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    Black activist jailed for his Facebook posts speaks out about secret FBI surveillance

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...i-surveillance

    large crash and officers screaming commands, he soon realized his nightmare was real, and he and his 15-year-old son were forced outside of their Dallas home, wearing only underwear.

    Handcuffed and shaking in the cold wind, Balogun thought a misunderstanding must have led the FBI to his door on 12 December 2017. The father of three said he was shocked to later learn that agents investigating “domestic terrorism” had been monitoring him for years and were arresting him that day in part because of his Facebook posts criticizing police.

    “It’s tyranny at its finest,” said Balogun, 34. “I have not been doing anything illegal for them to have surveillance on me. I have not hurt anyone or threatened anyone.”
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    Where's the ACLU or Southern Poverty Law Center to help him out? When will people wake up and realize who the real terrorists are? This guy did. He paid a huge price.
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    Balogun has long been an activist, co-founding Guerrilla Mainframe and the Huey P Newton Gun Club, two groups fighting police brutality and advocating for the rights of black gun owners.
    Where’s the NRA?
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    All good questions. If this article is true, every should be screaming their heads off about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skooly View Post
    Where’s the NRA?
    While I have no doubt the NRA would not help this guy if this was gun issue, that's not what this is. This is a clear 1A issue with the government using a gun charge (that was ultimately thrown out) as a way to chill free speech. Ironically, this is all the more reason why the people need guns to protect themselves from this type of tyranny which will only get worse.

    Steve (thinks the government proved the guy's point)
    Last edited by Mr. Raceboy; 05-16-2018 at 12:45 PM.
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    He had guns--they didn't protect him.

    He has legal rights--which will compensate him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skooly View Post
    Where’s the NRA?
    defending firearm rights, I suppose.

    but, if you don't like the NRA, here's a couple of alternatives:
    Jews who don't like the idea of concentration camps: http://jpfo.org/
    doctors who like the idea of self-defense: https://drgo.us/
    gays who don't like getting mobbed: http://www.pinkpistols.org/about-the-pink-pistols/
    black people who don't like getting lynched:
    https://naaga.co/
    https://hueypnewtongunclub.org/about < the subject of the article was one of the founders of this one
    and, for people who just don't like the NRA:
    https://www.saf.org/
    https://gunowners.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Raceboy View Post
    the government using a gun charge
    Then it did involve his 2A rights.

    Of course, this doesn't tell us anything about the NRA that we didn't already know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jared View Post
    defending firearm rights, I suppose.

    but, if you don't like the NRA, here's a couple of alternatives:
    Jews who don't like the idea of concentration camps: http://jpfo.org/
    doctors who like the idea of self-defense: https://drgo.us/
    gays who don't like getting mobbed: http://www.pinkpistols.org/about-the-pink-pistols/
    black people who don't like getting lynched:
    https://naaga.co/
    https://hueypnewtongunclub.org/about < the subject of the article was one of the founders of this one
    and, for people who just don't like the NRA:
    https://www.saf.org/
    https://gunowners.org/
    Where are all they when it comes to defending his rights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skooly View Post
    He had guns--they didn't protect him.

    He has legal rights--which will compensate him.
    Compensate? Sure, if he has a hundred grand or so in legal fees just sitting around, he might possibly get a judgement, in which the offenders don't take any responsibility but offer him a $10,000 settlement to make him go away.

    How about the time they took away from him in a most illegal fashion. How about the fact that a collection of legal authorities colluded to illegally issue a warrant, break into his house, keep him imprisoned without bail, prosecute him on charges that had nothing to do with the warrant?

    What are the chances of that judge who signed off on the warrant getting prosecuted, or the team of prosecutors who looked at the evidence, realized that there was no case, and scrounged up a charge that the could push; are they going to be put into jail for abuse of authority under color of law, or racketeering, or conspiracy, or false imprisonment? Not likely. I'm sure you'll come up with a legal justification why I'm wrong, but there's a difference between a hair-splitting legality, and the fact that these people did something illegal and unethical, and they're going to get away with it.
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