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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/blakemontgomery/police-removed-a-texas-yard-sign-showing-a-gop-elephant


Stanford told the Morning News that police visited her house Tuesday night, asked her about the sign, and then confiscated it.

“Police told me to remove the sign or they would take it and would arrest me,” Stanford said. “So I let them take the sign.”

The city manager of Hamilton has denied that the police seized the sign, telling the newspaper that Stanford gave it away.

"A police member visited the owner’s home, and the owner asked the officer to take the sign,” he said.

The sign remains at the police station, according to the Morning News.

Stanford said it was not, in fact, Kavanaugh's daughter depicted on the poster but a version of a Washington Post editorial cartoon. She added that she believed Miller's comments about the sign did not befit a politician of his stature.

"This is not something a reputable, respected politician would do. There's nothing in my sign that remotely suggests it's Kavanaugh's daughter," she said.
Permalink Harnsrhar harnar to her freedom 
October 7th, 2018 2:25pm
I don't see how you can draw the conclusion that the drawing refers to any specific woman.

There are some public decency standards laws, which vary by city.  They probably should have left the poster, or gone to court first and gotten a warrant.
Permalink Send private email FSK 
October 7th, 2018 2:35pm
Do you think the court should have granted an order to seize that political art?
Permalink Bored Bystander 
October 7th, 2018 2:39pm
Probably not, but you never know.  The police should have gotten a warrant rather than just seizing it.
Permalink Send private email FSK 
October 7th, 2018 2:46pm
The police should be prosecuted for theft and civil rights violations.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
October 7th, 2018 2:47pm
Probably, the judge would have said "Don't waste my time with this.", but judges tend to let police do whatever they want.
Permalink Send private email FSK 
October 7th, 2018 2:48pm
It was only a poster.  They probably should be sued for the value of the poster, ordered to give it back, and an injunction barring them from doing it in the future.

They aren't going to hit the lottery here, suing the police.
Permalink Send private email FSK 
October 7th, 2018 2:59pm
Soros should step in and bid $1 million for this piece of folk art.
Permalink Bored Bystander 
October 7th, 2018 3:01pm
Suing the police is also dumb, because the verdict is paid for by taxpayers (and not the police who did it).  Civil rights verdicts from the general tax fund, not police department budgets.
Permalink Send private email FSK 
October 7th, 2018 3:04pm
Best you can do, I guess.
Still discourages the bahavior, maybe
Permalink Bored Bystander 
October 7th, 2018 3:12pm
OK so the guy had an actual sign showing Kavanugh's 6 yr old daughter, who is a redhead, fucking an elephant.

So... whoever the homeowner is, he's a board member here at CoT because that's the ONLY place on the web that is a thing.

Congrats whoever you are?
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 4:32pm
"Soros should step in and bid $1 million for this piece of folk art."

He can just contribute to their GoFundMe, which is doing fairly well already.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 4:34pm
That doesn't harm the officers.

The point is to create a valuation for the sign so when they sue for the value of the sign the pigs have to pay.

Idiot.
Permalink Obvious guy explains to Idiots 
October 7th, 2018 5:00pm
> OK so the guy had an actual sign showing Kavanugh's 6 yr old daughter, who is a redhead, fucking an elephant.

Bullshit lies.

Sack of shit.
Permalink Fuck the redneck liar 
October 7th, 2018 5:01pm
The police have the "folk art" sign, which some people note factually is an obscene depiction of a very small girl engaging in sexual relations with an elephant. In dispute is whether the "folk art" really is such and therefore is free speech (probably), or if it has no redeeming value and is strictly obscene. (It's obviously obscene, but a case brought on these facts would probably fail to be free speech in Texas, but would possibly be considered free speech at the Supreme Court upon review, however the Larry Flynt case precedent is highly likely to be overturned with Kavanaugh on the bench EXCEPT that he'd have to recuse himself from this specific case.)

Now what did the police say? It's a he-said she-said. Was the body cam on? Were the tapes lost?

Police say they got a complaint, people are offended, and there's proof of this complaint call. She tells him well take it away then and he does. Then she sets up a GoFundMe and contacts media to declare her victimhood status. Police say WTF, she told us to take it so we did. She says no I never did. Police say well take back your sign if you want it. She says, no I'm a victim. You have to keep the sign so I can keep my GoFundMe up!
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 5:10pm
It's a young girl fucking an elephant. That's a verifiable fact.

One of the people complaining said he thought the girl was supposed to be Kavanaugh's daughter since there didn't seem to be any other girl that age that was relevant to this case. That's a verifiable fact.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 5:12pm
And seriously where the fuck has anyone heard about girls fucking elephants except THIS BOARD?

<------------- LOOKEEE HERE
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 5:14pm
Assaults upon Kavanaugh's very young daughters are popular fare among political cartoonists, just as assaults against Barron Trump were in 2016-17.

Cartoonist Chris Britt showed his daughter praying with the speech bubble saying, "Dear God, forgive my angry, lying, alcoholic father for sexually assaulting Dr Ford."

So yeah people know that we got people going around doing these sorts of cartoon drawings of Kavanaugh's daughters. So it's very reasonable to assume that's who the girl is given that there's absolutely no other context that would make sense.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 5:17pm
Both his daughters have red hair. The older one it's a redding light brown, some call this auburn. The younger it's a reddish darker brown, some call this chestnut.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 5:19pm
The dress shown in the sign is the same as the dress one of his daughters was wearing when Trump announced the nomination.
Permalink McCain's Tumor 
October 7th, 2018 5:21pm
> Cartoonist Chris Britt showed his daughter praying with the speech bubble saying, "Dear God, forgive my angry, lying, alcoholic father for sexually assaulting Dr Ford."

Hilarious

Straight out of the bullshit self righteous part of his testimony right before the bullshit angry lying evasive part.

You Fox News ‘Tards have to get a grip.
Permalink Koo koo koo 
October 7th, 2018 5:57pm

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