In Phoenix, First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Individuals Critical of Police State

I originally posted the following news commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Phoenix, Arizona Police Patrol Unit

Phoenix, Arizona Police Patrol Unit

Phoenix Police Raid Home of Blogger Whose Writing is Highly Critical of Them:
http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2009/04/01/phoenix-police-raid-home-of-blogger-whose-writing-is-highly-critical-of-them/

(Carlos Miller) – In what should send a frightening chill down the spine of every blogger, writer, journalist and First Amendment advocate in the United States, Phoenix police raided the home of a blogger who has been highly critical of the department.

Jeff Pataky, who runs Bad Phoenix Cops, said the officers confiscated three computers, routers, modems, hard drives, memory cards and everything necessary to continue blogging.

The 41-year-old software engineer said they also confiscated numerous personal files and documents relating to a pending lawsuit he has against the department alleging harassment – which he says makes it obvious the raid was an act of retaliation.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Would it surprise you to know that, apparently, the First Amendment is reserved ONLY for those citizens that choose NOT to criticize the American Police State? If your answer is “yes,” then you obviously haven’t been paying attention!

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