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Hillary's Advance Man: We Set 'Goon Squads' on Protesters
NewsMax.com ^ | 10/21/02 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 10/20/2002 9:59:15 PM PDT by kattracks

A Democratic Party political operative who worked for eight years as an advance man for Hillary Clinton has revealed that he routinely employed "goon squads" to intimidate protesters and quash anti-Clinton demonstrations.

"Less genteel souls sometimes referred to them as goon squads," writes Patrick Halley in his new book "On the Road with Hillary." "But I objected to that term. I was proud of the fact that not one of them had ever been arrested," he boasts.

Halley said he prefers the term "etiquette squad" to describe the Clinton goon squads, but he admitted "they could certainly be intimidating if the occasion called for it."

"The make-up of the etiquette squad differed from event to event, and I always found it best to use folks who were indigenous," he explained. "After all, you wouldn't want to send a team of broad-shouldered teamsters into an event at a women's college."

Halley revealed that whenever an anti-Hillary protest looked likely, he'd "sprinkle" the Clinton goons throughout the crowd "so there was always someone able to respond quickly."

The Clinton campaign "never advocated physical confrontation and always insisted that the etiquette squad stay within the boundaries of the law," he claimed.

But in the next breath Halley confessed, "Sadly, but inevitably, things sometimes got a little frisky, but my recruits knew how to handle themselves."

The Clinton operative recalled that one etiquette squad "had come from the longshoreman's union, and I had heard rumors that they had been very adamant about defending themselves when set upon by protesters."

Rumors of Clinton operatives roughing up both reporters and protesters during Hillary's 2000 Senate campaign were legion, but the mainstream press declined to cover the assaults.

One such altercation took place as Mrs. Clinton marched in New York's St. Patrick's Day parade during the campaign. The scene was described moments later by Metro Network News reporter Glenn Schuck, who assumed that rogue Secret Service agents had been responsible for the thug-like tactics:

"Secret Service agents literally are pushing press to the ground. They just lost their minds, in my opinion," Schuck told WABC Radio's Sean Hannity.

"I mean they just started pushing and shoving; female camera people five feet tall were getting thrown to the ground, cameras flying. Myself, I was grabbed by the shoulder, I was thrown back over. I think somebody from Channel 11 landed on my back. From that point it really didn't get any better."

A few days after Schuck's report, a caller to WOR Radio's Bob Grant Show reported that she and her family were also accosted by the Clinton goons along the parade route.

Caller "Maureen" reported that her family had been booing Mrs. Clinton as she marched along when "they were surrounded by men in trench coats with radios." She quoted the men as saying that they "did not have the right" to heckle, before ordering, "We think you should stop this now."

The goon squad tactics described by Mr. Halley were apparently also practiced by Mr. Clinton's advance team. During an October 1998 protest of the then-president's visit to Philadelphia, demonstrators were set upon by goons wearing T-shirts bearing the message "Teamsters for Clinton."

Philadelphia-native Don Adams was beaten severely during the confrontation and later filed suit against city officials.

Before the revelation in Halley's book, no one previously associated with the Clinton White House had ever admitted using goon squads to stifle free speech.

Read more on this subject in related Hot Topics:

Clinton Scandals
Sen. Hillary Clinton



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; clinton; goonsquads; hillary; nazitactics
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1 posted on 10/20/2002 9:59:15 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: dead; Physicist
dead, is this true?
2 posted on 10/20/2002 10:02:00 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: kattracks
Breaking news: Sun rises in East. Tape at 11.
3 posted on 10/20/2002 10:11:47 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: kattracks
no surprise here; the Klintons are power-hungry totalitarian thugs
4 posted on 10/20/2002 10:12:47 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Fred Mertz
I've heard as much about it.

Rats do this often. In New Orleans a protest was set upon by Morial thugs who roughed them up and destroyed their signs. Funny that the EX-mayor liked to do the protest bit whenever he felt like it.
5 posted on 10/20/2002 10:13:08 PM PDT by Bogey78O
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To: kristinn; Angelwood
FYI ping.
6 posted on 10/20/2002 10:15:37 PM PDT by American Preservative
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To: kristinn; Doctor Raoul; Angelwood; RaceBannon; ken5050
Surprised? Not really.
7 posted on 10/20/2002 10:18:44 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: kattracks
Two can play this game. I'd love to put together a counter-counter protest team. Set 'em up and knock 'em over. It would be great fun.
8 posted on 10/20/2002 10:18:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler
But that would be wrong.
9 posted on 10/20/2002 10:19:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: kattracks
can you imagine the freeps if she runs for the white house?
10 posted on 10/20/2002 10:19:57 PM PDT by jd777
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To: kattracks
I suspect they got away with it easier because a lot of people thought they where Secret Service.
11 posted on 10/20/2002 10:20:09 PM PDT by mississippi red-neck
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To: Fred Mertz
These are Nazi-like intimidation tactics. The silence of Babs Streisand is deafening.
12 posted on 10/20/2002 10:22:42 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: kattracks
Bump
13 posted on 10/20/2002 10:22:46 PM PDT by Fiddlstix
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To: RonDog; daviddennis
Anything like this from Davis?
14 posted on 10/20/2002 10:23:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: mississippi red-neck; dead
I suspect you are correct. Ask dead.
15 posted on 10/20/2002 10:24:23 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: kattracks
Hillary is the ultimate lawyer:

Like most attorneys, she genuinely believes that she is above the law, that laws do not apply to her, and that she can misuse and abuse others without the slightest guilt. This is the definition of a severe disorder in character.

16 posted on 10/20/2002 10:29:26 PM PDT by friendly
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To: Cultural Jihad
It does sound like the "brown shirts" that Hitler employed in the 1930's during his rise to power. I wonder if Hillary had read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"?
17 posted on 10/20/2002 10:35:08 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: kattracks
If her goons try that game now that she doesn't have SS protection, they may just bite off more than they can chew. Or maybe she still has SS protection, don't ex-president's wives get that even if they were traitors and criminals while in office?
18 posted on 10/20/2002 10:36:06 PM PDT by epow
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To: the_Watchman
I wonder if Hillary had read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"?

Hitlery doesn't need to read. She channels.

19 posted on 10/20/2002 10:40:58 PM PDT by BradyLS
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To: kattracks
Democrats use all means of criminal activity to stay in power. Like their role models in every modern totalitarian society they mede a point to first gain near-total control of the media.

Case in point?

There was never any coverage of Hillary's thugs at any point in her campaign for Senator. In fact there was never a direct question from the media on any issue during her campaign that was not totally staged!

20 posted on 10/20/2002 10:48:41 PM PDT by friendly
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To: Texas_Jarhead
I remember hearing about an ALgore rally that turned very ugly. Protesters were surrounded by union goons. It was very scary.
21 posted on 10/20/2002 10:57:38 PM PDT by CyberAnt
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To: NoTyranny
No I have not. SHould I? What is it about? Where can I find it? I have read Hell to Pay though.
23 posted on 10/20/2002 11:06:55 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: BradyLS
This type of activity should be contrasted with the truly illegal thuggery to which Don Adams was subjected.

The local Philadelphia legal apparatus was not interested in prosecuting the perpetrators. Fortunately, the national organization of the Union involved stepped in and threw out that local union official.

It's getting scary when the union is more interested in policing its ranks than the state and local governments!
24 posted on 10/20/2002 11:08:59 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: friendly
"she genuinely believes"

Well, is she wrong? Has anything in her entire career ever happened to disabuse her of that notion? For all practical purposes, she *is* above the law. And her spouse is one of the few who could weather the fabled dead girl/live boy test....
25 posted on 10/20/2002 11:09:30 PM PDT by Lizard_King
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To: CyberAnt
Ah yes....
Every vote must be counted...especially the fraudulent ones.
Every voice must be heard....if in favor of democrats.
Freedom of choice -- only if you choose the approved option.

The Democrats fail to see how like the Nazis they have become.

Semper Fi
26 posted on 10/20/2002 11:10:25 PM PDT by river rat
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To: BradyLS
"Hitlery doesn't need to read. She channels."

LOL...
27 posted on 10/20/2002 11:10:27 PM PDT by Lizard_King
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To: Jeff Chandler
No doubt, bring it on big boys. Former bouncer bump.
28 posted on 10/20/2002 11:20:20 PM PDT by SoDak
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To: kattracks
Rumors of Clinton operatives roughing up both reporters and protesters during Hillary's 2000 Senate campaign were legion, but the mainstream press declined to cover the assaults.

This sentence pretty well says it all: The mainstream media shills COVER UP genuine Democrat and/or environmentalist activist abuses, but OBSESS over alleged Republican and/or Christian activist wrongs.

And the average, Oprah-watching, Rosie-loving, American is kept in the dark as to what is really going on.

They will very possibly wake up someday (when all freedoms are lost), and ask, "Hey, why didn't anyone tell us what was going on?"

Answer: Should have been reading the Bible and FreeRepublic.

29 posted on 10/20/2002 11:23:43 PM PDT by BenR2
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To: kattracks
Don Adams roughed up. Agents of K.A.O.S.? And is Hymie the Robot walking around in an Al Gore suit?
30 posted on 10/20/2002 11:31:07 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus
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To: river rat
This is nothing more than a embryonic version of what would be needed for a President Hillary! administration:

You've got to just have Vision like she does, to imagine 100% turnout, 100% in-favor, of the privilege of her governance.

31 posted on 10/20/2002 11:33:28 PM PDT by C210N
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To: NewRomeTacitus
Don Adams is a freeper.
32 posted on 10/20/2002 11:36:12 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: Jeff Chandler
What ever happens, it stresses the need to document it (clear photos and video). AP-Reuters-CNN may not be interested but there are programs that are interested in such evidence.

I have seen video of Bill Clinton shouting obscenities at a reporter and sending his goons to discourage the guy. This was not the famous picnic video incident.

33 posted on 10/20/2002 11:37:23 PM PDT by weegee
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To: kattracks
Excellent. Patrick Halley has proudly confessed. Now, he should have the living s*** beat out of him. I'll do it, if I ever get the chance to cross paths with him. I'll knock a couple of his teeth out in honor of my deceased friend from AR, too.
34 posted on 10/20/2002 11:38:29 PM PDT by agrandis
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To: kattracks
Boys and Girls, I can tell you this is TRUE, TRUE, TRUE!

Slick & the Witch came to Marietta College here in Ohio back when they were campaigning in '92 and the Goons were out confiscating any sign that was anti-Klinton and intimidating the voices of opposition so to let the Klinton loving media report the visit as an Ohio love-fest with their candidate.

NOW IS THE TIME TO GIVE THEM A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE!!!

We need to amass an army of FReepers and FReedom lovers to meet Hitlery's goons NOSE TO NOSE EVERYWHERE SHE SHOWS in 2004! For every one of them that comes out trying to intimidate, we need to have TWO tapping them on the shoulder and knocking their teeth out when they turn around. Don't just put her thugs in the hospital for their trouble, PUT THEM IN AN OXYGEN TENT FOR A LONG, LONG STAY!!!

When she sees what her goons are getting and when THEY turn on her because "This wasn't supposed to happen", imagine the heat from the spotlight her campaign feels THEN!

35 posted on 10/20/2002 11:44:19 PM PDT by Wondervixen
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To: Wondervixen
NOSE TO NOSE EVERYWHERE SHE SHOWS

I think you've got a winning slogan, or keynote, here for any anti-Hillary FReep!

36 posted on 10/20/2002 11:47:08 PM PDT by Boomer Geezer
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To: Jeff Chandler
Can I join? Assasinating these criminals would only make heroes out of them, but beating their goons half to death, I have always thought, could be a quite effective way to blow off steam, get cardio-vascular exercise, and fight for the future of your posterity all at the same time.
37 posted on 10/20/2002 11:50:41 PM PDT by agrandis
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To: kattracks
>>female camera people five feet tall were getting thrown to the ground

This ever happens to me & Mr Goon is going to be introduced to Mr Pepper Spray or his Testicles will meet Mr Stun-Gun!!!

38 posted on 10/20/2002 11:52:11 PM PDT by Wondervixen
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To: Wondervixen
>>female camera people five feet tall were getting thrown to the ground

This ever happens to me & Mr Goon is going to be introduced to Mr Pepper Spray or his Testicles will meet Mr Stun-Gun!!!

If I ever saw that happen, I wouldn't care if I thought it WAS SS, I would do everything I could to badly injure the goon. I have no tolerance for these s****! It's a shame to NY that they weren't all put in the hospital by the crowd.

39 posted on 10/20/2002 11:56:17 PM PDT by agrandis
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To: Boomer Geezer
Ooops, I forgot to post a ref to another thread running at the same time as this one. Put the two together, and it really gives you pause:

How Nazis are like the *Radical* Left Wing

40 posted on 10/20/2002 11:56:44 PM PDT by Boomer Geezer
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To: kattracks
Remember Hillary and her limo at the airport being flagged to stop - they ran down the guard, continued on and the man ended in emergency (which raises the cost of health care, hillary)
41 posted on 10/21/2002 12:03:53 AM PDT by malia
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To: kattracks
The Clinton operative recalled that one etiquette squad "had come from the longshoreman's union, and I had heard rumors that they had been very adamant about defending themselves when set upon by protesters."

Ironic, since strikers and union organizers are the tradidional victims of this stuff. If they were cops, the victims would have been arrested for resisting arrest.

The Clinton campaign "never advocated physical confrontation and always insisted that the etiquette squad stay within the boundaries of the law," he claimed.

Plausible deniability.
42 posted on 10/21/2002 12:10:27 AM PDT by SicTransitGloriaMundi
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To: epow
If her goons try that game now that she doesn't have SS protection,

She still has SS protection,and will have it for the rest of her life.

44 posted on 10/21/2002 12:29:16 AM PDT by sneakypete
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To: Wondervixen
You really don't want to provoke them in these situations-messy lawsuits and all that. Just cover the backs of the demonstrators. If the goons attack the demonstrators, somebody has to try to talk them out of it. Of course, if they fall down and hurt themselves, well, that's not our fault.
45 posted on 10/21/2002 12:31:49 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: agrandis
The key to protecting the protesters would be to find out ahead of time who the goons are. The article states that they use local people. The word must go out at some point. If their plans were known, the goons could be intercepted with a minimum of fuss, and a minimum of legal liability.
46 posted on 10/21/2002 12:38:21 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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During an October 1998 protest of the then-president's visit to Philadelphia, demonstrators were set upon by goons wearing T-shirts bearing the message "Teamsters Nazis for Clinton."


Another example of why I went from Independent to Republican a while back. The corruption in the Democratic party is sickening.
47 posted on 10/21/2002 12:49:50 AM PDT by Green Knight
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To: agrandis
We could start by reading the book, and learning the modus operandi of the goons. Then stage a protest of Hitlary, and observe the goons, who they are, how they got there, how they dress, what their tactics are, etc.. I read somewhere that they utilize communication devices similar to those used by Secret Service. They like to impersonate them. It should be a simple matter of technology to listen in on their communications.

Now that we know they're out there doing what they're doing, they should be easy to counter.
48 posted on 10/21/2002 12:57:56 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: weegee
Agreed. Documentation is vital.
49 posted on 10/21/2002 1:00:47 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler
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To: kattracks
Don & Teri Adams meet the Teamsters:

http://web.archive.org/web/200 00614012750/http://www.ijot.co m/DonAdams/index.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/*/h ttp://ijot.com/DonAdams/index. htm

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Adams, and his sister, Teri Adams, during a presidential fundraising trip to ...

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... Thank You Rush Limbaugh (Rush discussed Don Adams,John Morris, Freepers&Fund'sWSJ
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... Last of the Molly Maguires (ATTENTION!! re:The Man who had Don Adams Assaulted--TAdams8591)
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... Teamster beatings at the anti-Clinton rally was to press assault charges against
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50 posted on 10/21/2002 1:25:55 AM PDT by backhoe
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