( It's time to eliminate all "Gun Free Zones")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This was a setup sting by the Tax-it-All Deval and his brownshirts.


8 posted on 02/13/2009 12:51:00 PM PST by nhwingut (,)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Please, people. You MUST under stand two simple things.
1. Michael Graham is an EVIL RIGHT WING RADIO talk host.
2. Michael Graham lives and works in the PDRM (People’s Democratic Republic of Massachusetts)
Is there anything one needs to know?
note: I heard him admit to being wrong in a very minor traffic occurance. The problem was NEVER being notified of the revocation of his license. Also the PDRM no longer notifies, as it has for generations, that one’s driver’s license is about to EXPIRE. Can you say REVENUE GENERATION?


9 posted on 02/13/2009 12:51:13 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I was so hoping this was Lindsy.


10 posted on 02/13/2009 12:51:47 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

If you were caught driving on a revoked license would you have been arrested? Is driving on a revoked license considered a minor traffic infraction in your state?


11 posted on 02/13/2009 12:54:50 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: blaquebyrd
Is driving on a revoked license considered a minor traffic infraction in your state?

That's what I was wondering. I guess they just applied the illegal alien rules to him. I doan need no stinkin license.

12 posted on 02/13/2009 1:01:28 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: blaquebyrd

“If you were caught driving on a revoked license would you have been arrested?”

Yes, but only if you are a white non-hispanic who is a US citizen.


13 posted on 02/13/2009 1:04:37 PM PST by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: blaquebyrd

Blaquety, if you don’t have a valid license, you cannot be legally allowed to leave the scene in your own vehicle. It gets towed, and so do you, unless said vehicle is legally registered and insured to you, you can prove who you are, and have a licensed driver with you or immediately show up to drive you home, at the attending officers’ discretion. Or the cops can cuff you and take you to the station, where your loved ones can pay your fine and then drive you home.


14 posted on 02/13/2009 1:06:46 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (It is entirely possible that evolution is a very Intelligent Design.)
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To: blaquebyrd

The minor infraction was a “U” turn. The license problem is a result of the RMV’s new policy of no longer notifying drivers that their licenses are about to expire (it’s too expensive). His license was revoked automatically when he failed to have it renewed (licenses have to be renewed every 5 years). They will cuff and arrest you for that and you will go through bureaucrat Hell and pay $$$ to get it back.


15 posted on 02/13/2009 1:07:30 PM PST by DonGrafico (Underwriting America's permanent underclass since 1975)
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To: blaquebyrd
If you were caught driving on a revoked license would you have been arrested?

I've heard of people in my state getting tossed in the klink for driving with no license.
16 posted on 02/13/2009 1:11:01 PM PST by mysterio
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To: CaptainAmiigaf
"Can you say REVENUE GENERATION?"

Can you say, "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY & ACTING AS AN ADULT WHO DOESN'T RELY ON THE STATE TO REMIND YOU OF EXPIRATION DATES YOU CARRY IN YOUR WALLET DAILY"? Come on, if this guy didn't know his license was revoked it's not the arresting officer's problem. Tell it to the judge.

17 posted on 02/13/2009 1:12:01 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Fairness Doctrine Crackdown has begun.
18 posted on 02/13/2009 1:17:00 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: blaquebyrd

Try reading the Herald article; he had moved and the suspension notice was from the previous state; he couldn’t have gotten it.

It began as a notice that his insurance had expired, probably a red-tape issue.


19 posted on 02/13/2009 1:28:44 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

It’s easy for Michael to avoid all prosecution. Simply change his affiliation to (D).

The only problem with the above statement is that although intended to be a joke, it is not a joke.


20 posted on 02/13/2009 1:29:42 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

So....I don’t get it.

He’s had a MASSACHUSETTS license since Feb ‘06........and his VIRGINIA license was revoked in JUNE ‘06.

Why isn’t his MASSACHUSETTS license valid?

Something’s fishy.....


21 posted on 02/13/2009 1:31:12 PM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

He should demand the treatment an illegal immigrant would get....


22 posted on 02/13/2009 1:31:54 PM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: retrokitten

“The things they made me do in there. . . .”

“It’s okay, Lindsey. We’re here to bail you out.”

“Not just yet!”


23 posted on 02/13/2009 1:32:15 PM PST by Rastus
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To: Kenny Bunk
"Blaquety, if you don’t have a valid license...

That's not the argument. The argument is about a revoked license, inferring the revocation was for cause, meaning the driver has an outstanding unresolved issue prohibiting them from legally operating a motor vehicle. If said driver get's caught driving a vehicle in violation of the revocation laws in every state of our Union he's earned the right to be arrested, regardless of hs political affiliation. I support that law and the law men charged with ensuring only drivers who comply with US laws are authorized to share the roadways with me and my family. Would you feel more comfortable knowing the guy who plowed into your wife's car driving on a revoked license was a conservative? I wouldn't.

24 posted on 02/13/2009 1:34:57 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: Rastus

LOL!!


25 posted on 02/13/2009 1:36:19 PM PST by retrokitten (marrow.org)
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To: retrokitten

His arrest would probably be another ‘bathroom’ incident. (tap tap)


26 posted on 02/13/2009 1:38:54 PM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: blaquebyrd
If you were caught driving on a revoked license would you have been arrested? Is driving on a revoked license considered a minor traffic infraction in your state?

There is a big difference between revoked and expired. One of the big differences is intent.

27 posted on 02/13/2009 1:39:07 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; suspects; All
Ann Dufresne, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, said Graham’s Massachusetts driver’s license was revoked in November because the state of Virginia notified the National Driver Registry that his Virginia license had been revoked because he had not paid his car insurance. The non-payment date was listed as June 2006.

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Graham has had a Massachusetts license since February 2006 and his driving record here is clean, according to the registry.

This is just so friggin stupid, it's not even funny. It also shows exactly why these national databases are so dangerous since you can get arrested in one state for something that was not correctly handled by the "authorities" in another, sepcially when you moved away and had no diea it was happening.

28 posted on 02/13/2009 1:44:11 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Old Professer
...probably a red-tape issue.

Probably not, who knows, and that's the issue? Take care or your business. I'm not special. I don't posess special skills that enable me to comply with municipal, state and federal regulations. You can throw all the "yeah-but", arguments out there regarding the revocaton of this guy's license. I retired from the US military and have had a variety of Americans serve under me. Never, and again I'm not special, have I had served with one Airman who forget to take care of his or her civilian obligations. It's not that damn hard.

29 posted on 02/13/2009 1:52:22 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: IYAS9YAS
There is a big difference between revoked and expired. One of the big differences is intent.

True. If your license is revoked and you are caught driving, you intended to drive on a revoked license and should be arrested. You, me and the arresting officers agree.

30 posted on 02/13/2009 1:57:11 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: CaptainAmiigaf

Question, was he driving on a revoked license?


31 posted on 02/13/2009 2:05:26 PM PST by Lord_Baltar
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Actually it should drive up his ratings and popularity. Contrary to what some posters on this thread suggest, people that live in Massachusetts are all too familiar with the various bureaucratic blunders of the Massachusetts state government. Everyone who has lived in or around Boston has had to deal with this kind of thing. Usually when you go to renew your registation, or license, or any other kind of permit you get some kind of expensive surprise. It is standard operating procedure for the Mass. state government not to notify you of anything, and then later charge you penalties, interest, etc.


32 posted on 02/13/2009 2:30:19 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: freeandfreezing
"It is standard operating procedure for the Mass. state government not to notify you of anything,...

Ok, what date is stamped on your Mass DL in the expiration block? Man-up, take responsibility for your driving privileges and stop blaming the state for not going beyond placing the expiration date on your license in your wallet. Come on, does Sam's Club send a rep to your house when your membership expires? Time to Man-up!

33 posted on 02/13/2009 2:46:14 PM PST by blaquebyrd
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To: Right Wing Assault

In Massachusetts, I was stopped, cuffed and jailed for driving under a suspended license. Thing is, the license that I HAD was issued to me in 1974. They claimed in court that my license had been revoked in 1972. Though I was found innocent of all charges, the Registry STILL had my license and wouldn’t give it back. The Registry in Massachusetts is THE LAW unto itself.

Don’t get me started...


34 posted on 02/13/2009 2:58:29 PM PST by Paisan
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To: blaquebyrd
Ok, what date is stamped on your Mass DL in the expiration block? Man-up, take responsibility for your driving privileges and stop blaming the state for not going beyond placing the expiration date on your license in your wallet. I don't live in Massachusetts now, so lets stick to the case at hand - Michael Graham. The article quotes a Massachusetts DMV spokesperson who stated that Mr. Graham has a Massachusetts license issued in February 2006. Since Massachusetts issues licenses for 5 years, the expiration block you refer too says February 2011. So, according to your logic, Mr. Graham should "man-up" and "stop blaming the state for not going beyond placing the expiration date on [his] license." Which would of course be two years for now.

How on earth would he be expected to know that his license had been revoked by the unilateral action of another state?

35 posted on 02/13/2009 3:41:50 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I thought this was about Billy Graham.


36 posted on 02/13/2009 3:42:44 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: blaquebyrd

What’s with the hard-nose?


37 posted on 02/13/2009 7:42:21 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: blaquebyrd

We have no argument.


38 posted on 02/15/2009 9:20:29 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (It is entirely possible that evolution is a very Intelligent Design.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Maybe you can pay his bail.


39 posted on 02/15/2009 9:21:06 AM PST by nufsed
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; suspects; All
Update...all charges dropped!

How I Made My Escape!

40 posted on 06/26/2009 7:05:47 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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