Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Joe Miller's DropZone Oathbreakers

The Oathkeepers are a group of various former and active duty Military members and Law Enforcement officers who jumped into political forefront last year along with the Teabaggers.

They crafted Youtube manifestos, propounded their Tenets at Teabagger Rallies and issued a Code of Conduct including a list of Ten Orders they will not Obey!

Among the Ten Orders is:
10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

The Oathkeepers emerged because one of the first smears against President Obama from Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, Paul Broun and the Republican Party was that the US Military would be used for operations on American soil. Well lo and behold, Joe Miller, employed Active Duty Military members to unlawfully detain a US citizen.

While, I don't think they violated his 4th Amendment Rights, they did violate his 1st Amendment Rights and most states have laws against unlawful detention. In Illinois it's called Unlawful Restraint and it's a felony:
(720 ILCS 5/10‑3)
Sec. 10‑3. Unlawful restraint.
(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful restraint when he or she knowingly without legal authority detains another.
(b) Sentence. Unlawful restraint is a Class 4 felony.
I don't know what legal authority DropZone has but, this incident is worthy of an investigation and following that possibly charges against Miller's DropZone agents and Miller himself if he gave instructions to seize anyone whose questions he didn't like.

Republicans are transparent. Republicans and Conservatives know that if given power they will abuse it to it's fullest and use it to enrich themselves through greed, graft and avarice. And Republicans being evil can not imagine anyone else put into a position of power would behave any differently than themselves.

Related:
Alaska candidate’s ‘security’ firm allegedly tied to extremist militia[Raw Story]
Dropzone Security Services and its owner William F. Fulton -- who led the security detail that detained Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger -- are closely tied in with the so-called Alaska Citizens Militia and its leader, right-wing extremist Norm Olson.
Bachmann crosses the Rubicon [Disaffected and it Feels So Good]
Toxic Commentary [Disaffected and it Feels So Good]

1 comment:

Liberality said...

Republicans are transparent. Republicans and Conservatives know that if given power they will abuse it to it's fullest and use it to enrich themselves through greed, graft and avarice. And Republicans being evil can not imagine anyone else put into a position of power would behave any differently than themselves.

So true! Where were these bozos when Bush was preventing people's rights to free speech? Yeah, thought so, they only care about people's rights (really only theirs) when a Democrat is in office.