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Police Statement on Arrest of Henry Herford

This was just posted in a chat room I was in, seems legit, looks like RNC ordered the arrests:

LA Police official statement:There were nine uniformed, off-duty Shreveport Police officers working for the company that manages the Shreveport Convention Center who were hired specifically to provide security for the Republican State Convention. Those officers were approached by a representative of the executive board for that organization (the Convention) and were told there was a subject they had asked to leave but was refusing to do so. They asked officers to make the man leave and they (the officers) contacted the subject, asked him to leave and gave him another opportunity to do so. He refused. At that point, officers placed him under arrest and began escorting him off the premises. During that process, the man, identified as 56 year old Henry Herford of Delhi, Louisiana, continued to be non-compliant and claimed he had been injured during that process. Officers immediately called for the Shreveport Fire Department and they subsequently transported the man to a local hospital. He appeared to be conscious, lucid and alert. Herford was charged with one count of entering and remaining after being forbidden and issued a misdemeanor summons. There was another man the representatives of the executive board asked officers to escort from the premises but he complied and was not arrested. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. Thanks, Bill
Sgt. Bill Goodin
Public Information Officer
Shreveport Police Department
1234 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101
Office (318) 673-6932
Fax (318) 673-6933
Cell (318) 455-2601




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any updates on this

i just really want to know that the la gop gets in plenty of hotwater after screwing up things again this cycle

lets make sure the newly elected chair gets all the outside support and scrutiny necessary to hurt the offenders and scare the police into not taking their power too much to heart.

anyone go an update??

chills

is this accurate??

The two Republican State Central Committee members in question are Henry Herford and Connie Bernard. Neither one of them earned a spot to the Louisiana State convention as a delegate or an alternate, but both managed to lead the Ron Paul delegates who did win a seat to the State Convention in a faux convention. Herford, with no credentials as a delegate, removed his “teller” credentials, and began to lead as if he were a delegate. Herford was asked to leave several times since he was not credentialed as a delegate. When he was approached by police, he still refused to leave, and the police began to force him out. Herford then fell to the floor, and while on the floor began to suggest that he was filing a lawsuit against the Shreveport Police, the State Police, and the Louisiana Republican party.

http://louisianaconservative.com/ron-paul-support-is-slippin...

this site seems to indicate that HH was a double-agent and a distraction.. i hope this isnt true ive prayed and worried about a man i thought was a patriot

anyone have any info?

chills

Doug Wead sent an email

Hello Team,

Below is an article of importance that needs to get out. It shows the issues at hand happening in the GOP. We need your skills to get this out!......

Louisiana GOP Convention, Louisiana Republican Convention and these links.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7yoKvCDJ6o
Louisiana GOP Convention

You're doing it wrong.

ugh.

Off duty officers moonlighting

have absolutely no power to attempt to confiscate private property as "evidence". It is plainly evident that one of the "officers" attempted to take the camera/phone being used to record this event. This clearly rises to the Federal level of voter intimidation and the proper authorities should become involved. As far as calling the hapless chief, save your time and stop alienating him further. He's a bumpkin and nothing is going to be gained by flooding him with redundant calls other than him not answering anymore. I'd suggest communicating with your elected members of Congress in an attempt to get the ball rolling with a Federal investigation.

If not us than who?

Video showing Villiere was the one who told police to remove

them and what led up to the incidents -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nkZLI...

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster

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Wouldn't Villiere be guilty of false testimony?

And since the arresting faction was off duty, wouldn't they be constrained by rules for citizen's arrest? Are they not personally liable for injuries as off duty cops not acting under police department orders?

I ran a background check on Sgt. Bill Goodin

He's not a police officer and neither are the alleged "nine uniformed off-duty Shreveport Police officers." Sorry folks but you got some chicanery goin' on with idiots impersonating cops.

OMG Gene Whatever You are a DONKEY!!!

Your tenure here at DP gives you no credibility whatsoever.

Clearly you are a sleeper donkey, based on your few previous postings, especially the anti SB posts

You have been exposed as the donkey you are. The worst kind, a donkey troll. Go back to Shrek, he misses you

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

DONKEY is lonely

that is why he is trolling around.

God bless you for your kind words.

I don't know what a "SB" post is but thank you anyway. I was excited to finish off the last 600 Ron Paul 2012 door hangers today before tomorrows election. I won't be able to respond to your encouraging words as I'm going to set up signs for the good doctor as close to my local polling place as possible. Have a blessed evening and I look forward to spreading the message of liberty with your steadfast support.

...

zing!

fortune favors the bold

The Law is to be considered:

A police officer must have the following mandated criteria: 1. An Oath or Affirmation to support and defend the Constitution (both state and national); 2. An indemnity bond; 3. Liability insurance; 4. Statement of Economic Interest; 5. Scope Certification (psychological testing); 6. Appointment Affidavit; 7. Job Description; 8. Loyalty Oath; 9. Disaster Service Workers Oath just for starters.

I listened to the radio interview

and Henry Herford said it was ILLEGAL for an ELECTED official to be arrested in LA like that. These guys are in HUGE trouble.
Too bad people didn't know they weren't really cops at that time. Citizen arrests should have happened.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Law?

"Henry Herford said it was ILLEGAL for an ELECTED official to be arrested in LA like that."

Do you know which law says that? I have been looking (not very hard) to see if it was illegal but could not find on.

Yeh - they weren't really cops

to quote Lethal Weapon - "Now that's a real badge, I'm a real cop, and this is a real fucking gun!"
good luck getting that gun from them. Let me know how that works out.

probably it was a citizen arrest

I've litigated cases involving "trespass" and charges such as Herford faced/faces --- many times as plaintiff/defendant.

Most likely, no matter what someone says right now, the cops were acting after someone "complained".

One or more people "in charge of the premises" instructed the off-duty cops to make the arrest...at least that is what the cop side will claim in any subsequent litigation.

Litigation brings to bear tools which Herford's side will use to know what went down.

They'll be able to do discovery and learn who ordered these arrests.

Whoever did that is at least one of the liable parties in this matter.

The bad guys will have a hard time showing that Herford wasn't supposed to be there AND that removing him was "harmless".

They've stepped in it; plus, they physically injured the man to boot, that's serious trouble for the bad guys.

chief should step down

chief should step down immediately or risk federal prosecution.

Listen you guys..

Here is the Chief of Police number CALL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please dont just read this post and let others call..YOU be the one to call and let them know what they did was WRONG and they need to get sued. Here is the number 318-673-6900 CALL AND FILE A COMPLAINT AGAINST THESE DEVILS!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did and it feels great.

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Something doesn't smell right...

I have a relative that was a deputy, I can remember him doing "side work" in full uniform - football games, special events, etc. However, those gigs were only offered through the sheriff's office and paid as overtime. NEVER would he have been allowed to moonlight in his uniform. I'm sure there's a paper trail for these guys - they have to be covered by workers' comp, liability, etc. I highly doubt they were being paid by anyone other than the Shreveport Police Dept. who in turn may have billed the LAGOP or the convention center itself. Sarge has a reason to be nervous, I think there's more to be told here. If they did accept cash/check payment on Saturday from anyone other than the PD, I think that opens a whole other can of worms. Of course they may be scrambling right now to "right" anything that was wrong.

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster

Hmm..this is an interesting

Hmm..this is an interesting line of thinking, Jo..

whoops, again

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God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster

Guys, Sgt Bill is working overtime w damage control!

He's called me three times today! Yes, three times!

Keeps repeating the same thing! "I wasn't there, they were off duty, moonlighting, just doing their jobs, I don't know, we'll have to let the courts figure it out, they say he was resisting arrest, refusing orders, only one was arrested, our officers are professionals..." blah blah blah

Why is this guy so nervous?

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul

off the top of my head

I'd say there's not only the possible lawsuits against the state gop, the individual(s) within the state gop who participated, the officers, and the city, but that there's also possible criminal charges against all of them. Not only for assault, but also a federal matter known as Conspiracy Against Rights - USC Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 13 › § 241. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241

He should be very worried indeed.

The next time you talk to him

The next time you talk to him you should ask him if he gave them permission to be in uniform. If he says yes, ask him if he's aware that by allowing the off-duty officers working for private security to wear their uniforms, that he opened up the police department and the taxpayers to litigation arising from the actions of these off-duty privately hired officers?

He should be sacked for exposing the city to lawsuits simply to appease the state GOP so they could intimidate the RP crowd with official looking police officers.

If he says no, then those officers definitely broke the law by impersonating police officers.

I don't think they could've

I don't think they could've picked a worse group to tangle with, even dare I say the ACLU

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Which by the way

is conveniently quiet on ALL of this.

Too bad for you po-lice

that everyone was videoing you. Not only did you make false arrests, but you broke the first gentlemen's fingers while you were roughing him up and dislocated the 2nd chair's hip. He told you he was disabled. Incredible. The elections were conducted according to Robert's Rules and the RNC's rules.

maybe

we should clarify that the man who's hip was supposedly dislocated Mr. Herford stated he had X-rays and a CT scan and that his hip was bruised, nothing about dislocated
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