Monday, June 12, 2006

Wal-Mart Tells Secret Service About Photo That Portrayed Violence Against Bush — Liberals Mad

Imagine an event that combines the leftist hatred of Wal-Mart with the leftist hatred of George Bush. You would certainly expect to hear about it in The Progressive.
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.”
We don’t know how to interpret the red thumb tack other than as an image of Bush being shot in the head.

Yep, the kid sounds like a real moonbat.

The kid took his film to be developed at Wal-Mart, and store employees contacted the Kitty Hawk police who 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.
One can try to spin this as a violation of civil liberties, but the student produced a poster that seemed to advocate violence against President Bush.

If the Secret Service is not supposed to investigate such incidents, what are they supposed to do?

Presumably wait until somebody shoots at Bush or throws a grenade at him.

If anybody thinks the Secret Service went too far, they need to ask: “suppose a student project seemed to advocate violence against gays or blacks?” The liberals would want the cops to be all over that, and very quickly.


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