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Westboro "church" in TX

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GlocknSpiehl, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member

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    Not sure if this is true, but it makes for a great story! :supergrin:

    Found this on Facebook:

    So Westboro showed up here in Texas at the memorial service in West for the first responders who lost their lives in the explosion. The chief of police promptly had all 20 or so of them arrested and put into holding cells (all the men in one and all the women in another) When they told him he couldn't do that, he let them know he could. Since he hadn't officially charged them, he could hold them for 24 hours before he had to charge them or let them go! (plenty of time to hold the memorial service). I guess Westboro didn't think it through too well... This is Texas. As quickly as we fry people down here, did they really think they would be allowed to show that kind of disrespect?? Their photos were also released to the other small towns surrounding West, where services would be denied to them. Sometimes you just have to admire the way we do things down here in Texas!
     
  2. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

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    If story is true, brings a smile to my face.

    If story is false, hoping it would spark a future "idea" brings a smile to my face.
     

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    I'm from Kansas. Could you all in Texas accidentally misplace them for two or three years?
     
  4. TK-421

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    True or not, it still brought a smile to my face. And like was said above, if it's not true, I hope it gives someone an idea.
     
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  6. hpracing007

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    Pretty sure you can't do that...
     
  7. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    He can do it. He has the guns and they don't.

    Can he get away with it without being sued is the real question.
     
  8. m2hmghb

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    Protective custody for their own safety?:whistling:
     
  9. Cybercowboy

    Cybercowboy Support the 2nd

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    They had a very bad time when they showed up in Joplin after the tornado. Just really not something they are likely to repeat. Ever.
     
  10. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    Sounds good to me. Doubt there's a jury or judge in Texas that would dispute the need to "protect" these clowns. If it comes down to a lawsuit that's the argument the Sheriff should use.
     
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    Let'em sue and show up before a Texas jury...
     
  12. ray9898

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    It wouldn't be a simple civil suit, it would be heard in federal court as a civil rights violation.
     
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    I don't see why he shouldn't be. I thought the 24 hour thing was fairly standard, but maybe I'm wrong. What I've always known is that police can lock you up for 24 hours if they suspect you might have committed a crime. If they can't charge you with anything, then they have to let you go. But there isn't anything you can do about it either, as far as I know. But maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    I'm not sure of your point except that Texans have no respect for the law or America. These Westboro folks might be downright disagreeable but they are operating within the law. If the story is true I hope they win a federal lawsuit against these Texans who think they are above the law.
     
  15. ray9898

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    It isn't that simple. I as a LEO can't just go arrest someone for no reason. The arrest has to be based on probable cause even if TX law gives LE 24 hours to formally charge.
     
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    Guess we'll have to settle it out of court... :rofl:

    Don't talk to me about being above the law or Federal Lawsuits with all of that Bolshevik swine Holder's Fast and Furious shenanigans.
     
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    Ronny Good Guy

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    I find those Westboro people detestable but I'd fight to the death to protect their freedom. I'd bet they'd protect your freedom of speech too. So the only ones here against freedom are the "good guys" in the story. That's just unamerican.
     
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    They'd fight to protect my freedom of speech? :rofl:

    Somehow I think they would only wish to protect the WBC long enough to gather another meal ticket lawsuit.
     
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    Ronny Good Guy

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    I don't think so. A couple years ago I looked into these guys and so far as I can tell they are true believers. They'll turn the other cheek when they're materially harmed (they regularly get their tires slashed by cowards) but they are very outspoken about their ideas and ideals whenever and wherever they find the opportunity to do so, which is often and loudly.
     
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    why can't these asshats get nailed with some sort of charge like conspiring to incite a riot or something?