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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Love it!   Very good news!

Way to go Tea Party Patriots!!  Long live the Tea Party!!

I hope the "officer" involved was sued directly so the money had to come from him, no the union, the dept., or outside interests. That is the only way they will truly pay attention, oh, and some jail time would probably help the cause, too!

I don't see where your political affiliation has anything to do with the correct police procedure the cops are suppose to adhere to. This is a case of a smart a$$ cop acting like a macho bully and wanting to make a name for himself. Well I see he did get attention and it resulted in a law suit payoff. They aren't suppose to voice their personal opinions or likes and dislikes. The Sheriff was out of line. This is not the first time I've heard of a cop or Sheriff being the judge and jury. That's not their job. A person's motives should be up to the court to decide, and not before hand like this Sheriff did. So many of them think they have a degree in law. This is just another case of the substandard help we are getting now days. But excellent help for the Communist movement.

I'm glad he DID make his thoughts know, otherwise this woman would have been bullied without recompense. We they think like this, then it is better that we know it.

Congratulations to Ms. Genovese and her attorney, Mr. Brewton! I hope this case makes an example for other Liberals and anti-Constitutional rights officials at every level!

Wish there was a way to sue, not the government, but individual cops for these greivious violations of rights.

These are the type of cop that the protests chants should target, not law abiding cops.
What do we want, "Dead Gestapo cops"!

The cops in this story are morons and need to be out of a job

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According to News965, the ban has the following specifications.

The amendment proposed in the state legislature would ban possession of assault weapons, which are defined as “semiautomatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition at once, either in fixed or detachable magazine, or any other ammunition feeding device.”

Lemma, an ardent supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a first term sheriff who is running for re-election, said this about whether or not he would enforce such a law.

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