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Fundamentally Transformed: Rent-A-Cop
Manhandles, Arrests Maryland Father for
Asking Questions About Common Core

PJ Media, by Bryan Preston

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 9/22/2013 10:36:36 AM

This past week President Obama mockingly said that America is “not some banana republic.” As usual, he lied. A father in Towson, Maryland, was forcefully ejected from a local town hall forum for asking the wrong question. Robert Small had concerns over the Common Core education initiative, feeling that it was dumbing down the curriculum in his local school district. “My question is, how does lowering America’s educational standards prepare kids for community college?” asked Small, before soon being approached by a security guard — who was also an off-duty cop — and being dragged away from his seat. The


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 9/22/2013 10:40:49 AM     (No. 9531679)

Obama has a brother and he looks like this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/22/2013 10:43:51 AM     (No. 9531681)

Is it just me, or have police become somewhat irrational in dealing with the public? Throwing elderly women to the ground, ordering a family including their 14 yo son to lay in the street, pushing and shoving, tasing children.
Not to mention Capitol police SWAT teams being told to stand down?
From the chief law enforcement officer of the USA (Obama) to the small town sheriff, something seems out of step.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/22/2013 10:45:22 AM     (No. 9531682)

A glimpse at the future.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: obviousity, 9/22/2013 10:58:26 AM     (No. 9531698)

The Norman Rockwell Image of the New England Town Meeting is rapidly fading.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/22/2013 10:58:33 AM     (No. 9531699)

Back in the 60´s you were considered out of touch and old fashioned to NOT question authority.

Fast forwarding to now, you are considered a rebellious troublemaker and a danger to society, subject to re-education, to even question PC or any elitist authority. Liberal or rino.

Because the rulers know everything about what is good for us.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bkt23, 9/22/2013 11:00:31 AM     (No. 9531701)

The more police act like armed thugs who think they are above the law and can get away with anything, the more they will be considered and treated as armed thugs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Michaelus, 9/22/2013 11:04:01 AM     (No. 9531708)

Poor guy - did he think its 1970 or 1850? Things have changed. I sure hope he does not try taking a commercial airline flight - he will go crazy when he sees the "security"....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bobn.t, 9/22/2013 11:07:37 AM     (No. 9531716)

Contrary to what might be thought, some police are your friends and protectors - like the majority of Colorado sheriffs. But the move seems to be that police, at all levels of gov´t, are becoming the oppressors.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bobn.t, 9/22/2013 11:09:09 AM     (No. 9531719)

Did someone instruct the cop to remove the attendee? Or did the cop act on his own?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 9/22/2013 11:15:19 AM     (No. 9531729)

This guy merely questioned Common Core. What is happening to us? No other parents got up to support this guy?

This is happening all over. My neighborhood is in a fight with a power hungry fire captain of a suburb. In community meetings, he openly admits he didn´t follow the law, and he has made his mind up, so too bad little people. I have a politically liberal neighbor who is waking up to the tyranny, solely based on this tyrant´s actions. She can´t make the mental jump to Obama yet, but I think she will.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 9/22/2013 11:22:40 AM     (No. 9531740)

Obama said way back that he was going to form a civilian security force equal in strength to the military. I assume this is one of his troops?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 9/22/2013 11:37:09 AM     (No. 9531764)

Apparently, speaking "truth to power" now earns you a vicious racist assault and a trip to jail.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: wtm, 9/22/2013 11:41:36 AM     (No. 9531774)

Time for "School Board" voter RECALL !!!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: M2, 9/22/2013 11:44:24 AM     (No. 9531776)

If you´ve been following Common Core, by now you know how dangerous it is. It´s far Left, one-world brownshirt indoctrination. It´s dressed up with high-sounding intellectualism but dig a little deeper and you won´t want your kids or grandkids in a Common Core or "Core Knowledge" program.

This is among the best kept secrets of the Left and conservative parents don´t even know about it unless they dig, like this Maryland father dug.

Victory after victory for socialism, beginning at the very beginning of childhood -- it´s all there to see. But I guess too many American parents are too busy or something.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 9/22/2013 11:46:45 AM     (No. 9531778)

A father/citizen can´t ask a question at a school board meeting without being manhandles and arrested, but an armed schizophrenic can walk onto [supposedly] one of the most secure military facilities in the nation and kill a dozen people.

And grandmothers in wheelchairs are still being strip searched at airports so Muslims won´t be offended.

Yeah. Something is so out of kilter in this nation that I´m not sure it can ever righted.

And yeah. For someone who has always been a huge supporter of Law Enforcement, I´m quickly becoming disenchanted with police authority --from sheriff´s deputies and city beat cops all the way to the FBI.

We, The People have allowed ourselves to PCed and brow beat into submission to the Left, and the only ones who can change things are We, The People. We´re going to have to take back our nation and our lives --including our health care decision.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: comstock, 9/22/2013 11:47:12 AM     (No. 9531780)

Anybody can go out and buy a shirt that says "Security" on it. In reality, anyone wearing such a shirt has the same rights as an ordinary citizen. If he was a cop and displayed his badge, then he has the authority to remove the guy. If he didn´t display his badge, or declare that he was a police officer he´s way out of line.

Of course, this is Obamaworld, where reality is overridden by blatant racial partisanship.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/22/2013 11:48:17 AM     (No. 9531782)

This incident has certainly been covered by all the major TV channels, right? Anybody seen it? Buehler?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: killerbee, 9/22/2013 12:02:02 PM     (No. 9531801)

This guy broke one of the many tedious rules of board meetings and that gave the board the opening to have him manhandled.

There is so much minutia in running a school board meeting it´s ridiculous. It´s inhibiting to those who want to speak out and it helps keep the rabble from asking uncomfortable questions.

These rules do exist and they have to be followed to the letter or someone from the school district and/or the state will drop the hammer on the board. It´s also a way they harass charter schools. Most people don´t go to school board meetings so they don´t know these things are happening, but this is how they go. It´s not actually "townhall" style, it´s something so structured that the powers-that-be will find an infraction if they want to and they will punish it to their own benefit.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nevadatom, 9/22/2013 12:05:34 PM     (No. 9531805)

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/22/2013 12:06:04 PM     (No. 9531806)

obomba´s F Troop?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: nevadatom, 9/22/2013 12:06:50 PM     (No. 9531808)

This video HAS to go viral -- send it to everyone on your contact list, I have.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/22/2013 12:10:09 PM     (No. 9531811)

Watch the video. Hard to imaging why some people didn´t come to his defense. On whose authority was he arrested?

#2; YES

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JLoophole, 9/22/2013 12:16:27 PM     (No. 9531818)

This is a bit OT, but about the "dumbing down"...yesterday my husband and I were driving along listening to our favorite 70´s rock station. It struck me that the lyrics to the songs were far more educated than the garbage music put out by most (not all) of today´s musicians. And I commented to Mr Jloop that it could be a direct result of the education those 60s, 70s and early 80´s artists got, compared to what´s out there now. Even if you didn´t agree w their POV, they still had learned something about it. There are exceptions of course...but I think in general, it´s true.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: wsdiego, 9/22/2013 12:27:01 PM     (No. 9531839)

The thought police are on the move!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 9/22/2013 12:29:22 PM     (No. 9531844)

There is a way to do this, and there is a way NOT to do it.

Again, just as in the other thread where we were disagreeing on handing out copies of the Constitution, we as Conservatives need to look at the total situation here.

I have no problem with someone standing up and asking a question out of order. That´s free speech. But the guy stood up and tried to take over the meeting, stumbled, didn´t have a clear question, and went on and on. That is when security got involved.

There were OTHER people there to hear what was going on.

So before you all swarm and call me wrong, what if someone had stood up and started a rant, but it was on a topic you DISAGREED with? What if they guy started saying to everyone "hey, how many of you parents think we should remove all instances of God from the school and textbooks? I think it´s a distraction. I don´t think it´s right. We are perverting our kids!" What if he had stood up and disrupted a meeting with that?

Would you all be here twisted up over him being taken away by security, or would you be applauding? Answer that question.

You want to be effective? When it´s YOUR TURN to ask a question, THEN you ask it, THEN you DEMAND a straight answer. That is when you mix it up. Not stand up and filibuster when someone else is talking.

See folks, this is what makes us Conservatives look bad. You can´t support filibustering and disruption ONLY when it´s a topic you believe in.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 9/22/2013 1:21:32 PM     (No. 9531919)

...and Jeb Bush supports Common Core, #14 an others. Remember that when Rinse Pubis, Karl Rove and the GOP try to nominate him in 2016.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: blueline, 9/22/2013 2:10:38 PM     (No. 9531952)

Kudos #25. I´m a cop, I detest Common Core, and a lot of what passes for "education" in our public schools. That said, this cop was just doing his job, extra-job or not (most of us work side jobs to have the standard of living of most teachers and "educators"). The Rent-a- insult is not necessary. Friends, you need to understand this:
The rules of this meeting were established by the organizers of it. Whether it is a school board, commission, council or whatever, when they "hold" the meeting, they control it and make the rules. If you attend, they can make you follow them, or they can ask/require you to leave (using the police officer to provide the force necessary). The cop might be in total agreement with you and hate having to take the action on others´ behalf, but he/she does not make the rules. If you do not like the rules of the meeting, host your own, make your own rules, and let every dissenting opinion rant and rave all night if you wish. If your elected officials do not wish to hear from you in any attempt to communicate with them, either vote someone else in their place, or run for the office yourself.
I will be the first to join in condemnation when an officer is out of line, but there is no indication of that here. The gentleman may have been right as rain in his argument, but he wasn´t right to press the incident to this point.
Our society is moving toward lawlessness and anarchy. The police officers, by and large, are just trying to help hold it together. Please stop jumping so quickly to condemn all of us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: laotzu, 9/22/2013 2:15:55 PM     (No. 9531958)

This is becoming quite the norm in local, lefty towns. I had a buddy beat the local town in a zoning dispute. They now call a police officer in off patrol to sit in on any public hearing he attends. They figure if he disagrees with the city elders, he must be crazy and a threat to public safety. The Left are the true fascists in this world.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: PChristopher, 9/22/2013 2:35:29 PM     (No. 9531969)

Sue them all for 1st amendment infringement. Make a special example of the ´security cop´. Where can I send donations?!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Npcoach, 9/22/2013 5:00:21 PM     (No. 9532095)

The rent a cop should be fired and beaten

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 9/22/2013 5:15:57 PM     (No. 9532117)

Yeah #30, until it´s YOUR meeting, YOUR dollar, YOUR rules, and someone comes in and starts screaming about free birth control, war on women, the wonders of communism, etc. Then it will be YOU screaming for a "rent-a-cop".

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/22/2013 6:14:48 PM     (No. 9532177)

The security guard seemed to have taken a badge out of his shirt and held it in the man´s face.

Still, he was too rough to a person who was after all a parent and taxpayer.

Why didn´t the audience speak up? Why did they sit there like sheep?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ArtieC, 9/22/2013 6:32:05 PM     (No. 9532196)

Expect to see more of this sort of thing as time goes by. We are living in a post free speech America.

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How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Obama administration gives Detroit
$100 million for ´blight removal´

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American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
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The cash infusion by the federal government is actually going to help the city pay pensions, even though they´re playing a kind of shell game with the money. As for "blight removal," perhaps they could start with city hall. Reuters: Michigan officials and President Barack Obama´s Administration are discussing a plan to free up $100 million in federal money to aid Detroit´s retired city workers, the Detroit Free Press reported on Tuesday. Citing two people familiar with the talks, the newspaper said the talks were centered around federal money flowing to Michigan for blight removal. Under the plan, $100 million

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