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    This is exactly what the Founding Fathers were afraid of and why they created the U.S. Constitution as they did. Quelling political opposition by incarcerating a person with opposing beliefs goes against everything in our Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

    Tea Party mom wins $1.12M for false prosecution

    By Rich Calder

    Nancy Genovese was arrested for taking pictures of an Air National Guard base Photo: Handout (2)

    A Long Island mother of three arrested for taking pictures of an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons ​– ​while ​armed to the teeth with a licensed assault rifle in her car — has been awarded ​$1.12 million​ by a federal jury over her false prosecution by Suffolk County authorities.
    ​The Central Islip ​jury ​on Thursday sided with Nancy Genovese, 58, in a 2010 lawsuit she filed against Suffolk County​, its​ Sheriff’s Office and other parties, ​claiming she was ​only ​arrested during the July 2009 incident because she belonged to the Tea Party.
    Genovese was arrested while taking pictures of a decorative helicopter in front of the Gabreski Airport Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach for a “Support Our Troops” website. She was charged with criminal trespass and spent four days in jail before the charges were dropped.
    Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet you are one of those Tea Party people.” When Genovese said she’s gone to Tea Party rallies, he allegedly said, “You’re a real right-winger, aren’t you?” and “You are a ‘Teabagger’” and then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”
    “Ms. Genovese was subjected to a level of abuse because [authorities] did not share the same political views as she did and saw this as an excuse to deny her even the most basic civil rights,” her lawyer Frederick Brewington said.​​
    Genovese said in a statement said she was “relieved” by the jury’s verdict. She added, “if this can happen to me, and officers can abuse their power like this, I can only imagine how other people who are not as fortunate as me have been treated.”
    Messages left with Suffolk County ​and the ​Sheriff’s Office were not immediately returned.
    "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)

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    I would be willing to bet a large sum of money that the sheriff's deputy who arrested that woman and perhaps the sheriff himself could not explain why a member of the Tea Party movement is a threat to them or what the Tea Party stands for. I would go a step farther and bet the entire sheriff's department could not engage in an intelligent conversation about the US Constitution or Bill of Rights.

    That's only one isolated incident but it is sadly a glimpse of the future of America. The dumocrap/communist party of America and their propaganda wing, the television and paper media, are doing their best to inculcate the dimwitted half of our population with their sick and misguided propaganda. Incidents like this are an indication of their success.

    I would not live in a city, county, or state dominated by sick dumocrap politicians like Long Island, NY. It's dangerous to be an American in sinkholes like that.
    Harvey Barlow
    Crosby County, TX
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      Safer in the toilet.
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