Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Federal Government Keeping Us Safe From Terrorists

U.S. Attorney Steps Down From O'Keefe Case

The top federal prosecutor for New Orleans has removed himself from the case of four conservative activists arrested last week while allegedly trying to capture hidden camera footage in a senator's office, the Department of Justice said Monday.
Earlier Monday, the man who first published James O'Keefe's explosive videos exposing wrongdoing at community organizer ACORN came to the filmmaker's defense, claiming he "sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney" while the prosecutor made his case to the media.

O'Keefe was "framed" by the media and the U.S. attorney's office, Andrew Breitbart, publisher of BigGovernment.com, told Fox News.

Click here to read the affidavit.

"James O'Keefe sat in jail for 28 hours without access to an attorney, while the U.S. attorney leaked the information about his arrest, helping the media frame it as 'Watergate Junior,'" Breitbart said.

O'Keefe declined to talk about Breitbart's allegations to Fox News' Sean Hannity Monday night, adding he was cooperating with the U.S. attorney's office and was pleased with the way the U.S. attorney was handling the case.

He said details of his arrest may be brought up at another time, but not now because it is an ongoing investigation.

"The panty bomber on Christmas was given -- you know, this guy's from Al Qaeda, and he's not even an American citizen, and he's given access to an attorney right away," Breitbart said. "I believe that this was a concerted effort, this is just my opinion, to allow for the media to frame the issue to put James O'Keefe in a very bad position."


This is the same administration that labeled conservatives terrorists yet anytime an extremist Muslim attacks the US (3 times and counting in the last year) they go to great lengths to be clear it is not a terrorist attack.

Moral of the story here: do not target ACORN folks or the Chicago mob is going to get ya.

Everybody else feeling safe?


Karen Howes said...

Chicago-style politics all right, Chuck. Disgusting.

Chuck said...

Karen, thuggery

cube said...

No, I don't feel safe, but I feel thankful that there are people out there willing to put their hides on the line for our freedoms.

The MSM treated the Acorn videos as though they were radioactive waste, but the O'Keefe arrest was plastered all over the 24 hour news cycle and unfair assumptions were widely discussed without the facts.

Now we find out he sat in a cell for 28 hours without access to an attorney?

This unfairness is unAmerican.

Brooke said...

Yikes! Even scarier is the lack of outrage from the so-called free press!

Miss T.C. Shore said...

They may have picked on the wrong guy. I'll bet this isn't over.

LomaAlta said...

Do I feel safe? No. The Chicago mob killed JFK, their lackies are now in the White House, their influence on unions has grown, and they are becomming publically communist.

No reason to be afraid here.

Chuck said...

Cube, I have no doubt the media will cover this injustice. Any minute now...

Brooke, we don't have journalism anymore, just sensationalists

TC, he isn't being too quiet

LomaAlta, just drink your koolaid and you will feel better

HoosierArmyMom said...

I think it's not over yet.

I think O'Keefe went about this the wrong way and gave the Mafia a wide berth the set him up. He should have went in and got a court order to see the phone records for Landireau's office and journalized her claim that way instead of playing detective himself. Sometimes you have to play according to what the law allows.

Chuck said...

Hoosier, I agree. I think what the prosecutor is doing is scary but he set himself up