Hawaiin Police Injure Journalist Trying To Cover Obama's Visit

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    December 30, a local TV investigative journalist was injured when a uniformed policeman grabbed a camera out of her hand which he then smashed on the roof of her car.

    It was like a scene out of the Godfather.

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    Can you tell me how many laws were broken here?

    Not only was this an assault but it was an unconstitutional act. Some will claim that the TV crew filming vehicle searches was a breach of security, but whenever it is done out in the open, as in this case, officials have no legal right to prevent you from filming it.

    Perhaps Obama thinks he's the Godfather and our rights don't matter to him. Perhaps he's so paranoid that he has security on orders to not only stretch the legal boundaries but step over them when necessary. This is supposed to be a free country. There must be a balance between keeping the President safe and allowing access of the press in coverage.

    I submit that this is yet another example of a President that holds himself above the law and wants to remain detached from the people. You could expect this of countries like Russian, Iran, Venezuela, and China, but not here in what used to be the United States of America. Maybe we should just call ourselves the U.S.S.A.

    United Soviet States of America.

    Are we going to stand for this from a man who's supposed to be a public-servant? If we allow this to continue what comes next? With every new breach of our constitutional rights will we become more and more oblivious to the consequences of our waning liberties? Is the running down and assault of private citizens by representatives of this thuggish government to be the new norm? We know that this Administration considers guns to be a threat to it, but now cameras as well?

    Here are similar stories in other countries where an autocracy exists:

    Russia
    Iran
     
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    What does this have to do with Obama?

    It sounds to me more like improper police activity.
     
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    Yes, Obama has surrounded himself with jack-booted thugs and communists but he's not at fault.

    If you think Bush was responsible for Abu Grab and everything else that happened during his two terms then Obama is responsible for this. He's got Honolulu's government in his hip pocket.

    Lay off the double-standards.

    The mayor is an advocate for him. The mayor controls the police. They are under orders from him and Obama controls him. It's how they do things in Chicago and now it's how they do things in Honolulu Hawaii.
     
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    The journalist was about to release his long form birth certificate, so they beat him...
     
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    Ha ha ha

    Make light of this but these people were followed and the police waited till there were no witnesses when they assaulted them just for taking pictures.

    You have not problem with this???

    When it starts to effect you personally will you complain then?

    Are you willing to wait till that becomes a reality?
     
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    The problem is that I don't. So it's not a double standard.

    But clearly you do.
     
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    That's ridiculous.
     
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    The problem isn't the laws. It's how they are applied.

    We keep hearing that everything that Obama wants silenced is a matter of national security.

    Btw. BP is a strong Obama supporter. Don't let their little tiff over the oil-spill fool you.
     
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    So clearly security for the President went overboard in this case, yet you feel Obama has nothing to do with that. You're just being naive.

    There are numerous double-standards where this guy is concerned. Too many to mention here.

    War coverage, his vacation schedule, the list goes on and on.

    He is never gonna be held up to the same standards as his predecessor. And anything that he does will be pooh, poohed as acceptable because of his historic significance.
     
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