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Citation for Badnarik 4 President sign

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posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 05:43 AM
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AWOOOO! Fight the power!!

BTW if there ever was to be a civil war again i might just come over to help stick it to those neo-cons. Bit like the spanish one in the 30's. Oh so romantic!




posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 05:43 AM
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AWOOOO! Fight the power!!

BTW if there ever was to be a civil war again i might just come over to help stick it to those neo-cons. Bit like the spanish one in the 30's. Oh so romantic!



posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 06:09 AM
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This is one of the reasons why I'm a Libertarian.

Good luck to you.



posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 08:23 AM
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What a great story! I mean, I'm sorry that you went thru the trouble, but I think inthe end you will have made that deputy and that sherrifs station out to look like a bunch of idiots! Isn't there a local news team that would love to cover this story around you? It seems everywhere I go, there's some local news team designated to snooping around in local issues just like this.

On another note, if you can get a citation for your sign, then why cdon't all those annoying cheerleader carwash signs get thier citations. They get just as many honks and traffic slow ups as any other. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, they seem to be on every gast station street corner around.

Please keep us posted on the progress!



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 05:08 PM
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Oh, this is awesome! This story (I'm assuming its the same story) made it onto the Libertarian presidential candidate, Michael Badnarik's website!!!!

www.badnarik.org...

You guys have to check this out! Not only did it make it on Badnarik's website, it also made it to the press in his local paper and they presented the story in a very favorable light. The ACLU is representing him to fight against a $181 ticket! That is awesome!

www.wisinfo.com... .shtml

If I hadn't already used all of my Way Above Top Secret votes... two on you already... I'd vote for you again LOL

BeingWatchedByThem gets two thumbs up though.




posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by sillinous
Oh, this is awesome! This story (I'm assuming its the same story) made it onto the Libertarian presidential candidate, Michael Badnarik's website!!!!

www.badnarik.org...

You guys have to check this out! Not only did it make it on Badnarik's website, it also made it to the press in his local paper and they presented the story in a very favorable light. The ACLU is representing him to fight against a $181 ticket! That is awesome!

www.wisinfo.com... .shtml

If I hadn't already used all of my Way Above Top Secret votes... two on you already... I'd vote for you again LOL

BeingWatchedByThem gets two thumbs up though.



That's me, now I guess everyone knows who I am,. Oh well, I'm so happy the story made the newspaper, and was ON THE FRONT PAGE, just under the fold!

I hope this gets the attention to liberty-lovers in Oshkosh, so they vote Badnarik.

GO BADNARIK!

And thanks all for your support!



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 05:18 PM
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Congrats


Thats what I like about this board I have found out I am not the only freedom fighter left



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 05:48 PM
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Kudos to you BWBT!!!!
Have you considered "pushing the issue" so to speak with a repeat appearance? I would be willing to bet you could get a television crew to covertly cover the story and subsequent harrassment. If they get good enough footage it could go national!



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 06:40 PM
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Way above top secret for you my friend. Good Job.



posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 07:15 PM
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I actually saw two Badnarik signs up today. Never seen one before. One was on a little "tripod" on the side of the road, the other was a bumper sticker on the back of a car.
This is in Houston by the way.



posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 06:02 PM
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Well folk, I just heard a while ago there's more news. It's an editorial, look your self!



Editorial: Overpass incident may hurt future political opinions


Our community deserves a better explanation of why a man displaying a political sign on a county overpass received a ticket from the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department because it raises serious questions about muzzling free speech in the middle of an election year.

A 20-year-old Oshkosh man got a $181 ticket for showing a political sign over the County Trunk GG overpass of U.S. Highway 41 July 31. He faced north so the southbound traffic saw the sign. His crime? He displayed an “unauthorized sign.”

The Sheriff’s Department said a complaint call was received and a deputy dispatched on two consecutive days, with the ticket issued on the second day.

The wrong response in this era of public sensitivity to terrorism would have been to neglect the complaint. Moreover, standing on the overpass also treads from common sense and safety. There are six feet between the concrete edge of the bridge and the white line that marks the vehicle lane. The concrete edge is two-and-a-half feet tall. There is nothing but open air above it and rushing traffic below it. An argument could be made for warning a person about the risk of personal safety. But those weren’t the reasons given by the Sheriff’s Department.

Which explains why the American Civil Liberties Union has an interest in the citation issue. The man expressed a political opinion on public property and got ticketed. The First Amendment affords a citizen the right to speak an opinion on an issue.

What’s next? Citations for holding signs alongside a right of way on Opera House Square or the sidewalks of downtown Oshkosh? Does that mean that a person who puts an election sign in the terrace (the land between a sidewalk and the street) will be cited?

It is reasonable to ask a citizen to stop holding a sign on a highway overpass if there is a legitimate concern for public safety. It is another matter if authorities remove a man who is perceived as an irritant displaying a political sign.

The department needs to explain to the public if safety was the overriding concern because a citation for displaying an “unauthorized sign” does not hold water.

The Final Thought: A Sheriff’s Department $181 citation against a citizen who displayed a political sign on an overpass needs clarification because the intent for the ticket could chill the posting of other signs before fall elections.

www.wisinfo.com...



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 12:48 AM
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Hi again all.

It's been awhile since I've updated these events, but more will be told tommorow (Weds.) after my pre-trial.

Thanks for all your support everyone, and

GO FREEDOM!

GO BADNARIK!




posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 03:47 PM
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It looks like my hopes of media frenzy are working, although the charges have not been dropped, or amended today; I made the local radio news, on the AM station WOSH 1490 they are talking about my citation during the local news about 5 minutes after the hour. I heard it at noon, during a Rush Limbutt intermission.

They talk about it for 55 seconds, they mention the sign, my dislike of Bush and Kerry and "...support of Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Michael Badnarik"

Thyey also have a clip of the lawyer, taking about how this is a violation of my "...free speech rights guaranteed by the Constitution." He actually said, GUARANTEED!

Also, this lawyer is no little mini-me, he's big guns in town, so that helps get news coverage, as well as the ACLU.

The contact I have in Milwaukee ACLU legal department, and I have agreed on a press release, so that might even help with the coverage.

Badnarik is getting quite the coverage from this!


GO BADNARIK!

P.S. I am most likely going to do a jury trial, even in this big Republican area, I don't trust a judge.



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 04:35 PM
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Just to add my support (and a way above) to your cause.

As the leader comment in the paper suggests, your case has very real and very important implications for free speech. I'm no lawyer, but my uneducated guess is that this could be a landmark case which challenges the whole concept of "free speech zones" etc.

Good cause, good fight, and keep it up. You have my respect and my support, for what little it's worth.



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 07:53 PM
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Give them hell


Make them show themselves for the little Neo-Nazis they are



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 09:17 PM
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Good job man, I support Kerry, but still, I don't think one should be censored for supporting someone else. You get my WATS.



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:44 PM
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Just keepin ya'll up to date.

In todays paper, in the "News In Brief" section on the front of the local section, it mentions my plea of not guilty, and mentions Badnarik's name again. "...holding a proLibertarian presidential candidate sign.." and continues later "...ticketed Burns for displaying his pro Libertarian Michael Badnarik sign..."

I can't wait for the jury trial, it'll be a hoot.

P.S. Don't you think I'd be great if Badnarik stopped by my town?
My idea here.



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:54 PM
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I guess you really were "BeingWatchedbyThem"..Who knew it was to issue you a ticket....lol



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 10:02 PM
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Keep fighting the good fight. Usually I hate the ACLU, but every once in awhile they do something good. This would be one of those times.

You get my Way Above.



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 01:32 AM
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You're a Libertarian Party media darling.


I bet that sheriff wishes she would have just let you go.



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