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Eric Johnson
05-22-2010, 07:48 AM
http://bigjournalism.com/acary/2010/05/21/d-c-metro-police-escorted-seiu-protesters-to-greg-baers-home/

http://tinyurl.com/35rumwh

The family of Greg Baer, Bank of America executive, is located in a jurisdiction protected by the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), which responded promptly to a disturbance call from his neighborhood last weekend.

According to Corporal Dan Friz, an MCPD spokesperson in Rockville, Maryland, the department received a disturbance call from one of Baer’s neighbors at 4:10 pm last Sunday. Four MCPD units arrived at Baer’s Greenville Rd. address at 4:15 pm. At least two Metropolitan Police Department units from the nearby District of Columbia were already at the scene when they arrived.

Why? Because police cars attached to the Washington MPD’s Civil Disturbance Unit had escorted the SEIU protesters’ buses to Baer’s home. Such cross-jurisdictional escort activity is not uncommon for both departments according to Friz and Metro Police Department spokesperson Officer Eric Frost. Still, the District police did not inform their colleagues of what was about to happen in one of their Maryland neighborhoods.

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dnf777
05-22-2010, 08:16 AM
Poor Greg.
I have to plant my begonias in between rain showers this weekend.
Life is tough.

Eric Johnson
05-22-2010, 08:40 AM
This is wrong on a number of levels.

First, the DC police have no authority outside the district lines. Second, if the clip shows the protest on the property, then the police were aiding/abetting an illegal act. Third, the protest was illegal because the protesters were stationary rather than moving.

Suppose that PETA organized a protest at your house because you promote the killing of birds and the cruel and inhumane treatment of dogs?

Had the teenage son stepped to the front porch and been roughed up, what then? Afterall, we're seen countless cases of SEIU (the union involved) use of brutal force to deal with those who oppose them.

Eric

code3retrievers
05-22-2010, 08:49 AM
Poor Greg.
I have to plant my begonias in between rain showers this weekend.
Life is tough.

Typical response of a left-wing bully.

You make light of the situation but SEIU are a bunch of union thugs. Take a look at the following article and notice the protesters (by the hundreds) are in the guys front yard and on the porch.

I would call that trespassing and I guarantee I would have given them one shot at leaving then mayhem would have ensued with their leadership. Apparently the cops stood by and let this bullying occur.

How about I don't like the way you examine your pt's neither regions and decide to come hold a protest along with 500 of my closet polyp ridden friends on your front porch.

The left always takes it too far.

Hew
05-22-2010, 11:49 AM
Typical response of a left-wing bully.
C'mon, now. Be fair. I'm sure every "indpendent" supports intimidating men, women and their children by protesting in their front yard. :rolleyes:

dnf777
05-22-2010, 12:52 PM
Typical response of a left-wing bully.

You make light of the situation but SEIU are a bunch of union thugs. Take a look at the following article and notice the protesters (by the hundreds) are in the guys front yard and on the porch.

I would call that trespassing and I guarantee I would have given them one shot at leaving then mayhem would have ensued with their leadership. Apparently the cops stood by and let this bullying occur.

How about I don't like the way you examine your pt's neither regions and decide to come hold a protest along with 500 of my closet polyp ridden friends on your front porch.

The left always takes it too far.

For the record, I'm with you on enforcing the law, and participating in legal, civil demonstrations. But do you recall the ribbing and poking all you righties had with the PETA protester taped to a tree and peed on? I think I joined the party on that one, but its the same principal of peaceful demonstration.

My point was that in my simple little corner of the world, I worry about my credit limits being lowered, rates increased, and fees imposed despite my perfect credit history. I can't muster the energy to feel sorry for the bum who's responsible for MY hassles. Besides, I got a dog to train and begonias to plant, and it keeps raining. (don't mind training, but not digging in the mud)

For your polyp afflicted friends, I'll just let that one go, as I as well as others have sort of a gentleman's agreement not to attack each other personally or professionally. In jest, I will merely respond that if they had polyps removed, a fair proportion of them have had their lives saved by avoiding a future colon or rectal cancer, (number two killer of Americans amongst the cancers...number one if you don't smoke) and would probably be more thankful than annoyed.

don't you find it ironic how the right-wing theme continues to play over and over again. here we are protecting and coddling the poor billionaire, yet we vote against legislation to protect the working guy with loans or credit cards, who just wants to buy camo and a few bumpers online with his factory dollar?

rainy day regards....
dave

Eric Johnson
05-22-2010, 01:07 PM
Er... as a point of order... the PETA protesters bit was not true. It may have been in poor taste according to your personal position but it wasn't true. This was.

Candidly I hope that the DC officers and the folks who ordered it get blistered fannies. Lord knows, there's real crime to be dealt with in DC....not escorting and protecting SEIU thugs at the scene of new one.

Eric

Cody Covey
05-22-2010, 02:56 PM
For the record, I'm with you on enforcing the law, and participating in legal, civil demonstrations. But do you recall the ribbing and poking all you righties had with the PETA protester taped to a tree and peed on? I think I joined the party on that one, but its the same principal of peaceful demonstration.

My point was that in my simple little corner of the world, I worry about my credit limits being lowered, rates increased, and fees imposed despite my perfect credit history. I can't muster the energy to feel sorry for the bum who's responsible for MY hassles. Besides, I got a dog to train and begonias to plant, and it keeps raining. (don't mind training, but not digging in the mud)

For your polyp afflicted friends, I'll just let that one go, as I as well as others have sort of a gentleman's agreement not to attack each other personally or professionally. In jest, I will merely respond that if they had polyps removed, a fair proportion of them have had their lives saved by avoiding a future colon or rectal cancer, (number two killer of Americans amongst the cancers...number one if you don't smoke) and would probably be more thankful than annoyed.

don't you find it ironic how the right-wing theme continues to play over and over again. here we are protecting and coddling the poor billionaire, yet we vote against legislation to protect the working guy with loans or credit cards, who just wants to buy camo and a few bumpers online with his factory dollar?

rainy day regards....
dave
It's a hassle that someone else is loaning you money and they require you to pay it back with interest, and then when times get tough they don't loan you as much money. If that is the right wing theme then I am glad I'm on the "right" side.

dnf777
05-22-2010, 04:53 PM
It's a hassle that someone else is loaning you money and they require you to pay it back with interest, and then when times get tough they don't loan you as much money. If that is the right wing theme then I am glad I'm on the "right" side.

I rarely pay interest on credit cards because I play by THEIR rules and repay my balance within the grace period each month. Sure, it's their right to eliminate that period, then its my right to shred their card, and hopefully many others will too. But when they do such unilateral changes and apply fees without notice and they just show up on my bill, that ticks me off, and makes it hard for me to muster sympathy when their topiaries get trampled by protestors. I do find it interesting that the right wing position is to sympathize and protect the billionaires, while telling their neighbors "tough luck".

For the record, who do you feel more pain for....the shrimpers and those making their livelihoods off the gulf coast whose futures are now in jeopardy......or some guy getting tulips trampled at his summer home who pulled in a seven, if not eight figured salary off gambling with YOUR money?

Eric Johnson
05-22-2010, 05:28 PM
For the record, who do you feel more pain for....the shrimpers and those making their livelihoods off the gulf coast whose futures are now in jeopardy......or some guy getting tulips trampled at his summer home who pulled in a seven, if not eight figured salary off gambling with YOUR money?

Since they aren't related in any way, shape, or form, I can feel sympathy, in equal measure, for both.

If SEIU wants to protest the folks who really have created the problem, let them go to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. They own something like 60% of the mortgage market ... and Sen Dodd.

Eric

luvmylabs23139
05-22-2010, 06:17 PM
Since they aren't related in any way, shape, or form, I can feel sympathy, in equal measure, for both.

If SEIU wants to protest the folks who really have created the problem, let them go to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. They own something like 60% of the mortgage market ... and Sen Dodd.

Eric

You forgot Barney Bubble Frank! I wouldn't want him to feel left out.

Marvin S
05-22-2010, 06:48 PM
I do find it interesting that the right wing position is to sympathize and protect the billionaires, while telling their neighbors "tough luck".

I believe the conservative position is that one should accept responsibility for their actions. :o

No one was twisting their arms when they rang up purchases they could not afford.

Another slow day, doc?

dnf777
05-22-2010, 07:01 PM
I believe the conservative position is that one should accept responsibility for their actions. :o

No one was twisting their arms when they rang up purchases they could not afford.

Another slow day, doc?

Uh...its Saturday. And its raining. I'm sure it will be sunny and warm next weekend, when I'm on call friday to monday.:mad:

I wasn't referring to people who abuse their credit cards. I'm talking about the banking collapse that WE bailed them out of, largely as a result of them gambling with our money they hold, while changing the rules of the game unilaterally. I've shredded two cards for such practices, but can't stop their trading and investing behavior, except by voting in politicians who will pass the finance reform bill. The toxic assets we all payed for are the result of stupid borrowers and greedy lenders. I don't condone the protestors actions if they were illegal (not a legal);) , but I still feel more sorrow for the lady who had her dog shot on the other thread, than I do this jerk.