Skip to comments.Police Intervene, Arrest Ron Paul Backers at Missouri Caucus
Posted on 03/18/2012 8:57:01 AM PDT by mnehring
Police and organizers shut down proceedings at one of Missouris largest caucuses today, as Ron Paul supporters feuded with local GOP leaders.
Its like the Hatfields and the McCoys around here, St. Charles Countys former GOP chairman told ABC News, after police arrived on-scene with a helicopter and removed Paul backers.
In St. Charles, an exurb of St. Louis and one of the states largest GOP counties, Paul supporters sought to elect their own chairman and adopt their own rules when proceedings opened both of which are part of standard caucus rules and procedure. But as they argued with the caucus chair, Paul supporters held video cameras against caucus rules, according to a GOP official who was there and things became contentious.
It turned into a little food fight within the caucus, between the caucus chairman trying to control the caucus and certain elements, I guess with Ron Paul, trying to be heard, said Tom Kipers, a former chairman of the St. Charles GOP, who attended the caucus at Francis Howell North High School.
An off-duty police officer, hired as security, eventually filed a trespassing complaint against the Paul supporters and notified on-duty police in the area municipality of St. Peters, who, along with police from other jurisdictions, arrested two Paul supporters and ended the caucuses early. A joint-jurisdictional police helicopter arrived on the scene. Kipers said about 10 officers arrived in total.
Two people were arrested for trespassing after receiving numerous warnings to leave the school property, the St. Peters police said in a press release. Both subjects were transported to St. Peters Justice Center where they were booked for Trespassing and released on a summons.
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The GOP Central Committee should have had rules for electing a permanent chair by the delegates in the room. If there were rules and the temporary chair was not following them, a reading of the rules should have been called for. Then the temporary chair would have been bound by the rules read. If not, the caucus was void and no delegates could be elected.
Yawn...Are you still claiming you’ll never EVER vote for Romney, or will you flip-flop on that for the good of the “team” when he gets nominated?
Continue to vote for the party, not the man - and you will continue to get the ‘party man’.
And there is only one party.
They look like terrorist!!
Ron Paul has been egging on his followers for months. This is exactly the kind of agitation he’s been working towards.