• http://solar.calfinder.com/blog Taylen

    They spread the message of hate and when they are overshadowed they pout about it? If they didn’t want to feel like the world was out to get them they shouldn’t be out to get the world. I love the idea of fighting back with love and compassion (like the students in Palo Alto, CA) but one of these days they’re going to protest at the wrong funeral/event and catch the wrong end of someone’s rage…

  • jason bragg

    its sad you are so scarred they got to have police protect them If i do something its because its right i dount need anyone to protect me. They are scarred they need help i pray for the kids what kind of parents are they to teach there kids hate. They are lazy americans that take people to court and thats how they make to state to state if we just leave them alone they will have no money they will not come back to this state

  • Richard Landry

    She says ‘Ms. Phelps added that it is the “sworn duty to not permit hecklers and violent people stop [the Westboro protesters'] exercise of the right of free speech and religion, just because you or your officers disagree with the religious message of this group.” ”
    There is a Supreme Court case where two old ladies from Washington, DC sued the Police Department for not protecting them from a burglar, who beaqt them up. The Court ruled that the women should not have the expectation of protection as the Police are there to “keep the peace” which is for the benifit of the government not the people.

    • http://myspace.com/stinklinesband Nick Finanger

      Wow, really? That’s very interesting, and more than a little bit perturbing. I do agree that citizens should not be able to sue police for a situation like the one you described, but the police should absolutely not be around for the benefit of the government rather than the people. I don’t want to go in depth about the “necessary evil” that is government, but that Supreme Court decision is decidedly bogus. Is this a recent thing?

      • Richard Landry

        Here are some cases from around the country
        From The American Remedy blog:
        Warren v. District of Columbia – 1981
        Hartzler v. City of San Jose, 46 Cal. App. 3d 6 (1st Dist. 1975).
        Davidson v. City of Westminister (1982) 32 Cal.3d 197, 185 Cal.Rptr. 252
        Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005)
        Riss v. New York, 240 N.E.2d 860 (N.Y. 1968).
        Other examples:
        Bowers v. DeVito, 686 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1982) (no federal constitutional requirement that police provide protection)
        Calogrides v. Mobile, 475 So. 2d 560 (Ala. 1985); Cal Govt. Code 845 (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Calogrides v. Mobile, 846 (no liability for failure to arrest or to retain arrested person in custody)
        Davidson v. Westminster, 32 Cal.3d 197, 185, Cal. Rep. 252; 649 P.2d 894 (1982) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Stone v. State 106 Cal.App.3d 924, 165 Cal Rep. 339 (1980) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Morgan v. District of Columbia, 468 A.2d 1306 (D.C.App. 1983) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C.App 1981) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Sapp v. Tallahassee, 348 So.2d 363 (Fla. App. 1st Dist.), cert. denied 354 So.2d 985 (Fla. 1977); Ill. Rec. Stat. 4-102 (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Keane v. Chicago, 98 Ill. App.2d 460, 240 N.E.2d 321 (1st Dist. 1968) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Jamison v. Chicago, 48 Ill. App. 3d 567 (1st Dist. 1977) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Simpson’s Food Fair v. Evansville, 272 N.E.2d 871 (Ind. App.) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Silver v. Minneapolis, 170 N.W.2d 206 (Minn. 1969) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Wuetrich V. Delia, 155 N.J. Super. 324, 326, 382, A.2d 929, 930 cert. denied 77 N.J. 486, 391 A.2d 500 (1978) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Chapman v. Philadelphia, 290 Pa. Super. 281, 434 A.2d 753 (Penn. 1981) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)
        Morris v. Musser, 84 Pa. Cmwth. 170, 478 A.2d 937 (1984) (no liability for failure to provide police protection)

        You have no recourse if the police fail to respond or fail to protect you from injury!
        John Ainsworth The American Remedy

  • Preston

    To be honest,some one needs to call child protective services on these parents who have these children with them,because for one,they are putting them kids @ danger,and a parent shouldent put there kid or kids in dangers way like that!!! #2 some one should just beat the hell out of a few of them,i mean really it would only cost them a night in jail or $50 bucks or less. I wish i was in charleston that day…
    And to be honest i dont unerstand one bit why they hold signs saying GOD HATES FAGS!!! Because they are people from that group who are GAY!!! And then they say GOD killed OUR MINERS because america alows gays,humm but WV dont alow GAYS at this time atleast i dont belive they have changed it have they? lol what crazy people GOD has put on this earth!!!

    It would of been funny if the rapture would of tooken place thursday while they was protesting i bet you would still see each and every one of them people from WBBC still walking the streets there,they would have not went no wheres,they would just be wondering what happend to every one else,and why are there all them clothes laying on the ground now haha


  • Ken

    Getting the heck beat out of them is what they want. Westboro “Baptist” are a crew of professional litigators (I mean that literally; a number of them, including Fred his ownself, are lawyers), and they make their nut suing people whom they manage to bait into giving them what they frankly deserve.

    That’s what the “putting you on notice” and “hold each of you responsible” (along with Margie Phelps’s other claims) are about. She’s building a case.

  • http://scientificdictatorship.blogspot.com Ian

    This is truly disgusting. I don’t even live near your state, but I saw the videos and the way the “”Local people peacefully overwhelmed the Westboro group. ” That’s a quote from your own 1st report on the incident. The KVLive.net footage shows otherwise. IT shows a gang of wolves waiting for the 3 adults and 3 small children of Westboro to show up and then the crowd attacked them. There’s no “overwhelming peace” at all! You people are way worse than Westboro Baptist. They did us a service by showing how hateful you are. NO matter what their message is, to attack them like that in mob fashion and then call it “peaceful” is a bald faced lie.

    • http://solar.calfinder.com/blog Taylen

      pathetic troll is pathetic