A user on NYfirearms.com was fed up with having his sign taken down. The sign advocated the repeal of the NY SAFE Act, which was one of the strictest gun laws to date and a major infringement on 2nd amendment rights.
After having his sign taken for the 4th or 5th time he decided to set up a trail cam or a deer cam to try to catch the thief in the act, and so he could report it to the authorities. Much to his surprise this is what he found.
Now that this NY resident found out that it was actually the law enforcement that kicked over his sign and stole it he will have some decisions to make. If you want to make a donation to his cause you can find more information at this thread.
This is an outrageous act by this Somers police officer. Even if the law did not allow for signs to be within 15 feet of the road, if the sign was on private property, as it is believed to have been, it would not permit an officer to simply take it. That is not the proper protocol. This story is both somber and eye opening as this NY resident’s 2nd AND 1st amendment rights are being trampled upon.
It should be mentioned that we at Guns ‘n’ Freedom support local law enforcement officials as a whole. These are brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect the resident’s in their districts. But when officers like this abuse their power, it should be noted so this kind of activity does not continue.