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Suspects in La. senator phone tamper try released
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2010 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

Posted on 01/26/2010 3:35:41 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Three men suspected of trying to tamper with phones at Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu's office have been released from a suburban New Orleans jail.

Among them was James O'Keefe, a conservative activist who posed as a pimp to target the community-organizing group ACORN. O'Keefe said "veritas," the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail with suspects Stan Dai and Joseph Basel, both 24.

They declined comment, and Dai said there will be a time for that

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 111th; basel; dai; fbi; jamesokeefe; josephbasel; landrieu; standai
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1 posted on 01/26/2010 3:35:43 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have a feeling he will bring some true pain.


2 posted on 01/26/2010 3:39:06 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just idle speculation here, but the arrests did not come until after all suspects had left the office.

Now could it be possible that they were removing, not installing, a device?

This device might now be long gone.

* * * * *

Or, maybe Mary has something these guys got a whiff of and really doesn’t want to prosecute them.

Does whistleblower protection cover potential criminal acts which uncover corruption?


3 posted on 01/26/2010 3:44:50 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did someone post bond? Or were they just released?


4 posted on 01/26/2010 3:50:59 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, so far they’ve done more jail time than any of the Democrat tax cheats.


5 posted on 01/26/2010 3:52:45 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Marsha Coakley's been teabagged. Congrats Scott Brown! Mary Jo finally got even.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For a group that had to expose Acorn on YouTube, these guys are sure getting some serious mainstream press this time around!


6 posted on 01/26/2010 3:53:17 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; altair; stephenjohnbanker; little jeremiah; ~Kim4VRWC's~; voteNRA; Admiral_Zeon; ...
ACORN Ping

FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.


7 posted on 01/26/2010 3:54:38 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
O'Keefe said "veritas," the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail...

Hmmmm
8 posted on 01/26/2010 4:00:18 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Jet Jaguar

JJ, I don’t thing this is as bad as it looks. Lets see what shakes out. O’Keefe is not an idiot. Far from it.


9 posted on 01/26/2010 4:02:00 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: skeeter

I think 10 grand each.


10 posted on 01/26/2010 4:02:36 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Agreed. Will continue to monitor and ping when warranted.


11 posted on 01/26/2010 4:09:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank you.


12 posted on 01/26/2010 4:12:50 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

That may be true. Sadly, if I were a conservative doing investigative work and suspected of wrong-doing, New Orleans is one of the last places I would want to be caught...innocent or not. Some reports on this case are already describing this as an attempted wire/phone tapping caper. Somebody needs to keep a close eye on them to make sure they are not railroaded.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 4:18:28 PM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *sses.)
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Hmmm, very interesting what he said. This could get very good.


14 posted on 01/26/2010 4:25:56 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bookmarking


15 posted on 01/26/2010 5:00:10 PM PST by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: CurlyDave

>>Now could it be possible that they were removing, not installing, a device?

This is what I suspect. I also have a feeling that the Flanaghan kid is a mole. If this is so, and they have the tape, god help the Democrat party.

BECAUSE THE TAPE WILL NOT.


16 posted on 01/26/2010 6:59:00 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: mplsconservative

bttt


17 posted on 01/26/2010 6:59:11 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: nhwingut

O'Keefe said "veritas," the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail

This is where this story gets interesting because no one says that if they don't have the goods. As I said when this thing first went down, he has something very bad on these guys and they are scared to death. Remember "veritas" is the opposite of the lying leftist who control the media, Congress and the White House right now. A bombshell will be coming out in October right before the elections.

18 posted on 01/26/2010 7:01:28 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: truthandlife
O'Keefe is not stupid.
....could get very interesting.
19 posted on 01/26/2010 7:02:39 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Guenevere
At 9:36 p.m. EST, O'Keefe tweeted:

I am a journalist. The truth shall set me free.

20 posted on 01/26/2010 7:05:22 PM PST by LikeLight (FReepin tweetz @StephenLBloom)
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To: Guenevere

And I hope it does.


21 posted on 01/26/2010 7:05:36 PM PST by cranked
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To: All

O’Keefe is @JamesOKeefeIII on twitter. Might be a good follow.


22 posted on 01/26/2010 7:08:56 PM PST by LikeLight (FReepin tweetz @StephenLBloom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“O’Keefe said “veritas,” the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail with suspects Stan Dai and Joseph Basel, both 24.”

Interesting that there is no mention of Flanagan being released.

O’Keefe seems to have been there to film whatever Flanagan and Basel were up to while Dai waited outside.

Flanagan is the son of acting U.S. Attorney Bill Flanagan in Shreveport.

I suspect there is much more to the story.


23 posted on 01/26/2010 7:09:12 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo; stephenjohnbanker

Agreed.


24 posted on 01/26/2010 7:11:38 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: LikeLight; stephenjohnbanker

At 9:36 p.m. EST, O’Keefe tweeted:
I am a journalist. The truth shall set me free.

Update.


25 posted on 01/26/2010 7:13:48 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He commented on the suit against him:

“INTERESTING TIMING; acorn suit against Giles and I filed today in federal district court http://bit.ly/4Fd6zc 5:04 PM Jan 21st”


26 posted on 01/26/2010 7:15:46 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

I think the “wiretapping” thing is an invention of the authorities in order to make the charges more serious and that if the prosecutors try to push it, they won’t have much evidence.

The guys can say that the phone ruse was just to get into the building.

As to “veritas”, it could just be bravado on O’Keefe’s part.


27 posted on 01/26/2010 7:18:25 PM PST by AmishDude
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To: CurlyDave; All

> Does whistleblower protection cover potential criminal
> acts which uncover corruption?

Generally, the Whistleblower Acts apply to government, employees or associates of the entity in question.

However, External Whistleblowers, such as members of the media, have limited protections in certain situations to expose corruption.

A lot of their success with this defense depends on actual violations committed. An intangible aspect here is if they have already gathered any damning “dirt” on Landrieu or other Senators with which to plea bargain, or request IG or other special federal protections — as I suspect they might ...

After being threatened with wiretapping charges in Maryland with the ACORN sting there, I would be very, VERY surprised if they didn't consult with attorneys beforehand to determine protections they would be afforded as members of the media or as Whistleblowers if they were, in fact, caught ...


28 posted on 01/26/2010 7:29:11 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: icwhatudo

“Interesting that there is no mention of Flanagan being released.”

Hmmmm Flanagan could be a mole.


29 posted on 01/26/2010 7:29:43 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I certainly hope so.


30 posted on 01/26/2010 7:31:01 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Odd,but I haven’t noticed the word “alledged” in any of the reports. I don’t think the government authorities have these guys skeered.


31 posted on 01/26/2010 7:40:01 PM PST by healy61
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To: Free ThinkerNY
O'Keefe said "veritas," the Latin word for truth, as he left the jail with suspects Stan Dai and Joseph Basel, both 24.

When I look up James O'Keefe III on Twitter, there is a link to his website http://www.veritasvisuals.com/ , which has very recently been registered and has no content.

Right there is your link to the "veritas" statement.

32 posted on 01/26/2010 7:46:54 PM PST by CurlyDave
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To: Guenevere
O'Keefe is not stupid.

I dunno, he's 25 years old and calls Alinsky a genius and says politically he's a "[P]rogressive radical"

33 posted on 01/26/2010 7:50:36 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

curiouser and curiouser...


34 posted on 01/26/2010 8:04:15 PM PST by Hildy
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To: CurlyDave; All

Here’s the Dec. 15 cache of his video's on his website.

35 posted on 01/26/2010 8:05:10 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Alinsky was a genius. But O’Keefe is mistaken about being a progressive.


36 posted on 01/26/2010 9:27:26 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Mamzelle

Those are his words, not mine.


37 posted on 01/26/2010 9:28:33 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: BigSkyFreeper
I hear you. I know he's said this about himself--the first time I heard it, I laughed.

I don't think a progressive would expose the lying crooks at Planned Parenthood. People just like the word "progressive."

38 posted on 01/26/2010 9:48:19 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Apparently he got over confident after his successful stings of ACORN. He should have known better than to break federal law, if he did. He has been released, they don’t say whether the charges were dropped of not.


39 posted on 01/27/2010 12:36:31 AM PST by calex59
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To: BigSkyFreeper


So I am radical in the sense I use tactics and strategies outdated news people are unwilling to use and progressive in the sense that I don’t think its worth conserving organizations which steal your money and facilitate the starting of brothels for underage girls.

He’s being cheeky. About Alinsky, too. He’s basically saying he’s co-opting Alinsky’s tactics.


40 posted on 01/27/2010 12:47:58 AM PST by Rastus
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To: Mamzelle
People just like the word "progressive."

That's why the libturds appropriated the word.

It's the Big Lie. Their policies have been shown to fail repeatedly. They are not progressive, they are regressive!

41 posted on 01/27/2010 12:49:01 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Rastus
He’s being cheeky. About Alinsky, too. He’s basically saying he’s co-opting Alinsky’s tactics.

Yes. Tactics are distinct from goals.

42 posted on 01/27/2010 12:51:36 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: truthandlife

From your words to God’s ears. I have an inkling that we are seeing the work of true patriots.


43 posted on 01/27/2010 12:53:51 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

He uses Alinsky against them.


44 posted on 01/27/2010 12:58:02 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Mamzelle

Perhaps he is a ‘new’ Progressive... leaning right.


45 posted on 01/27/2010 12:59:13 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Rastus; BigSkyFreeper

That’s my take too.


46 posted on 01/27/2010 4:47:35 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Certainly not the level of bail you might need to post for a real crime.


47 posted on 01/27/2010 8:24:27 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: cwb
The report that wiretap was involved was written by a Washington Post reporter who's already been forced to recant and retract another story he wrote about O'Keefe.

There's bad blood in the water on this one and the guy at the Post is playing with himself. I'd suggest that if this story turns to pooh, like his last one, they'll can him.

48 posted on 01/27/2010 8:26:17 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: AmishDude
No ruse is necessary to get into a public building ~ you just go in ~ and if it has a gun check you do that first.

The inside office was a US Senator's field office. There are many such places. None of them are considered secret installations or whatever.

You just go visit the office ~ thousands of people do that every day.

49 posted on 01/27/2010 8:29:18 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Mamzelle

Alinsky may have figured out how to bully around a neighborhood, or even a small town, but a genius? Naw ~ not even year it. Guy was a puke.


50 posted on 01/27/2010 8:31:06 AM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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