June 21st, 2007 08:29 PM
You contact Senator & express pro-gun opinion, then LEOs show up.
What would your response be?
Smells like intimidation to me!
The ISRA is expressing great concern over reports that Illinois State
Police (ISP) detectives have been visiting the homes of people who phoned
or faxed Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) to express opposition to gun
control legislation sponsored by the senator.
The ISRA has recently
conducted a thorough investigation into one complaint, and is gathering
additional information on as many as several dozen other reported incidents
of police questioning citizens who have spoken out against gun control
In the case investigated thus far, the respondent reports that ISP
detectives arrived at his home, unannounced, and informed him that their
visit was in response to faxes he sent to Sen. Kotowski. The detectives
then went on to ask the citizen questions about his mental health and other
personal matters. Although the citizen was not arrested, he reports that he
feels that the detectives were there to deliver the message that it's not a
good idea to criticize Dan Kotowski or the gun control measures Kotowski
......."When we first heard about the ISP visits to homes of people who had
sent faxes to Sen. Kotowski, we were concerned that some folks may have
acted inappropriately," continued Pearson. "However, upon inspection of the
faxes in question, we see absolutely no reason for the ISP to visit
citizens' homes -- other than to possibly put a damper on the citizen's
desire to participate in the legislative process."
"At this time, we are asking Sen. Kotowski to produce any evidence he
may have which illustrates threatening behavior on the part of citizens who
have received ISP visits," said Pearson. "If Sen. Kotowski cannot produce
any such evidence, then we will be asking Attorney General Madigan to
conduct an investigation into the apparent use of the ISP to suppress the
First Amendment rights of persons who express opposition to gun control
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
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June 21st, 2007 08:32 PM
Sounds like the senator needs a visit the FBI regarding improper use of information and power.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
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June 21st, 2007 08:39 PM
Abuse of Office.... is there something like that in the law? At least we have the filing of a false report....I think
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
June 21st, 2007 08:45 PM
From Illinois, I'm not surprised. This just proves that once the 2A falls, the others are right behind it. I don't know why people think that politicians with no respect for one freedom will have any more for the rest of them.
June 21st, 2007 08:59 PM
Originally Posted by goawayfarm
"Got a warrant?"
"No? Then, the gate is that-a-way. Don't let it hit you on the butt on your way out."
June 21st, 2007 09:04 PM
Seems this guy Kotowski should be part of the Bloomberg cadre - another effectively power-abusing anti.
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June 21st, 2007 09:05 PM
Illinois isn't...corrupt, is it?
June 21st, 2007 09:24 PM
Move out of that 'communistic' society...
Things will NOT be getting any better!
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June 21st, 2007 09:53 PM
Does the Senator have mental problems?
Originally Posted by goawayfarm
Dose he realize he is in violation of the law when he filed false charges?
Dose he realize that I now am going to pursue charges against him for filing a false report?
Then I would contact the Feds and see to it!
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June 21st, 2007 10:01 PM
This is just begging a fax storm from everyone, now isn't it....
Anyone got the number?
I have the cat who is about to eat the cannary look at the moment...
June 21st, 2007 10:05 PM
Politics corrupt? Never!
June 21st, 2007 10:29 PM
Sounds like a good time for a letter to the paper, unless like most rags they are corrupt as well. Then look for other media.
June 21st, 2007 10:31 PM
June 21st, 2007 10:35 PM
Originally Posted by Lew
Address: P.O. Box 141, Park Ridge IL 60068
Senator 33rd District
M108 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
1100 W. Northwest Hwy.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 797-1195 FAX
June 21st, 2007 11:11 PM
How could Illinois possibly pass worse gun laws than they already have?
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
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