Alleged ‘Voluntary Interview’ of Maker of Islamic YouTube Video is a Red Flag

First, it was former Marine Brandon Raub seized for a mental health exam, in the presence of federal agents, for posting lyrics from a heavy metal band and blasting the government on Facebook.  Now, federal agents have targeted the maker of the YouTube video Innocence of Muslims in order to deflect attention away from the administration’s failures to heed warnings about threats against the American diplomatic mission in Libya.

The First Amendment is sacrosanct in a functioning democracy.  These fundamental rights—freedom of speech and freedom of the press— foster a robust debate, keep government officials in check, and protect Americans from overzealous agents. 

Or do they?

Fox News legal analyst and former Judge Andrew Napolitano believes federal authorities are figuratively shredding portions of the Constitution. 

Whether it is far-reaching executive orders pertaining to immigration and control of the Internet, searches of homes absent a search warrant, consent or exigent circumstances, or the seizure of Americans for expressing their First Amendment rights, traditional American freedoms are under assault.

Judge Napolitano addresses some of his concerns in an interview with the Washington Times.


Steve Spingola is an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective. His new book, Best of the Spingola Files, is now available at

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© Steven Spingola,Wales, WI, 2012

One Response

  1. Eddie S.

    Great couple of posts, Steve. I give you credit for speaking up for those who served…military or police…those of us who took an oath to uphold the constitution and not pervert the document like the pols and the courts have done.

    September 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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