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5/21/2010

DC Police Escort Protesters to Banker’s Home

Filed under: Civil Liberties — DRJ @ 3:41 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Big Journalism has the full story. Here’s the summary:

“So, let’s sum this up: A caravan of SEIU buses receive a Metropolitan (D.C.) Police Department escort to a private home in Maryland where the protesters, from all appearances, violate Montgomery County law by engaging in a stationary protest. The Montgomery County police were not informed by their cross-jurisdictional colleagues of the impending, unusually large protest pending in their jurisdiction.

What’s up with that? Had the mob decided to torch the house, the D.C. police would not have been authorized to intervene. Not their jurisdiction. They’re just escorts. Meanwhile, a teenage boy is home alone, frightened by what’s happening outside his front door.

There’s something very wrong with this picture.”

DC Police escort 500 protesters to a Maryland citizen’s home? That’s not right.

— DRJ

38 Responses to “DC Police Escort Protesters to Banker’s Home”

  1. This is why people talk about Police in near glorious terms about all they sacrifice I barf. Cops are no better than you or I …. and sadly D and C High School Students are the ones who became cops in my day.

    A Students = Science, Business, Engineering, MD
    B Students = Nursing and Media
    C Students = Civil Servants and Armed Forces
    D Students = Cops and Firefighters.
    F Students = Prison

    … anyway the Po-Po should know better than play politics on tax payer dime.

    HeavenSent (a9126d)

  2. If A.W. wants to show courage, this would be some kind of a cartoon.

    nk (db4a41)

  3. Intimidation – the new Democrat way. Get used to it – we’ll be seeing more and more of it. They have shifted from the power of persuasion (if they ever had that)to the persuasion of power.

    Today the ICE Director said his agency would not respond to AZ notifications of illegal aliens being detained, because he disagreed with the AZ law.

    On the other hand, the Dems in Congress are ramrodding another bill through to “reform” the financial system…seems they forgot to include ANYTHING that affects Fannie or Freddie.

    They are so emboldened by the healthcare victory they are just building momentum.

    And what are you staring at? Turn your t-shirt inside out before I give you a taste of some good ol’ Democrat persuasion!

    in_awe (44fed5)

  4. The fish rots from the head.

    GeneralMalaise (8f3781)

  5. Comment by HeavenSent — 5/21/2010 @ 3:49 pm

    Looking at the perennially abysmal crime stats in DC, playing politics appears to be the only thing the DCPD is good at.

    AD - RtR/OS! (9200e9)

  6. If anybody bothered to check, I would be almost certain they would find the SEIU reimbursed the District of Columbia for that unwarranted use of taxpayer resources, just as certainly as they would observe monkeys flying out of my ass should they care to look.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  7. Could you post the video?

    AD - RtR/OS! (9200e9)

  8. AD – Big bucks on pay per view.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  9. Brazen and disgusting. And just who is the domestic threat to our country, again?

    MD in Philly (cb8efe)

  10. anyone know when “HeavenSent” is getting out of prison?

    i want to tell him “thank you” 😀

    redc1c4, the Dean's List Infantryman (fb8750)

  11. Someone needs to lose their job for authorizing this–and only because “sticking their head on a f***ing pike” is considered a tad excessive for this day and age and is therefore not available as the appropriate means of retribution.

    M. Scott Eiland (84742b)

  12. Comment by M. Scott Eiland

    Problem is the only way for the person to lose his job is for him to be impeached. Isn’t it true that the former head of the SEIU is a regular visitor to the White House?

    MD in Philly (cb8efe)

  13. AD – RtR/OS!,

    The embedding on the YouTube video has been disabled, but you can see it at the BigJournalism link in the post.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  14. You posted a video of “…monkeys flying out of (his) ass...”?

    AD - RtR/OS! (9200e9)

  15. It’s pretty clear that there is a parallel between the SEIU of today and the British mine workers’ union of the early 1980s. In both cases you have an extremely powerful and militant union, backed by friends in high places, that basically gives orders to the government which they expect to be carried out. Of course, it took a leader with the fortitude of Margaret Thatcher (and a citizenry that was tired of the union’s dominance of British politics) to face them down. Hopefully we will someday get a leader who be as strong.

    JVW (08e86a)

  16. AD,

    We’re not talking about the same thing, are we?

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  17. I’ve been thinking that organizing protests at the homes of the SEIU organizers would be a wonderful thing. The problem is that SEIU pays their protesters and we don’t. Still, I’d like to have a sign that says “SEIU Harrasses Children! Stop SEIU’s Child Abuse!!!!” and march in front of Andy Stern’s house.

    Vivian Louise (643333)

  18. DRJ…pls review #’s 6 – 7 – 8 above.
    Sorry we confused you.

    AD - RtR/OS! (9200e9)

  19. I read that before but I never put it together. My bad.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  20. I’d like to read the good Mr. Dunphey’s take on this. Will he see the blatant wrong, or will there be an excuse offered?

    the friendly grizzly (50ae63)

  21. Well, since there’s no more crime in DC, and they’re obviously not needed there…

    JEA (59689e)

  22. JEA – Unfortunately the DC metro cops don’t have jurisdiction in the places most crime in DC is committed.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  23. Unfortunately the DC metro cops don’t have jurisdiction in the places most crime in DC is committed.
    Comment by Have Blue

    Do you mean the White House and the Halls of Congress???

    MD in Philly (cb8efe)

  24. Absolutely, MD.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  25. It is not for small reasons that the Capitol Police come under the jurisdiction and supervision of the House Sergeant at Arms.

    AD - RtR/OS! (9200e9)

  26. Is this not an adequate motivation to call up a review of every loan to a known SEIU member and foreclose immediately upon finding discrepancies?

    Where was Janet Napolitano? Hiding under her bed ignoring these home grown terrorists? That demonstration went far over any line between demonstration and terrorism, about 50 times over at a minimum, IMAO.

    {o.o}

    JD (9ac83d)

  27. I find the first African American President of the United States to be the worst African American President the nation will ever have had.Barry grinning from ear to ear while shaking Dictator for Life Hugo Chavez hand and his approval of SEIU tactics prove he has no
    intention of leaving the White House.

    highpockets (f6be95)

  28. Well, that presents an interesting segue…
    Lincoln engaged in a Civil War to free the slaves;
    Obama will create a Civil War as the first Black President.

    AD - RtR/OS! (9200e9)

  29. It’s like a dry run for his thug civilian corps. Good men should impeach soon, regardless of party affiliation. I agree with highpockets as far as the skies getting darker.

    Vermont Neighbor (178747)

  30. i’d like to see the look on their face when they try that shit on someone who ISN’T a sheep.

    i’ll bet you a laser dot would get most of the scum headed away most ricky tick. just let it dwell on a sensitive point just long enough for it to dawn that it’s a valid threat.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  31. JVW #15 – the Iron Maiden came to power with the help from the Brit Unions and Labour egregiously exceedign anythign reasonable … in the 6 months or so, as I recall, prior to the election, the Labour Government basically said to the Unions “If you break laws to help get us re-elected, as soon as we are back in office we will either pardon you or decline to prosecute you …

    And *that* helped to waken up the British electorate …

    The SEIU thuggery is helping to do the same thing over here, I think …

    Alasdair (205079)

  32. But don’t you all see what’s really going on here? They absolutely had to escort the protestors to the banker’s home!

    You know . . . in order to protect them from all of those ultra-violence prone Palinistas that were waiting in the bushes along the way. They’s real triksy, I tells ya. Why, I done heard that some of them were even disguised as crickets a-chirpin’, boy howdy! I don’t trusts them none, tho — don’t want any of them thar freaks to try teabaggin’ ME, no sir.

    Icy Texan (1fcf2d)

  33. I’ll tell ya, HeavenSent (what a bovine biproduct moniker you’ve chosen), I had a 31 composite ACT score back in 1983 (before the ACT went from 35 to 36 and dumbed down the questions) and I wore a military uniform. My daughter, a SGT in the US Army, graduated HS at the ripe old age of 16. One of her Army buds, an enlisted man, is MENSA and a 999 candidate. And you also have Stashiu to face, you worthless ignoramus.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  34. Greetings:

    I live in the San Francisco Bay area, so there is little surprise in this for me. What seems to be the standard operating procedure out here is the police and demonstrators negotiate ahead of time. When the actual demonstration devolves into a disruption of public travel and commerce, the police carefully observe. Rarely, citations are issued. Even more rarely, demonstrators are detained. And even more rarely convictions are obtained. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

    11B40 (6b148f)

  35. Still, I’d like to have a sign that says “SEIU Harrasses Children! Stop SEIU’s Child Abuse!!!!” and march in front of Andy Stern’s house.

    I’d gladly participate in such a protest, if only a few folks here heeded the call. I think he lives about three miles away from me.

    Dmac (3d61d9)

  36. Welcome to Obamunism. The state is a tool for community activism in support of social justice. That makes it right. Have a nice day, subject.

    tehag (2b45b4)

  37. Some “subjects” will not go quietly into that good night!

    AD - RtR/OS! (3c862f)

  38. Heavensent be right… I’s a gettin’ bad grades long time go an all fruout hi-skool and I be a po po man now…if you’s is a bad man I uhrest you and put you in bad person place.

    Hellsent (f2c5ea)


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