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    Dearborn 4 found innocent, though one charge stuck for now

    By Tom McMillin, Section News
    Posted on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 11:06:04 PM EST
    Tags: Christian missionaries, Dearborn, McMillin (all tags)


    September 24, 2010

    State Representative Tom McMillin

    State Rep. Tom McMillin (R-Rochester Hills) had the following statement regarding the verdicts given in the trial of the four Christian missionaries arrested at the Dearborn Arab American Festival:

    "Today in Dearborn, the jury got it mostly right in finding Paul, David, Negeen and Nabeel innocent of breach of peace.  The city of Dearborn, the Dearborn Police and especially the Dearborn Mayor owe them a huge apology immediately.

    However the guilty decision for Negeen Mayel's charge of failure to obey a police officer is extremely disturbing to me. I met with the ACLU here in Michigan recently to make sure we had good laws protecting citizens' right to video police officers and their activity and they said we have the model for other states. But based on today's decision, it seems that police in Michigan can get cameras turned off before doing questionable things (like making an arrest that was just found to be bogus by the jury).  And how did the police have the right to tell Negeen Mayel to turn off her video camera and how can he touch her....for what reason?  The video she took made it clear the police stepped way out of bounds.

    Now - for all this charade, the city of Dearborn needs to be dealt with firmly....unless they plan to try to secede from the union and have their own laws.  This is the United States of America and we here in the USA and in Michigan have something called Freedom of Speech.  Dearborn - get used to it!"


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    info and video on Negeen's arrest (none / 0) (#1)
    by Tom McMillin on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 11:50:40 PM EST
    hmm.. it seems (none / 0) (#2)
    by JGillman on Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 12:24:07 AM EST
    the officer has a loyalty to something other than his oath of office perhaps?

    No matter..  this is a potentially explosive subject.

    Dearbornistan--not the 1st time (none / 0) (#3)
    by RushLake on Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 06:00:56 AM EST
    These arrests (in 2010) are an escalation of tactics against non-muslims. There is video footage of the Dearborn arabhyphenamerican Festival from 2009 which demonstrates their negative and aggressive intent toward peaceful people:


    Do not forget that the overwhelming number of muslims who voted in the 2008 US elections voted for B. Hussein Obama and the democrats.

    The only thing that I saw... (none / 0) (#4)
    by KG One on Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 12:26:23 PM EST
    ...in the "offending" video that could give them anything to use against her was when she protested being shoved and manhandled by the cop.

    Big mistake.

    In a situation like that, the best thing to do is to do exactly as they tell you, observe as many details as you can about the situation and fight it another day.

    Other than that, I saw nothing wrong

    Now, like was pointed out above, they had better have a damn good reason for doing what they did (i.e. names, witnesses to a specific event, hard evidence, etc.).

    The word of an anonymous aggrieved imam over some group proselytizing in Dearborn doesn't cut it.

    One thing I am curious about in this case: Given that the ACLU is aware of the situation, have they pledged to assist in the case in any way?

    I couldn't tell from what I have read about this story if they are only feigning interest, or if they are ready to charge into the situation?

    Majed Moughni (none / 0) (#10)
    by Corinthian Scales on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 11:47:56 AM EST
    I'm sorry, but I do have to ask why is this issue of "failure to obey" is clouding the fact that the City of Dearborn violated the First Amendment?  The arrests of the four is what resulted in the "failure to obey" that was found a one day in jail sentence waived as time served.

    But Dearborn attorney Majed Moughni, who helped represent the missionaries earlier, said "these charges should never have been brought" because of freedom of speech.

    I agree.  What is argued is the same as the statement that Chief Haddad has, with one exception...  Chief Hadad evoked the UnConstitutional use of police authority because Muslims might become violent.

    Police Chief Ron Haddad told The Detroit News the evangelists were arrested to ensure they did not provoke violence from the crowd.

    Also within this article, I do have one question about Mayor O'Reilly.  As a state licensed attorney why hasn't anyone made motion for him to be disbarred?

    Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly Jr. told The Detroit Free Press that he respects the jury's decision but he believes the missionaries were pulling a publicity stunt on YouTube in order raise money.

    "It's really about a hatred of Muslims," O'Reilly said. "That is what the whole heart of this is. ... Their idea is that there is no place for Muslims in America. They fail to understand the Constitution."

    Did Mayor O'Reilly not also officially perjure himself?  I would believe so.  You decide.  If Mayor O'Reilly isn't perjuring himself then he definitely needs a dose of Constitution 101 like those that he accuses.  Then again, Mayor O'Reilly knows what butters his bread at the polls.

    However, Mr. Gillman.  You are absolutely correct, Sir.  This has been a subject that has been "waiting to explode" in Dearborn for a decade.  I know.  I lived it.  It is also why I moved out of Dearborn last December.

    Do the names Trey Hancock and Representative Fulton Sheen need to be a refresher?  That act of Sharia in Dearborn led to a lawsuit, which can be read here.

    For record, there is also another lawsuit that has been filed against the Dearborn Public School District.  As disclosure, I have made financial contributions to support furthering this suit.  And like the acquittal trial of this topic, creeping Sharia in Dearborn's schools has been an ongoing subject too.  I personally attended that particular Board Meeting and every word written in the article about Hussein Berry, now a Board Member, is true.

    Representative McMillan, you are an honorable man.  I, as a natural born American citizen that holds dear our Constitution, I wish you every success in Lansing with addressing this matter.  However, I feel that you should be aware of a possible conflict that may lead you to a stonewalling of your efforts mentioned here.  The lame duck AG Office has as I recall, family ties in Dearborn that is well known in that city, which in my opinion, is and has been a source for AG 'oversight' on many occasions.

    Best wishes.

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