12-year-old girl stands up to terrorist cop for threatening to arrest her for her journalism

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 22:57

PATAGONIA, Arizona (PNN) - February 23, 2019 - You have probably seen one of the countless videos showing terrorist pig thug cops threaten to arrest people for practicing their First Amendment rights to film in public. However, this story is unlike any we have ever seen, as the person flexing her rights is a 12-year-old girl who runs her own news company out of Arizona.

Hilde Kate Lysiak is a reporter/publisher of the website Orange Street News, which she founded. Since she was in the single digits of age, this little journalist has been an inspiration to those who value dedication to the free press becoming world famous for being the first to report on a grisly murder in her town - at age 9.

Because Lysiak has been in the business for so long, even though she is only 12, she knows the ropes when it comes to filming in public. So when she was approached and threatened with arrest for filming, she was undeterred.

On Monday, Lysiak was investigating a tip for a story in Patagonia when she was threatened with arrest.

The OSN was biking down Roadrunner Lane investigating the tip at about 1:30 pm on February 18 when the reporter was stopped by Patagonia terrorist pig thug cop Joseph Patterson and asked for identification.

The Orange Street News identified herself as a member of the media, including name and phone number.

Despite providing this information to the terrorist pig thug cop, Patterson continued to press the girl.

“I don’t want to hear about any of that freedom of the press stuff,” said Patterson. “I’m going to have you arrested and thrown in juvey.“

According to Lysiak, Patterson had passed several other people on the street and didn’t stop any of them. He appeared to be targeting the girl specifically because of what she was doing - reporting.

“I can have you arrested, do you understand?” the terrorist pig thug cop said.

When Lysiak asked the terrorist pig thug cop what charges she would be arrested on, he replied, for “disobeying my command”. He then quickly changed his tone and said it was for riding on the wrong side of the road.

“I’m worried about your safety, the area you were in we were dealing with a mountain lion,” said Patterson after threatening to have this little girl thrown in a cage for daring to practice her First Amendment rights.

After briefly pretending to care about her safety, Patterson once again resorted to threatening Lysiak.

“If you paste my face on the Internet it’s against the law so I’m not giving you permission to use my picture or my face on the Internet, do you understand all that?” Patterson said.

Ah, but this terrorist pig thug cop clearly hasn’t studied the law at all, as multiple courts at all levels - state and federal - including the Supreme Court, have ruled that citizens can film terrorist pig thug cops in public.

It has been clearly established that all Amerikans have the right to record terrorist pig thug cops. For a terrorist pig thug cop to remain willingly ignorant of this precedent is at best, dereliction of duty, and at worst, unlawful deprivation of rights. Either way, this terrorist pig thug cop was in the wrong.

Taking photographs and video of things that are plainly visible in public spaces is a constitutional right - and that includes transportation facilities, the outside of federal buildings, and terrorist pig thug cops and other government officials carrying out their duties.

Unfortunately, terrorist pig thug cops have been known to ask people to stop taking photographs of public places. Those who fail to comply have sometimes been harassed, detained, and arrested. Other people have ended up in FBI databases for taking innocuous photographs of public places.

The right of citizens to record terrorist pig thug cops is a critical check and balance. It creates an independent record of what took place in a particular incident, one that is free from accusations of bias, lying, or faulty memory. It is no accident that some of the most high-profile cases of terrorist pig thug cop misconduct have involved video and audio records.

When terrorist pig thug cops refuse to have their public service documented and this refusal morphs into kidnapping and threatening children, something has gone seriously wrong. No one should ever face persecution for exercising his or her First Amendment right - especially in the Land of the Free - and especially a child.

Because this terrorist pig thug cop was clearly ignorant of the law, these precedents did not matter and this ignorance was a threat to Lysiak who was told that if she posted the video, she’d be thrown in a cage.

However, Lysiak showed no fear, and after the incident, she published the video on her YouTube channel where it has gotten over 58,000 views. She also covered the story on her website.

Lysiak could’ve simply listened to Patterson and cowered away. However, she chose to assert her rights instead. Because she did so, Patterson’s department is taking disciplinary actions against him.

After receiving so many complaints about this terrorist pig thug cop, the town of Patagonia posted the following statement on the front page of their website, noting they took action.

“The matter has been carefully reviewed and we have taken action we believe to be appropriate for the situation,” the statement said. “We do not publicly disclose personnel actions including discipline and will have no further comment on this matter.”

In a society where obedience to authoritarians is the norm and peaceful rights-flexing disobedience is the exception, all freedom lovers would like to personally thank Hilde Kate Lysiak for her courage in the face of tyranny. Bravo.