Gun Toting Tea Party mom wins $1.12M for false prosecution

A Long Island mother of three arrested for taking pictures of an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons ​– ​while ​armed to the teeth with a licensed assault rifle in her car — has been awarded ​$1.12 million​ by a federal jury over her false prosecution by Suffolk County authorities.

​The Central Islip ​jury ​on Thursday sided with Nancy Genovese, 58, in a 2010 lawsuit she filed against Suffolk County​, its​ Sheriff’s Office and other parties, ​claiming she was ​only ​arrested during the July 2009 incident because she belonged to the Tea Party.

Genovese was arrested while taking pictures of a decorative helicopter in front of the Gabreski Airport Air National Guard base in Westhampton Beach for a “Support Our Troops” website. She was charged with criminal trespass and spent four days in jail before the charges were dropped.

Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet you are one of those Tea Party people.” When Genovese said she’s gone to Tea Party rallies, he allegedly said, “You’re a real right-winger, aren’t you?” and “You are a ‘Teabagger’” and then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”

“Ms. Genovese was subjected to a level of abuse because [authorities] did not share the same political views as she did and saw this as an excuse to deny her even the most basic civil rights,” her lawyer Frederick Brewington said.​​

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Merry Christmas, buy a few nice rifles with the reward. Send us some photos.

And don't forget the ammo, lots of ammo.

Taking these people to court seems to be only way to halt this criminal behavior they share with the public.  Good for her.

...and just think...if she was a muslim wearing a burka....the police would have apologized on the spot and gave her a police escort home.

Sadly there is no argument for that.  Goes to show law enforcement lacks the combination of common sense and gonads they used to have.  They have been reduced to local politicians' lackeys, resulting in situations like the one in the article listed above.

Not ALL law enforcement or military would have done something this stupid. I hope Ms. Genovese uses sum of that tax payer money to support Liberty and the TEA Party! I would. I would uses it in every way I could to slam Obama and Dems!

1.12 million dollars. . . . hmm.? . . . .  Well, maybe she'll be able to make some difference in how her local LEA operates in situations like this, in the future.  But, there's almost no chance she'll be able to make a dent in combating the millions of dollars collected from Liberal supporters like Michael Bloomberg, Hollywood celebrities, and their other large donors.  

She needs to be wise and restrict her efforts to one, or two, local issues.  Otherwise, she'll just piss away all that money with no impact to show for it.   

If the law enforcement officer does not love the constitution and the laws of our land - fire him. I have yet to hear a credible example of "tea baggers" breaking the laws of this land. If this should happen again or if you are arrested for photographing police officers consult your attorney about a lawsuit against the individual officer for it is he who has the bias & he who distorts the law against the citizens he serves. To 1SG Elliot - if you knew your individual action would cost you a million dollars - would you become better informed about the laws you enforce & the manner in which you enforce them. As a former law enforcement officer I knew that my personal thoughts & beliefs did not translate into actual laws - i.e. photography is not against any law (except in the state of Illinois - the home of transparency). Google the type of plane to find a picture of one. If someone were to find it publicly displayed it would thus be hard to claim it was a matter of state secrecy. Remember the planes the blue angels fly are photographed all the time.   ibid to Mr Baker. Individual responsibility is an abuse tamer. To Mr. McMurtry: A cool head & a great memory will triumph the desire to act violently. A picture or several run together are worth more than a thousand words. Forget the weapon - take the picture & hire the lawyer. Sue the department when they are known to permit the criminal actions of the officers.

I just bought a small md80 dv mini cam and mounted it to a baseball hat. Where I go it goes. What I see and hear is recorded... I call it my personal security camera. This is what it has come to. 70% of police lie in court and that 's the ones who admit it. Lying is the norm of our day but I have found the defense and proof positive in video plus sound. People might look at me strange but I will not be a victim of liars any longer.

you've got to be careful about recording sound.

I've been told that the law can charge you with wire tapping if you record audio.

It varies from state to state and I don't know anymore of it than that.

But. I've put up game cameras to watch over the political signs in my front yard that people have been messing with and I was told it was a possibility, because the cameras record audio as well as visual.

@Ralph Baker,

You are correct, the laws vary from state to state. You also have to be careful of entrapment laws as well.  Know what your local laws are and if there is a difference on what you use on or off your own property.

I notice that on YouTube the cops don't like phone cameras taking pictures of their activities. So I would say it is admissible as evidence or they wouldn't care. Just my thoughts. 

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 A local news report revealed that the state of New Jersey awarded $3.8 million in financial aid to illegal immigrants during the 2018-2019 school year.

According to a report from NJ.com, the state of New Jersey gave $3.8 million in financial aid to 749 illegal immigrant students in the last academic year. More than a quarter of the funding went to 328 illegal immigrants that attend Rutgers University.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last year that allowed illegal immigrants to apply for financial aid. Prior to the signing, illegal immigrants were permitted to apply to pay in-state tuition at public universities but they were not eligible for financial aid.

Murphy, who supports the spending, hit back at Republican critics by arguing that giving financial aid to illegal immigrants is compatible with American values.

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