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Meet the Man Who Caught Cop on Camera Forcibly Removing His Pro-Gun Signů[snip]
the Blaze.com ^ | Sep. 24, 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 09/24/2013 4:37:42 PM PDT by Daffynition

Full title: Meet the Man Who Caught Cop on Camera Forcibly Removing His Pro-Gun Sign…and Why His Attorney Says It Could Be a ‘Really Big Deal’

The man who caught a police officer on camera removing his pro-Second Amendment sign from his front yard says his “First Amendment rights are being stifled” — and he takes his constitutional rights very seriously.

Jon Gibson, of Lake Lincolndale, N.Y., told TheBlaze in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that he has retained an attorney and they are “considering our options moving forward.” His attorney, Richard Bombardo, said there is a potential case for “criminal trespassing, vandalism and larceny,” pending additional findings.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; donutwatch; guncontrol; lakelincolndale; moronwithbadge; newyork; ny; secondamendment; warriorcops
A continuation of yesterday's thread: Fed-Up NY Man Sets Up Hidden Camera to Find Out Who Was Repeatedly Stealing His Pro-Gun Sign – What He Discovered Blew Him Away

“My First Amendment rights are being stifled — and my due process by taking my sign without citing me first,” Gibson told TheBlaze. “I never received a formal citation, and that’s my gripe.”

“The police officer has no right to take my property, to destroy my property without giving me a receipt or citing me,” he added.

1 posted on 09/24/2013 4:37:42 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Fire his @$$.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 4:42:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Daffynition

A formal complaint should be filed against this creep and formal charges filed against him for trespass and theft/vandalism at the least. It is past time to push back.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 4:43:14 PM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Patriot365

In time it’ll happen, I’m glad the gentleman got lawyered up...I’d like to read that the NRA gets involved in the near future.

He has a lot of support from the NYFirearms owners forum: http://www.nyfirearms.com/forums/laws-politics/60634-so-remember-my-repeal-safe-act-sign-issue-27.html


4 posted on 09/24/2013 4:46:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Daffynition

I read another article that stated the city had sent him notice saying the sign was a code violation. There is probably more to the story than “cop steals sign”.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 4:51:06 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Daffynition
Just a gentle reminder (as previously posted)
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Sucks...tell 'em so:

Here is the Police Department’s contact email:

police@somersny.com

Send your comments to the Somers PD website – you can find it here:

http://www.somersny.com/Pages/SomersNY_Webdocs/comments

Call the Chief his ownself:

Chief Michael Driscoll 914-232-9622
6 posted on 09/24/2013 4:57:32 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan

Given that they have a “chief” (ilo a sheriff), they are probably all ‘rats.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 5:00:01 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Daffynition
Comments:

"Put up a “Support Dunkin Doughnuts” sign, and that thing will be protected till the end of time from Jello-Man"

8 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:55 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: smokingfrog

Fire him, prosecute him and sue him.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: shelterguy

If that were true, wouldn’t he have confronted the owner instead of kicking it down like a leftist punk? When the SHTF, these guys are making enemies on both sides of the spectrum.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 5:07:42 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Patriot365

Go even bigger. Sue the cop, and the city, and everyone who could conceivably be held responsible, for conspiring to deprive the guy of his civil rights. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 5:13:47 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: stevio

There is probably more to the story than we know. I am not saying he was right or wrong since I don’t know all the facts. But around here the community service cop will drive around and take down all the realtor and rummage sale signs that are placed on corners and such.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 5:16:47 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Tainan

Thanks Tai

I called this morning...the line was *busy*.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 5:36:56 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: shelterguy

** he was instructed to remove the sign once by the town’s building inspector, though he claims he ultimately was told he could leave it up.**


14 posted on 09/24/2013 5:39:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Daffynition

Who is the doughnut-eater in the picture? The chief of police and the mayor need to realize that fat jerk is too stupid to be a police officer and fire him before his coffee cools down.


15 posted on 09/24/2013 5:45:40 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Better call Saul !


16 posted on 09/24/2013 5:48:02 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: bicyclerepair
I don't think he needs a criminal lawyer... ;)
17 posted on 09/24/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT by machman
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To: Daffynition

If the town claims some kind of ownership of the land where he’s been placing the sign, he should file suit for return of a portion of the taxes he’s been paying for years, citing as the basis of his suit the diminished value for his inability to use his property.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 6:00:58 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Daffynition

This is the PRIME reason cops HATE cameras !! Ha! Ha!


19 posted on 09/24/2013 7:35:32 PM PDT by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: Daffynition
I got a cop on camera, I love to take the photograph,
so copper, don't take my pro gun sign awayyyyyy

20 posted on 09/24/2013 9:17:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: AKinAK
Especially this Connecticut cop He got off with only 14 months in prison.

His *daddy didn't intervene in his behalf and he tried the cover-up on his own.

The last four paragraphs of the article are gold.

Or this incident with a drunk cop killing a teen riding his bike home. His daddy, a Sgt. in the department, was allowed to oversee the accident scene.

Sadly Connecticut has too many stories of rogue police operating outside their oaths *to preserve and protect.*

I expect more of this behavior in the future.

21 posted on 09/24/2013 9:33:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL...I hope the property owner has a bulldog for an attorney.

The attorney statements to the press were not overwhelming. He may be out of his element.


22 posted on 09/24/2013 9:45:10 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Daffynition.


23 posted on 09/25/2013 12:39:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Daffynition

They need to do a test in NY. Put up signs in yards for gay rights and others for the 2A. See which are removed.

Then sue!


24 posted on 09/25/2013 5:30:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Daffynition

Couldn’t be an LEO.

We’ve been told, repeatedly, that only police chiefs (being political appointees) will speak out against the second amendment to please their superiors.

(Seems the problem has trickled downward more than others would prefer that we realize).


25 posted on 09/26/2013 9:13:55 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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