On August 26, 2010, a man with a grizzled grey beard, carrying a crutch (disabled vet?) and a large “Impeach Obama” sign at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, was harassed, assaulted, and thrown to the ground by two burly security guards and an off-duty state trooper, each of whom outweighs the protester by at least 50 lbs. The peaceful protester was held down with his arms twisted behind his back until Palmer police and more security guards arrived to arrest and take him away. In all, a posse of some 8 guards and police was dispatched to arrest one disabled peaceful protester.
As a blonde female passerby noted, the guards had no problem with vendors selling Obama t-shirts, but this is how they treat an American citizen exercising his Constitutional free speech right.
From Prison Planet:
The protester’s name is Sidney Hill. He was charged with Assault 4-Cause Fear Of Injury, Disorderly Conduct-Challenge To Fight, and Criminal Trespass 2- Upon Premises. However, according to the Valley Frontiersman newspaper, “Assistant District Attorney Trina Sears said her office decided not to prosecute Hill on the assault charge.”
Court record of arrest: http://bit.ly/bPSx6D
ADN coverage: http://bit.ly/bwE3u9
Frontiersman coverage: http://bit.ly/9V4gyn
Newsminer coverage: http://bit.ly/bEEq2K
Alaska State Fair official statement: http://bit.ly/cY5U2u
While a few onlookers did object to how Mr. Hill was treated and a kind woman gave water to Hill to drink, most of the onlookers just gawked and did nothing. If I were there, at the very least I would lead the crowd in chanting “IMPEACH OBAMA!” Let the guards try assaulting and holding down all of us. Have Americans become such sheep that we just stand by watching the Obama Gestapo assault a fellow citizen?