Skip to comments.Tea Party Crasher Says He's Innocent, Offers Up Site For Sale
Posted on 04/16/2010 7:35:24 PM PDT by OR Patriot
Jason Levin, the middle school teacher behind the Crash The Tea Party project, is dismissing claims that he misused his position to organize the scheme.
Levin is currently on a paid leave from the Beaverton, Oregon school district where he works while school officials investigate charges that he used school time and equipment to create the website CrashTheTeaParty.org. He told me his attorneys have advised him not to do any interviews while the investigation runs its course. But in a written statement he emailed me this morning, Levin said the charges are without merit.
"Any allegation that I used school district equipment or district time to create or maintain the website is completely and totally false," Levin wrote. "The fact that teachers are held to a higher standard when excercising their right to free speech (in their private lives) is patently unfair."
In a sign that the hullabaloo the project has caused is getting to him, however, Levin has offered the site up for sale -- cleaning his hands of the tea party infiltration plan that drew the ire of conservatives across the country, including Sean Hannity.
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Some have said, even on this forum, that it was wrong to pursue this guy by exposing him and posting to his website/facebook page.
I would agree if this individual was PRACTICING FREE SPEECH. However, he what he was engaging in was a subversive effort to eliminate YOUR FREE SPEECH!
Therefore, I believe we had every right to defend our freedoms with any legal means necessary... AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT FREEPERS DID! CONGRATS ON A JOB WELL DONE!
His crime wasn’t free speech but using tax dollars to promote his agenda...I’m confused.
I hope our efforts to report his use of false identify on Facebook bit him in the arse too.
hmm... if it includes all traffic data including IP addresses and such, it may be an interesting data mining opportunity... see who the early buy-ins were and expose them.
Hey look, he was doing Hussein’s bidding—attacking America loving folks who disdain big government.
I do not feel sorry for him one freakin’ bit.
Perhaps this dip sh*t would like to explain why according to Fox News, one of his postings asked his zombie followers to get the social security numbers of tea party activists. Now what does destroying the tea party movement have to do with social security numbers..sounds like this guy wanted to do a little shopping on other people’s money
Look for new Whistleblower/Liberal Activist Protection legislation to be introduced before Mother Day to guard against such “unfair” exposure of ones anti-Tea Party activities.
No one infringed on his right to free speech.
The government wasn’t involved so his 1A rights are intact.
One would have to read his employment contract to make any allegations about his use of school time/equip to pursue his political free speech ... so that’s a side issue.
Free speech counters free speech.
Free speech doesn’t mean the right to zero consequences. (This is where Tim Robbins was wrong).
Unemployment line and tarnished image - he’s still getting off easy in his attempt to come against pro-Americans.
What the hell does that convoluted statement mean? That he did indeed use school property to create his site? What "higher standard" is he talking about?
I really wish they’d stop posting that libtard’s picture. His 15 minutes of fame are not only up, he should never be teaching children of any age.
It sure was a hoot yanking their chain on his board, tho.
Which FReeper was Iwantpie? I was Clem the Dem.
I wasn’t on the board, but ‘Iwantpie’ and ‘Clem the Dem’ are crackin’ me up.
You betcha and he can cry us a river too.
Now he’s had to hire attorneys (plural) to defend his wicked, sorry butt.
He was encouraging illegal activity. I don’t see how he wiggles out of that one.
What was he planning on doing with social security numbers? Certainly nothing pleasant.
Me Levin was obiviously rattled otherwise he wouldn’t have taken all of the violent threats down from his site and closed his forum. Very pathetic individual who does not beelvie in free speech. I hope his wife is so mad at him about being put on leave!
Yo dat! LMAO!
I was on his Facebook page earlier, and it has been ‘infiltrated’ too....heheheh.
This one’s for you!
I hope folks got a screen shot of that.
I hope so too. Meghan Kelly was talking about it today on her show. Not sure if there is a screen shot of it but I presume there is
Heh! I was wondering who ‘Iwantpie’ was as well. There were some really good ones on there. Then it looked as tho 4chan got involved.
He will probably get some under the table financial help from the Democrat Party or from some other obscure liberal group (ever notice how they always suddenly show up) with a utopian/civil rights sounding type of name. And it will probably be laundered federal funds too.
4chan? I kinda floated in & out. You could only take so much of that site in one sitting.
Yeah....it was getting pretty raw.
You’re likely right. He lives in libtard Oregon too where’s there’s no shortage of libtard groups.
So what’s 4chan? One of those creepshows posting the gay porn. Man that was nasty. I’d just be scrolling through and BAM! LOSE YOUR LUNCH STUFF! I’m so glad my wife didn’t see my screen.
I am repeating what I posted this am.
If even one Tea Partier has their identity stolen, then this guy can be blamed. If he had operatives asking for info at the Tea Parties, then he is responsible.
Didn’t I read this morning that he is being investigated for asking for SS numbers?
Be sure to report any identity theft of any of the millions who took part in the many Tea Party gatherings on the 15th and those leading up to the 15th.
What are the odds that someone had their SS # stolen recently? This guy should be toast real soon.
Yup. ‘Belly of the Interbutts’ for sure. They congregate....and cause havoc with trolling in various ways.....anonymously, of course.
hmm, suddenly it’s not so much fun anymore, eh Jason?
If he was doing it on his own time and with his own money... he has ever right to been an ass
So many freepers work hard to find stories and details the mainstream media misses or ignores. I'm glad I was able to help get their findings out there and was able to add some of my own. Free Republic is full of its own "part time" Matt Drudges. Its great to see Free Republic get the credit it deserves.
I was I Don’t Bathe
Does anyone know if they got any? I they did, I think it might be interesting to see if any searches of government databases were done on those SSNs, and where those searches originated.
Yo cracer yu shud be wundrin bout yur ass caus i shank yu witey..
He should be investigated for identity theft if even one person’s identity was stolen. The guy is obviously a moron, Ok who in their right mind, being asked by a total stranger for their social security number, would say Ok here it is. When they call me from my credit card company asking me for the last four digits in order to identify me I refuse to give it to them..who would give it to a total stranger on the street. If somehow his message was screen shot he could be facing a lot of years in the pokey
Could be some parsing going on. I think the original discovery was that the website was constructed with school district software, not equipment. And, for what it’s worth, my dad was a school teacher, and maintaining high standards of personal conduct was just accepted as part of the job. Of course, that was back in the day...
Sorry, Jedi-Jason! Shouting “FIRE!!” in a crowded theater doesn’t count as “FREE SPEECH”!
You are so busted. I hope they pull your teaching credentials too for inciting people to ‘any means necessary’ to ‘demolish the TEA party’!
Don’t forget how smart all these liberals “think” they are.
That’s the propaganda being put out by the media and this administration.
Nothing is going to happen to this turd...once this dies down the results of the investigation will be “inconclusive” and this jerk will be back teaching kids next year.....the law means nothing to the left and I’m betting the school administration are big lefties
Apparently, this "punishment" is reserved for government workers.
People like this guy make my skin crawl They are so creepy.
Does he or his followers even have to have obtained someone’s SS number without their permission or under false pretense? Is it legal to solicit others to gather social security numbers?
I know this person very well, but if I told you, I'd have to shoot you. ;-)