Friday, February 18, 2011

Mother of 3 Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction at Airport

A mother of three is "Gitmoed" -
Nancy Genovese stopped her car on the side of the road across the street from the airport in an area that is open and accessible to the public, and crossed over the road to the airport entryway that is also open and accessible to the public to take a picture of the helicopter display. While still in her car, she took a picture of the decorative helicopter shell with the intention of posting it on her personal “Support Our Troops” web page.

As Nancy Genovese was preparing to drive away, she was stopped and approached by Robert Iberger, a lieutenant with the Southampton Town Police. Lieutenant Iberger demanded to know why she was taking photographs. Nancy showed the lieutenant her camera, but Lieutenant Iberger grabbed her camera and handled it “without care”. In an attempt to prevent the lieutenant from damaging the camera, Nancy removed her memory card, which Lieutenant Iberger confiscated. To date, Nancy’s memory card still has not been returned to her.
During the remainder of the six hours that Nancy Genovese was forcibly detained on the side of the road, she was taunted, verbally harangued, threatened, belittled, abused, humiliated and harassed by members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office. For example, Deputy Carlock repeatedly referred to Nancy as “a right winger” and “tea bagger”, and threatened that they were going to arrest her for terrorism to make an example of her to other “tea baggers” and “right wingers”.

 Her story goes on to include - Interrogation by Federal and local officials, arrest, injury, forced drugging, harassment and other such surreal moments. Well worth the read.

The Real Effect
This is exactly what the war on terror is and is going to become. (See Patriot Act sec 802) For those that think a Police State is necessary to secure freedom, look at what happens! Who will protect you from the protectors when they abuse their power?!? And  exactly what is so difficult about securing a proper warrant!? Are you arguing that this "menace to society" would have gone wild?? If so, why grant this person bail!?!

No! The far greater threat to our liberty and safety comes not from some obscure religious sect in another country, but from our very own brethren who sell us to Pharaoh so that they can have a cush job with retirement benefits.

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