Man Arrested After Ripping Up Rosa Pa...

Man Arrested After Ripping Up Rosa Parks Poster At McCaskill Town Hall

There are 19 comments on the Fox2Now story from Aug 11, 2009, titled Man Arrested After Ripping Up Rosa Parks Poster At McCaskill Town Hall. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

Louis was the Sen. Claire McCaskill's town hall when a man ripped her sign that showed a picture of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus that read, "First Lady of Civil Rights." The man was arrested on suspicion of assault; his name was not released.

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USA Now

Kansas City, MO

#1 Aug 12, 2009
If you don't like what this country is trying to do, you have the freedom to leave. Bye!
terry

Houston, TX

#2 Aug 12, 2009
What Claire doesn't seem to understand is that when people are being fed the company line, and then are admonished and called teenagers, they get mad and loud. Sort of like when, on her 40th birthday, someone put up a large sign on the Courthouse congratulating her on her birthday. She got so mad she started screaming. She could be heard for 3 floors in either direction and she wanted those responsible to be fired. Senator....sometimes when people get outraged they get loud and act stupidly. Nobody should know that better then yourself.
terry

Houston, TX

#3 Aug 12, 2009
And USA Now.....this country also allows the freedom to have thoughts and opinions different from yours and if you don't like it you also have the freedom to leave. Bye!
Thoughtful

Dublin, OH

#4 Aug 12, 2009
Hmm, seems to me if you can burn the flag and that is free speech, tearing up a poster shouldn't be that serious.
Calvin

Independence, MO

#5 Aug 12, 2009
First, what does Rosa Parks have to do with the subject of healthcare reform? Now that we know she was a passive operative that day in Montgomery doesn't take away from the results. Economic boycotts helped bring down segregation.
Second, Claire MaCaskill has been caught lying about many things and her reputation has obviously suffered as a result. No, I won't go into those things now but go back and read the KC Star prior to her election and then check and see how she voted afterwards...
I am offended with her mother comment. She is not my mother. My mother is up above St. Joseph and is 82 years old. She is in great health without any serious complaint. She does not lie or hide her thoughts. I and she are both worried that she would be denied health care solely because of her age. My research shows that members of her family typically live to near one hundred years old without any other causes intruding such as cancer. So the president and the senator talk about "end of life" consuling. When is that exactly? How does anyone know that they are at the end of their life? Does Obama have some special power that allows him to see someones imminent demise like in a "Twilight Zone" episode? McCaskill, who won her election by only 41,000 votes out of 4 million, foolishly supports this monstrousity. She hitched her wagon to Obama's star early on and now she is too heavily invested to think straight. She has to go.
just saying

Houston, TX

#6 Aug 12, 2009
McCaskill is of low moral and ethical fiber. As State Auditor she spent millions of dollars investigating and inspecting nursing homes. She meet and eventually married a very wealthy that owned some of the largest nursing homes in Missouri. She dropped all of the nursing home inspections after she married him. This woman has proven time and time again her number one concern is to get re-elected or elected to a higher position. I can't figure out why she wonders why nobody believes her about anything she says.
just saying

Houston, TX

#7 Aug 12, 2009
McCaskill is of low moral and ethical fiber. As State Auditor she spent millions of dollars investigating and inspecting nursing homes. She met and eventually married a very wealthy man that owned some of the largest nursing homes in Missouri. She dropped all of the nursing home inspections after she married him. This woman has proven time and time again her number one concern is to get re-elected or elected to a higher position. I can't figure out why she wonders why nobody believes her about anything she says.
Responsibility

San Bruno, CA

#8 Aug 12, 2009
Calvin wrote:
First, what does Rosa Parks have to do with the subject of healthcare reform?
Interesting question - sort of like the irresponsible riled up teabaggers and health reform thugs who put mustachios on our president and swastikas on their posters?

Health care vs. swastikas. Hmmmm?
santa claws

Fenton, MO

#9 Aug 12, 2009
mc caskill will not get prsents for being a bad gril!!!!! she wants to kill off old pepole and handicap pepole!!!!!!and kill santa claws too!!!! she will not get prsents this christmas!!!!!!!!!
King Tut

Anchorage, AK

#10 Aug 12, 2009
I tore up a Tupak poster and burned it!!!
Eric L

Lorain, OH

#12 Aug 13, 2009
Thoughtful wrote:
Hmm, seems to me if you can burn the flag and that is free speech, tearing up a poster shouldn't be that serious.
In order for that to be a fair comparison, one would have to push a person(battery),rip someone else's flag out of their hands (theft of somebody's else's property), and destroy it (vandalism). If that was the case, then 1st amendment rights of free speech for the miscreant don't apply.
spud

Salem, OR

#13 Aug 13, 2009
How much time can you get for ripping another persons poster?
Eric L

AOL

#14 Aug 13, 2009
spud wrote:
How much time can you get for ripping another persons poster?
Good question if that alone is considered. One might even get bigger charges for publicly burning a flag that one purchased themselves for a protest(because congress has shown interest in outlawing that) than for ripping up someone else's poster. If the old miscreant at the rally had swiped the poster really quick of the chair (like a cat chasing a mouse) and destroyed it, he would've faced lighter changes than if he swiped it using direct physical contact. One would have to have a case with swiping someone else's poster and compare it to one where somebody swiped and destroyed an unattended flag which wasn't in an owner's hands and compare the charges for an exact comparison (I'm sure there have been cases somewhere like this, but I don't know which one that is).
Juvenile behavior

Denver, CO

#15 Aug 13, 2009
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Interesting question - sort of like the irresponsible riled up teabaggers and health reform thugs who put mustachios on our president and swastikas on their posters?
Health care vs. swastikas. Hmmmm?
The use of the term "teabaggers" is incredible juvenile and irresponsible. Children make up names to call each other like this! Have enough respect for yourself to respect the different opinions of others.
spud

Salem, OR

#16 Aug 13, 2009
Juvenile behavior wrote:
<quoted text>
The use of the term "teabaggers" is incredible juvenile and irresponsible. Children make up names to call each other like this! Have enough respect for yourself to respect the different opinions of others.
Teabaggers, astroturfers ..... These idiots never tire of making new labels to attempt to justify their rediculous positions.
Michal

Cedar Crest, NM

#17 Aug 14, 2009
Thoughtful wrote:
Hmm, seems to me if you can burn the flag and that is free speech, tearing up a poster shouldn't be that serious.
You have the right to burn a flag that you yourself purchased and own, not to steal one from someone and burn it... big difference, Sherlock!!

The guy didn't own the poster and he snatched it from the woman in the story. That's assault, theft, and destruction of private property. IF he was being malicious about it in a racial sense, that's a hate crime as well.

If it had happened to you, your mother, your wife, kids , etc. I bet you'd be singing a different tune.
Ashamed white girl

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Aug 17, 2009
I would be curious to hear a response from the 'good' Senator as to why she found it appropriate to shout 'maam' to the black woman who was assaulted by this white man. Should she not have shouted 'sir'? Or is she as racist as the rest of the folks at this town hall meeting who cheered when the 'victim' was removed... I wonder if it was a black man who assaulted a white woman would the 'good' Senator still have shouted at the feamle? I would guess not.. I hope the citizens of Missouri hold thier Senator accountable for being a racist and elect a better representative.
let us not return to these days...
http://www.digitaljournalist.org/issue0309/lm...
Polly Esther

Charleston, SC

#19 Aug 18, 2009
*sigh* Ah, yes, if only Rosa Parks hadn't been so brave, blacks still would know their places.

Now, about those illegals stealing $5.25/hr part-time jobs away from us REAL Amur'cans ...
King Tut

Anchorage, AK

#20 Aug 18, 2009
Is their place CRIMINAL RAP MUSIC culture????
Polly Esther wrote:
*sigh* Ah, yes, if only Rosa Parks hadn't been so brave, blacks still would know their places.
Now, about those illegals stealing $5.25/hr part-time jobs away from us REAL Amur'cans ...

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