DC Trawler

No pictures, please, she’s Hillary Clinton

Personally, I’d be fine with never seeing Hillary Clinton again for the rest of my life. But if she insists on pursuing a life in the public eye, it seems inevitable that people are going to take pictures of her.

Does that mean she gets to have her goons steal people’s private property and destroy their personal pictures? Apparently so.

Marc Caputo, Miami Herald:

Hillary Clinton quietly slipped into Miami on Thursday to address a travel agents convention in a speech where the former secretary of state said little about troubles abroad or the future ambitions of the likely presidential-race frontrunner…

At one point, a member of the audience, Andrew Rothberg, had his Galaxy Note II smartphone taken from him by security, which removed his picture of Clinton onstage and then gave his device back in front of a Miami Herald reporter in the auditorium stands…

Rothberg said he was more puzzled than upset. He said he guessed at one point that Clinton’s handlers might have wanted to control the event to keep activists from infiltrating the event and raising awareness about issues like the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. But he wasn’t sure.

Well, they couldn’t have that, could they? Benghazi is just another phony scandal, it doesn’t make a difference at this point, and so forth. That’s an excellent reason to grab somebody’s private property and do whatever you want with it.

I hope that security goon got a good look at all the other pics on that phone, just to make sure. Because that’s reasonable search and seizure.

Hat tip to Glenn Reynolds, who says:

Touch my phone and you’ll be sorry, “security” or not. But how perfectly in tune with the spirit of Hillaryland. When you take someone’s phone away by force, that’s robbery. At the very least, this guy should sue — and try to press criminal charges against the security guy. Of course, if all they did is say delete the photo or you have to leave the event, then it’s just ordinary Clinton/Obama thuggishness.

Yeah, but we’re just commoners. Pathetic, useless rabble. All we do is fund the government she wants to run. So sit down, shut up, and keep your damn phone in your pocket.

Hillary ’16!