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Town-hall clash! Cop vs. Obama 'Joker' poster
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 28, 2009 | Drew Zahn

Posted on 08/29/2009 3:41:27 AM PDT by Man50D

"This used to be America," argued a protester outside a health-care town hall meeting in Reston, Va., after a police officer threatened him with arrest for holding up a sign with a picture critical of Barack Obama.

The officer's response?

"It ain't no more, OK?"

A video of the town hall held earlier this week by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., shows an unnamed protester standing on school grounds carrying a sign that read "Organizing for National Socialist Health Care – The Final Solution" and depicted Barack Obama in the Joker's makeup.

Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. then told the protester that even though others were holding signs, his sign was unacceptable because of the depiction of Obama.

"But you got this with a picture," Cheeks said, explaining why the protester was being singled out from the others. "That's the difference. This has got a picture on it. That don't have a picture on it.

"Sir, leave the picture down," the officer said. "If you put the picture back up, you'll be charged with trespassing."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bho44; bhofascism; communists; corruption; democrats; drones; fairfaxcounty; jimmoran; leo; obama; odinga; townhall; townhalls
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To: Vendome

He’s Fairfax (VA) P.D.

In fairness, most of his colleagues on FCPD are pretty decent. This guy is just a jackass.


101 posted on 08/29/2009 8:10:46 AM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: Man50D

I’m sure there is a law somewhere in one of the bills passed in congress that no one read that will support this officer of the law. We can not have this kind of disrespect taking place by unruly mobs and right wing militants. /s


102 posted on 08/29/2009 8:13:32 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Thermalseeker
He should have let this "officer" arrest him for trespass.

I'm sure that the gentleman with the sign had to go to work the next day -- the key difference between Conservative-activists and their Liberal counterparts.

103 posted on 08/29/2009 8:13:40 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: freeangel
I don’t imagine there’s a picture of officer Cheeks ‘cause I’m just guessin’ he’s black and doesn’t want any pictures/cartoons of his most high one just like the muzzies think cartoons of you know who are grounds for death.

He's a black officer...He is in the video
These type bureaucrat drones will be administering and enforcing 0bama-care

104 posted on 08/29/2009 8:15:50 AM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: Jeff Head
Comments at the youtube site indicate that the officer is Fairfax County Public Schools Security Services.

This officer did not arrest anyone...he did back down
0bama's objective is to make it so the black officer will not back down next time
He'll throw the protestors as in jail

Thanks God the incident was video taped...It kept the officer honest

105 posted on 08/29/2009 8:19:31 AM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: backhoe

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Who was the other a-hole trying to back up that dumb cop?

Different rules for protests at a public event cause its on the school grounds.... I don’t think so.


106 posted on 08/29/2009 8:22:35 AM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: stratman1969
It doesn't have a piture on it.


107 posted on 08/29/2009 8:30:41 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: PLMerite

What I mean to say of course, PLM, is that he is a very small, insignificant minnow, and he has already served our purposes, i.e. on YouTube and elsewhere, but that we have much bigger fish to fry. Of course he is part of the enemy structure, but he himself is nothing to lose sleep over. It is much bigger and much higher up than Mr. Cheeks. Believe me.


108 posted on 08/29/2009 8:31:55 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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To: raybbr
No I am simply saying--and in a civil manner here I might add--go for the bigger fish. Believe me, this guy is second rate, a programmed fascist robototron, he is a simple trench idiot not worth much of our time. It is like swatting or stepping on stinging bees, there is a swarm of them. Let's go after the queen bee(s). That's all. The guy has now been adequately exposed. I AM for getting that video viewed by as many people as possible, though.
109 posted on 08/29/2009 8:36:53 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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To: 101voodoo
Your saying I hold him blameless means you dont know how to read my posts nor understand what I asserted.

I said and meant, including in later clarifications, we have bigger fish to fry than this lowly idiot, a low level programmed robot from their side, from a general tactical perspective. Thanks for allowing me to clarify.

But, fine, if you disagree with me, by all means, please flood the Reston police department with phone calls and e mails. I'm not opposed to it.

110 posted on 08/29/2009 8:46:22 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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To: mvpel

I see your perspective. You lead the charge...tell me where the website is or the effort is being made, in an organized fashion, to get him reprimanded.


111 posted on 08/29/2009 8:48:27 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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To: Jeff Head

You are famous, now, Jeff. I mean EVEN MORE FAMOUS NOW. lol!


112 posted on 08/29/2009 8:50:24 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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To: linn37

One thing is for sure: That one fellow stepping in, that pu”sy, HAD to have been wearing Birkenstocks, holding a Starbucks Machiatto, and just had come from his Miata, having listened to NPR’s All Things Considered or the Diane Rehm Show. Man I could smell that liberalism and that attitude clear over here across the Pacific and one continent away!


113 posted on 08/29/2009 8:52:44 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (When reality hits us that it's not "Incompetence" but rather "Intentional", what are we going to do?)
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Town-hall clash! Cop vs. Obama 'Joker' poster
“It Ain’t (America) No More, OK”? (Video)
Town hall cop: 'This ain't America no more'
Officer Does Not Like anti-Obama Poster: "It ain't [America] no more, OK?" (video)
Officer to Town Hall Protester: ‘It Ain’t [America] No More’
IT AIN'T AMERICA NO MORE! OK? (VIDEO)

Just posting all of the FR threads together here. Not being a net nanny in any way. Thought it'd be useful if anyone wanted to read all of the commentary.
114 posted on 08/29/2009 9:23:17 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
"Your saying I hold him blameless means you don't know how to read my posts nor understand what I asserted."

I don't believe that is the case at all. Here is what you said:

"They enemy is not Mr. Cheeks, who is just a stupid tool in this very elucidating incident now for the whole WORLD to see.

When you think about it, the enemy is much higher up than this street goon in Virginia.

We should not go "Joe The Plumber" on him, as a man, just on principle.

Our fight is with powers and principalities much higher than this loon.

"

Now while I quite agree our fight is with the higher ups who utilize these uneducated folks for their own purposes, it is ALSO with those they get to do their bidding. If we are to win we must take the fight to ALL of them. By going after this "policeman" aggressively (legally) it will make it that much harder for the elitists to recruit more of these "useful idiots" to do their bidding

115 posted on 08/29/2009 9:33:26 AM PDT by 101voodoo (OBAMA- THE OPIATE FOR THE DUMB ASSES)
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To: dennisw

Actually, inspite of his being wrong, I find the SSO seemed well mannered, polite, and reserved in expressing his disdain for the Obama picture. Oh boy, I hope those are plastic darts I see headed my way already.

Hear me out. I think we all know, or have witnessed other democratic officers of like mind, while performing in the line of duty, why, they would have yanked the poster from protester’s hands when he refused their command to put it down. Then they would have tasered and cuffed the guy for refusing to comply with the commands of an officer. Since after being tasered and ordered to remain still, unable to comply, they would have tasered him again, adding resisting arrest to the charges as well.

After an “exhaustive” investigation, the cop’s spokesperson would go public with the statement “it was found the officers were acting justifiably and within depart(mental) policy guidelines.”

End of story.

Hey, I’m just keepin on the sunny side. :)


116 posted on 08/29/2009 9:35:49 AM PDT by takenoprisoner (Freedom Watch: fight for freedom with everything you have.)
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To: EDINVA

42 U.S.C. § 1983 : US Code - Section 1983: Civil action for deprivation of rights

http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/42/21/I/1983

Learn it! Understand it! Spread it! Use It!


117 posted on 08/29/2009 9:41:39 AM PDT by Mechanicos
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To: backhoe

Thank you for posting that picture! There was some discussion on a different thread as to whether the guy is a real cop or just a security guy. I wanted a pic to see the uniform better.


118 posted on 08/29/2009 9:45:25 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: takenoprisoner
Actually, inspite of his being wrong, I find the SSO seemed well mannered, polite, and reserved in expressing his disdain for the Obama picture.

You're right, he was very well-mannered and polite as he was delivering his naked threats of assault, kidnapping and extortion in the form of arrest, imprisonment, and fines over the exercise of First Amendment rights.

If only all criminals were as polite and well-mannered, crime victims wouldn't be so traumatized at the end of their ordeals.

119 posted on 08/29/2009 9:59:04 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I see your perspective. You lead the charge...tell me where the website is or the effort is being made, in an organized fashion, to get him reprimanded.

I don't have standing to press charges, and I live about a thousand miles away. There's lots of activists in Virginia though, and I'm sure some folks in Virginia, such as the person who was the vicim of Cheeks' crime, and patriots like Danladi Moore who has whipped Norfolk's butt a few times, will spearhead this effort.

120 posted on 08/29/2009 10:03:29 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

No thanks.


121 posted on 08/29/2009 10:08:08 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: takenoprisoner

The policeman was insistent about removing the Obama sign. He then realized he was being video taped so he gave up.

Without the video tape rolling I think the outcome would have been the opposite


122 posted on 08/29/2009 10:19:30 AM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: bikerman

What city in Florida is the 9/12 tea party in?


123 posted on 08/29/2009 12:12:17 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Man50D

Officer Cheeks is not particularly unusual amongst the ranks of cops generally...


124 posted on 08/29/2009 12:16:36 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: KC-10A BOOMER

We really are at an awkward stage in this nation’s history it is too late to work within the system and too early to shot the bastards. Stay safe folks and prepare for the worst.
________________
You nailed it! That is exactly the stage we are in.


125 posted on 08/29/2009 12:20:12 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: calex59; Jeff Head

We need a sign that says this; Jeff?


126 posted on 08/29/2009 12:20:51 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I thought he was just a gay dude for fascism!


127 posted on 08/29/2009 12:23:16 PM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: mvpel

That......... was a brilliant post. Thank you.


128 posted on 08/29/2009 12:23:23 PM PDT by mojitojoe (Socialism is just the last “feel good” step on the path to Communism and its slavery. Lenin)
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To: Redbob

That uniformed critter sure was ornery, wairn't he?

129 posted on 08/29/2009 12:24:37 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Man50D

Not even a real cop. Barney, you’re fired.


130 posted on 08/29/2009 12:31:45 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: mojitojoe

Crystal river


131 posted on 08/29/2009 12:52:53 PM PDT by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: mvpel

That is why I posted earlier that the claim “You will be charged with trespassing” didn’t sound right. Anyway, he sounds more like Pual Blart.

A real cop would have said you will be charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful command of a pece officer.


132 posted on 08/29/2009 1:10:20 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Can’t get to the page.

Do you have a screen shot or synopsis?


133 posted on 08/29/2009 1:15:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Man50D

It’s shown up here, too:

http://mensnewsdaily.com/amyalkon/?p=596


134 posted on 08/29/2009 2:09:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Man50D

I mean come on , President Bush had hundreds of ridiculous picture , Monkey bot to Nazi pictures , GET OFF OF IT !!!!


135 posted on 08/29/2009 2:18:53 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: bert; Vendome

He says he took an oath to defend the Constitution. Do private security guards do that?


136 posted on 08/29/2009 2:39:06 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Rebellion is not brewing. Frog is brewing.)
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To: jla

Charging the guy for trespassing could easily have resulted in a Civil action for deprivation of rights (”1983 lawsuit”):

http://law.wustl.edu/courses/Schlanger/Prisons2006/Reading/42_USC_1983.pdf


137 posted on 08/29/2009 2:46:36 PM PDT by bw17
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To: b4its2late

Yup

Section 1983 lawsuit: “Civil action for deprivation of rights”


138 posted on 08/29/2009 2:47:15 PM PDT by bw17
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

Then why die violate the man’s first amendment rights?


139 posted on 08/29/2009 5:01:00 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . fasl el-khitab)
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To: M Kehoe
I think the "best if used by" date on Grace was around 1982.
140 posted on 08/29/2009 7:46:00 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: Tallguy

“I’m sure that the gentleman with the sign had to go to work the next day — the key difference between Conservative-activists and their Liberal counterparts. “

Funny you should say that.

I lost my job, am having a damn time finding another and have all the time in the world. The b/f is self employed and my dad is retired. They both are available to come and bail me out (and they know where the mini cam is). I have had this discussion with both of them and there is an understanding now.

This all came about when I read that Michelle Ma Belle made the secret service confiscate all cell phones in a restaurant so she and the girls could have a burger. There are some things I would get arrested for. Calmly and Politely I will stand my ground and am fully prepared to be arrested.

I will be bailed out and post my videos, then seek out a lawyer. :P


141 posted on 08/29/2009 8:06:14 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: backhoe

Shocked, shocked I tell you!


142 posted on 08/30/2009 2:35:45 AM PDT by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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