Who the hell needs entertainment in Alaska when all you have to do is read about the crazy radical right wing politicians. Even Steven King couldn’t come up with a more frightening story than this. When I say crazy I mean personality disorders with symptoms such as narcissism, paranoia, delusions of grandeur, and sociopathy. On Sunday Joe Miller demonstrated one of the principles of fascism for us: forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism. He had his paramilitary fascists abuse a member of the press. Joe Miller did an internship with the Department of Law. Prosecutors make things up and fake evidence. They orchestrate people to be set up. These hired thugs most likely were placing themselves in front of Tony Hopfinger to block and then direct him away from Miller so he could not ask questions. They were afraid other reporters or anyone else might get this on camera. When they say Hopfinger pushed someone he was most likely standing his ground and pushing back against being pushed. One’s IQ does not have to be very high to read between the lines here, especially after a bit of information about the “security company“ the Drop Zone. Prosecutors are also very skilled at demonizing people, so the campaign issued a statement designed to do just that. While reading it think of a prosecutor in a court room who starts with the statement, “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury.”
The Miller campaign was required by the facility to provide security at the event. Even though Joe had spent nearly an hour freely answering questions from those in attendance, the blogger chased Miller to the exit after the event concluded in an attempt to create and then record a 'confrontation' with the candidate. While Miller attempted to calmly exit the facility, the blogger physically assaulted another individual and made threatening gestures and movements towards the candidate. At that point the security personnel had to take action and intervened and detained the irrational blogger, whose anger overcame him. It is also important to note that the security personnel did not know that the individual they detained was a blogger who reporting on the campaign. To them, the blogger appeared irrational, angry and potentially violent.
We all know Joe does not freely answer questions and has said so during a press conference. When he says “the blogger” chased him he is exaggerating that he followed him and guess what, that is what journalists do at public events where political candidates are speaking. Maybe someone can fill Joe Miller in on what country we are in. Oh, yea I forgot Joe thinks we are in Germany during the cold war era and he’s Winston Churchill, “an "iron curtain" has descended across the Continent.“
It is clear the above statement is designed to spread misinformation and demonize the reporter. He tries to make is seem like Hopfinger planned the whole incident. “To them, the blogger appeared irrational, angry and potentially violent,” give me a break. They knew he was some kind of press that is why they erased the recording of the arrest incident from his camera and that is why they were trying to run him off. The arrest may have actually occurred so they could get to the camera. I find it very hard to believe they did not know who Hopfinger was considering the Alaska Dispatch is suing for the release of Joe Miller’s employment files from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The statement above is damage control and reeks of lying attorney speak.
Statement by William Fulton the security guard who made the false arrest:
From CNN story.
"The Dispatch reporter repeatedly pushed a camera into the face of Mr. Miller. He continued to aggressively pursue him. I told the reporter several times that he needed to stop and that he was trespassing. He ignored me. He then proceeded to stalk Mr. Miller and even shoved an individual into a locker. Based upon this trespass and his assault, we detained him and escorted him from the premises."
A man who is running for the senate in the United States thinks a reporter at a public event should not ask questions or shove a camera in his face, and he can be threatened with a trespassing charge? They think a reporter aggressively trying to get questions answered is “stalking”. What the f***! If he is that thin skinned he has no business in politics. Why do you think they call it public office Joe? We all know the real reason he has a problem with reporters asking questions, his refusal to answer questions about his past. What more does anyone need to know about this man to know not only do we not want him as our senator we sure as hell don’t want him as a judge, magistrate or even a shyster attorney.
Here is a statement from the owner of the private security company:
From MSNBC story:
“After I told him he was trespassing, he said he was a reporter,” Fulton said. “I said, ‘Sir, that doesn't matter: you've been asked to leave, this is a private event.’ At that time, I told him again he was trespassing, then he hit the guy -- he pushed the guy, well, pushed the guy, into the locker. And at that point we decided he had become violent and would effect the arrest.”
The announcement about the event on MIller's website called the event a “Town Meeting”, not a Tea Partiers only affair. Nothing said it was a private affair. What kind of a politician has a private publicly announced event?
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Dave Parker has said private security can make arrests like a private citizen. There has to have been an actual crime committed to make a citizen’s arrest. This was clearly a manipulated incident. The security company and Joe Miller’s campaign need to be sued and the thugs need to be arrested for assault and false arrest. Will the department of law have the guts to do that? No. Will they charge the reporter? Remember the DOL is owned by the governor in Alaska and Sean Parnell has endorsed Miller, of course. Can the DOL figure out how to build a case out of these obvious lies? Maybe, it’s what they do for a living. They don’t have a case, but that has not stopped them in the past. I myself have been arrested on false charges when it was clear there was no evidence. They employed a frequently used tactic by the INS to keep illegal alien detainees from communicating with anyone. I was moved to four different jails and prisons in less than a month while being told each time I was moved I was going somewhere for a hearing and guess what I was never taken where they promised. They did this to try to shut me up.
Private security guards have to have a license in Alaska, issued by the Commissioner of Public Safety. These guys need to loose theirs. Apparently they also work as bounty hunters, there are no specific requirements for bounty hunters in Alaska. Doesn't that make you feel safe?
In Alaska there is criminal trespassing and civil trespassing. For either one to occur the person has to knowingly go onto the property without permission. It could be assumed consent to enter the property was implied since the public was invited to the event. The reason they told him he was trespassing is in Alaska when an owner of a property tells someone they are trespassing and they do not leave they can be charged with criminal trespassing. That dog won’t hunt here because this was a public event and on public property.