Oklahoma police officers pulls up a man over anti-Obama sign

February 20th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI  

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Oklahoma (US), Feb.20 (ANI): Police officers stopped an Oklahoma City motorist, Chip Harrison, and confiscated a sign on his car that appeared to slight President Barack Obama.
The officers reportedly told Harrison that the US Secret Service “could construe this as a threat against President Obama.”
The sign, which read “Abort Obama Not the Unborn,” was returned to Harrison later that day, according to NewsOK.com.
Police spokesman Steve McCool said the sign was taken in error, and Oklahoma City residents should not be worried that their First Amendment rights will be violated.
Harrison told the officers that in his opinion the words “Abort Obama” meant to impeach him. He told the officers he does not believe in abortion because he is a Christian.
Harrison was stopped on westbound Interstate 240 at 8:45 a.m. on February 12, according to the police report.
Harrison was asked if he would like to file a complaint. He said he was not sure but would take the paperwork, just in case. But his run-in with the law wasn”t over yet.
””The Secret Service called and said they were at my house,” Harrison said. After talking to his attorney, Harrison went home where he met the Secret Service.
””When I was on my way there, the Secret Service called me and said they weren”t going to ransack my house or anything … they just wanted to (walk through the house) and make sure I wasn”t a part of any hate groups.”
Harrison said he invited the Secret Service agents into the house and they were “very cordial.”
He said they interviewed him for about 30 minutes and then left, not finding any evidence Harrison was a threat to the president.
Harrison said he feels his First Amendment rights were violated. (ANI)

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