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Monday, October 18, 2010

apparently joe miller wants to repeal the first amendment, too

someone in alaska has their cranky pants on: senate candidate joe miller's security guards detain, handcuff news editor @ public event:
the editor of the alaska dispatch was handcuffed sunday afternoon at a joe miller event. tony hopfinger says he approached miller to ask some questions at a central middle school town hall, but miller’s security guards said he was under arrest.

according to hopfinger, miller’s security team pushed him and he pushed back because he felt his personal space was being invaded. he says guards detained him and accused him of trespassing, although the town hall was a public event held at a public building.

miller security guard william fulton said in a statement sunday that he was responding to hopfinger’s actions.

“the dispatch reporter repeatedly pushed a camera into the face of mr. miller,” fulton said. “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.”…

hopfinger says he waited for about half an hour in handcuffs for police to show up. no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
why is joe miller so riled up? well, the security guard maintains that hopfinger was "stalking" miller, and had shoved someone. hopfinger insists someone else shoved him first.

but it probably goes beyond that. probably to the lawsuit hopfinger and others in the alaskan press have filed:
the alaska dispatch is one of several news organizations suing for access to miller's employment records at the fairbanks north star borough. miller worked at the fnsb as a part-time attorney from 2002 to 2009.

the anchorage daily news filed papers in fairbanks superior court friday to join a lawsuit filed by the fairbanks daily news-miner last week. the alaska dispatch has filed a separate suit asking for miller's employment records.

the news organizations are interested in documents that contain the details of miller’s departure or allegations of misuse of borough property.

miller called the request a violation of his privacy. but the alaska dispatch’s attorney says that the requests relate to miller's performance as a government employee, not his private life.
refusing to answer questions? that's the current repubbblican m.o. these days: when the going gets tough, the gop gets gone!
posted by skippy at 2:46 AM |

4 Comments:

You think Miller will get the backing of the newspapers now? I think not.
commented by Blogger Demeur, 11:36 PM PDT  
If Miller thinks this will go away, he is in for a rude awakening. If he has nothing to hide, why is he trying
so hard.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 12:26 AM PDT  
I'm guessing Miller the Moose took the Gooper Pledge. Little did he realize that it CAUSES Wacky Yellow Build-up.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 4:37 AM PDT  
I'm guessing Miller is starting to realize privatizing his security force to Paul Blart was a bad idea
commented by Blogger Carl, 1:57 PM PDT  

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