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BREAKING STORY: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at Laura Bush Event Over Exercise of Free Speech

Infowars | April 22, 2008

UPDATED: 11 PM CST

Luke Rudkowski indicates that two We Are Change activists have been unlawfully arrested outside of a speaking event with Laura Bush and Jenna Bush in New York.



Gary– an active member of the New York chapter– reportedly refused orders from the Secret Service to move from a sidewalk where the Bushes were entering the building. Shortly afterwards, while Gary was trying to ask Laura and Jenna a question, a plainclothes man escorting someone in a wheelchair started a fight, according to sources within We Are Change.



The fight was broken up, and both men were taken to a police precint. However, the man who started the fight was released without charges while Gary is still being held.



Inside the event, We Are Change reporter Matt Lepacek attempted to interject a question during Laura Bush’s speech and was reportedly dragged out by police. Rudkowski reports the police intentionally bashed Lepacek’s head against a door or wall. Lepacek used his cell phone to video the Bush question, but it was confiscated by the police. Lepacek previously stirred controversy when he was arrested for asking a member of Giuliani’s staff a question and subsequently arrested.



As of this report at 11 PM CST, both Matt Lepacek and Gary are still being held. Rudkowski has inquired at the precint station, but police have as yet refused to disclose the charges.



Phone calls from this office to Precint 19 in attempt to obtain accurate information about the charges resulted in rude behavior and several hang-ups, as well as a transfer to the NYPD’s Dept. of Public Information (a dead end).



DEVELOPING.



Please contact the 19th precinct and demand to let them go.



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Disclaimer: Please when calling the precinct please be polite and courteous to the police officers. We Are Change does not advocate any threats of violence of any kind.



From WeAreChange. org:

Two of our We Are Change members Matt Lepacek and Gary were arrested tonight during the Laura Bush & Jenna Bush truth squad. Gary was physically assaulted by an unknown man. That unknown man was released, but Gary is still at the precinct awaiting charges. The charges are still unknown for Matt Lepacek. This is unlawful and outrageous.

Words can not describe how I feel, I am exiled in the UK away from my husband and babies and I so much love and miss them, I am heartbroken about my ordeal. I am so upset and overwhelmed by it all. I am not taking anything for my depression. I'm trying to hang in there, but it is hard.

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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 01:06:23 AM »
the globalist elite suck, they will burn in hell for what they are doing.

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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 02:39:23 PM »
I looked up what the secret service man said from the video..

Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00003056----000-.html

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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons
(1) willfully and knowingly to enter or remain in
(i) any building or grounds designated by the Secretary of the Treasury as temporary residences of the President or other person protected by the Secret Service or as temporary offices of the President and his staff or of any other person protected by the Secret Service, or
(ii) any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting,
in violation of the regulations governing ingress or egress thereto:

(2) with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, to engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any building or grounds designated in paragraph (1) when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions;
(3) willfully and knowingly to obstruct or impede ingress or egress to or from any building, grounds, or area designated or enumerated in paragraph (1); or
(4) willfully and knowingly to engage in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any building, grounds, or area designated or enumerated in paragraph (1).
(b) Violation of this section, and attempts or conspiracies to commit such violations, shall be punishable by a fine under this title or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both.
(c) Violation of this section, and attempts or conspiracies to commit such violations, shall be prosecuted by the United States attorney in the Federal district court having jurisdiction of the place where the offense occurred.
(d) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized—
(1) to designate by regulations the buildings and grounds which constitute the temporary residences of the President or other person protected by the Secret Service and the temporary offices of the President and his staff or of any other person protected by the Secret Service, and
(2) to prescribe regulations governing ingress or egress to such buildings and grounds and to posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted areas where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting.
(e) None of the laws of the United States or of the several States and the District of Columbia shall be superseded by this section.
(f) As used in this section, the term “other person protected by the Secret Service” means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect under section 3056 of this title when such person has not declined such protection.

Gary is going to have fun in the court system.. he may act differently next time
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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 02:43:40 PM »
Um Adissenter... Gary was not acting in an unlawful way. He was just asking a question. He wasn't outside of his legal rights. As, the woman said in the video, Gary made some comments then got attacked. So, how's that put him in the course of doing anything illegal?...

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2008, 03:52:04 PM »


The other man who attacked, who was he and why is he free? It looks like a clear case to me of him infiltrating and making a target out of Gary.

Who cares about Laura Bush anyway? She's no better than her husband having people treated in this matter. If she was, she'd see that he was released and that no further actions were taken against Gary. But she won't, I don't expect it.



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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2008, 04:27:23 PM »
I think these guys were treated unfairly and I hope the charges are dropped.

 But Laura Bush?  I think it is a mistake to ask her confrontational questions about 9-11.  She doesn't run the government.  In fact, she was at the Capitol Building testifying on some reading program on the morning of 9-11.  But for the fact that Flight 93 was delayed 45 minutes, leading to passenger awareness of their fate and a shootdown, Laura Bush would probably be dead, a tearful husband/President vowing revenge at such a dastardly deed.  In any event, to 99% of the general public, bothering people like Laura Bush is stupid and comes across as bullying.  Ask the questions of those in power, not their wives and daughters.

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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 04:33:00 PM »
Hey - adissenter2 - you were busy on digg.com earlier - digging down comments favorable to WEARECHANGE and making pithy and nasty comments BUT under a different user name - concerning this same - said story!

You posted the same link:"Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service".

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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2008, 04:34:38 PM »
I think these guys were treated unfairly and I hope the charges are dropped.

 But Laura Bush?  I think it is a mistake to ask her confrontational questions about 9-11.  She doesn't run the government.  In fact, she was at the Capitol Building testifying on some reading program on the morning of 9-11.  But for the fact that Flight 93 was delayed 45 minutes, leading to passenger awareness of their fate and a shootdown, Laura Bush would probably be dead, a tearful husband/President vowing revenge at such a dastardly deed.  In any event, to 99% of the general public, bothering people like Laura Bush is stupid and comes across as bullying.  Ask the questions of those in power, not their wives and daughters.

This is an ignorant reply based on how politics works. She is always under some guard or other and they wouldn't have allowed the questions any other time anyway. Secondly, and probably more importantly, they use their families to prop themselves up all the time. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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John 14:6 says:  "I am the way the truth and the life; NO MAN cometh unto the Father BUT BY ME."

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2008, 04:36:13 PM »
I think these guys were treated unfairly and I hope the charges are dropped.

 But Laura Bush?  I think it is a mistake to ask her confrontational questions about 9-11.  She doesn't run the government.  In fact, she was at the Capitol Building testifying on some reading program on the morning of 9-11.  But for the fact that Flight 93 was delayed 45 minutes, leading to passenger awareness of their fate and a shootdown, Laura Bush would probably be dead, a tearful husband/President vowing revenge at such a dastardly deed.  In any event, to 99% of the general public, bothering people like Laura Bush is stupid and comes across as bullying.  Ask the questions of those in power, not their wives and daughters.


What a load of crap.

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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2008, 04:57:08 PM »
I think these guys were treated unfairly and I hope the charges are dropped.

 But Laura Bush?  I think it is a mistake to ask her confrontational questions about 9-11.  She doesn't run the government.  In fact, she was at the Capitol Building testifying on some reading program on the morning of 9-11.  But for the fact that Flight 93 was delayed 45 minutes, leading to passenger awareness of their fate and a shootdown, Laura Bush would probably be dead, a tearful husband/President vowing revenge at such a dastardly deed.  In any event, to 99% of the general public, bothering people like Laura Bush is stupid and comes across as bullying.  Ask the questions of those in power, not their wives and daughters.

strgzr and trixi1 - agreed - hey heck - what's the big deal about half a dozen or so hard-hitting questions headed her way!

She's a human being with a brain - we hope - and her hubby is after all president......she can't be that ignorant about world events!

Let's not forget that guys like Bush and Cheney and all their other cohorts don't just destroy the lives of their enemies - but also the lives of their enemies wives - sisters - daughters -

 

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2008, 05:00:14 PM »


Clinton used his wife and daughter all the time as 'pillars' to prop himself up. Bush uses his wife and daughter constantly trying to prop himself him. How could there be such ignorance defending what happened to this gentleman?

He was representing the public wanting answers that are hard to get to surface? I really pray that his case has some really high profile lawyers representing him.

John 3:16 teaches us: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

John 14:6 says:  "I am the way the truth and the life; NO MAN cometh unto the Father BUT BY ME."

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2008, 06:02:42 PM »

Clinton used his wife and daughter all the time as 'pillars' to prop himself up. Bush uses his wife and daughter constantly trying to prop himself him. How could there be such ignorance defending what happened to this gentleman?

He was representing the public wanting answers that are hard to get to surface? I really pray that his case has some really high profile lawyers representing him.

I'm with you on this one.  If Gary can get charges filed, this story will stay in the news.  And... he more than deserves justice.  I'm praying for Divine right action attorney(s). ;)
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2008, 06:04:06 PM »
strgzr and trixi1 - agreed - hey heck - what's the big deal about half a dozen or so hard-hitting questions headed her way!

She's a human being with a brain - we hope - and her hubby is after all president......she can't be that ignorant about world events!

Let's not forget that guys like Bush and Cheney and all their other cohorts don't just destroy the lives of their enemies - but also the lives of their enemies wives - sisters - daughters -

Yes... wake up families of NWO/CFR/bilderbugs.  (wherever possible.)
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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 06:54:14 PM »
The moment that Secret Service agent muttered "I don't give a shit about your Constitution" he lost all credibility as an enforcer of the law.

And hell, as a human being too.

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 07:11:45 PM »
good post wavelength
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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008, 07:11:54 PM »
Recently confirmed with Officer Peter Kenn; Gary has been transfered to Central Bookings and is still being held on Assault 3 charges. The arrest number is: m08635912. We have been informed it is not likely that he will see a judge before this evening. Gary has already been held for over 13 hours, overnight.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2008/230408_b_arrests.htm

they might spend 3 days max.. bookings sux...
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 07:37:24 PM »
The guy that started the fight should be identifiable through arrest records (they're public records).  If not, he wasn't arrested and should be assumed to be LEO at some level since he apparently went in to the station over the incident and was a part of it.  That's assuming I've read this rightly.

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Re: We Are Change Reporters Unlawfully Arrested at L Bush Event
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2008, 08:31:44 PM »
Some valid points. 

But really, does anyone deny that Laura Bush was at the Capitol on the morning of 9-11, when her husband KNEW that a plane was going to crash into it?  Does anyone think she really knows anything about 9-11?  And if the 9-11 Truth movement is trying to win mainstream converts, you don't do it by asking Laura Bush or people like her questions.  It turns off more people than it educates.  But I concede that point is debatable.

And I agree the way the activists were treated was deplorable.

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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 08:34:27 PM »
Some valid points. 

But really, does anyone deny that Laura Bush was at the Capitol on the morning of 9-11, when her husband KNEW that a plane was going to crash into it?  Does anyone think she really knows anything about 9-11?  And if the 9-11 Truth movement is trying to win mainstream converts, you don't do it by asking Laura Bush or people like her questions.  It turns off more people than it educates.  But I concede that point is debatable.

And I agree the way the activists were treated was deplorable.

Laura Bush hides.  She doesn't see or hear news that she doesn't want to see or hear.  But her kids... they might be different. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2008, 08:35:26 PM »


Personally, I think it was a cop impersonating a regular Joe to supposedly keep an eye on things. He saw someone was asking questions, nothing was happening and then saw the opportunity to start a fracus.

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2008, 08:37:04 PM »
^^provacatuer? 
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2008, 08:45:58 PM »
Maybe I missed this in the main article and this thread, but what was the question?

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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2008, 09:13:14 PM »
Maybe I missed this in the main article and this thread, but what was the question?

This thread is in response to the latest news on pptv.  ;)


http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2008/042308_members_arrested.htm
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2008, 10:58:38 PM »
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Hey - adissenter2 - you were busy on digg.com earlier - digging down comments favorable to WEARECHANGE and making pithy and nasty comments BUT under a different user name - concerning this same - said story!

You posted the same link:"Powers, authorities, and duties of United States Secret Service".

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thanks for the vote of confidence darsie

and no I was not on digg.com, my handle on digg is dugdiggsdigg http://digg.com/users/dugdiggsdigg

you are mistaken about the intent for my post above & you are forgiven for jumping to a conclusions :), I have done the same in the past and I hope that others are able to forgive me

I am in an agreement with the beliefs of 'We Are Change' but with some of the actions of the members I personally would have chose differently in some cases.. my philosophy is to avoid confrontations especially with  law enforcement personnel.   My last confrontation all I did was ask for the officer to identify himself and I ended up in handcuffs for an hour. 

Hopefully when Gary is released he will update us on the event and what he learned from it.

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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2008, 11:51:36 PM »

People lost most of their right because they've been too busy watching Friends, Survivor, etc.

Most still believe the fairy tale they are "given, granted, or guaranteed" their rights by the Bill Of Rights. Fantasy.

You might want to read them again for yourself. http://fredsitelive.com/politics/usconst.htm
No such guarantee(s) exist. The amendments were to itemize things government was specifically forbidden from doing, and so had no authority to do.

See, the guarantee was always a populace who valued freedom more than anything else. People who would throw this or any other government in the trash can and start over, rather than let their creation dictate to them the rules under which they would live.

As no one really cares anymore, or forgot they were supposed to, we are now free to embrace the many opportunities availble within you local "Free Speech Zone". It does some like some kind of dog pound, doesn't it?
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« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2008, 11:58:00 PM »


Well, as the saying goes, anyone "who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Franklin)

John 3:16 teaches us: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

John 14:6 says:  "I am the way the truth and the life; NO MAN cometh unto the Father BUT BY ME."