Skip to comments.Governor Patrick criticizes radio station shutdown (feds raid pirate station since '07)
Posted on 04/18/2014 9:36:32 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) today sharply criticized federal agents for shutting down an unlicensed radio station in Grove Hall and said he tried to dissuade them from raiding the station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community.
Patrick, the states first African-American governor, said he had received advanced warning from the US attorneys office that TOUCH 106.1 FM was going to be raided and urged the office not to proceed.
But federal agents disregarded him. They swept into the station Thursday and seized transmission equipment in what they called a strike against illegally operating radio stations.
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More JBT tactics on the people.
You know, if we don’t hang together, we will all hang separately.
I don’t care if the radio station was broadcasting “Kill the White People.” It’s their Constituitional right to do so, just as it’s our Constitutiona right to defend ourselves.
Away with Fedzilla!
Does the station own any cows?
All white people have to abide by FCC laws, this has gone on for 7 years and the station was used for political reasons on top of it. It should have been shutdown in 2007.
so broadcasting ‘ Kill White people’ from an illegally operating station is a constitutional right?
Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) [the states first African-American governor] today sharply criticized federal agents for shutting down an unlicensed radio station in Grove Hall and said he tried to dissuade them from raiding the station that bills itself as the fabric of the black community.
No, it isn't. They are in violation of the Communications Act of 1934, and it's been tested in the courts many times. There are no exceptions for "urban" radio stations.
“Well, shiver my timber...”
Indeed. And as some have pointed out what if this were a white-oriented station from the Charlestown section of the city? Would he be this up in arms if they had been raided?
You are correct. I do find it surprising it’s operated so long, tells me there is some favoritism going on at the FCC dating back to the Bush years. I wonder why it has been tolerated?
Only one thing to do here; hire cowboys to round them up and shoot them up!
Pay only $977,000. Such a deal!
While it may, too, have survived as long as this pirate station has, there would certainly not be the “outrage” we see with the closing of it now. This is Patrick’s Massachusetts, and Obastard’s feral government.
One person in Mass. ignores regulations issued by a federal agency and the governor criticizes the feds for enforcement actions.
Another person ignores regulations issued by a different federal agency in Nevada, feds send in armed troops to enforce their mandates, and the governor says what?
> so broadcasting Kill White people from an illegally
> operating station is a constitutional right?
I don’t care what they broadcast as long as I remain free to defend myself.
As for “illegally operating station”, I’ve got a new perspective on this considering Cliven Bundy’s “illegally operating” cattle ranch.
I’m just sick of Fedzilla. I want them to shrink by a factor of 10 or more.
He sent a sternly-worded letter.
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