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Friday, August 28, 2009

YouTube video: Police officer says "It ain't (America) no more"

From August 25th, 2009 at a public meeting between Rep. Jim Moran and his constituents at South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia. As is happening a lot lately, the meeting was to discuss President Obama's health care "reform".

And outside the school, this exchange was taking place between a private citizen and polie officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. During which Officer Cheeks is told that this is America and replies "It ain't no more"...

The only comment I'll make is that I've seen this sort of thing happening for a long time already. It certainly didn't start with Barack Obama (I saw much of the same happening on George W. Bush's watch). And I like to think that now that the shoe's on the other foot, that some Americans who had been too dense before will start paying attention.

I like to think that, anyway.


Anonymous said...

Complaints and gripes against Officer Cheeks may be filed by contacting the following individual:

Major James A. Morris
Fairfax County Police Department
(703) 246-2918

David M. Rohrer
Chief of Police
Fairfax County Police Department
(703) 246-2195

Anonymous said...

Most schools around the East Coast are also polling places, and are forbidden from having political posters, etc, within so many hundreds of feet of the building. It sounded as if the officer may have been trying to enforce that rule.

That said, it is pretty disappointing to see an officer intervening in that way. I sincerely hope he is in the minority in doing what he did. Sad. Sad.

Anonymous said...

But wasn't the point of the man with the camera that there were posters up nearby, and the only difference was that his poster had the picture of Obama as the Joker? If so, then it was a clear bias on the part of the officer and a violation of the cameraman's constitutional rights.

Anonymous said...

Having watched many youtube videos of this summer's townhall meetings I will say this one is by far the most shocking. BTW, polling places are only polling places the day of an election and campaign workers and signs cannot be within 40 feet on that day.

Scott's Soundboard said...

I received an email from Fairfax County Sheriff. Wesley Cheeks is NOT a deputy with Fairfax County. He is a security officer employed by the Fairfax County Public Schools. You may go to
http://www.fcps.edu to contact the School's Department of Communication
and Community Outreach concerning this matter. They may also be reached
by phone at 571-423-1200.