LaRouche supporter assaulted by Alaska State Fair Security

[youtube=]LaRouche supporter assaulted by Alaska State Fair Security

brianstanfill | August 26, 2010

This first day of the 2010 Alaska State Fair starts with sunny skies and a brutal assault by security personnel on a LaRouche supporter.

At about 5pm Alaska Time, Thursday, August 26, 2010, security personnel approach Sidney Hill, a lone man peacefully displaying an impeach Obama sign near Pioneer Plaza on the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. Minutes later, a crowd assembles, additional security forces arrive, and they physically assault the man holding the sign. He’s taken to the ground with force and detained.

An unidentified Alaska State Trooper arrives to physically disperse the crowd, and at several points during the conflict, crowd members yell in support of the demonstrator’s right to speak his message. The demonstrator’s personal firearm is confiscated by fair security, and he is held captive until Palmer police arrive to escort the man away in cuffs.

Sidney Hill is in jail awaiting a pre-trial at 1:00pm on August 27, 2010 at the Palmer Courthouse. He has been charged with Assault 4-Cause Fear Of Injury,
Disorderly Conduct-Challenge To Fight, and Criminal Trespass 2- Upon Premises.

Assault at 3:30
Gun in security guard’s left hand at 4:41

Court record of arrest:

7 thoughts on “LaRouche supporter assaulted by Alaska State Fair Security

  1. 7.50 an hour security guard

    LOL The security guards training will come into question during the lawsuit…it will be revealed they had no training…just a t-shirt that said security…the Palmer police department will also be sued for false arrest unlawful detainment and Palmer will pay out the nose…the security firm will go out of business and the State fair will not make a dime this year…they will pay all that cash to Mr. Hill…

  2. Don Broome

    There are “Impeach Obama” bumper stickers all over this country; banners with same wording, ads for same wording all over the web. Seems to me the fairgrounds are a public gathering place. I heard the “security” telling Mr. Hill “you didn’t pay to get in here” – what was the point of that? He was not creating any kind of disturbance; the video showed people all around him, going about their business; the disturbance was created by the inept, untrained, over-weight security, who didn’t like the Obama banner. Free speech? He certainly was being unnecessarily and forcibly restrained. His gun was not at issue, nor was it an issue. He never threatened anyone.

    My guess would be that the security employees, their employer, the Alaska State Trooper, his employer and the operators of the State Fair will all be legitimate defendants in an upcoming lawsuit. I can think of about 15 instrances of gross negligence, negligence, assault and battery against the person(he was never resisting anyone; these two hoodlums forcibly took him down)and they go on and on. My God, what a terrible display of “force” against free speech. Good luck, Mr. Hill.

    1. Robert TwinEagle

      I agree with the statement you have made against the Security men .This man was doing nothing but using his rightful rights to publicly announce his disagreement with the Obama administration . The security had NO Reason to detain this man to speak out [holding a sign].It is our right to do so . I would sue everyone involved in this issue of this man being assaulted ,detained,unlawful imprisonment of his constitutional rights being of free speech being denied.

  3. dandy

    Why this individual is given any credibility is beyond me. I am almost a life long Alaskan (58 years). These are the sort of people who bad mouth the government, but have their hand out for anything free they can receive. Check Sidney Hill’s tax records through the Mat-Su Borough. The man is seriously in arrears, and his tax bill is less than $400 per year. I would imagine that he hasn’t filed a tax return in quite sometime. This sort of individual gives a very bad name to Alaska.

    I watched the video on YouTube today, as I don’t watch the news much, and was only aware of the incident until today, Sept. 1. It is quite apparent to me that excessive force was never used on the man, and the officials of the fair and the off-duty state trooper were only doing their duty (i.e. notice one of the security guards patting the man on the shoulder reassuringly).

    It is a sad day for Alaska when people use this man as an example of what Alaska is, or what most Alaskans believe.

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