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    Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    The Renton City Prosecutor wants to send a cartoonist to jail for mocking the police department in a series of animated Internet videos.The "South-Park"-style animations parody everything from officers having sex on duty to certain personnel getting promoted without necessary qualifications.
    Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police - News Story - KIRO Seattle


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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    Serves as a reminder to just how important the Bill of Rights really is.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    I wish I was still on the air and either in or close to Renton City so I could go after this wannabe dictators.

    I would love to be there just to raise hell with the The Renton City Prosecutor, the Judge and Police.

    I agree with the attorney this ill never fly.

    Political Cartoons have been around a very long time and have been protected up until now, but then Obama and Holder are tunning the Justice Dept. so I would bet the farm they won't get involved and push the issue.

    The Supreme Court, even the Liberals have to stand up for the Bill of Rights.

    Don't they?

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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    Libel law exists and its level of enforcement depends on how much you can pay for your legal defense. It's why news conglomerates like Fox can get away with blatant lies. They have swarms of legal teams ready to defend the network in court from any pursuers.

    A cartoonist might not be so lucky.

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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I wish I was still on the air and either in or close to Renton City so I could go after this wannabe dictators.

    I would love to be there just to raise hell with the The Renton City Prosecutor, the Judge and Police.

    I agree with the attorney this ill never fly.

    Political Cartoons have been around a very long time and have been protected up until now, but then Obama and Holder are tunning the Justice Dept. so I would bet the farm they won't get involved and push the issue.

    The Supreme Court, even the Liberals have to stand up for the Bill of Rights.

    Don't they?
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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    This why we have a constitution and a Supreme Court if needed be. Just remember the 1st amendment is backed by the 2nd.

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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    The real issue: these cartoons expose dirty secrets that only insiders knew of. So - they're wanting to know who made them - and see if that person is 1) employed by the department . . .as a result they would have 2) violated their contract by doing this.

    I'm not stating my view - but I thought the real concern the deparment has should be clarified.
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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    So you can't draw Mohammad and the Renton City Police department. We might as well start adding several other 'protected' people to the list. Then we can start banning and burning books. Those bonfires really are a lot of fun.

    When I was 13 I got beat up by a PE teacher for drawing teacher caricatures when I was supposed to be reading my Health book in the library. That was 43 years ago. Mr. Hurd should be in his late 70s by now. He might still live in North Dakota if he's still alive. That man was a pig, which is why I drew his picture to look like one.
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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    It's not that he made fun of them - in afct - none of it's even funny.

    It's that there's a rat and they're trying to figure out who it is . . . what is funny is that until they reacted this way: not many people would have known these things actually happened, they drew attention to reality by making a stink.
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    Re: Cartoonist Targeted With Criminal Probe For Mocking Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Flag View Post
    Everyone involved with this, from police shopping prosecuters, to the DA should be fired.
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