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44. Alaskan reporter detained by security at Joe Miller event
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Washington (CNN) -- A private security guard and a reporter from the Alaska Dispatch offered contradictory accounts of what led to the reporter being handcuffed at a town hall-style event for Senate candidate Joe Miller in Anchorage Sunday night.

The reporter, Tony Hopfinger, said he was trying to ask Miller whether the candidate had ever gotten in trouble for politicking while working for the Fairbanks North Star Borough in 2008.

At that point, private security guards hired by the Miller campaign bumped their chests into him and tried to prevent him for asking any more questions, Hopfinger said.

"The Dispatch reporter repeatedly pushed a camera into the face of Mr. Miller. He continued to aggressively pursue him. I told the reporter several times that he needed to stop and that he was trespassing. He ignored me. He then proceeded to stalk Mr. Miller and even shoved an individual into a locker. Based upon this trespass and his assault, we detained him and escorted him from the premises," the statement read.

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Parker said private security guards in Alaska can make "private person arrests," much like a citizen's arrest.

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  -Miller (R-AK) security guards handcuff editor Tx4obama  Oct-17-10 10:59 PM   #0 
  - AFAIK - media is reporthing this.  Hawkeye-X   Oct-17-10 11:01 PM   #1 
  - Newest VIDEO from Anchorage Daily News here:  Hissyspit   Oct-18-10 01:46 PM   #91 
  - I can't wait for the editorial! Hahaha! nt  babylonsister   Oct-17-10 11:05 PM   #2 
  - lol at the last sentence  tabatha   Oct-17-10 11:31 PM   #3 
  - the bully candidate  Roy Rolling   Oct-18-10 12:00 PM   #80 
  - Hate to think how they will run government.  glinda   Oct-17-10 11:32 PM   #4 
  - With lots of Brown Shirts & goose-stepping thugs  66 dmhlt   Oct-18-10 07:31 AM   #41 
  - Plus one.  Enthusiast   Oct-18-10 07:47 AM   #43 
  - Yep!  cascadiance   Oct-18-10 05:45 PM   #101 
  - But they say Jim Whitaker is suspect  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:05 PM   #82 
  - Oh, dear  texastoast   Oct-18-10 05:19 PM   #100 
  - You already know how they'll run the government.  SteppingRazor   Oct-18-10 10:03 AM   #66 
     - Which is why I can't fathom why some folks on DU still support...  SteveM   Oct-18-10 04:30 PM   #98 
  - I think they used to call that "kidnapping."  swag   Oct-17-10 11:44 PM   #5 
  - I think they still call it that.  lonestarnot   Oct-18-10 12:00 AM   #11 
  - No kidding. What these guys did was illegal.  TheWraith   Oct-18-10 01:30 AM   #20 
     - And they can only arrest someone they witness committing a FELONY!  cascadiance   Oct-18-10 05:49 PM   #102 
  - "Illegal restraint" is the term when there is no ransom demand. (nt)  ieoeja   Oct-18-10 11:21 AM   #76 
  - Or false imprisonment at least...  MellowDem   Oct-18-10 07:52 PM   #106 
  - Huffington Post just put up an article regarding the inncident. Link below  Tx4obama   Oct-17-10 11:47 PM   #6 
  - So, asking questions of public servants during a campaign is a crime?  Old and In the Way   Oct-17-10 11:48 PM   #7 
  - "They really don't get this public service thing, do they?" Typical of  activa8tr   Oct-18-10 04:14 AM   #27 
  - The Cable Media Will Largely Ignore This - It Does Not Fit Into The Narrative...  TomCADem   Oct-17-10 11:51 PM   #8 
  - These teabaggers  oswaldactedalone   Oct-17-10 11:55 PM   #9 
  - Story is now Front Page TOP HEADLINE at Huffington Post !!! n/t  Tx4obama   Oct-17-10 11:59 PM   #10 
  - And the AP/ Associated Press has picked up the story too.  Tx4obama   Oct-18-10 12:10 AM   #12 
  - "Forced to release him by real police."  tsuki   Oct-18-10 06:18 AM   #32 
  - I hope this is true  Thornleylv   Oct-18-10 12:15 AM   #13 
  - I am absolutely giddy.  Arctic Dave   Oct-18-10 12:38 AM   #14 
  - I walk by his campaign headquarters....  blue_roses_lib   Oct-18-10 04:31 PM   #99 
  - Oops.  EFerrari   Oct-18-10 12:44 AM   #15 
  - It's official  d_b   Oct-18-10 12:52 AM   #16 
  - "Fake Newsman Runs Amok! Restrained for His Own Protection!"  NBachers   Oct-18-10 01:03 AM   #17 
  - "Crazed blogger assaults candidate"  MilesColtrane   Oct-18-10 08:47 AM   #49 
     - You called it:"Liberal Blogger Loses it at Town Hall Meeting,"  Downwinder   Oct-18-10 03:28 PM   #95 
  - hey joe...where ya going with them...cufffs in yo hannnnd  d_b   Oct-18-10 01:13 AM   #18 
  - Nice Jimi Reference!!! nt  winstars   Oct-18-10 01:22 AM   #19 
  - Yup, nice Jimi reference  NBachers   Oct-18-10 02:15 AM   #23 
  - Sweet.....  daleanime   Oct-18-10 09:33 AM   #58 
  - hey joe...where ya going with them...cufffs in yo hannnnd  AlbertCat   Oct-18-10 09:48 AM   #62 
     - "Hey joe... I heard you shot your campaign down"  d_b   Oct-18-10 10:19 AM   #69 
  - Please please have this guy's name rhyme with Ernst Rhm.  Loudmxr   Oct-18-10 01:43 AM   #21 
  - Hopefully, they'll be sued and have to pay a big judgment.  TexasObserver   Oct-18-10 02:15 AM   #22 
  - Heinrich Himmler & Ernst Rohm  Golden Raisin   Oct-18-10 02:38 AM   #24 
  - one has to wonder just how you can be  Sherman A1   Oct-18-10 02:39 AM   #25 
  - Hello from Alaska!  Steerpike   Oct-18-10 03:54 AM   #26 
  - Really? You'd never know that  Pab Sungenis   Oct-18-10 05:17 AM   #28 
     - ha  Steerpike   Oct-18-10 06:15 AM   #31 
     - I hope you're right  Pab Sungenis   Oct-18-10 07:44 AM   #42 
     - No offense, but whether you down there have seen or heard of it  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:11 PM   #84 
        - No offense taken.  Pab Sungenis   Oct-18-10 03:10 PM   #94 
     - Look under "Senate Composite -All"  MilesColtrane   Oct-18-10 09:00 AM   #53 
        - Old polls.  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:15 PM   #85 
     - The last poll I saw two weeks ago had Miller 5 points ahead of Murkowski.  Rozlee   Oct-18-10 06:25 AM   #34 
     - but  Steerpike   Oct-18-10 06:30 AM   #35 
        - Godamn  Steerpike   Oct-18-10 06:36 AM   #36 
        - Basically, just now I googled "Alaskan political polls"  Rozlee   Oct-18-10 06:49 AM   #37 
           - I first voted in 1972 and have NEVER been polled  CanonRay   Oct-18-10 08:53 AM   #52 
           - I got polled once.  Rozlee   Oct-18-10 09:23 AM   #56 
           - I'd like to know how many people out in the Bush, which is  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:17 PM   #86 
     - Major polls are voter suppression tools.  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:09 PM   #83 
  - lemme guess ... this won't get as much media attention as  zbdent   Oct-18-10 05:17 AM   #29 
  - Republicons hate us for our freedom.  ixion   Oct-18-10 05:35 AM   #30 
  - SOOO let me get this straight  Bitwit1234   Oct-18-10 06:19 AM   #33 
  - Heil Corporations  dotymed   Oct-18-10 07:09 AM   #39 
  - So Republican candidates have the self appointed power of kidnapping and false imprisonment?  myrna minx   Oct-18-10 06:58 AM   #38 
  - Is this really that different from what Bush/Cheney did for the entire eight years of the junta?  hayrow   Oct-18-10 07:11 AM   #40 
  - Alaskan reporter detained by security at Joe Miller event  underpants   Oct-18-10 07:51 AM   #44 
  - It's time to sue these fascist bastards to show....  blackbart99   Oct-18-10 07:51 AM   #45 
  - If this goes to court, they better have a better reason than  rasputin1952   Oct-18-10 07:51 AM   #46 
     - Trusting the Bush appointed judiciary?  hayrow   Oct-18-10 08:19 AM   #47 
        - Actually, it can fall under a civil case...  rasputin1952   Oct-18-10 10:14 AM   #68 
  - Republican Law & Order..  timefortherevolution   Oct-18-10 08:44 AM   #48 
  - Goes right along with that private prison industry for profit.  lonestarnot   Oct-18-10 08:48 AM   #51 
  - PRIVATE security guards handcuffing someone?  Jackpine Radical   Oct-18-10 08:47 AM   #50 
  - Just fyi, not unusual. Done every day in stores to detain shoplifters.  jtuck004   Oct-18-10 09:20 AM   #55 
  - PRIVATE security guards handcuffing someone?  AlbertCat   Oct-18-10 09:54 AM   #64 
  - Sure this "rent-a-cop" did  dotymed   Oct-18-10 09:10 AM   #54 
  - The posters in that rent-a-cop company's window tell a lot.  TacticalPeek   Oct-18-10 09:32 AM   #57 
  - Sure does...  daleanime   Oct-18-10 09:38 AM   #59 
  - You can wave an assault rifle at the president, but not peacefully attend  Doctor_J   Oct-18-10 09:43 AM   #60 
  - False Imprisonment  dpbrown   Oct-18-10 09:45 AM   #61 
  - I tell you - these people are Brownshirts in the making. The only  COLGATE4   Oct-18-10 09:49 AM   #63 
  - I hope that he sues the bastard and his security assholes.  olegramps   Oct-18-10 09:55 AM   #65 
  - HUGE K & R !!!  WillyT   Oct-18-10 10:10 AM   #67 
  - Welcome to the "New America"  YankeeLeft7x   Oct-18-10 11:42 AM   #78 
  - Clean Out Albany With A Baseball Bat  marias23   Oct-18-10 10:21 AM   #70 
  - When will people like Hopfinger ever learn?  derby378   Oct-18-10 10:27 AM   #71 
  - This is soooo awesome for Alaskan Democrats!  Arctic Dave   Oct-18-10 10:39 AM   #72 
  - Dave, I'm thinking that some of those Democrats  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:21 PM   #87 
  - From this morning  jerryster   Oct-18-10 10:41 AM   #73 
  - I believe I read that they did kick in $42,000 a couple weeks ago,  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:22 PM   #88 
  - Gates Video  AAAProgressive   Oct-18-10 10:50 AM   #74 
  - Oh, yea, Palingates!  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:23 PM   #89 
  - Judging from the reader comments under that article...  rucky   Oct-18-10 11:19 AM   #75 
  - The authoritarian mindset  Zambero   Oct-18-10 11:29 AM   #77 
  - "Security Guards"?  Roy Rolling   Oct-18-10 11:47 AM   #79 
  - Are you sure t's domestic soil?  Jackpine Radical   Oct-18-10 02:27 PM   #92 
  - In addition to this travesty,  Blue_In_AK   Oct-18-10 01:00 PM   #81 
  - Right wing goon squad attempting to intimidate with no legal basis.  go west young man   Oct-18-10 01:43 PM   #90 
  - Isn't this kidnapping?  meowomon   Oct-18-10 02:34 PM   #93 
  - ADN has NEW video of Joe Miller's jack booted thugs bullying OTHER journalists. Video link below  Tx4obama   Oct-18-10 03:59 PM   #96 
  - I watched the vid...  Caretha   Oct-18-10 07:54 PM   #107 
  - K+R!!!!!  blue_roses_lib   Oct-18-10 04:22 PM   #97 
  - Ed was all over this tonight.  Faygo Kid   Oct-18-10 05:53 PM   #103 
  - Yea, on what authority?!  Zax2me   Oct-18-10 06:32 PM   #104 
  - NEW UPDATE - security firm is currently not licensed  Tx4obama   Oct-18-10 07:48 PM   #105 
  - UNLICENSED security force ... !!! Trust the journalist has heard this -- !!  defendandprotect   Oct-18-10 11:07 PM   #110 
  - He's already got a praetorian guard?  mikeSchmuckabee   Oct-18-10 10:49 PM   #108 
  - Obviously, right wing won't be happy until all journalists are in prison or dead....!!!  defendandprotect   Oct-18-10 11:05 PM   #109 
  - Joe has designs on ruling the entire world. Furst zis iceberg, zen ze vorld!!  Major Hogwash   Oct-18-10 11:29 PM   #111 

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