Thanks to Gateway Pundit (http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/) we now have proof that the harassment and investigation of Chip Harrison, the Oklahoma City resident who was harrassed by the Oklahoma Police Department and the United States Secret Service for an "Abort Obama, not the Unborn" sign was an illegal investigation by the USSS and a civil rights violation. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_L6pDyjqqsvY/SZ6Yz2mp9cI/AAAAAAAAaKI/oJrbFFouOTE/s1600-h/abort+bush3.jpg Gateway Pundit was able to obtain photographic evidence of "Abort Bush" signs that were common in the last eight years.
Obviously there is no record of any USSS investigation of those signs, therefore no reasonable law enforcement officer or Secret Service Special Agent could believe that Harrison's sign was evidence of a crime.
The OKCPD officer and the USSS Special Agents are clearly guilty of Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242 Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00000242----000-.html
The USSS Special Agents are also guilty of violations of Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights, as the two agents, under the direction of at least one of their direct supervisors, and probably more senior level managers as well, conspired to violate Harrision's rights. http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/civilrights/statutes.htm#section241
The above statues are used to protect individuals in the practice of their constitutional rights from interference by the government. The USSS Special Agents are also liable under the Bivens doctrine, where agents of the federal government are civily liable for their actions regardless of any criminal prosectution, as well as liable under 42 USC 1983 Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights. http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode42/usc_sec_42_00001983----000-.html
Now, Attorney General Eric Holder, swore to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States, as did the United States Attorney for the District of Oklahoma. Are they going to take action? Or will the Ron Horiuchi example be followed?
Where is the Civil Rights Divsion? Missing in action.
I can testify that these agents received the training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA, where new USSS Special Agents receive their initial training and they are instructed in their obligations and liability under the above civil rights laws. When I was there, it was emphasized quite strongly that agents cannot act outside of their authority and cannot violate the civil rights of Americans.
This is just the first action of a lawless Obama Regime. Just wait for their Waco and Ruby Ridge. Harrison is lucky that a USSS SWAT team did not break into his house with guns blazing.
Now some will argue that abortion means killing. Maybe so, but not legally, as an abortion is not a killing or taking of a life, much less an illegal taking of a life. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the unborn are not alive. When a abortion occurs there is never a coroners inquest or autopsy. There is no investigation by a police officer or an investigation by the FBI into a civil rights violation, so any arguement that the sign was threat is nonsense.
Next, even if it said what it meant, or what the radical left thinks it means, then they have to admit they are guilty of the same thing, but there was no investigation when they did it. Therefore, an investigation cannot continue, because it depends on the political views of the subject of the investigation, but that also is illegal. Political prosecutions are illegal.
Some will argue that the stop of Harrison was legal under the Supreme Court doctrine of Terry V. Ohio, where the court said that the police could stop someone if the officer reasonably believed through his training and experience that a crime has been committed, was being committed, or would be committed in the immediate future. However, there was no reasonable evidence that Harrison had either the means rea or ability to "abort Obama." To any reasonable person, the sign was a statement of political beliefs that contrasted Obama's support for infanticide and abortion with his continued status as a living person. It was irony, ridicule, and exposing Obama's and the radical left's hypocracy, not evidence that a crime was, has, or will be committed.
This is the shocking face of the Obama Regime. Arrest first anyone who dares to criticize the Regime.
I would suggest to Harrison that he also complain to the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, who investigate such civil rights violations by USSS employees.