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Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo
    #4764747 - 10/06/05 05:59 PM (16 years, 23 days ago)

Wal-Mart Turns in Student's Anti-Bush Photo, Secret Service Investigates Him
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Selina Jarvis is the chair of the social studies department at Currituck County High School in North Carolina, and she is not used to having the Secret Service question her or one of her students.

But that's what happened on September 20.

Jarvis had assigned her senior civics and economics class "to take photographs to illustrate their rights in the Bill of Rights," she says. One student "had taken a photo of George Bush out of a magazine and tacked the picture to a wall with a red thumb tack through his head. Then he made a thumb's down sign with his own hand next to the President's picture, and he had a photo taken of that, and he pasted it on a poster."

According to Jarvis, the student, who remains anonymous, was just doing his assignment, illustrating the right to dissent.

But over at the Kitty Hawk Wal-Mart, where the student took his film to be developed, this right is evidently suspect.

An employee in that Wal-Mart photo department called the Kitty Hawk police on the student. And the Kitty Hawk police turned the matter over to the Secret Service.

On Tuesday, September 20, the Secret Service came to Currituck High."At 1:35, the student came to me and told me that the Secret Service had taken his poster," Jarvis says. "I didn't believe him at first. But they had come into my room when I wasn't there and had taken his poster, which was in a stack with all the others."

She says the student was upset.

"He was nervous, he was scared, and his parents were out of town on business," says Jarvis.

She, too, had to talk to the Secret Service.

"Halfway through my afternoon class, the assistant principal got me out of class and took me to the office conference room," she says. "Two men from the Secret Service were there. They asked me what I knew about the student. I told them he was a great kid, that he was in the homecoming court, and that he'd never been in any trouble."

Then they got down to his poster.

"They asked me, didn't I think that it was suspicious," she recalls. "I said no, it was a Bill of Rights project!"

At the end of the meeting, they told her the incident "would be interpreted by the U.S. attorney, who would decide whether the student could be indicted," she says.

The student was not indicted, and the Secret Service did not pursue the case further.

"I blame Wal-Mart more than anybody," she says. "I was really disgusted with them. But everyone was using poor judgment, from Wal-Mart up to the Secret Service."

A person in the photo department at the Wal-Mart in Kitty Hawk said, "You have to call either the home office or the authorities to get any information about that."

Jacquie Young, a spokesperson for Wal-Mart at company headquarters, did not provide comment within a 24-hour period.

Sharon Davenport of the Kitty Hawk Police Department said, "We just handed it over" to the Secret Service. "No investigative report was filed."

Jonathan Scherry, spokesman for the Secret Service in Washington, D.C., said, "We ertainly respect artistic freedom, but we also have the responsibility to look into incidents when necessary. In this case, it was brought to our attention from a private citizen, a photo lab employee."

Jarvis uses one word to describe the whole incident: "ridiculous."




Edited by daussaulit (10/06/05 09:24 PM)


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4764851 - 10/06/05 06:22 PM (16 years, 23 days ago)

Go america and their stranglehold on their so called "freedom".

Seriously.

When someone can't do this without getting in trouble, what's next?

I'm sure when someone mentions Bush and Kill in the same sentence now, the SS are gonna be all over their asses.

This makes me glad I live in canada.

Thanks for the article man. Good read.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: drtyfrnk]
    #4764925 - 10/06/05 06:41 PM (16 years, 23 days ago)

Bush's response to our concerns about freedom.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4764945 - 10/06/05 06:45 PM (16 years, 23 days ago)

way to go vigilant wal mart monkeys!


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: drtyfrnk]
    #4764988 - 10/06/05 06:54 PM (16 years, 23 days ago)

I love threads like these. The canadians run in and spout of anything their soiled little tongues allow and then run back to the pub.

BEGONE CANADOODIANS.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4765251 - 10/06/05 07:54 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

Sup Big Brother.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: looner2]
    #4765458 - 10/06/05 08:37 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

If this sort of thing happened in Canada we would feel the same way. But the BS seems to overflow in your country.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4765478 - 10/06/05 08:43 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

I noticed that the Secret Service did not persue the matter. I imagine they walked away shaking their heads muttering something like--" I can't believe these assholes wasted our time on this bullshit'--or something like that.

But what was the Wall Mart employee thinking. What an asshole.

And the Kitty Hawk police Dept, what were they thinking? I can't believe they actualy took something like this seriously to begin with.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: gregorio]
    #4765612 - 10/06/05 09:16 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

but, you think something like this would have happened pre-9/11?


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4765680 - 10/06/05 09:27 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

That an employee working in the photo lab would call the local police--yes I do and I'm sure similar things have happened many times before. The local police taking it to the next level-contacting the Secret Service-that might be another story. But, people over-reacting is nothing new.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4765826 - 10/06/05 09:54 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

Sometimes it suprises me how seriously the gov't takes trivial things when they should be worrying about real threats.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: Redstorm]
    #4766006 - 10/06/05 10:32 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

I agree with you but in this case I can't find any blame in anything that the Secret Service did. Once they got that call from the local police dept. I don't think they had any choice but to investigate the matter.

A case of a private citizen over-reacting and small town police dept. that should have known better than persue something as silly as this any further.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4766512 - 10/07/05 12:15 AM (16 years, 22 days ago)

seriously... wtf.... people need to educate themselfs about our constituion...


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: chaospilot]
    #4767698 - 10/07/05 08:31 AM (16 years, 22 days ago)

You guys are all traitors.

This was a matter of serious national security. I feel safer knowing the secret service is doing their job. GOD BLESS AMERICA.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: daussaulit]
    #4770088 - 10/07/05 06:42 PM (16 years, 22 days ago)

What a great story.

Our friend sure got a good lesson about his rights as an American.

As for WAL-MART, aren't they officialy complicit with the American authorities? Like if you develop pictures of your grow there, employees are intructed to call the police.

I wouldn't suprised if it was company policy to do this as well. Some opportunistic employee there approves of the snitch culture...he's workin on that promotion...

"WAL-MART...Keeping Americans safe from terrorism, along with ol' Bushy"


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: carbonhoots]
    #4770322 - 10/07/05 08:14 PM (16 years, 21 days ago)

Who develops pictures of their grow at any photo lab?


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: phi1618]
    #4770366 - 10/07/05 08:26 PM (16 years, 21 days ago)

Don't ever doubt the stupidity of some people. There's always an annual story regarding a man reporting to the police someone stole his pot.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: bukkake]
    #4771053 - 10/07/05 11:43 PM (16 years, 21 days ago)

These types of situations will occur more frequently and with more serious consequences, if the new Patriot Act comes into effect. This is just a precursor to much more that is to come.


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: Darcho]
    #4771353 - 10/08/05 01:12 AM (16 years, 21 days ago)

We just narrowly missed a bill that would have made it the law that you have to report any drug crime you have knowlege of within 24 hrs or face up to two years in prison yourself.

What are we trying to make America into?


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Re: Secret Service investigates Student's anti-Bush photo [Re: bukkake]
    #4772094 - 10/08/05 08:01 AM (16 years, 21 days ago)

:smile: :smile: Those stories allways kill me. It's like the monthly stories I read where people get busted with multiple pounds of pot because they were driving like 85 MPH down the interstate or diving with a headlight out. They should just put a big neon sign on top of their car----BUST ME PLEASE, I'M AN ASSHOLE


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