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(The Raw Story)   The US government may not know what it's doing about the situation in Syria yet, but they do know how to deal with rogue banjo players, dammit   (rawstory.com ) divider line
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2013-09-03 08:34:39 AM  
She talked back to a Philly cop. Of course that was gonna happen. You don't HAVE rights in Philly. Cops roll up on you and say leave...you leave or you get beat down. Thems the rules. It's just how the city works.
 
2013-09-03 09:08:54 AM  
Good banjo playing in public should be illegal.

/Why are banjos so ugly?
//So deaf people will hate them too.
 
2013-09-03 09:15:38 AM  
"Kill Zoidberg!"
 
2013-09-03 09:19:00 AM  
the pic looks like rape...rape rape rape...
 
2013-09-03 09:19:10 AM  

EvilEgg: Good banjo playing in public should be illegal.

/Why are banjos so ugly?
//So deaf people will hate them too.


What about bad banjo playing?
 
2013-09-03 09:19:17 AM  
Good. She sucked at playing the banjo.
 
2013-09-03 09:19:21 AM  
Damn.  The music critics are getting harsh.
 
2013-09-03 09:19:56 AM  
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Banjo might get out of hand, but we love him anyway.
 
2013-09-03 09:20:32 AM  
It she was playing an accordion, I could understand.  But a banjo?  It is, after all, a first cousin to the guitar.
 
2013-09-03 09:21:43 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-09-03 09:22:58 AM  
Needs more violence.
 
2013-09-03 09:24:49 AM  
99 problems but busted in Philly ain't one of them
www.r80o.com
 
2013-09-03 09:29:31 AM  
www.mobygames.com

They are just trying to crack down on banjo duels between warring gangs, she just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

/"You shot my banjo!"
 
2013-09-03 09:29:44 AM  
"See the violence inherent in the system."
 
2013-09-03 09:31:13 AM  
i169.photobucket.com
It ain't easy having no farks to give
 
2013-09-03 09:31:41 AM  
She must be a really bad banjo player
 
2013-09-03 09:32:56 AM  

The Muthaship: Needs more violence.


Oh that happens once she's being processed into the prison system. Philly cops have a particular hatred for anyone perceived as liberal.
 
2013-09-03 09:34:36 AM  
Nice to see Fascism is still alive in the good ol' USA.
 
2013-09-03 09:35:38 AM  

Burr: EvilEgg: Good banjo playing in public should be illegal.

/Why are banjos so ugly?
//So deaf people will hate them too.

What about bad banjo playing?


Nothing.  I play the banjo, I just wouldn't subject the public to it.

/that's really more about the quality of my playing.
 
2013-09-03 09:35:39 AM  
"Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.
 
2013-09-03 09:38:46 AM  

MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.


Kicked BY the cops you mean...
 
2013-09-03 09:39:49 AM  
Where is the contards anti-war protest? They should show up armed this time.
 
2013-09-03 09:41:06 AM  

MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.


It's called 'jo stomping, and it's a traditional part of live bluegrass performances. The cops should know this.
 
2013-09-03 09:41:39 AM  
Seriously...most Philly cops have a fairly consistant attitude towards this sort of thing - STFU and move on or they'll bust your head and arrest you for bleeding on them. But you DO get a warning first, so there's that. And if you move on they're good with it.

Not so much on the first amendment or the bill of rights in general but that's Philly for you.
 
2013-09-03 09:45:39 AM  
Obama's jack booted thugs are now arresting banjo players. Soon it will be fiddlers and mandolin players.
 
2013-09-03 09:48:00 AM  
Ya know how the stage that a banjo player getting arrested on is level?
...
There's drool coming out of both sides of arrestee's mouth.
 
2013-09-03 09:56:20 AM  
hitlerplayingbanjo.jpg
 
2013-09-03 09:58:23 AM  

Weaver95: MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.

Kicked BY the cops you mean...


Nope, when they tried to cuff her she struck first.

I am not sure why they were arresting her, and I think the cops were being pricks, but once they decide to make the arrest it's a done deal. If you attack them in any way they are allowed to respond to control you.

Prick cops + asshat protester = bad scene.
 
2013-09-03 09:58:39 AM  
Why are they protesting the war in Syria? Are we at war with Syria?
 
2013-09-03 09:59:51 AM  

Mr. Right: It she was playing an accordion, I could understand.  But a banjo?  It is, after all, a first cousin to the guitar.


The banjo had no resonator, so that limits how loud it could be.  And she wasn't wearing finger picks, so that also cuts into the volume.  Unless she was really bad, they had no reason to bust her.
 
2013-09-03 10:00:55 AM  
What was the charge the cops used to harass her?
 
2013-09-03 10:02:14 AM  

EvilEgg: Burr: EvilEgg: Good banjo playing in public should be illegal.

/Why are banjos so ugly?
//So deaf people will hate them too.

What about bad banjo playing?

Nothing.  I play the banjo, I just wouldn't subject the public to it.

/that's really more about the quality of my playing.


You too eh?

I swear the holophoner would be a snap compared to a banjo :(
 
2013-09-03 10:09:17 AM  
Oh gods this made me laugh.
yelling "I went to war for this country" at a war protest
epic fail there, REMF
 
2013-09-03 10:09:28 AM  

Mr. Titanium: Mr. Right: It she was playing an accordion, I could understand.  But a banjo?  It is, after all, a first cousin to the guitar.

The banjo had no resonator, so that limits how loud it could be.  And she wasn't wearing finger picks, so that also cuts into the volume.  Unless she was really bad, they had no reason to bust her.


She talked back. That's really all the reason they needed. Not kidding either. Philly cops tend towards the thuggish side.
 
2013-09-03 10:10:17 AM  

Weaver95: MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.

Kicked BY the cops you mean...


If the cops tell you to leave an area, you leave. If you don't they will arrest you. If you resist, then you are committing a crime. It's that simple. We didn't hear the start of the conversation, so we don't really know why the cops were there. If them telling you to leave abridges your 1st amendment rights, that's a reason to hire a lawyer, not ignore them and then resist arrest.
Also, this was in a National Park, you need a permit to hold any demonstrations.
 
2013-09-03 10:10:44 AM  

natas6.0: Oh gods this made me laugh.
yelling "I went to war for this country" at a war protest
epic fail there, REMF


So she's a veteran but not a true veteran, is that what you're saying...?
 
2013-09-03 10:12:12 AM  

MarkEC: Weaver95: MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.

Kicked BY the cops you mean...

If the cops tell you to leave an area, you leave. If you don't they will arrest you. If you resist, then you are committing a crime. It's that simple. We didn't hear the start of the conversation, so we don't really know why the cops were there. If them telling you to leave abridges your 1st amendment rights, that's a reason to hire a lawyer, not ignore them and then resist arrest.
Also, this was in a National Park, you need a permit to hold any demonstrations.


So the only charge was resisting arrest? Huh. Think aBout that for a moment, see if you can spot the problem with it....
 
2013-09-03 10:15:01 AM  
Obviously, there was a reason she couldn't be where she was standing. That happens sometimes. It's not an indication that we're "living in a police state". And without knowing the full story (like all of us who only have access to a video clip), I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the government wasn't trying to shut her up or hide some hidden truth she was broadcasting from her banjo. When she turned to the camera and said "The government doesn't want you to know what it's doing..." I was all set, thanks.

People sometimes get so worked up in their own sense of self-importance and resulting self-entitlement that they forget or ignore the fact that laws have to be enforced, even when they don't sync up with your own personal views. This seems to happen a lot with recent Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Society has decided to go ahead and define each and every one of them as "Hero" simply because they enlisted, and too many of them have swallowed it whole. Then it becomes a battle of the enormous egos - Cop vs Hero - and the cops will inevitably win that standoff. But as long as you make sure there's a camera, you get to at least be a martyr for the cause.

Ultimately, who cares? She probably got a fine, if that. The cops probably just returned to their secret Illuminati bunker to plan out another day of stripping innocent Americans of their rights.
 
2013-09-03 10:17:01 AM  

So, four cops to beat up a chick with a banjo cause f*ck you, that's why.  Wow.  You guys are badass motherf*ckers, aintcha?  Do you need to arrive en masse with weapons to bang your wives, too?


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"STOP RESISTING!"



If I'm ever in Philly, please don't stand near me if I go to the park.  I don't want people thinking I'm a jackbooted pussy, too.
 
2013-09-03 10:17:20 AM  

AteMyBrain: Obviously, there was a reason she couldn't be where she was standing. That happens sometimes. It's not an indication that we're "living in a police state". And without knowing the full story (like all of us who only have access to a video clip), I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the government wasn't trying to shut her up or hide some hidden truth she was broadcasting from her banjo. When she turned to the camera and said "The government doesn't want you to know what it's doing..." I was all set, thanks.

People sometimes get so worked up in their own sense of self-importance and resulting self-entitlement that they forget or ignore the fact that laws have to be enforced, even when they don't sync up with your own personal views. This seems to happen a lot with recent Iraq and Afghanistan vets. Society has decided to go ahead and define each and every one of them as "Hero" simply because they enlisted, and too many of them have swallowed it whole. Then it becomes a battle of the enormous egos - Cop vs Hero - and the cops will inevitably win that standoff. But as long as you make sure there's a camera, you get to at least be a martyr for the cause.

Ultimately, who cares? She probably got a fine, if that. The cops probably just returned to their secret Illuminati bunker to plan out another day of stripping innocent Americans of their rights.


Just another day right? Protester got beat down, nobody that matters got hurt...she probably deserved what she got anyways right?

Ye gods...we're doomed.
 
2013-09-03 10:18:51 AM  
weaver95
she's a whiny, banjo playing douche
doing anything in the military makes everyone a veteran
paper pushers, cooks, the voice of the old guard
everyone get a prize nowdays
are they the same as the people who actually put their lives on the line? nope
I normally agree with you, but attention whores don't deserve special attention
especially babbling about war experience at a peace rally
loves me some old john kerry footage
 
2013-09-03 10:19:28 AM  
Thank you brave heroes for your vigilance in removing this scourge from the dear Fatherland Homeland.

/veteran
 
2013-09-03 10:19:53 AM  

Weaver95: MarkEC: Weaver95: MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.

Kicked BY the cops you mean...

If the cops tell you to leave an area, you leave. If you don't they will arrest you. If you resist, then you are committing a crime. It's that simple. We didn't hear the start of the conversation, so we don't really know why the cops were there. If them telling you to leave abridges your 1st amendment rights, that's a reason to hire a lawyer, not ignore them and then resist arrest.
Also, this was in a National Park, you need a permit to hold any demonstrations.

So the only charge was resisting arrest? Huh. Think aBout that for a moment, see if you can spot the problem with it....


Do you have to commit a crime first before park police can tell you to move on? Was she part of an organization that had a permit to demonstrate in the park? Telling park police that they can't tell you to move elsewhere is asking to be arrested. How is that hard to understand? Whether you like it or not, when the park police tell you to leave, you are committing trespassing if you defy them, just like you would be if Walmart security asked you to leave their store and you didn't.
 
2013-09-03 10:21:16 AM  

natas6.0: she's a whiny, banjo playing douche


I don't think that's a word that should be used casually by somebody who describes anybody who won't stick their nose up any ass stuck in their face as "whiny".
 
2013-09-03 10:21:43 AM  
Nice cans
 
2013-09-03 10:21:49 AM  

natas6.0: weaver95
she's a whiny, banjo playing douche
doing anything in the military makes everyone a veteran
paper pushers, cooks, the voice of the old guard
everyone get a prize nowdays
are they the same as the people who actually put their lives on the line? nope
I normally agree with you, but attention whores don't deserve special attention
especially babbling about war experience at a peace rally
loves me some old john kerry footage


Nothing get blown up or no one gets killed until the bellies are full.
 
2013-09-03 10:22:17 AM  

MarkEC: Weaver95: MarkEC: Weaver95: MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.

Kicked BY the cops you mean...

If the cops tell you to leave an area, you leave. If you don't they will arrest you. If you resist, then you are committing a crime. It's that simple. We didn't hear the start of the conversation, so we don't really know why the cops were there. If them telling you to leave abridges your 1st amendment rights, that's a reason to hire a lawyer, not ignore them and then resist arrest.
Also, this was in a National Park, you need a permit to hold any demonstrations.

So the only charge was resisting arrest? Huh. Think aBout that for a moment, see if you can spot the problem with it....

Do you have to commit a crime first before park police can tell you to move on? Was she part of an organization that had a permit to demonstrate in the park? Telling park police that they can't tell you to move elsewhere is asking to be arrested. How is that hard to understand? Whether you like it or not, when the park police tell you to leave, you are committing trespassing if you defy them, just like you would be if Walmart security asked you to leave their store and you didn't.


So parks are corporate property now?
 
2013-09-03 10:22:59 AM  

Weaver95: MarkEC: Weaver95: MarkEC: Weaver95: MarkEC: "Woman violently arrested for playing banjo in wrong place at Syria war protest in Philly"

Violently arrested? She was the only one being violent there. She was kicking the cops.

Kicked BY the cops you mean...

If the cops tell you to leave an area, you leave. If you don't they will arrest you. If you resist, then you are committing a crime. It's that simple. We didn't hear the start of the conversation, so we don't really know why the cops were there. If them telling you to leave abridges your 1st amendment rights, that's a reason to hire a lawyer, not ignore them and then resist arrest.
Also, this was in a National Park, you need a permit to hold any demonstrations.

So the only charge was resisting arrest? Huh. Think aBout that for a moment, see if you can spot the problem with it....

Do you have to commit a crime first before park police can tell you to move on? Was she part of an organization that had a permit to demonstrate in the park? Telling park police that they can't tell you to move elsewhere is asking to be arrested. How is that hard to understand? Whether you like it or not, when the park police tell you to leave, you are committing trespassing if you defy them, just like you would be if Walmart security asked you to leave their store and you didn't.

So parks are corporate property now?




Didn't you get the secret memo?
 
2013-09-03 10:23:03 AM  
You have no rights in Amerika comrade.
 
2013-09-03 10:23:09 AM  

natas6.0: weaver95
she's a whiny, banjo playing douche
doing anything in the military makes everyone a veteran
paper pushers, cooks, the voice of the old guard
everyone get a prize nowdays
are they the same as the people who actually put their lives on the line? nope
I normally agree with you, but attention whores don't deserve special attention
especially babbling about war experience at a peace rally
loves me some old john kerry footage


No true Scottsman eh? Interesting...
 
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