Congressman Chabot Has Cops Confiscate Cameras at Town Hall

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    Republican Congressman Stephen Chabot of Cincinnati had a police officer go around and confiscate cameras of anyone who was filming his town hall. This is a clear violation of both the First and Fourth Amendments, as this was at a public facility paid for with public tax dollars. I also blame all the people that gave up their cameras and the others who just sat there doing nothing because they are just as much at fault.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKA07KSoaSc&feature=player_embedded]Chabot town hall camera ban - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R0a8CcegxI&feature=player_embedded]Chabot Censors Town Hall - Police Seize Cameras - YouTube[/ame]​
     
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    Here is more on this.

     
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    What a dumb move by Chabot and even dumber by the people who gave up their camera's. This is not the way to win the election.
     
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    I'd expect this from a Democrat butfrom a Republican? Dude needs to have his head examined. Bet he's a RINO!
     
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    Too bad someone didn't outright refuse and get arrested.
     
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    Republicans are now charging for townhalls too.

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    good for them, if dimoWats are gonna infiltrate they should pay money.. way to go.
     
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    You can't make this stuff up folks.

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    Boy oh boy....

    Let it be known that is NOT the opinion of all the conservatives here...

    On a better note, he should be removed immediately. If he cannot trust his constituency to film his actions then he should not be trusted by his constituency to represent them.
     
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    Local, State and Federal bodies and agencies can and do enact various methods of paralimentary oversight at formal public meetings and ban cameras and recording devices.
     

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