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Man Allegedly Beaten After Removing Democrat Political Signs Placed in His Yard Without Permission
The Blaze ^ | June 4, 2012 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 06/04/2012 7:45:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Police in Taos, New Mexico have spent close to a month investigating a case where a man was allegedly beaten after removing political signs placed on his property without his permission.

Across the road, a candidate for District Court Judge Ernestina Cruz was holding an event, and supporters seemingly placed signs on the man’s lawn to direct attendees where to go.

“I told them I thought it was very distasteful to put these signs in front of my property,” Roy Cunnyngham said, so he packed them in the car to return to their rightful owners.

At that point, a man allegedly crossed the street and told Cunnyngham to put the signs back where they were. When Cunnyngham refused, he says, the man “pounded [him] in the chest.”

Sgt. John Wentz’s report elaborates: “All of the sudden two more men showed up and started to hit and shove Mr. Cunnyngham.”

Cunnyngham’s wife Joni also told police that she got out of the car to help, but someone held her from behind and kept her in place while the men beat her husband. The couple’s son was also shoved aside, and prevented from helping .

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

A doctor treated Cunnyngham for cuts and bruises, injuries to his mouth and a concussion, but his main concern is that a month later, the perpetrators still have not been brought to justice.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: cruz; ernestinacruz

1 posted on 06/04/2012 7:45:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Our nation is just falling apart.


2 posted on 06/04/2012 7:49:04 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: CedarDave

I hope the perps get arrested and given the max.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 7:49:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Needs to sue the local Democrat party


4 posted on 06/04/2012 7:52:48 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Being unarmed in this situation means that several violent (probably Marxists) will be around to harm others in the future. That is the lesson I think needs to be learned from this.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 7:53:04 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Hildy

This is the most important election since 1940 and perhaps 1860.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 7:53:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Next time shoot them dead the second they put a single foot on your property.

It won’t happen again.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 7:55:19 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: MtnClimber

“That is the lesson I think needs to be learned from this...”

Right you are, MtnClimber. I have the feeling November could be a violent time period for voters. I am certainly filing this case in my brain to remember.


8 posted on 06/04/2012 7:55:35 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lock....load.....

Commies don’t believe in property rights.

Rub poison oak on the signs before you take them out and they handle them.


9 posted on 06/04/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thank God for Romney as the standard bearer. Ugh!

It was the most important election. Now it’s the least.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 7:59:36 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tina Cruz wants to be Judge;
but has no understanding of PRIVATE PROPERTY.
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.”
from the Taos News

11 posted on 06/04/2012 8:02:48 PM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Nothing will happen to them. Liberals always get a pass and free ride to do whatever.

The neighborhood commie next door hasn’t put up any Mao signs yet. I expect to see them sooner or later. He kept his Mao allegience sign up for many months after the wun was sworn in.

We’ve had some run ins but there is a truce and he has never dared to put anything in my yard. If he did, I would burn them in plain sight and roll HD video on it the whole time. I could only hope he would come out in his blind rage for all to see.

This is the guy who bullied a little old lady into an overpriced survey over 3 or so lousy inches of property line. She keeps a nice yard and garden. His yard is nothing but weeds and holly bushes except for a patch a large car would take up.


12 posted on 06/04/2012 8:03:23 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Welcome to Maobama’s Amerika.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would put up a big sign stating that I was beaten by thugs for removing, “candidate’s name, who is running for “position” Democratic party, sign.


14 posted on 06/04/2012 8:07:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Lurker

Such an encounter on my property will be dealt with by Mr. Sig and Mr. Sauer.


15 posted on 06/04/2012 8:07:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Needs to sue the local Democrat party.

Yes, and get Atty Gen Holder to prosecute for violation of the man's civil rights.

16 posted on 06/04/2012 8:12:56 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“They just attacked him, all three of them,” Joni recalled.

I didn't read the entire article, however, did judge candidate Ernestina have anything to say about all of this?

Shades of Stalinism, n'est ce pas?

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17 posted on 06/04/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would LOVE for a bunch of union thugs or libtard dems to try that with me.


18 posted on 06/04/2012 8:14:57 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: MtnClimber

“Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.”

I’ve always said that.


19 posted on 06/04/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: DarthVader

I have to say, I prefer Mssr’s Stoeger and Ruger!


20 posted on 06/04/2012 8:20:35 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: Uri’el-2012
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.”

Unbelievable and she wants to be a judge? Wow!

21 posted on 06/04/2012 8:24:02 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Tried by twelve or carried by six. Take your pick.


22 posted on 06/04/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: Uri’el-2012

So, what charges will be brought against Mr. Cunnyngham?


23 posted on 06/04/2012 8:27:05 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"...his main concern is that a month later, the perpetrators still have not been brought to justice.

I used to live near Taos. I can tell him that being a law abiding citizen, he should not expect any more action in (D) N.M. than he would get from Eric Holder in Chicago.

24 posted on 06/04/2012 8:32:15 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
he should sue Cruz since they were acting as her agents...
25 posted on 06/04/2012 8:44:34 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Clintonfatigued
1940?

1980, yes?

26 posted on 06/04/2012 8:53:52 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: Lurker

YOU CANNOT SHOOT SOMEONE SIMPLY TRESPASSING ON YOUR PROPERTY.

Don’t post idiocy such as that.


27 posted on 06/04/2012 8:56:34 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: MindBender26

Unless it’s Texas at night


28 posted on 06/04/2012 9:01:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Democrat Party = Party of peace. </ sarcasm >


29 posted on 06/04/2012 9:05:53 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: MindBender26

Besides stating that you are stupid, NM and most other states allow you to use lethal force to defend yourself against severe harm or lethal force. Since the left has killed about 150 million that did not share their beliefs I keep this in mind when dealing with these crimminal losers.


30 posted on 06/04/2012 9:10:27 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Lurker

It has nothing with placement of signs. This person was removing signs from HIS property and was assaulted. Me, I would have been shooting.


31 posted on 06/04/2012 9:24:46 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was within his rights to put a bullet through their skulls, threatening and beating him on his own property and forcing him to support politicians he has no desire to support. This is straight fascism.


32 posted on 06/04/2012 9:40:42 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: TASMANIANRED; Free ThinkerNY

He needs to sue the local democrat party, the names who were on the signs, and the creep next door!

I hated those signs! Used to have to mow a lawn years back that every election the signs would sprout up like mushrooms.

This man should have taken them down and thrown them in his trash, never said a word to anyone.


33 posted on 06/04/2012 9:40:58 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Uri’el-2012
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.”

So it was unfortunate that the man removed the signs on his own property but not that he was beaten. This woman sounds like a communist thug.

34 posted on 06/04/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: MtnClimber

Exactly....we are coming to the point where everyone should be armed. Our legal system is so corrupted by the Marxists that it is no longer working. There is no Justice—there will be chaos.


35 posted on 06/04/2012 9:53:24 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: DarthVader
Such an encounter on my property will be dealt with by Mr. Sig and Mr. Sauer.
Amen my FRiend! In my case, I am a proud disciple of John Moses Browning.
36 posted on 06/04/2012 9:53:30 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: MindBender26
Yea, they have the right to beat people on their own property,
after all it is community property right?

Click Click BOOM! I would not hesitate.

37 posted on 06/04/2012 10:03:30 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Taos? Where is McCloud when you need him?


38 posted on 06/04/2012 10:30:39 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: MtnClimber
Please note that simple trespassing (”Next time shoot them dead the second they put a single foot on your property”) is not crime that would allow you to use deadly force to prevent.

The victim in the article could have used force to defend himself, and in some states could have used deadly physical force, but this poster was only referring to simple ("they put a single foot on your property") trespass.

Even if someone who had beaten you before trespassed, that would not give you athority to shoot them just for that trespass.

39 posted on 06/04/2012 11:15:47 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

UNION THUGS!!! And union police look the other way sometimes!!


40 posted on 06/05/2012 3:27:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MindBender26

You certainly can if they are approaching with violent intent.


41 posted on 06/05/2012 10:39:14 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker
That varies from state to state and situation to situation

Did the shooter attempt to deescalate by fleeing. Did the shooter start the altercation? Is the attacker 6'4” and a karate expert or is she 14 with asthma? Is the Vic 88 and in a wheelchair, or a 22 year sprinter? There is no blanket, even in states with SYG Laws.

Just ask George Zimmermann!

42 posted on 06/05/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Taos Police continue probe into political sign fracas
...In his report, Wentz also said that Taos Police Lt. David Maggio was present at the “meet and greet” and told Wentz at the time that he wanted “no part” of the incident. He has since denied seeing any part of the alleged battery...

43 posted on 06/05/2012 11:32:07 AM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: MindBender26

What about a 14 yr old female asthmatic karate expert?


44 posted on 06/05/2012 11:33:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Send her picture to Laz.


45 posted on 06/05/2012 12:13:56 PM PDT by MindBender26 (America can survive 4 years of Romney. She cannot survive another 4 years of an unfettered Obama!)
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