ACORN filmmaker arrested

Re: ACORN filmmaker arrested

PostBy: beemerboy On: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:34 pm

plumb-r wrote:There must be some dirt there or they wouldn't have been there. It's to bad they got caught before they dug it up. :lol:


And if it was a Democrat caught sneaking into Rep. Boehner's office would be OK too?
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Re: ACORN filmmaker arrested

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:30 am

How exactly to you sneak into a public building?

Furthermore, all public officials phones should be tapped and recorded live to the internet for full transparency.

Citizens are protected from having their government spy on them, however, it should be a citizens duty to spy on their own government.

ETA : Obviously there are exceptions surrounding military hardware and National Security matters but then your congress critter shouldn't be yackin' on a public phone if it were.
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Re: ACORN filmmaker arrested

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:47 am

Interesting turn :

The Government position is that O’Keefe & Company wanted to shut down Landrieu’s phone system:

A law enforcement official says the four men arrested for attempting to tamper with the phones in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) were not trying to intercept or wiretap the calls.

Instead, the official says, the men, led by conservative videomaker James O’Keefe, wanted to see how her local office staff would respond if the phones were inoperative. They were apparently motivated, the official says, by criticism that when Sen. Landrieu became a big player in the health care debate, people in Louisiana were having a hard time getting through on the phones to register their views.

That is, the official says, what led the four men to pull this stunt — to see how the local staffers would react if the phones went out. Would the staff just laugh it off, or would they express great concern that local folks couldn’t get through?


http://patterico.com/2010/01/27/law-enforcement-official-no-wiretap-attempt-by-okeefe/
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Re: ACORN filmmaker arrested

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:44 am

urthermore, all public officials phones should be tapped and recorded live to the internet for full transparency.


Sure, so when you call your congress person on an issue you may need some help or guidance on, we can all know about it. That's a fine idea!
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Re: ACORN filmmaker arrested

PostBy: tvb On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:46 am

Black_And_Blue wrote:Interesting turn :

The Government position is that O’Keefe & Company wanted to shut down Landrieu’s phone system:

A law enforcement official says the four men arrested for attempting to tamper with the phones in the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) were not trying to intercept or wiretap the calls.

Instead, the official says, the men, led by conservative videomaker James O’Keefe, wanted to see how her local office staff would respond if the phones were inoperative. They were apparently motivated, the official says, by criticism that when Sen. Landrieu became a big player in the health care debate, people in Louisiana were having a hard time getting through on the phones to register their views.

That is, the official says, what led the four men to pull this stunt — to see how the local staffers would react if the phones went out. Would the staff just laugh it off, or would they express great concern that local folks couldn’t get through?


http://patterico.com/2010/01/27/law-enforcement-official-no-wiretap-attempt-by-okeefe/


They can tell that to the judge. No doubt he or she will be quite amused at their initiative to ferret out bad phone systems for the good of the senator's constituents. :roll:
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Re: ACORN filmmaker arrested

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:49 pm

James O'Keefe Statement

I learned from a number of sources that many of Senator Landrieu’s constituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill. When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.” I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken. In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working.

On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building. The sole intent of our investigation was to determine whether or not Senator Landrieu was purposely trying to avoid constituents who were calling to register their views to her as their Senator. We video taped the entire visit, the government has those tapes, and I’m eager for them to be released because they refute the false claims being repeated by much of the mainstream media.



http://biggovernment.com/2010/01/29/statement-from-james-okeefe/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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