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Marine veteran arrested at labor union rally in Wisconsin issues a statement
Examiner ^ | 6/3/12 | Christophe Collins

Posted on 06/04/2012 8:41:07 PM PDT by bigbob

Today, we learn that the veteran’s name is David Willoughby, the son of Naples, Florida Tea Party founder Barry Willoughby. Early this evening, he released an email statement concerning his arrest and detainment which was sent by his father to Jan Morgan, an Associated Press Award winning veteran television journalist.

In relating his experience, he said, “My name is Dave Willoughby. I am the one in the video.”

“Without being told what I had done, I was handcuffed and escorted off premise. Placed in a squad car and taken to a police station. I asked if I should have my rights read to me and was told "You're not being arrested." My personal property was taken from me, I was fingerprinted, mug shot taken and locked in a dark jail cell, lights off, still handcuffed, “said Mr. Willoughby.

Willoughby went to say, “I sat in that jail cell, looking out of a meshed wire window, at a large American flag flying in the background. Where am I? How can this be happening? What did I do wrong? I prayed for strength. When I swore the oath to protect and defend the Constitution, I never realized until recently, how vulnerable our precious freedoms actually are.”

“I did nothing wrong, “said Willoughby. “There were literally hundreds of cameras at this event. I challenge all media to find one shred of evidence, which would support the actions of the Milwaukee PD officers.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: arrest; marine; milwaukee; oldnewsbigbob; scottwalker; teaparty; tombarrett; walker; willoughby; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
David Willoughby was discussed on Greta's show tonight - from appearances and edited videos he was protesting at Barrett rally the same way thousands of Libs have protested at Walker and conservative rallies, and did not threaten or engage in violence prior to being hauled away.

Why was he detained?

1 posted on 06/04/2012 8:41:22 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Welcome to the USSA, comrade.


2 posted on 06/04/2012 8:45:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bigbob
Evidently the Milwaukee Police say Willoughby "raised a sign over his head in such a way that it endangered the public"

Good thing he didn't bang on a drum, or anything...

3 posted on 06/04/2012 8:45:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Sue the ignorant gestapo and the jurisdiction. The cops have gone overboard and need to be reeducated and reined in.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 8:46:15 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bigbob

There were union guys bellowing through megaphones and banging drums at pro-Walker rallies last year, but they had little impact because there were so many folks there and the atmosphere was vibrant.

Dave showed up with just his sign and his unamplified voice and caused a tizzy, because there were so few people there and the atmosphere was somnolent.

In other words, he was probably arrested out of pure frustration that no one cares about the unions anymore.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 8:50:26 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: bigbob
Police to have the right to remove a person from an immediate area or refuse them entrance to an otherwise public area to prevent violence. For example, they have the right to separate the KKK from the NAACP at a rally.

The law does not require the police to wait until a fight starts to take action.

However, once he was removed from the immediate area, there is a dubious right to detain him further, hold him, book him, etc.

There is only one thing to do. Sue.

Claim $500,000 and the city and their insurance company will settle for $10,000 to $50,000 very quickly.

6 posted on 06/04/2012 8:50:36 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: bigbob

Sounds as though he may have a good case for false arrest, notwithstanding his claim that the police stated that he was not under arrest. The word “arrest” is not some sort of talismanic word; the actions of the police, and the fact that he was forcibly restrained and apparently not at liberty to leave, may better define what is, and is not, an arrest. False arrest, false imprisonment, violation of First Amendment rights...could be a nice payday.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 8:53:33 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: bigbob

Yea, of blew one of those obnoxious horns. They might have executed him.


8 posted on 06/04/2012 8:54:59 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: bigbob

Because they can. They [Democrats] know that they will suffer no negative consequences for their illegal action. If he had resisted, they would have killed him.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 8:55:05 PM PDT by sport
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To: MindBender26

Arresting someone legally protesting on private property or public property is a lot different from keeping the clan and the naacp away from each other. What if a man had a racist tattoo on his forehead and wanted to walk into a place of business run by blacks. Could the cops legally stop him from going in? Wouldn’t that be the same as the cops beating the hell out of black protestors because they tried to go into a Birmingham diner?

One of the problems in this country is too many people fail to see the lines the cops are constantly crossing.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 9:04:58 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: sport

if this marine was of color- would jesse or al have backed him up/?


11 posted on 06/04/2012 9:06:05 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: MindBender26

The police involved will have to come up with something prior to the video rolling, because what was filmed looked like harrassment on the cop’s part. Of course the Marine set the crowd up, and they fell right in.

GRETA seemed uninterested in his plight when her eyes glazed over. Hannity and Malkin at least have a heartbeat. Maybe someone who cares will take up the story.


12 posted on 06/04/2012 9:06:58 PM PDT by RitaOK (No Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: mriguy67

In my opinion, if he had been “of color”, he would not have been confronted.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 9:15:37 PM PDT by sport
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To: hal ogen

The first thing to do is take away the umbrella of ‘public servant’ unions. The next thing to do is make all ‘public servants’ liable for citizen private suits, no excuses for “I was only doing my duty”. This shows how sick and demented people can make a living off other citizens. This case is not one where lawful activity was being violated. Wake up all you military people to the fact that there are abnormal government actions in the USA even at the local jurisdictions.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 9:19:51 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: bigbob
>"Why was he detained? "

For informing a Fascist of his G_d given American Rights! That's why.

15 posted on 06/04/2012 9:23:13 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: mriguy67
It would likely have gone even worse for him. Just ask Corey Booker, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, Allen West...

Leaving the plantation mob Democrat Party isn't tolerated.

16 posted on 06/04/2012 9:25:31 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Travis McGee

17 posted on 06/04/2012 9:34:27 PM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: MindBender26

YOU’RE RIGHT. He’ll get a little money out of it. The police were trying to protect him from the thugs getting out of hand. Too bad they had to handcuff him but the money he gets will be a small price to pay.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 9:36:21 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: bigbob

Well 0bama came out with this edict that the SS could arrest anyone at a political rally that was not being favorable...remember that? Well I guess the democRAT thugs have taken this to heart and tried it out...and so far...no big stink other than on the Conservative formats....

Yep..and if 0bama is reelected we really will become the USSA. Like the Marine in the article..what in hell was our years in military service for? For this?? I hope to God not. If is was, what a waste or service was!


19 posted on 06/04/2012 9:37:57 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

I like it when he said he had a right to peacefully protest, the cop saids “Bullsh#*!” Hey, if I sued....I’d wanna settle for more than $10,000 or $50,000. Those leading the recall should be ashamed of themselves...GD liberals.....they make my ass sick!


20 posted on 06/04/2012 9:48:28 PM PDT by jackieh
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To: mriguy67

“if this marine was of color- would jesse or al have backed him up/?”

No - because there are two caveats to getting Jesse or Al to charge in: a) be a minority and b) have the right politics.

They have no use for any minority person who’s not on the left.


21 posted on 06/04/2012 10:10:45 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: sport

“In my opinion, if he had been “of color”, he would not have been confronted.”

Not necessarily - see my post #21.


22 posted on 06/04/2012 10:12:56 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: bigbob

The LEOS(police) are in fact Union thuggs..
Wisconsin has a BIG problem.. they need a larger douchebag..


23 posted on 06/04/2012 10:47:42 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bigbob

The Cops are Union


24 posted on 06/04/2012 10:48:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bigbob
Why was he detained?

The "public servants" law enforcement and safety workers are union, ya know.

When their "some are more equal than others" status and perks are threatened, the thugs have the guns, handcuffs and flashing red lights.

25 posted on 06/05/2012 12:11:56 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: mylife

Walker is the Gov. We all know the cop, the ex Marine all the players involved. This is Walkers job, to hold accountable employees of the government who go overboard. Let’s see what happens here.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 4:44:21 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver; All

One FReeper on another thread suggested that Mitt Romney should go to Wisconsin and hold a news conference with the Marine, Dave Willoughby. I agree, and I might add that I think Gov. Walker should be there also. This young man had ba**s like few people have. He should be commended and supported.


27 posted on 06/05/2012 5:43:00 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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