A sadder display

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:13 AM.

Any doubt, go to the tape.

Oct. 25.

Regular meeting.

Board of County Commissioners.

The following is a statement provided by Graney, who was the nexus for much of what transpired.

“Having the read the file which appears to me incomplete and misleading, I am pleased Mr. Hess has finally come to the obvious conclusion that the rights of citizens to organize, petition their government, exercise their right to free speech, and campaign to hold their elected leaders responsible for their actions is not a criminal offense.

“I hope now that the State Attorney’s Office will quietly spend some internal time examining how it was duped or influenced into wasting time and resources on silly, trumped up, self-serving charges. Let’s see, five months of taxpayer-funded effort and resources wasted, in a clear politically-motivated ‘witch hunt’ intended to intimidate those same taxpaying citizens to stop them from exercising their First Amendment rights.

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