SOMETHING IN THE AIR
Town-hall clash! Arrest threat over Obama 'Joker' poster
Officer threatens arrest: This ain't America no more
By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Editor's note: Earlier reports that Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. is a police officer were in error. Further investigation has revealed Officer Cheeks is a trained member of the Fairfax County [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]Public [COLOR=blue ! important]Schools[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
' trained School Security Officer team. To contact the school's security force, email Fred Ellis, the director of safety and security for Fairfax County Public Schools, or Jim McLain, the security coordinator.
A depiction of the sign banned by Officer Cheeks
"This used to be America," argued a protester outside a [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]health[/COLOR][/COLOR]-care town hall meeting in Reston, Va., after a security officer threatened him with arrest for holding up a sign with a picture critical of Barack Obama.
The officer's response?
"It ain't no more, OK?"
A video of the town hall held earlier this week by Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., shows an unnamed protester standing on school grounds carrying a sign that read "Organizing for National Socialist Health Care – The Final Solution" and depicted Barack Obama in the Joker's makeup.
Officer Wesley Cheeks Jr. then told the protester that even though others were holding signs, his sign was unacceptable because of the depiction of Obama.
"But you got this with a picture," Cheeks said, explaining why the protester was being singled out from the others. "That's the difference. This has got a picture on it. That don't have a picture on it.
"Sir, leave the picture down," the officer said. "If you put the picture back up, you'll be charged with trespassing."
Video of the exchange can be seen below:
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