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Posted: 12/3/2001 9:03:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2001 8:55:01 AM EDT by Vampire]
[http://www.indyweek.com/durham/2001-11-21/triangles.html] Ok... Now before I post the txt, I do think this brat is an uninformed moron (NOT the informed 'wonder child) this article make the bit** out to be... but still do we really need / want jbt's doing this?....... The Poster Police A Durham student activist gets a visit from the Secret Service B Y J O N E L L I S T O N A.J. Brown, a 19-year-old freshman at Durham Tech, was thanking God it was Friday. It was 5 p.m., the school week was over, and in an hour she'd be meeting her boyfriend to unwind. Then: Knock, knock ... unexpected guests at Brown's Duke Manor apartment. Opening the door, she found a casually dressed man, and a man and woman in what appeared to be business attire. Her first thought, she says, was, "Are these people going to sell me something?" But then the man in the suit introduced himself and the woman as agents from the Raleigh office of the U.S. Secret Service. The other man was an investigator from the Durham Police Department. "Ma'am, we've gotten a report that you have anti-American material," the male agent said, according to Brown. Could they come in to have a look around? "Do you have a warrant?" Brown asked. They did not. "Then you're not coming in my apartment," she said. And indeed, they stayed outside her doorway. But they stayed a while--40 minutes, Brown estimates--and gave her a taste of how dissenters can come under scrutiny in wartime. And all because of a poster on her wall. Though she's still a teenager, Brown is already more informed about political repression than most Americans. She's been politically aware and involved since grade school. "In second grade, I saw the Gulf War on television, and seeing those bombs drop, it did something to me," she says. "I knew from some news reports that there were innocent people dying."
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 9:08:28 AM EDT
Yes, she [i]is[/i] an idiot. She did, however, do the right thing with the JBTs. "Not without a warrant."
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 9:09:14 AM EDT
no, i don't think we need poster police, yes, the 'do you have a warrant' was a correct response. i am sure she learned a lot about political repression, war and life while watching tv.
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 9:45:41 AM EDT
While she did the right thing in not letting them in her apartment, she did talk way too much. As the instructor in a CCW class I had said, "keep your mouth shut." I think he said that 50+ times in the eight hour class. One of the first big Supreme Court cases was about political satire. From a later SC ruling: "Despite their sometimes caustic nature, from the early cartoon portraying George Washington as an ass down to the present day, graphic depictions and satirical cartoons have played a prominent role in public and political debate." So, 200+ years later, much of the law enforcement community still hasn't caught-up.z
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 9:53:41 AM EDT
Dang, makes me want to buy that poster. WTF? They are worried 'bout a poster, does she have a criminal record or something?
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 1:51:24 PM EDT
The SS was wrong. But she is an idiot. Typically teenage socialist.
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 2:03:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2001 1:55:08 PM EDT by ErickM]
is my anti-bush stuff worthy of a visit? what if I printed it and hung it up? [img]http://imagem.webphotos.iwon.com/1000021026/1000021026_122200134827PM0.4633295.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 5:09:23 PM EDT
My guess would be she made some threatening comments about an elected official or she pissed someone off and they called the police to get even with her. How can you compare someone coming to your house to ask questions about your actions to the actions of a JBT? A JBT thug would have just kicked in the door with no warrant and hauled her away for questioning and a speedy execution.
Link Posted: 12/3/2001 5:17:51 PM EDT
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