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Chicago Cops Overrule First Amendment

Written by Gary North on March 22, 2012

The Chicago police arrested a pair of NBC journalists in front of a hospital. Their crime? Being there.

If the the cops are not afraid of prime time exposure on NBC, they surely are not afraid of ordinary citizens.

“What upset me about last night was this was not an active crime scene,” Ponce said on WLS Radio. “This is in front of a hospital. The reporters and photographers were standing on the median sidewalk when the officer started yelling at us, telling us to get further away. We decided to take a stand.” . . .

“Your First Amendment rights can be terminated if you’re creating a scene or whatever,” the officer said.

When asked how they were creating a scene, the officer said, “Your presence is creating a scene.”

The two reporters were released without charges being filed. No muss, no fuss. The cops had made their point. They are in charge.

This is standard operating procedure in large cities. The police do not regard themselves as under Constitutional law.

In a time of national crisis, the public will accept these acts of lawlessness from on high. When that happens, you would be wise to stay out of their way. The courts will not be able to protect you.

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11 thoughts on “Chicago Cops Overrule First Amendment

  1. Not surprising, considering the controversy NOT reported by "The Media"! http://www.politijim.com/2012/03/did-obama-assass

  2. SEAN MURRY says:

    Tyical crooked chicago cops.

  3. They probably should have been arrested for not reporting the truth, but only reporting what the left side wants us to hear…..<;)

  4. And at this point, NBC should file a boatload of lawsuits against the Chicago police for false arrest, harassment, 1st Amendment violations, etc. The only thing that is going to stop this corrupt use of authority is to increase its cost.

  5. SEAN IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT CHICAGO IS THE MOST CORRUPT CITY IN THE COUNTRY. ON TOP OF THAT ILLINOIS WAS DETERMINED THE MOST CORRUPT STATE IN THE UNION. GUESS WHERE OVOMIT GOT HIS TRAINING?

  6. PrincellPhilly says:

    As long as people give these evil people the power they will contintue to take our rights away. We have the power to stop it but everyone refusing to cooperate and let them arrest us and then sue sue sue the hell out of them. But since Americans will subcomb and not stand up for themselves they will get what they deserve.

  7. jimpeel7734 says:

    Who will protect us from those who protect us?
    http://teapartyeconomist.com/2012/03/15/the-nypd-

    The NYPD: The Seventh-Largest Army on Earth

  8. Deepizzaguy says:

    Al Capone would have love this police force.

  9. The problem is that any judgments awarded to plaintiffs will come out of the public's, not the police's, pockets.

  10. Remember the mafia city-state of Chicago is the former home of the Kriminal Kenyan, and the current home of his warload,
    Don Emmanuel, a fit successor to the dynastic crooks, the Daleys. The Chicago Cops have a history of corruption going back over 100 years. Corruption starts at the top and the fuzz are not too far from the top on the corruption scale.

  11. Al Capone would have owned this police force, just as he did the ones there before he was sent to Alcatraz.