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Michigan Man Charged With Felony After Exceeding Public Comment Time Limit (so much for free speech)
fox17online.com ^

Posted on 03/19/2014 3:45:32 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

BRIDGEPORT TWP, Mich. (March 18, 2014)– A man in Saginaw County is facing a felony charge after being arrested at a township board meeting March 4, for going over his allotted speaking time.

Mark Adams was charged Friday, March 14 with a felony resisting and obstructing police and a disturbing the peace misdemeanor.

The incident was caught on camera and has been viewed thousands of times.

FOX 17 spoke exclusively with the man arrested, traveling across the state to get answers.

Adams was pulled from the podium by several officers and arrested after exceeding the public comment time limit of three minutes, addressing several issues he has with his local government.

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1 posted on 03/19/2014 3:45:32 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

You can’t make this stuff up.


2 posted on 03/19/2014 3:52:57 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

So you can lose all your gun rights for LIFE if you go over your allotted talking time by even a second.

There should be tremendous pushback on this, yet it is barely in the news.


3 posted on 03/19/2014 3:54:21 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
A felony?
4 posted on 03/19/2014 3:59:27 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

And this is only a township board meeting. These politiucians sure think they are important.

The city I live in has a pissing contest going on between the mayor and the city council. And to top it off, they are all Republicans.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 4:00:06 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: grobdriver

He’ll have to spend thousands of dollars for a GOOD attorney on this.

It’s a perfect example of LAWFARE against a citizen by a corrupted government.


6 posted on 03/19/2014 4:01:31 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Red in Blue PA

And your right to vote (by which you protect those gun rights - or is it the other way around?).


7 posted on 03/19/2014 4:01:59 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Meanwhile, demonRATs in PA are not prosecuted for taking bribes.

The US is gone.


8 posted on 03/19/2014 4:03:03 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Thank god this dangerous felon won't be allowed to own a weapons again.

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9 posted on 03/19/2014 4:05:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kearnyirish2

In Michigan he’ll be able to vote as long as he isn’t in jail, on parole or probation.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 4:06:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“So you can lose all your gun rights for LIFE if you go over your allotted talking time by even a second.....There should be tremendous pushback on this, yet it is barely in the news.”....

The Republic has been turned completely upside down....Would the founding fathers have been silenced or would they have attempted to silence someone else who had a reasonable point to discuss?....Expressing the outrage I feel over this man’s rights being violated is pointless.....The communist media will not push this, and I doubt the brainwashed masses would recognize or question what took place anyway.....


11 posted on 03/19/2014 4:17:17 AM PDT by selfdefense
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To: cripplecreek
Do you know what the topic was that he was addressing?

We have been seriously considering the Saginaw,Bay City,Midland areas. IN fact it is our first choice.

12 posted on 03/19/2014 4:18:19 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: Red in Blue PA

We are a BANANA REPUBLIC....with NO bananas.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 4:20:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MarMema; Red in Blue PA

A lot more info in this story. Sounds like it may be mostly about a dispute over some land he owns.

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/03/felony_charge_for_bridgeport_m.html


14 posted on 03/19/2014 4:30:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MarMema
BTW the current political makeup of Michigan. Midland is right on the edge of that northern blue district.

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15 posted on 03/19/2014 4:35:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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16 posted on 03/19/2014 4:39:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Whoo hoo, thanks very much!! Gonna show this to my husband.

I want to be within an hour of this woman

17 posted on 03/19/2014 4:41:42 AM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: MarMema
Here's the correct map.

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18 posted on 03/19/2014 4:50:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s because the “outrage” is being overwhelmed by the volume of abuses.

“Papercuts” that nick the body of our Freedom every day multiple times a day. And they have their defenders.

A felony? for political speech? Won’t last very long in any court if argued on 1st amendment grounds[or it shouldn’t last anyway...] but who has the $$’s required to fight the system that is stacked against you?

Short of taking over the townhall and disarming the “police” who are there, what are you going to really do?

The a$$folk in power know this and push against their own citizenry. And it doesn’t appear that party affiliation matters much.


19 posted on 03/19/2014 4:51:38 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Adder
A felony? for political speech?

I don't think it was for political speech. I think it was for resisting the officers who tried to remove him once he had gone over his allotted time.

It's kind of like this: if I'm pulled over for speeding and I point a gun in the officer's face, I'm not getting killed for speeding.

20 posted on 03/19/2014 5:00:41 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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