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Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:48 PM

She won't get locked up, but she may be fined

Not Hillary, but this woman from Portland Maine who is accused of stealing Donald Trump campaign signs. Maybe some of us at the DU could chip in to pay her penalty, if she is found guilty.


A 24-year-old Portland woman was issued a summons Thursday night after a Falmouth patrol officer caught her with several Trump campaign signs in her car — and one in her hand, a Falmouth Police Department official said Friday.

The woman’s name was not immediately available early Friday evening. Falmouth police Lt. John Kilbride said that the incident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Route 1. The signs were on public property.

He said that the woman “stated she was upset with Trump” when asked why she had the signs.

Taking, defacing or disturbing signs bearing political messages relating to a general or primary election or a referendum is a civil violation in Maine. Those who do so face a fine of up to $250.


http://bangordailynews.com/2016/10/07/news/portland/portland-woman-summoned-after-police-find-stolen-trump-signs-in-her-possession/

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Reply She won't get locked up, but she may be fined (Original post)
True Dough Oct 2016 OP
Duckhunter935 Oct 2016 #1
beachbum bob Oct 2016 #2
JoePhilly Oct 2016 #3
True Dough Oct 2016 #4
Democrats_win Oct 2016 #5
demmiblue Oct 2016 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2016 #7
IADEMO2004 Oct 2016 #8
citood Oct 2016 #9
tonyt53 Oct 2016 #10
Warpy Oct 2016 #11
demmiblue Oct 2016 #12

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:51 PM

1. Don't agree with theft

 

Or destruction of campaign signs, we are better than that.

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:51 PM

2. to me its a beautification effort I can support

 

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:52 PM

3. She should leave them up so we can spot the insane among us.

I don't see to many Trump signs, but when I do I take note of where the crazies live so I can avoid them.

Same with the TRump bumper stickers.

Its nice when insane people self-identify .... that way the rest of us can avoid them.

She should be fined for messing up the "whack job identification system".

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:54 PM

4. I don't advocate the stealing of campaign signs, really

But a little alteration here and there would be acceptable...





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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:57 PM

5. Leave the signs alone.

Just imagine in your mind that someone put a "pervert" sticker on them.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:57 PM

6. I can see a fine (well deserved) for stealing signs from private property...

but why is there a fine for removing signs from public property? As far as I am concerned, the people who placed those signs on public property are the ones who deserve a fine (littering, perhaps).

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 01:58 PM

7. I'm sorry, but stealing, vandalizing, or altering

campaign signs is simply not acceptable. Would all of you who want to stand up for or financially help out this woman also perfectly okay when the same thing is done to our signs?

I hope not. So recall something about do unto others, and strongly discourage anyone from stealing or vandalizing anyone's campaign signs.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 02:00 PM

8. Political signs not allowed on public property in Iowa.

If called street/highway dept will pluck them.

Local kids with signs were charged with burglary. Don't know if Dem or puke signs.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 02:04 PM

9. I don't condone stealing signs

But I do find it interesting that the signs were on public property. I remember, as a young lad, one of our scout leaders would drive us down the road, so we could pull the signs down. There were thousands of them, mostly stapled to power poles, often with several competing candidates stapled over each other in large stacks.

We always did this the day after the election, as a clean up.

Anyway, I'm very happy that today I rarely see political signs littering the public right of way. She shouldn't have stolen them...but perhaps could have asked her local public works department to pull them.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 02:12 PM

10. This is still a democracy. Leave campaign signs alone. Besides, with them up, you know who is stupid

 

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 02:18 PM

11. Stealing yard signs is petty and juvenile

She's old enough to know better and she's old enough to face the consequences.

Besides, she removed the evidence that screams "Beware! Asshole in residence!"

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Response to Warpy (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 11, 2016, 02:20 PM

12. These weren't yard signs. n/t

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