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originally posted by: OrdoAdChao
a reply to: NavyDoc
I don't know the guy and neither do you. If he didn't go peacefully, then, as you said, it would have given the guard a better case. Just because someone has a history of a behavior - which obviously if he has any history it is not criminal - it does not mean that breaching their own protocols of behavior is excusable.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: Sremmos80
All over getting grabbed?
Honest question for you:
What would you expect to happen to you if you walked into a public government meeting, went straight up to a cop, without saying a word and threw a cord around his neck and pulled on it?
originally posted by: roadgravel
I think what we are seeing in our country now is an attitude by security/cops that anyone disruptive or in disagreement is a criminal and must be dealt with severely.
Who in their reasonable mind pulls a gun in a public meeting over an unarmed person. I imagine this dangerous security guard will get an award.
originally posted by: NavyDoc
originally posted by: Krakatoa
a reply to: NavyDoc
The 1st amendment protects the right of the people from the government "infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances."
From the video, he had the camera to expose the meeting as p representative of a free press.
From the video, up to the point of the security guards approach, he was peaceably assembled and petitioning the government for redress of his grievances.
So, how, again, does this not apply here???
This is what I'm talking about, a twist on argumentum ad ignorantiam.
No he wasn't. He was being argumentative and disruptive at a meeting. There was no petitioning. He was not being peaceable. Heck, he said himself that they were not talking about stuff he wanted to talk about and that they had to go by his agenda and he proceeded to talk over everybody.