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Woman sues over headscarf
SA News24 TV ^ | 12/6/07 | AP

Posted on 12/06/2007 11:19:26 AM PST by casino66

Los Angeles - A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail.

Jameelah Medina also said she was intimidated by a deputy who accused her of being a terrorist and called Islam an "evil" religion, according to the suit filed on Wednesday in US District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

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Poor lawyers are everywhere. We don't have a category for 'stupid news' which this is.
1 posted on 12/06/2007 11:19:26 AM PST by casino66
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To: casino66

She’s a liar. They all are. Besides, they don’t feel pain the way we do.


2 posted on 12/06/2007 11:21:26 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: casino66

I’ve never met a poor lawyer.........


3 posted on 12/06/2007 11:21:35 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: casino66

Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc


4 posted on 12/06/2007 11:21:55 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Hillary = Senator Incitatus, Clintigula's whore...er, horse.)
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To: casino66
Roberts "accused Medina of being a terrorist and supporting terrorism. He stated that Muslims are evil ... and that the United States was in Iraq at God's direction to squash evil," read the suit.

Isn't the truth some sort of defense?

5 posted on 12/06/2007 11:22:43 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: casino66

It’s LA, land of kooks where she knows she’ll find a sympathetic jury.


6 posted on 12/06/2007 11:23:07 AM PST by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Ouderkirk
Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc

With the constant persecution by radical Muslims against people who 'offend' them and call for their death, it might change a lot of Muslim attitudes if the punishment fit the crime, according to their religious beliefs, of course.

7 posted on 12/06/2007 11:24:19 AM PST by Pistolshot (Never argue with stupid people, they just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: casino66

So what we have here is some muslim broad who wanted a free ride and she got one - to jail, but then she didn’t like the dress code. Too bad, too sad. Did they put her in a cell that didn’t face Mecca, too? If you want to be a muslim, go live in a muslim country. That ain’t Los Angeles which everybody knows is an Hispanic country.


8 posted on 12/06/2007 11:25:13 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: LouAvul

“She’s a liar. They all are. Besides, they don’t feel pain the way we do.”

Thats a silly statement. Trying for a hateful comment that might be quoted on BO’s show?


9 posted on 12/06/2007 11:27:03 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Emmett McCarthy

This will be one to watch - it will show us how far down the road to submission we are or not.


10 posted on 12/06/2007 11:27:34 AM PST by Bobibutu
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To: Emmett McCarthy

This will be one to watch - it will show us how far down the road to submission we are or not.


11 posted on 12/06/2007 11:27:35 AM PST by Bobibutu
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To: Red Badger

They are probably few and far between, but they are out there. He is working for the ACLU so he probably could not get hired by a real firm.


12 posted on 12/06/2007 11:28:08 AM PST by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: casino66

“riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States”

So she is a thief.


13 posted on 12/06/2007 11:28:15 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Ouderkirk
Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc

And after that for not wearing her headscarf./s

14 posted on 12/06/2007 11:28:36 AM PST by Snoopers-868th
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To: casino66
If she had been allowed to keep her scarf and hanged herself with it, I bet CAIR would be protesting the LAPD for that too.
15 posted on 12/06/2007 11:30:12 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: casino66
...said she was intimidated by a deputy who accused her of being a terrorist and called Islam an "evil" religion...

The deputy was completely out of line:  Islam is NOT a religion.

16 posted on 12/06/2007 11:30:46 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is the E-Ticket ride at Nutsberry Farm)
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To: Bobibutu

If only she were an Hispanic, lesbian, muslim...


17 posted on 12/06/2007 11:30:50 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: casino66

“”If federal prisons can do that, there is no reason that San Bernardino sheriff’s can’t also,” he said. “”

yes there is, it is not HIS policy in HIS jail


18 posted on 12/06/2007 11:33:17 AM PST by sure_fine ( " not one to over kill the thought process " )
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To: KarlInOhio

Bingo!


19 posted on 12/06/2007 11:33:47 AM PST by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: casino66

News alert to Burka Betty!....Your not in Muslimland and you have to pay for train rides here.


20 posted on 12/06/2007 11:35:13 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: casino66

Let’s get the deputy’s name and petition the department to promote this person at once.


21 posted on 12/06/2007 11:35:25 AM PST by MoMagic
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To: driftdiver
Sorry. Just a joke.

What's "BO" btw?

22 posted on 12/06/2007 11:36:51 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: casino66

More info on the attorney who filed the suit:

ACLU Branches Out

The ACLU of Southern California’s long-in-the-works plan to open a branch office in Orange County took a big step this month with the hiring of Hector Villagra as director of that office, and Belinda Escobosa Helzer as staff attorney.

Villagra comes to us after serving four years as the regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), where he supervised legal activities for California, Arizona and Nevada. His career includes clerking for Stephen J. Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He is admitted to several bars, including the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Central District California.

http://www.aclu-sc.org/News/OpenForum/101322/101357/


23 posted on 12/06/2007 11:37:08 AM PST by casino66 ( If I vote Dem I'll get everything 'free')
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To: LouAvul

“What’s “BO” btw?”

Bill O’reilly who considers FR a hate site.


24 posted on 12/06/2007 11:39:16 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: driftdiver

Well, that’s interesting. I thought he was one of us.


25 posted on 12/06/2007 11:42:17 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: Ouderkirk

Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc

So what do you do? cut off her hand?

That is a traditional punishment for stealing


26 posted on 12/06/2007 11:43:52 AM PST by munin
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To: driftdiver; LouAvul
Bill O’reilly who considers FR a hate site.

I don't care what anybody says about islam and especially don't care what o'reily thinks about F.R., he's a "pin head"

Islam is a murderous cult and their followers would chop off grabeard58s head along with driftdriver's", LouAvul's and Bill Oreily's if they had the chance.

27 posted on 12/06/2007 11:46:09 AM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: driftdiver
I thought BO was for bloviating oaf.
28 posted on 12/06/2007 11:46:37 AM PST by sunny48
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To: LouAvul

I don’t think they see colors either.


29 posted on 12/06/2007 11:49:04 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: casino66

My religion allows it’s members to do whatever they like without penalty. Now where is the nearest bank?


30 posted on 12/06/2007 11:50:00 AM PST by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: driftdiver

With your sense of humor you have to be a Democrat.


31 posted on 12/06/2007 11:50:09 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: LouAvul

http://radiopatriot.blogspot.com/2007/08/free-republic-considering-lawsuit.html";

Scroll down a little and click on the video. I post you decide.


32 posted on 12/06/2007 11:50:57 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: Red Badger
I’ve never met a poor lawyer.........

I have........

33 posted on 12/06/2007 11:51:33 AM PST by Osage Orange (Deer...It's What's For Dinner)
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To: casino66
Villagra comes to us...

I think there's a joke in here somewhere....

34 posted on 12/06/2007 11:52:01 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: Graybeard58; sunny48

BO is an oaf. Islam is a murderous cult. They’d have to get past my .45 hollow points to cut my head off though.


35 posted on 12/06/2007 11:52:36 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: aroundabout

LOL!


36 posted on 12/06/2007 11:53:06 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: Red Badger

I have met many poor lawyers, but I have never met a poor lawyer..... ;>)


37 posted on 12/06/2007 11:53:34 AM PST by Gator113
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To: driftdiver

I got a 404 error message.


38 posted on 12/06/2007 11:54:11 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: aroundabout

“With your sense of humor you have to be a Democrat.”

Not a democrat. I just don’t believe in using dehumanizing statements to further a cause. That only makes people turn away from you and is similiar to what our enemy does.

Murdering muslims are the enemy because they murder, not because of their race, education or anything else.

And if thats the best joke you have then you must be a liberal.


39 posted on 12/06/2007 11:55:19 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: LouAvul

http://radiopatriot.blogspot.com/2007/08/free-republic-considering-lawsuit.html

Probably because I screwed up and put quotes around the link.


40 posted on 12/06/2007 11:56:50 AM PST by driftdiver
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To: casino66

I feel discriminated too I want to build a Church in Pakistan and somehow (I could be wrong), I feel they won’t let me because I am Christian.

She can go back to where ever it is she came from so no one will “harass” her.


41 posted on 12/06/2007 11:56:59 AM PST by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: Osage Orange

Poor as in incompetent?............


42 posted on 12/06/2007 11:59:09 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Red Badger

Hehehe....yeah that too!!


43 posted on 12/06/2007 12:01:21 PM PST by Osage Orange (Deer...It's What's For Dinner)
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To: casino66
Criminal playing the race card.
44 posted on 12/06/2007 12:06:58 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: casino66
Since the looney left is always looking to foreign governments for the answers -- California being in the top three --

The Sharia law in Nigeria calls for this form of punishment -- the amputation of the limbs of thieves.

The enlightened and smarter than everyone else left needs to see this up close and personal... Then maybe they will stfu.

45 posted on 12/06/2007 12:07:53 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Graybeard58
"Bill O’reilly who considers FR a hate site."

Bill O'Reilly is an entertainer... therefore, a liberal. Therefore, someone to be ignored... as I've done for the past 4 years.

Most in talk radio and tv are liberal entertainers.

Steven Colbert is at least honest about spoofing conservatives. The rest are just a* holes.

46 posted on 12/06/2007 12:12:15 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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“What’s “BO” btw?”

I always thought BO was about a person who needed a bath.

47 posted on 12/06/2007 12:12:28 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rudy,Romney,McCain, Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: aroundabout
I don’t think they see colors either.

They only see in two diminsions too.

48 posted on 12/06/2007 12:14:34 PM PST by Graybeard58 ( Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Ouderkirk
“Impose a Sharia punishment on her for stealing. /sarc”

and also for being in a vehicle with males who are not her relatives.

49 posted on 12/06/2007 12:16:25 PM PST by alecqss
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To: driftdiver
“She’s a liar. They all are...

Geeze, I thought he meant thieves.

50 posted on 12/06/2007 12:17:44 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If God didn't want a Liberal hanging from every tree, He wouldn't have created so much rope!)
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