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Police officers accused of running check on Obama

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He did not say what the officers’ motive may have been.

Stupidity is tops on my list. Dumbasses with too much time on their hands and not enough time doing their jobs.

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I say Obama should get the national guard all holding AR-15s to arrest those Police officers for Federal crimes against the US. President right in there dam Police department. Seems like the Police need to be made an example that you don't mess with the Federal govt.

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The people of America voted Obama in office, a few rouge Police against the President outta be thrown in jail for treason, its a good time to start cleaning out rouge Police. Police have guns, and the US military has bombs.

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Dumb and dumber. These guys are about to join the Dole queues. Then again, ain't Georgia the place where the guys in white sheets still do night rides.

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I say Obama should get the national guard all holding AR-15s to arrest those Police officers for Federal crimes against the US.

Now that would give Obama a criminal record. The Unites States National Guard (military) does not have power of arrest on US soil unless martial law is declared. This is simply a case of cops A saying "Hey, I wonder if the president has an arrest record" and cop B saying "Let's look it up on the computer". Nobody is "messing with the federal government." There are no "rogue cops". What you are saying is "We all love the Great Obama and any insult to his greatness must be trampled with the full might of the army."

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Some people think that president election is still going on...

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Obviously, the information they sought using govt property was bad enough to make the CIA call the Police department over the rogue Police Officers. If I was the President, I still would have ordered the national guard to storm there department or the CIA. He is our President, and the election is over, there is know reason why the Police should be looking up that kind of information on our President. They should be made into an example for other rogue Officers who do that stupid stuff towards our President. Obama outta start cleaning out stupid racist Cops.

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typical republican right-wing dirty politics...hey scumbags, you lost, get over it

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AK619 You are totally lost over when it comes to the law. Again, the national guard does not have the power to do what you want. Ever heard of the Posse Comitatus Act? Once elected, the president is not given power to do whatever he wants. The FBI and the Secret Service can investigate. Calling in the National Guard would constitute a crime by the President. And it wasn't the CIA (in charge of dealing with foreign threats to the nation), it was the Secret Service (protection of the president) that had an issue with the police. People complain about Bush going above and beyond the law, but now are screaming for Obama to do the same. Hypocritical, if you ask me. Rogue (or "rouge" as you call them), a couple cops do something stupid and you are calling for martial law!

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So, did they find anything in the background check?

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Helter: "So, did they find anything in the background check?"

They found out that his birth certificate is indeed real and all the Right-wingers trying to make it seem like he was a foreigner before the election were nothing but fools. Sadly, so are these cops. :)

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I'm sure its OK to call the national guard on citizens of America in disasters or severe riots without calling martial law "New Orleans is an example during the flood. In the pass calling the national guard on city, state, or federal property, including universities has been done in the pass.

Don't forget that a President in the pass had to call the national guard to protect blacks to go to white schools, because of the public uproar and violence to intergrate blacks in education. Get over it, Republicans lost..... and we don't want you back.

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Helter_Skelter at 03:16 PM JST - 31st July So, did they find anything in the background check?

Nope clean as a whistle and get this, they also found out that he is an American citizen.

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"AK619 You are totally lost over when it comes to the law. Again, the national guard does not have the power to do what you want."

Maybe the president can just abuse the moronic Patriot Act like his predecessor and have these guys locked up as suspected terrorists. At least in this case he would have grounds to justify 'suspicions' (that is, of course, if you actually buy into the Patriot Act and believe it's just. I don't).

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The national guard is called out by the State Governor. There is no single National Guard. The president can federalize the guard if there is a rebellion or danger of a rebellion against the authority of the Government of the United States. Two Georgia police officers playing with the computer does not constitute a rebellion. Eisenhower federalizing the Arkansas National Guard was done because the governor had previously called out the guard to prevent black students from attending school, and he ignored a federal court order to recall them. I was merely trying to point out the hypocrisy of your statements. I didn't say I was for Bush bending the law. You are advocating the current president to do so, however. The constitution can be changed to make Obama president for life, if you want. But it has to go through the proper legal procedures.

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In the greater scheme of things, I really don't think this is so bad.

If these two worked for me, it would end with a world class butt chewing. I honestly don't think it warrants more than that.

Taka

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"clean as a whistle" ( Obama )

Har!

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How far the GOP has fallen. For black bag jobs like this they at least used to get ex-CIA, etc (remember Watergate). These days, however, they have to depend on a couple of redneck cops using a Sinclair ZX80.

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I can do the same thing from any of my networked PCs at home or the office for $29.95. All I need is your name and a close address and I can choose your name from a list. Wouldn't be hard to do. Regular employment check any more.

I doubt Obama has a criminal record. But I guess I'm rather curious why this is national news. Seems like (yet more) stupidity. Maybe the government really is a three ring circus?

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Ah the good old fashioned redneck KKK on the police force. Now if they mentioned that all the officers were black then that might be something. Georgia is a very prejudiced place, my gf went to visit her brother who was there on business and was actually called a racist name by some goofs driving by in a car, which I was really shocked at because she's really good looking. Some states still aren't past the 50s and Georgia is one of them. Nothing wrong with doing checks on the Pres, but only the FBI and congress/supreme court initiates those kind of things if I'm right.

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So many Americans know so little about their president.

On his very first day in office Mr Obama signed an Executive Order (13489) which effectively outlaws any searches into his chequered past by barring release of personal information such as his academic records, travel history, birth certificate and so forth.

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LastBestHope - it does the exact OPPOSITE of what you claim.

Executive Order 13489: Presidential Records - Restores the wording of Executive Order 12667, and revokes the Bush administration replacement Executive Order 13233.

Which means that now you can request these records. Previously, under Bush's administration, all of these records were top secret, un-reachable and up to the discretion of the President if they were to EVER become available.

Now, it is up to a court of law to make this information available. I quote directly from it: "This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person."

It does NOT block any personal information such as his academic record (publically available), previous travel history (publically available), his birth certificate (publically available), so on and so forth.

This is just more FUD from the Republican fear machine.

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So, what were the results of the police check on Obama?

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"So, what were the results of the police check on Obama?"

Well, according to JoeBigs, he's clean as a whistle, except for bankrupting the country.

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Kokuryu,

LastBestHope - it does the exact OPPOSITE of what you claim. Executive Order 13489: Presidential Records - Restores the wording of Executive Order 12667, and revokes the Bush administration replacement Executive Order 13233.

Well...at least my boy, lbh, got the so many Americans know so little about their president part right. He just happens to be one of them. ;-)

Taka

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Kokuryu,

LastBestHope - it does the exact OPPOSITE of what you claim. Executive Order 13489: Presidential Records - Restores the wording of Executive Order 12667, and revokes the Bush administration replacement Executive Order 13233.

Well...at least my boy, lbh, got the so many Americans know so little about their president part right. He just happens to be one of them. ;-)

Taka

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Sad commentary on American politics when a couple of good old boys on a police force somewhere in Georgia have to do a job that Democratic Party officials should have.

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taka313 did it ever occur to you that lastbesthope was being sarcastic in his remarks?

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