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GOP - Poll watcher in Detroit threatened with gun, 911 call rejected
The Washington Times ^ | 11/6/12 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 11/06/2012 11:39:45 AM PST by markomalley

Tensions are high all over the country at the polls today. The Michigan Republican Party is alleging that a poll watcher in Detroit on Tuesday morning was threatened with a gun. According to the Michigan GOP the poll watcher's 911 call was rejected. Below is a press release from Michigan Republican Party spokesman Matt Frendeway:

This morning, a legally credentialed poll watcher was threatened and intimidated while attempting to perform his legally allowed duties of observing the election process at precinct polling location 289 in Detroit. The poll watcher, a lawyer, was confronted by a voter in line, who demanded the poll watcher produce his credentials, which he did.

However, the voter said that wasn’t good enough and that he had “a badge and a gun” and told the poll watcher get out of the precinct. Rather than allow the situation to escalate, the poll watcher left before the voter produced a badge or brandished a gun. Fearing for his safety, the poll watcher exited and called 911, however the Detroit Police refused to respond to the call – neglecting the fact that a voter alleged to have a ‘badge’ and a ‘gun’ in a precinct, putting other voters at risk.


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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: banglist; detroit; michigan

1 posted on 11/06/2012 11:39:49 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Is ‘badge’ some sort of gang-slang? Where were the polling officials? I bet that 911 call tape disappears...


2 posted on 11/06/2012 11:45:02 AM PST by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: markomalley

The poll watcher should have stayed.

A simple “So what? You have no authority here, and I’m calling the police to report a man with a weapon in a polling place... before I sue your ass for assault.” would have caused the idiot in question to shut his mouth.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 11:45:28 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: markomalley

It’s another black-run sewer. What else would you expect?


4 posted on 11/06/2012 11:45:49 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: markomalley

War is Coming.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 11:46:06 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: markomalley

Where’s Robocop when you need him? Drunk on hydraulic fluid?


6 posted on 11/06/2012 11:47:07 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: markomalley

Doesn’t matter - MI will go to Obama and black turnout is even higher in 2008.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 11:47:35 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: markomalley

I saw a photo of an election judge wearing an Obama cap.

lol.

We are going to see 100% turnout in the major cities where nobody showed up to vote. Just an inkling.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 11:49:38 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: goldstategop
Doesn’t matter - MI will go to Obama and black turnout is even higher in 2008.

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Where did you see this reported? Or is that just you surmising?

9 posted on 11/06/2012 11:50:07 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: All
Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak issued a statement concerning the issue the following statement: ... I am calling on Mark Brewer, Democratic Party Chairman, to condemn these threats of violence and pledge to ensuring all election workers, volunteers and citizens remain safe.

Mark Brewer condemn "threats of violence?" Fat chance of that one ever happening.

10 posted on 11/06/2012 11:50:33 AM PST by SamKeck
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To: Spirit of Liberty

I would love to hear the full 911 call.

Are Detroit cops so overworked that they cannot respond to a threat of a firearm? I know the Milwaukee police only respond to violence calls now (others you are told to come to the station to fill out a report), but a gun threat?


11 posted on 11/06/2012 11:50:58 AM PST by logic101.net (Support OUR troops, NOT their's!)
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To: markomalley

Liberals are tolerant people . They tolerate everything unless you disagree with them and then they try to kill you.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 11:51:19 AM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: markomalley

Why would anyone really be surprised.

The cops are not on our side. They are union. They are in the pocket of the Democrats, of course.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 11:51:53 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: snowrip

did you not read the article

The COPS won’t come. The COPS are on the thugs side.


14 posted on 11/06/2012 11:53:38 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Its enormous in Detroit and the suburban neighborhoods around it and that’s true all over the country. Blacks are even more motivated than in 2008 to vote for Obama. They can make a difference in states where they have significant electoral clout - like MI, VA, NC and IN. Not so much in OH, which Romney may be able to win.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 11:54:43 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Lera
Liberals are tolerant people . They tolerate everything unless you disagree with them and then they try to kill you.

Kinda like muslims............

16 posted on 11/06/2012 11:55:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Where did you see this reported? Or is that just you surmising?

Surmising from the reports of people finding that someone had already cast their votes for them. This must be how the Democrats cheat and bring down the electoral system at the same time.

17 posted on 11/06/2012 11:55:00 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley

Not to worry. When Romney wins they will burn Detroit down.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 11:56:20 AM PST by IC Ken
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To: markomalley
Rather than allow the situation to escalate, the poll watcher left before the voter produced a badge or brandished a gun.

That was his mistake. He should have stood his ground. If he was a poll watcher then he had a right to be there and should have stayed and made his 911 call from right there.

Why are these poll watchers abandoning their posts when someone looks at them crossways???

19 posted on 11/06/2012 12:02:59 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: IC Ken
Not to worry. When Romney wins they will burn Detroit down.

But then if Obama wins they'll burn Detroit down too. Pretty much whatever happens someone burns Detroit down.
20 posted on 11/06/2012 12:03:06 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Personal Responsibility
Where did you see this reported? Or is that just you surmising?

Just the typical FR ass jabber.
21 posted on 11/06/2012 12:04:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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22 posted on 11/06/2012 12:06:32 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: markomalley

Union Corporatists.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 12:07:14 PM PST by NoLibZone (If the black experience is about being hated, I know more about it than Whoppi does I'm a Republican)
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To: wonkowasright

What’s left to burn?


24 posted on 11/06/2012 12:10:33 PM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: logic101.net
"Are Detroit cops so overworked that they cannot respond to a threat of a firearm?"

Two reasons:

Deetroit is a black tribal parasitic infested Hell-hole and police are afraid to go in there

It's a Union Police Force, and they support whatever it takes to keep Taxpayer money flowing, to the "D" Party.

25 posted on 11/06/2012 12:14:15 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Sigurdrifta

Ha. The vacant lots maybe ?


26 posted on 11/06/2012 12:15:52 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: goldstategop

Reports from FReepers actually in Michigan.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2955695/posts?q=1&;page=1#1


27 posted on 11/06/2012 12:16:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: markomalley
the Detroit Police refused to respond to the call –


28 posted on 11/06/2012 12:18:11 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: goldstategop

I thought the conventional wisdom was that Blacks were undermotivated this year due to gay marriage?


29 posted on 11/06/2012 12:19:25 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: IC Ken

When Romney wins , it will be a hot time in the old town tonight.

As long as they burn their own neighborhoods, I say have fun.

When they come to burn my place they are going down.

I worked too hard for what little I have to put up with a tribe of Obama voters destroying it.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 12:19:35 PM PST by Venturer
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To: GeronL

They may be stuffing ballot boxes or practicing SWAT maneuvers on cocker spaniels.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 12:22:33 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: IC Ken

” When Romney wins they will burn Detroit down.”

How will anybody know the difference?


32 posted on 11/06/2012 12:25:31 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: markomalley
However, the voter said that wasn’t good enough and that he had “a badge and a gun” and told the poll watcher get out of the precinct.

My answer: So do I, and I'm not going anywhere.

33 posted on 11/06/2012 12:38:45 PM PST by opus86
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To: snowrip
...and I’m calling the police to report a man with a weapon in a polling place...

Here in Virginia, unless the polling location is in a school or court house, you can carry concealed or open.

34 posted on 11/06/2012 12:38:45 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: logic101.net
Are Detroit cops so overworked that they cannot respond to a threat of a firearm?

No on the first

yes on the second

I've posted this several times before: A few years ago and elderly friend of mine's daughter was the victim of an attempted carjacking on Detroit's east side at 11:30 at night as she was coming home from work.

She was stopped at the intersection of Cadieux and Outer drive when two black guys started walking towards her car.

When she saw that one of them had a gun in his hand, she stepped on the accelerator and ran the red light but not before the guy took a shot at her.

It passed thru her open drivers side window and hit the support post on the passenger side.

She then drove into a 7/11 and called the police and they told her to come in the following morning and file a report.........

And as a post script, I worked almost 35 years in a major stamping plant on Detroit's east side and I personally know/knew, at least a dozen employees who were either shot or murdered in Detroit. One of the last two was in October, 2006, a month and a half before our plant closed and he would have retired......The other one was found stabbed to death in his apartment in January, 2007, a year after he retired.

35 posted on 11/06/2012 12:42:46 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: logic101.net
Are Detroit cops so overworked that they cannot respond to a threat of a firearm?

No on the first

yes on the second

I've posted this several times before: A few years ago and elderly friend of mine's daughter was the victim of an attempted carjacking on Detroit's east side at 11:30 at night as she was coming home from work.

She was stopped at the intersection of Cadieux and Outer drive when two black guys started walking towards her car.

When she saw that one of them had a gun in his hand, she stepped on the accelerator and ran the red light but not before the guy took a shot at her.

It passed thru her open drivers side window and hit the support post on the passenger side.

She then drove into a 7/11 and called the police and they told her to come in the following morning and file a report.........

And as a post script, I worked almost 35 years in a major stamping plant on Detroit's east side and I personally know/knew, at least a dozen employees who were either shot or murdered in Detroit. One of the last two was in October, 2006, a month and a half before our plant closed and he would have retired......The other one was found stabbed to death in his apartment in January, 2007, a year after he retired.

36 posted on 11/06/2012 12:43:56 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: GeronL

Someone should be clandestinely video recording the entrances to polling places known to engage in such shennanegan (come to think of it some may be already as a matter of course with security cameras): if the vote total turns up to be larger than the number of folks who went in and out of the building, open and shut case of election fraud.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 12:46:16 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
War is coming.

War is here. So far, only one side is fighting.

38 posted on 11/06/2012 12:59:33 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: logic101.net

Milwaukee is the place where Jeffrey Dahmer had a naked boy who was drugged and police let Dahmer take him without question. Dahmer then beheaded the boy.
Now what is your emergency?


39 posted on 11/06/2012 1:08:46 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: lowbridge

Why would anyone care?


40 posted on 11/06/2012 1:11:06 PM PST by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: markomalley

Bump


41 posted on 11/06/2012 1:12:43 PM PST by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: markomalley

It’s okay, it’s Detroit. Nothing is supposed to work.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 1:33:02 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: IC Ken
Not to worry. When Romney wins they will burn Detroit down.

How would one be able to tell the difference?

43 posted on 11/06/2012 1:52:38 PM PST by Gritty (This election represents the last exit ramp before the death spiral - Mark Steyn)
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To: markomalley

My gun is in my car.....just in case. Surprisingly little trouble in Ann Arbor.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 1:53:53 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Hot Tabasco
The other one was found stabbed to death in his apartment in January, 2007, a year after he retired.

Why did he hang around?

I left the very day I retired and never looked back - and I lived in a "safe" suburb.

45 posted on 11/06/2012 2:24:50 PM PST by Gritty (This election represents the last exit ramp before the death spiral - Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty
Why did he hang around? I left the very day I retired and never looked back - and I lived in a "safe" suburb.

Good for you..Gerald obviously didn't and it was likely due to the fact that he didn't have access to your financial resources....

Your self righteous attitude is noted but you have to consider that there are people in this country that aren't as educated as you are, that aren't as financially responsible as you are and they don't have the mobility that you obviously have. In fact, Gerald was the guy that was doing the job that you never would have considered doing..........

You know, one of "those" people.........

46 posted on 11/06/2012 2:45:35 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: cripplecreek
It looks like this shooter has finally been caught

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/11/police_43-year-old_wixom_man_a.html#incart_river_default

47 posted on 11/06/2012 2:45:47 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Gritty
Why did he hang around? I left the very day I retired and never looked back - and I lived in a "safe" suburb.

Good for you..Gerald obviously didn't ...

48 posted on 11/06/2012 2:51:45 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks cripplecreek. The truth is, I was eyeing one of the poll watchers, *and* she had no rings on her fingers. Okay, yes, she wasn’t age-appropriate. The only drawback though was, she wasn’t wearing a nametag.

Hey, it’s only stalking if ya get caught.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 4:34:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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