Mr. Stone, Who is this Armstrong Williams type personality who writes "ghost releases" for you ?
Karl Rove would be proud of him. Where'd you learn that trick ? Don't think Mr. Wellstone would have approved of such a strategy... I don't know what happened at Pearl Park. You do. If you really wanted to provide an account of it, then I'd expect as much from you in a first person account. Post whatever you wish to the list that "imaginary journalists" write (I'm certainly not in charge of it). But don't expect it to be believed by any reasonable person. I'd prefer to see you own your own self promoting propaganda or keep it to yourself, where it (probably) comes from. Read your own stuff below and see whether you can't agree. If this stuff was written by a legitimate third party, then it should be attributed to the source. Regards, MJF >FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: >Park Board Candidate Considers Legal Action to Protect Freedom of Speech >Minneapolis, MN June 9, 2005 ?District 5 Park Board Candidate, Jason Stone, reports having been >threatened with arrest by Superintendent Jon Gurban of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, >for distributing literature in a park. ?I came to the park to hand out campaign literature to >folks coming out to see the plans for the new Edward Solomon Park. What better place to find >people who care about our parks than in a park?? Stone commented. He continued, ?Imagine my >surprise when Mr. Gurban angrily confronted me telling me I was not allowed to exercise my first >amendment right to free speech and that he was going to call the police to stop me from >distributing literature.? >Stone, standing alone outside the park building, started handing out leaflets at 6:25 pm Wednesday >evening to area residents coming to a meeting on development plans for the new Edward Solomon >Park. He states that after speaking with Gurban, he also spoke with Commissioner Bob Fine and >District Manager Eileen Kilpatrick. ?I asked all three high ranking park officials if I was >acting unlawfully. While Gurban said something about policy, none of them said I was acting >unlawfully - so I told Mr. Gurban I respected his perspective and continued handing out >literature,? Stone said. >In the ?spirit of cooperation?, Stone then moved at least a hundred feet from the recreation >center entrance, to a spot on the sidewalk just a couple feet from the parking lot. Three police >squad cars arrived simultaneously just five minutes after the original conversation with Gurban. >Stone greeted the police and asked if he was acting unlawfully. Stone noted, ?The officers >respectfully, but forcefully ordered me to stop distributing literature, and said I could not do >so on private land. I corrected them, indicating that we were standing on public land. They >replied ?sort of?, and that I had to stop distributing literature.? Stone was further told to >remove his name tag reading ?Jason Stone, Candidate for Park Board District 5?, before entering >the park building. >Believing he would be arrested if he did not follow the officers? orders, Stone returned the >offending literature to his car. Most of the police departed shortly thereafter, while one squad >remained behind until Stone left the park entirely. >Bill Hood, a neighborhood resident, witnessed what transpired. When contacted for comment, Mr. >Hood said, ?Mr. Gurban?s behavior Wednesday evening at Pearl Park was altogether inappropriate for >the event, out of control, hostile toward me watching him and really ?unWirthy? of a Park >Superintendent.? CONTACT INFORMATION: Campaign Contact : Jason Stone (612) 824-2122 [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://jasonforparks.com REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:email@example.com Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls