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  •  IIRC (4.00)
    The SS was investigating a GOP operative who was impersonating a SS agent. I din't recall them being too happy about that particular situation.

    Are we sure that the SS wasn't just expressing valid concern about the safety of the protestors? Are we sure that they aren't just doing their job?

    How do you know that there isn't some level of sympathy within the SS ranks? After all, one place that the SS hires is from the military.

    Just asking some questions here...

    "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

    by kredwyn on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 09:28:33 PM PDT

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    •  I agree (3.61)
      The entire tin-foil hyperbole of this thread is disturbing to say the least.

      cheers,

      Mitch Gore

      Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

      by Lestatdelc on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 10:02:08 PM PDT

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    •  It was in regards to the Denver 3 (none)
      And the SS has ended their investigation without filing charges even though they have identified the mystery man.

      While this does not imply joy and happiness on the part of the SS, they certainly don't seem to be too upset about it either.

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      by Timroff on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 10:29:19 PM PDT

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      •  You don't know that... (none)
        the SS is good at keeping its opinions to itself. It went through its investigation. It spooked the folks that needed reminded that they could be in really deep kim chee.

        The actual law suits are still in the works right?

        "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

        by kredwyn on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 10:31:19 PM PDT

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        •  What law suits? (none)
          According to the link above,
          The Secret Service has determined the identity of a mystery man who forcibly removed three people from a March appearance by President Bush in Denver, but it has decided to not press charges.

          In a letter sent to three Colorado members of Congress, the Secret Service said that its investigation is over and that it will not name the man because no charges were filed.

          The terse letter -- released by the Colorado lawmakers -- puts to rest a months-long Secret Service probe into the identity of the man accused of impersonating a Secret Service agent to kick three anti-Bush Democrats from the president's rally.

          The people became known as the "Denver Three" as their crusade to unmask the mystery bouncer took them all the way to Capitol Hill. They said they were confronted by a man -- dressed in an official-looking suit and wearing an earpiece similar to ones plugged into the ears of Bush's security detail -- who forced them to leave an event simply because they had an "No More Blood for Oil" bumper sticker on their car. The man never said he was an agent, but he threatened to arrest them if they did not obey his orders. The White House said he was a volunteer who was not operating in any official capacity for Bush. "Hopefully the White House will put in place procedures for town meetings that allow all views to be heard and that respect all law-abiding individuals," Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said in a statement

          (emphasis mine)

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          by Timroff on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 10:58:56 PM PDT

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          •  ACLU filed a (none)
            lawsuit, yes?

            Is it possible that the SS did just enough investigation that might possibly provide the ACLU with the needed evidence to sue the britches off of someone?

            "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

            by kredwyn on Sat Aug 06, 2005 at 11:02:53 PM PDT

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            •  good point (none)
              wasn't aware of the ACLU suit.

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              by Timroff on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 09:32:37 AM PDT

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              •  Not sure what (none)
                involvement that the ACLU has in it. But there were rumblings about some sort of lawsuit. And it looks like this is the start:

                'Denver 3' To File Civil Lawsuit
                White House Is Stonewalling Them, They Say
                The group known as the Denver 3 says they will take it court, 9News' Cheryl Preheim reports. They say the White House is stonewalling them.

                Can't get into the actual article...not a subscriber.

                "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

                by kredwyn on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 09:55:39 AM PDT

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          •  lawsuit still possible (none)
            Slightly OT, but since it came up:

            One of the Denver Three, Leslie Weise, was at the live broadcast of the Ed Schultz show July 29 in Denver.  She said that they had hoped to get satisfaction from the Feds, attorney general, and SS.  

            Now that they've been denied that, it sure sounded like they will sue the federal government for denying their civil liberties.  She gave every indication that they would, without actually saying they would. She is an attorney.  She repeated the saying about how anyone who represents himself has a fool for a client, so she won't be handling it herself.

            They have a web site set up at http://www.denverthree.com/ if anyone wants to help with legal fees.

            She told me in an email 7/31 that "The ACLU approached us almost immediately after this [the original incident] happened with offers to help.  We had decided to use our current attorneys, however the ACLU continues to participate on the sidelines with assistance."

            Ken Salazar (D-CO), who said he'll vote for the Flag Desecration Amendment, needs to hear from us.

            by OLinda on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 02:40:01 AM PDT

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