Friday, January 05, 2007

More on Activist Arrest at Inaugural

This story is finally making its way into the mainstream media. The Courant website has a Mark Pazniokas story about the incident on their front page, and has obtained the arrest report (pdf). Colin McEnroe has been following this very closely, you can see two posts on the subject on his blog here and here. Colin is right--the one who should be acting to shed some light on this very, very ugly and disturbing incident should be the governor herself.

Here's what I'd like to know: Why was Krayeske on CTIC's list? Who else is on that list? How much did the Rell Administration know about that list? Why was bond set so high?

Also, I noticed that the Courant article references statements Ken made on two websites, one of which is a comment on this CLP post, as proof of his "hostility" towards Rell.

I have a feeling we'll see this story on the front page of some state newspapers tomorrow.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

More discussion at MLN

Maura said...

Genghis, turns out the other comment that Paz found was from Ken's own web site. He's even got a post there that he wrote just before the inaugural, talking about how he scoped out the location for where he could take pictures. He even commented on seeing swarms of security people there, presumably to protect Rell from terrorists. Ironic.

More here at MLN with link to Ken's site.

meteskyjr said...

Gov. Rell needs to personally make a gesture to or toward Krayeske (no matter how nutty she may think he is) that signals she believes his treatment was heavy-handed and wrong. Not to do so makes her complicit in what I would describe as a very short step away from police-state tactics.

MikeCT said...

Noticed this in the Courant:

But one witness to the arrest, Eliot Streim, contradicted the police account.

Streim, a Hartford lawyer who was watching the parade with a colleague, said police did not intercept Krayeske as he ran into the parade route. On the contrary, Krayeske photographed the governor without incident and was detained by police only after Rell had passed by, Streim said.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Osama and his cohorts found it so easy to take down the World Trade Centers.

If all the geniuses at the FBI and the CT state troopers are spending their time investigating True American patriots like Ken and reading blogs instead of investigating real threats you can bet the next attack will be a complete success too.

bluecoat said...

We are talking about the state police whose members have repeatedly demonstrated violence against those who don't see it their way. On ex-trooper "hunted down" his girlfriend - a Newington cop - and ambushed her and killed her; another played shoot-em-up in Waterbury outside the courthous during his divorce proceedings and then there is the NYSP IA investigation where a current trooper held a gun to his girlfreind's head and another pumped his shotgun at Bradley airport because he was unhappy that supervisor suggest the employee he was bullshitting with get back to work. The state cops have no credibility.

Hi Boys!!!!!

bluecoat said...

While the NYPD has made some honest mistakes in the Big Apple during political events like the RNC convention, I haven't seen anything as ridiculous as what happens in CT with the amateurs we have::this public relations puff piecehere from CPTVis one relevant resource and another was a roundtable with Kevin O'Connor, an ACLU lawyer and the two Library Connection reps about the PATRIOT Act that was on CPTV/PBS last night but I can't find a link. When it's all said and done I think we'lll find that the CSP set up the Hartford PD folks to overreact on this. The Hartford PD has more important things to do then to hassle the campaign manager of one of Moody's opponents. The State Cops on the other hand are continuoulsy trying to show their worth to Rell aafte the major shit stain they got on them. And make no mistake about it, Boyle, among others, was behind this political activist list! Jusyt check the quote from Sgt Shultz (Paul Vance) who says he knows nothing!!!!!

wtfdnucsubsailor said...

Shades of Nixon in the late sixties and early seventies - an 'enemies list'. Have the State Police been 'overcome by the exuberance of their own verbosity?' I hope Hartford and CT State Police have the smarts to drop any charges and that the Governor has the class to apologize and then purge the Homeland Security list of improper entries.

Anonymous said...

Ken needs to get a life.

BTW, security at the state capitol is far laxer than our courthouses and when someone IS seriously wounded by a real whack job I suspect the lefties will still be on their stupid "police state" kick

bluecoat said...

Uh, I thought the Capitol Police provided security at the state capitol building.

Anonymous said...

This is old news, if not non-news. The lunatic left is losing it, again.

Anonymous said...

Its not old news or non-news. It is in fact a gross overstepping of boundaries, and barely 3 days old at that. Perhaps, anonymous, it just bothers you that your once-beloved M. Jodi Rell in fact has apparently put out hits on political activists throughout the state?

Anonymous said...

the 40yearplan site is also pretty critical of Mayor Perez. Interesting post from 12/13.

Anonymous said...

Jodi Rell has put "hits on political activists?" ROFL - break out the tin foil hats, I see the black helicopters on the horizon!

ATalbot said...

Since when is being critical of someone indicitive of someone being violent or a threat? The tone some are taking in regards to this issue is certainly disconcerting.

Anonymous said...

Uh lunatics.....your really losing it now. As for the comment above about the state police having no credibility and bashing them. You are really out of line.....Your going to condemn a fine group of individuals for the action of a few? Gte out of here you moron...

You know what Pirates say said...

This is truly disgusting.
It is the role of public saftey to protect our (sorry commi's "the") Governor from ANY and ALL threats to his/her saftey. There is a signifigant difference between ya'll sitting at your desks, bad-mouthing the governor (on state time), and charging a gubenatorial parade.

I for one, enjoy listening to the radical liberal tirades on this blog. However, when you allow your radicalism to affect your "real world" behavior, you should bear in mind the reality of those consequences.

In response to other commentors, I hardly define devoted blogging and attempted (or threatened) assault as patiotism.

Enjoy the brown acid.

rrrr

bluecoat said...

uninformed anon at 8:27 calling me a moron is a complement but I thought the rules were that we couldn't call other bloggers names!!!

bluecoat said...

and rrr: the incident is alleged - not proven!!!!