Upload

Loading icon Loading...

Content Warning

This video may be inappropriate for some users.

LaRouche supporter assaulted by Alaska State Fair Security

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Brian Stanfill's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Brian Stanfill's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Brian Stanfill's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Aug 26, 2010

*** If you think YouTube needs a duplicate copy of this exact video, please email me asking permission before hand. Provide your full legal name, YouTube account, contact information, and a description of the manner in which you intend to improve upon or modify the original work. Exact duplicates and works not otherwise improving upon the original will be denied. YouTube simply does not need more than one copy of the same work. Thank you. ***

This first day of the 2010 Alaska State Fair starts with sunny skies and a brutal assault by security personnel on a LaRouche supporter who non-violently, though quite vocally, refused to leave the private property of the Alaska State Fair, Inc.

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 arrive, and they physically assault the man holding the sign after he refuses to leave. 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. The state trooper leaves before the police arrive.

Sidney Hill was in jail awaiting a pre-trial at 1:00pm on August 27, 2010 at the Palmer Courthouse. He was charged with Assault 4-Cause Fear Of Injury, Disorderly Conduct-Challenge To Fight, and Criminal Trespass 2- Upon Premises. However, according to the Valley Frontiersman newspaper, "Assistant District Attorney Trina Sears said her office decided not to prosecute Hill on the assault charge." The Alaska State Fair, Inc. contracted security and traffic control to StarPlex, a firm located in the Northwest Lower 48. Sid awaits trial in September and October for the remaining two charges.

Assault on protester at 3:30

Trooper distracts me, but I barely catch the gun in security guard's left hand at 4:41. Sid's wife confirmed that the firearm is Sid's CZ52.

Copyright 2010, Brian Stanfill

This video offers a closeup of the firearm: http://bit.ly/dmMDLe
Court record of arrest: http://bit.ly/bPSx6D
ADN coverage: http://bit.ly/bwE3u9
AnchoragePress coverage: http://bit.ly/d49VGH
Frontiersman coverage:
http://bit.ly/9V4gyn
http://bit.ly/aE41Sp
Newsminer coverage: http://bit.ly/bEEq2K
Alaska State Fair official statements:
http://bit.ly/cY5U2u
http://bit.ly/bNkCHF
Alaska State Fair website: http://alaskastatefair.org
Security firm's website: http://www.starplexcms.com

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
Sign in to add this to Watch Later

Add to