Here’s a video that aired on the news today (WDIV, Channel 4 from Detroit) about Michigan House Speaker Andy Dillon’s (D-17th District, Redford Township) “Thugs” as petition blockers against Dillon’s recall movement. This is a video of the movement going on in Redford, north Dearborn Heights and southeast Livonia, led by Rose Bogaert of the Wayne County Taxpayer Association. The whole MichiganRecalls.com movement is being led by Leon Drolet of the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance:
(Is it just me or does Andy Dillon not look so good in that video? He seems a LOT skinnier than I’ve ever seen him – maybe I’m just imagining it – I dunno).
Here’s the link to Andy Dillon’s thugs, which is offering rewards for the identification of the petition blockers.
So, here are my thoughts – if it is true that the state employees were on their vacation days, then 1) they’re idiots for wasting a vacation day on that, and 2) what they did was not illegal.
I’d like to see official documentation of this though.
So far, what the “Thugs” have done hasn’t been illegal, just annoying (at least the stuff caught on tape). If they do cross a line and continue to stalk petitioners, a case could be made against them, but right now, I think they’re still very barely on the side of a fine line of legal petition blocking.
Let’s see if we can’t catch these guys doing something illegal though! And more importantly, let’s see if we can’t recall Andy Dillon!
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