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It Begins… Far Left Thugs Beat Homeowner For Not Allowing Dem’s Signs In His Yard
thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 06/04/2012 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 06/04/2012 9:54:14 AM PDT by massmike

Officials with the Taos Police Department say they are still working to get to the bottom of the alleged beating of a Taos landowner over the removal of political signs from in front of his property.

In an interview with The Taos News Friday, property owner Roy Cunnyngham and his wife Joni recounted the events when they returned home, across from Casa los Córdovas May 1.

According to the police report filed the same day, Eighth Judicial District Court judge candidate Ernestina Cruz was having a “meet and greet” event at Plaza de Colores. At the same time, across the street, Cunnyngham and his wife were returning home from dinner to find several of Cruz’ campaign signs in front of his property.

As in the police report, Cunnyngham confirmed that three men approached him and demanded that he replace the signs where they’d been staked. Cunnyngham said he resisted.

“We were setting them in the car and we’d planned to call whoever they belonged to,” Cunnyngham said. “I told them I thought it was very distasteful to put these signs in front of my property.”

At that point, a younger man came across the street and again told Cunnyngham to put the signs back. When Cunnyngham refused, the man “pounded me in the chest,” Cunnyngham said.

At the time of the incident, Cruz denied having any knowledge of anyone involved in the incident, saying that it was “unfortunate” that Cunnyngham removed signs that “did not belong to him.”

What followed was far from a fair fight, the Cunnynghams say. Cunnyngham was later checked out by a doctor who treated him for cuts and bruises, injuries to his mouth and a concussion, Cunnyngham said.

“They just attacked him, all three of them,” Joni Cunnyngham said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012electionviolence; civilrights; civilwar2; corruption; cultureofcorruption; cwii; democrats; democratscandals; dncbrownshirts; elections; electionviolence; ernestinacruz; injusticedepartment; judge; latinovote; liberalfascism; liberals; liberalviolence; mediablackout; movealong; nationaltrend; nothingtoseehere; progressives; propertyrights; thechicagoway; thugthevote
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1 posted on 06/04/2012 9:54:19 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

It’s become so that the only safe rule is to Zimmerman first, ask questions later.

A dead thug is far better than a bruised homeowner


2 posted on 06/04/2012 9:57:21 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: massmike

Didn’t happen unless there’s a video. Plenty of cell phones out there to verify.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 9:57:41 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: massmike
At the time of the incident, Cruz denied having any knowledge of anyone involved in the incident, saying that it was “unfortunate” that Cunnyngham removed signs that “did not belong to him.”

That the PROPERTY did not belong to Cruz or his supporters didn't matter to THEM.

To Marxists, all property is theft anyway.

Eric Holder's people will be RIGHT on this... < /sarc >

4 posted on 06/04/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: massmike

punks, my suggestion..hidden video camera, arm yourself well,
remove said signs or paint “f that, lying commies” on each one and when attacked draw on them. Hopefully they leave. If not they are likely to attack you anyway, you just chose your time instead of them deciding theirs..


5 posted on 06/04/2012 10:01:27 AM PDT by aces
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To: massmike

Time to apply “Rule .303”


6 posted on 06/04/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by twister881
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To: massmike
At the time of the incident, Cruz denied having any knowledge of anyone involved in the incident, saying that it was “unfortunate” that Cunnyngham removed signs that “did not belong to him.”

The stupid ass Cruz is running for Judge? What is placed on private property becomes a tool of the owner. I used to destroy home sale signs every week on a corner I owned and where the placers assumed was on the ROW (NOT!). A few complaints but when the law found out is was on my property, it was TS to the planters. If this had happened to me, the first thing I would do is to go armed with large caliber weapon before uprooting any sign on my property.

7 posted on 06/04/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: massmike

Taos hasn’t been the same since 1970, when Sam McCloud took semi-permanent special assignment with the New York City Police Department.


8 posted on 06/04/2012 10:02:39 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: massmike

Were the signs on his property?
If they were, he had every right to remove them; if not then they were on either public property or someone else’s private property and that is a different story.
No one can put signs in my yard without my permission.
However, the city can prohibit signs on my boulevard (10 feet of my property between th street curb and sidewalk.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 10:05:04 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: massmike

When cleaning up after the left, make sure you have the right tools with you.....


10 posted on 06/04/2012 10:05:41 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Eric Holder’s people will be RIGHT on this...”

Yah, on the side of the Cruz crudders...evil has no limits...unless we stop it.


11 posted on 06/04/2012 10:07:12 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: massmike

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I wonder what the Mormon thugs will do to me whan I wont allow Romney signs in my yard...


12 posted on 06/04/2012 10:09:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: massmike

>>>At the time of the incident, Cruz denied having any knowledge of anyone involved in the incident, saying that it was “unfortunate” that Cunnyngham removed signs that “did not belong to him.” <<<

If you put it on MY property it does belong to me, or at the very least, I have an absolute right to remove it.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The candidate I vote for will NOT have a CARE after his name.)
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To: Maine Mariner

If the leftists so much as THOUGHT the property didn’t belong to Cunnyngham, the article would have promintently mentioned it.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 10:12:42 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: G Larry
When cleaning up after the left, make sure you have the right tools with you.....

That is exactly the right answer. Colt, Smith and Wesson, and several other great Americans knew what tools were needed to keep thugs from using numbers or strength to overwhelm ordinary, free citizens. "An armed society is a polite society." - Robert A. Heinlein

15 posted on 06/04/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: massmike

In the artcle it keeps saying “in front of his property”. It doesn’t say “on his property”.

There is still no justification for a beating.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 10:13:15 AM PDT by toast
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To: massmike
"It Begins…?!?!

Yeah, Welcome to 2009...! Seriously Mr. Hoft "Are you paying attention, NOW...?" Finally...? (Warning Bad Language...!)

17 posted on 06/04/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Remember the Romney guy who was impersonating a cop and pulling people over when Romney was motorcading somewhere in the last election?


18 posted on 06/04/2012 10:17:32 AM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I once read that New Mexico receives more federal money per capita than any other state in the union.

Between the welfare cases and the natives you will find the reason for beating anybody who stops the paychecks.


19 posted on 06/04/2012 10:18:22 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: a fool in paradise

When they left the sign on his property, the sign became his property, to do with as he wishes.


20 posted on 06/04/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by mlstier ("The Right to Privacy does not trump the Right to Life" -- Bill O'Reilly)
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To: treetopsandroofs
"Sam McCloud"
hmm... Dennis Weavern; was a good show.
tv series follows successful (Clint Eastwood :) movie.

21 posted on 06/04/2012 10:22:42 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Didn’t happen unless there’s a video. Plenty of cell phones out there to verify.

Document everything. There is a story from a few years back of a little old lady in Suffolk county MA that had the police chief stop by to ask if he could put up a campaign sign. She told him no. Less than an hour later a marked police car pulled in the driveway, Three uniformed police got out and put up the sign. They told her to leave it up "If you know what's good for you."

Unfortunately, there was no evidence of this and no witnesses dared to come forward.

22 posted on 06/04/2012 10:23:12 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

And this is a JUDGE who’s running. So much for the American justice system.


23 posted on 06/04/2012 10:24:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Loud Mime

This pseudo-judge saying ANYTHING like what she said about removal of signs put without permission on someone’s property makes her by definition unqualified.


24 posted on 06/04/2012 10:26:05 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Cowman

If Eomney stooges tried to put oner of Romneys signs in my yard that way, and threatened me like they did that old lady, the sign would have been tossed out on the street before they could exit my driveway...

This is not MASS...


25 posted on 06/04/2012 10:28:29 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I don’t think they were ON his property.

“to find several of Cruz’ campaign signs in front of his property. “

The beating was wrong, no matter what.


26 posted on 06/04/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: massmike

He’s Anglo, they’re Hispanic. Nothing new for northern NM where Anglos are very much in the minority.


27 posted on 06/04/2012 10:30:53 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: treetopsandroofs

Good Point!


28 posted on 06/04/2012 10:31:00 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: massmike

“Officials with the Taos Police Department say they are still working to get to the bottom “

Translation: Ignoring it and hoping it goes away.


29 posted on 06/04/2012 10:31:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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30 posted on 06/04/2012 10:31:34 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: massmike

Forward!


31 posted on 06/04/2012 10:31:46 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: massmike

The story is a bit unclear. But it does seem the signs were either “on” his property or “in front of” his property.

In either case he had the right to remove them since the signs were illegally placed.

The usual rule is that campaign signs have to be “on” a persons property and cannot be on the “right of way” in front of a person’s property.


32 posted on 06/04/2012 10:33:56 AM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: massmike

Liars, thieves and thugs are all that is left in the Democrat Party. Let one of those Democrat punks TRY putting one of their stupid signs anywhere near my yard and I will give them a well earned lesson in common courtesy and consideration for others. It will be a lesson they will not soon forget.


33 posted on 06/04/2012 10:35:04 AM PDT by detective
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To: massmike

What begins?


34 posted on 06/04/2012 10:35:25 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: massmike
So which is it? Were the signs in his yard as the headline states or were the signs in front of his yard - as he states?
35 posted on 06/04/2012 10:36:15 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: massmike

I would like to see a 2nd confirmation that the signs were put near his property and not on his property. If they were in his property, I hope he sues for millions. If they weren’t then I hope they at least arrest the mob thugs who put the signs there and castrate them for the completely unnecessary assault on the homeowner.


36 posted on 06/04/2012 10:36:26 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Maine Mariner

You’re the first to make the salient point....where the signs on the guy’s property? If not he may have been wrong in removing them.


37 posted on 06/04/2012 10:38:11 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Pollster1
"An armed society is a polite society."
....Robert A. Heinlein"
hmm...& I though; that was an old samurai saying. :-)
"Blood in the training hall/dojo; is laughter on the Battlefield."

38 posted on 06/04/2012 10:38:17 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: massmike

If it’s a public right of way, the abutting land owner does not have the right to remove the signs during the election season. There may even be a fine for doing so.


39 posted on 06/04/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: netmilsmom
“I don’t think they were ON his property.”

I don't know about the state in the article, but in Mi a property owner owns, and is taxed, to the center of the road. The public has a right to walk or drive on the ‘right of way’ but beyond that it is trespassing.

40 posted on 06/04/2012 10:55:18 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: massmike
Here is the article in the Taos News

41 posted on 06/04/2012 10:57:45 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: massmike

Doesn’t AZ have some odd real estate law wherein you own the building, but not the land that your home is built on?


42 posted on 06/04/2012 10:58:19 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Depending on where the property lines are drawn he might own that "right of way". I own my yard all the way to the street even though there is a sidewalk on which people are free to walk because the original developer yielded that right. The area between the sidewalk and the street is still mine and I can prevent anyone from posting signs on it.
43 posted on 06/04/2012 11:00:47 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
If it’s a public right of way, the abutting land owner does not have the right to remove the signs during the election season. There may even be a fine for doing so.

Signs in NM must be on private property. They may not be placed on the public right-of-way, and campaign staff must have permission prior to placing them on private property. Either way, the signs were placed illegally.

44 posted on 06/04/2012 11:04:23 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: massmike
The incident took place May 1,
but it took the Taos News
one month: June 1 to report it.

45 posted on 06/04/2012 11:05:08 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I’m sure it varies from state to state, but going back to my post, you’ll notice my first word was “if”.


46 posted on 06/04/2012 11:05:33 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: massmike

Anyone putting their political signs on my property better have my permission. If not, I’ll set them on fire.

Of course, I’ll throw out the signs too...


47 posted on 06/04/2012 11:11:56 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: massmike
Affiliation Democrat

48 posted on 06/04/2012 11:12:29 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

He could have put a bigger sign(s) in front of the unwanted ones, unless they were on his property. In that case, call the law first and remove them.

If anyone puts signs ‘in front’ of or ‘on’ my residential property, the law will be called.

There are laws about that where I live.


49 posted on 06/04/2012 11:12:49 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: massmike

I notice the article doesn’t actually say the signs were on his property. It states they were “in front of” his property. I’m betting they were on his property but the original author did not want to concede that point.


50 posted on 06/04/2012 11:14:18 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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