Video: Dem lawmakers exposed when reporters pose as homeless

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James O’Keefe’s latest Project Veritas undertaking is something we’ve long suspected but rarely proved — the hypocrisy of liberal lawmakers. O’Keefe does so magnificently.

At issue is California’s “Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights and Fairness Act,” a bill backed by Democratic Assemblymen Roger Dickinson and Tom Ammiano, which would grant any homeless person the right “to move freely, rest, eat, share, accept, or give food or water, and solicit donations in public spaces,” according to The Daily Caller.

“The effect of this proposed legislation,” James O’Keefe during the video narration, “is that homeless people would be entitled to sleep or solicit donations on any public sidewalk.”

In an interview withThe Daily Caller, O’Keefe explained, “Essentially, the bill gives homeless people a ‘right’ to sleep out in front of your house. We wanted to see how the assemblyman would react if he had homeless people sleeping out in front of his house. And what do you know? Dickinson called the cops on us.”

The undercover journalists posing as homeless people loiter on the sidewalk in from of Dickinson’s home for 45 minutes, encountering several pedestrians and vehicular traffic without incident. However, when the assemblyman leaves his home and notices the ”vagrants,” it only takes a few more minutes before the police arrive.

“Basically around here, you want to keep it moving because it’s going to draw unwanted attention,” the officer admitted after some initial give-and-take. “I’m saying you don’t want to hang out in this neighborhood, really.”

In the second half of the video, the “homeless” journalists move on to the sidewalk in from if the San Francisco office of Ammiano, the second assemblyman. This time the results were more sinister.

When they loitered in front of the office without incident, they packed up their gear to call it a day. Soon Homeland Security agents arrived, demanding that the video be turned over in violation of the journalists’ Fourth Amendment rights.

The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures; the courts have consistently held that warrantless searches are per se unreasonable except in certain circumstances. This was not one of them.

The two encounters are reminiscent of the late Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who strongly supported green energy, yet fought tooth and nail against the Cape Wind Project, consisting of an offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound. The reason for the senator’s opposition? He would have seen the turbines from the Kennedy compound.

In short, liberal policy is fine for liberals, so long as it’s not in their backyard.

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34 thoughts on “Video: Dem lawmakers exposed when reporters pose as homeless

  1. Carolyn LeBeauf says:

    James O'Keefe again huh? Why would anyone believe him or the daily caller about anything. They probably call the police themselves.People O'Keefe the Pimp is a liar, a loser, and an asshole. He needs to get a real job and stop trying to be a journalist.

  2. eric says:

    Why are DNS agents at a vagrant call just what is dhs?

  3. rodney says:

    And they are not the only ones involved. Beyonce was in that city more than three times so she's guilty. Putin lives just half way around the world so he's guilty. Barney the purple dinosaur was on a lot of TVs once so he is guilty. The journalist was at every place so it was basically an inside job. Really? You didn't even try to present direct facts.

  4. Leroy says:

    Your media guys should have called the police to tell them you were being accosted by someone claiming to be homeland security.

  5. Glen says:

    And then the pussies hide behind the skirts of Homeland Security…………….

  6. barry1817 says:

    love what was done,

    and was thinking that any congress man that votes for this, or votes for amnesty should have in the bill that they are required to take in a family of 4 and support them on their dime.

    So many rich people in congress, should be easy, and that should solve a lot of the problems because the people that they take in, can watch over the second and third homes that they have, and do the menial work that Americans won't do, while they sponge off the congressmen for housing, food, and health care.

    So put that rider in, anyone voting for the immigration law will take in and support a family of 4 on their dime, before anyone other money is spent

    1. TV-Tastic says:

      It's not Congress, dummy. He's an Assemblyman in the California State Legislature.

  7. TV-Tastic says:

    I'm not really getting the hypocrisy, here. The cops rolled up on these guys. The Assemblyman, as far as we know, didn't call them and report them, the Assemblyman didn't confront the reporters, this was all the cops… who incorrectly tried to claim that there's a difference between a public sidewalk in front of a residence and a business. So, please, mouth-foamers, tell me where the hypocrisy is.

  8. J So says:

    For what it's worth, that first person wasn't a cop. That's a private security agency. It looks like Paladin to me which also explains why it doesn't have an exempt license plate.

    http://paladinprivatesecurity.com/

  9. Brunette says:

    "Asking for donations that can't be taxed"

    Isn't *that* interesting! Taxation.

    About 10 years ago I spent 6 months waiting tables, thinking it would be fun. (Hahaha! I was young) A co-worker once casually mentioned that he used to deal drugs, and carried large amounts of cash. He paid taxes on his drug income, so whenever he got pulled over and questioned about the cash, he pulled out his tax forms. They always let him go.

    The moral of the story is, the government doesn't care what you do as long as they get their cut.

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