True Stories of Harassment and Intimidation

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No one deserves to have their private information exposed and to be threatened with violence because of their opinions. Following are stories of individuals who have experienced harassment for supporting a cause.

Wisconsin: Cindy Archer was afraid to let her dogs outside for fear they would be poisoned after her home was raided by police and the incident reported publicly. Worse yet, she was ordered not to explain the event, though charges were never brought – and all because of her political stance. Listen to Cindy’s story.

California: John Eastman is a law professor, Constitutional attorney and political activist. A few years ago, his name and the names of his organization’s donors were posted online by liberal activists. After a two-year legal battle, the IRS admitted that it had released the tax returns of his organization that included the private identities of the organization’s donors.

California: After Margie Christofferson gave $100 to a group that supported Proposition 8, a proposal in 2008 that opposed same-sex marriage, her name was made public and the restaurant where she worked was boycotted and picketed by people who support same-sex marriage. Ultimately the protests took their toll on the restaurant and she lost her job.

Pennsylvania: J. Leon Altemose was a nonunion contractor who, because of the threat of union intimidation, formed an association that kept the members’ names private. One of the companies who hired them divulged his name, and one night he was brutally attacked by union members and suffered severe brain damage.

Arizona: Darcy Olsen was the target of death threats and violence because of her organization’s position on public support of a privately-owned NHL team. Listen to Darcy’s story.

Oregon: Erious Johnson was put on a government watch list of potential threats to police for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. They found him because he used the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag in a tweet.

People who support candidates and ballot measures are already reported to the government. Do we want to open up people who support causes and organizations to this kind of harassment, too?

2 responses on “True Stories of Harassment and Intimidation

  1. Vickie Rubinson

    On the verge of never voting again or at least not telling folks who I voted for. NEver experienced such continous harassment. Restaurants, numerous hair salons burning my legs during a routine waxing, over plucking my normally nice eye brows so I look like a freak, spilling hair color on my shirt and laughing didn’t offer to pay for mess. I am keeping all views private from now on and not discussing if a vote or not ever again.

    Never seen such a division in the country. Looking for new place to rel-located to so hopefully it will stop. Constantly getting sabotaged as well.

  2. Alessio Ventura

    Unfortunately, I had to move from Florida to New Jersey because of work. Being a 2nd Amendment enthusiast, I collected firearms in Florida and have over 30 of them. When I moved to NJ, someone told me that I could not have a magazine ober 10 rounds; if I was caught with such a mag, I would soend a mandatory year in jail for each round over 10. Unfortunately, several of my firearms had mags with over 10 round capacity. Another person told me that I had to use an FFL from Florida to transfer my firearms to an FFL in NJ. All told, it cost me about $50 per firearm for the transfers, and I had to fill out a special NJ State Police 4-paged form to get “dispensation” to transfer more than one firearm every 30 days! If I had not, then I would still be transferring firearms because normally you cannot purchase or transfer more than one firearm every 30 days..OUTRAGEOUS.

    Now, this is not the worst of it. In the upscale neighborhood that I moved into, I started complaining to some of the new neighbors I met about the severe 2nd Amendment restrictions in NJ. Well, someone squeeled to my employer, I don’t know how, that I had 30 firearms, and I was called in to talk to HR! They explained to me that they expected all of their executives to present a “professional” appearance, even when off work, and that having firearms was “antithetical” to such an appearence. Well, I thought that was just beyond justification, and long story short, I found another job, with a different firm, this time in Dallas, Tx.

    I left NJ, never to return to that Communist state, where I learned that if someone breaks into your house, you have an OBLIGATION TO ESCAPE rather than defend your family and property. Even MORE OUTRAGEOUS!

    Here is the lesson: Don’t move to NJ, but if you have no choice, don’t register your firearms. Keep them, use them, and for God’s sake, defend your family, but don’t tell anyone that you have them..you may lose your job!

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