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Journalist Handcuffed And Detained By Alaskan Senate Candidate's Private Security!

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Oh shiz! Alaskan drama that DOESN'T involve Sarah Palin!

Check out (above) this footage of Tony Hopfinger, an editor for the on-line magazine Alaska Dispatch, being handcuffed and detained by private security after he attempted to interview Republican senate candidate Joe Miller at an Anchorage town hall event!

Miller, who now refuses to answer questions about his personal life after it was revealed that he was nearly fired from his attorney job in 2008 for a serious ethics breach, was reportedly being hounded by Hopfinger, and had his private security detail intervene. Hopfinger claims that the incident started when the aforementioned guards starting harassing him.

William Fulton, one of the guards, issued the following statement regarding the incident:

"The Dispatch reporter repeatedly pushed a camera into the face of Mr. Miller. He continued to aggressively pursue him. I told the reporter several times that he needed to stop and that he was trespassing, he ignored me. He then proceeded to stalk Mr. Miller and even shoved an individual into a locker. Based upon this trespass and his assault, we detained him and escorted him from the premises."

So bizarre!

Why does a CANDIDATE for the Alaskan senate even need security detail?

This guy seems pretty shady to us!


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10 comments to “Journalist Handcuffed And Detained By Alaskan Senate Candidate's Private Security!”

  1. 1

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  2. 2

    The reporter could have the private security guy arrested for false imprisonment.

  3. 3

    since when does someones private security detail have the right to detain anyone. well, besides the secret service. & i thought town hall "events" were generally open to the public. especially the hallway. something sounds way off about this. whats this guy trying to hide?

  4. 4

    yikes!!!!! town hall my ass. this all went down in a school hallway. ridiculous!

  5. 5

    Everything that's not a stupid bleeding heart libtard cause sounds shady to you, you stupid moron.

  6. 6

    Republicans are troglodytes.

  7. 7

    What do you expect from tea-bagging republican white trah fascists. These people are scary and we have enough morons in this country that they might actually get elected. Vote democrat . Tea-bagging republicans are like the Taliban.

  8. 8

    way to be a week late

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    Overstepping enough for legal action, imo. Can you handcuff and detain the press when you're private security because you don't like what's being asked? Why do I suspect the mic in the face thing could be bogus? Even if the mic thing allegedly happened, they are only responsible for staying between their client and anyone coming into his space, or removing their client ( NOT the journalist) if other humans get in client's space as agreed upon when contracting them; they don't have the ruddy right to handcuff or detain a freaking journalist, imo.

  10. 10

    Oh Perez….I'm so sick of the politics up here! And Joe Miller IS shady! Sarah Palin supports him so what do you expect??????