Truckers Change Mind, Won’t ‘Arrest’ Congressmen

Traffic snarl still planned, but news coverage causes schism in ride’s leadership 

October 8, 2013 RSS Feed Print

Members of Congress will not be "arrested" Friday by truck drivers converging on Washington, D.C.

Members of Congress will not be “arrested” Friday by truck drivers converging on Washington, D.C.

News coverage of a trucker protest seeking to clog the roads in and around Washington, D.C., this weekend prompted a schism between the ride’s leaders. The ride’s loosely organized leadership is now in agreement, however: truckers will not seek to “arrest” congressmen.

Longtime Georgia trucker Earl Conlon was until Monday morning the coordinator of truckers traveling to D.C. on Oct. 11-13. He claims credit for calling the protest, a vision articulated in part by former country music singer Zeeda Andrews along with social media promotion.

Conlon originally told U.S. News he would seek to arrest congressmen Friday for allegedly committing treason as other truckers circle the inner loop of the I-495 beltway “three lanes deep.”
He’s changed his mind.

Conlon still believes a “citizens grand jury,” meaning a body of jurors convened without court authorization, has the power to issue indictments, but he told U.S. News in an update “the truckers are not doing any arresting.”

[EARLIER: Truckers Plan to ‘Arrest’ Congressmen, Clog D.C. Roads]

Former Department of Justice attorney Larry Klayman has popularized the concept of citizen grand juries, but it’s unlikely law enforcement would acknowledge such indictments.

“We want these people arrested, and we’re coming in with the grand jury to do it,” Conlon originally said Monday. “We are going to ask the law enforcement to uphold their constitutional oath and make these arrests. If they refuse to do it, by the power of the people of the United States and the people’s grand jury, they don’t want to do it, we will.”

If police interfere with the I-495 convoy, Conlon said Monday, truckers would turn off the vehicles and make the road a parking lot.

Conlon’s comments infuriated Peter Santilli, an online radio host who is not a trucker. Santilli is hosting a parallel rally in California and will not be joining the D.C. protest, but he’s acting as a spokesman for an umbrella of nationwide rallies called “Truckers Ride for the Constitution.”

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Rather than seeking the arrest of lawmakers, Santilli told U.S. News in an email, “we are asking [congressmen] to voluntarily resign if they refuse to accept our peaceful demands to follow the U.S. Constitution and the law. If they refuse to follow the law, we the people will bring the free-market economy to a halt… If it results in a major traffic jam as we saw in Egypt – so be it.”

Santilli says truckers and other participants will ask for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, but it’s unlawful, he says, for truckers to “arrest” congressmen and he says it would be unsafe for truckers to turn I-495 into a parking lot.

Conlon snapped back at Santilli, who surprised him with an on-air radio call the trucker believed was a private conversation. Conlon said citizens do indeed have the authority to arrest public officials and that truckers can legally turn off their trucks on the road – if they’re complying with regulations requiring a 34-hour “restart” after truckers “run out of hours” they’re allowed to work.

“You’re having your rally, I’m having mine,” Conlon told Santilli. “You might as well find a new place to meet. … I’m not going there to smile and blow my horn.”

22 thoughts on “Truckers Change Mind, Won’t ‘Arrest’ Congressmen

  1. Dc Dan, take your weasel ass, and go have a latte at Starbucks with the rest of your disinfo liberal sounding coward crowd! On another note, Santilli is a scumbag for putting the call on air without informing Conlon. Complete scumbag move! …and Santilli's patronizing, giggle tone reminds you Dc Dan above. Another effeminate liberal type, with a mouthful of jive talk and a tiny set of gonads!

  2. Bringing your trucks to DC is one major waste. Save some and stay the hell home.I thought you people had balls but now I know these are emasculated balls. Fuck all of you cocksuckers.

  3. Folks,do we really trust the LAME STREAM MEDIA, are they known for inferring things out of context? OR NO? I know for a fact that PETE SANTILLI has more morals,efficacy&Loyalty to this Country than anyone IN MEDIA TO THIS DAY,SIMPER FIE.. he's a MARINE!!! So, after listening to 300 + shows that he's done I know a man of character when I see/hear one! Just to let you know anyone can make an arrest, what's needed is knowledge of the Constitution and LAW (Common Law and Admiralty law) and DC LAW? Any Citizen can make an arrest of a politician as long as these grounds are covered: 1) proof of evidence that they knowingly breached their constitutional oath, (hense just because they voted where they present or did some other rep push the vote button; I revert back to 2008 where TX house of Reps where videoed voting for another on the floor) 2) with proof go to the Provost Marshall of DC and County Sheriffs office to present facts, with an affidavit under the INSURRECTION ACT vs POSE COMATATUS of 1807; Article 1 Sec 8 , charges of treason of the CONSTITUTION 3) You need at least 2 US Citizens (GET 50 or more to go in there at same time, hell get 2000) to make the arrest.They will be forced to drw up the paperwork and a WARRANT signed by a Judge or JAG.You can also find a Judge Advocate Lawyer (NAVY JAG) to exercise the Insurrection ACT to read him his/her Miranda Rights, Cuff that Fucker and hall their ass to jail! Not hard,but, not easy either! especially in DC. 4) Then go form a a GRAND JURY to adjudicate……C_InColorado

  4. I commend the Truckers! Thank you for this rally in defense of our constitution and the Am people! I thank you with all of my heart andif I could afford to go to DC and rally with you I would be there too!

  5. My gonads and I will most certainly be at Starbucks sipping overpriced lattes while all the while enjoying the mellifluous sounds of no trucks on our freeway! Thanks pal!

  6. Conlon's comments infuriated peter santilli, an online radio host who is not a trucker. What, hello, peter santilli is 100% a cointelpro federal agent. I would stake my life on it, and I have the documented proof from my private eye.

  7. AnonymousOctober 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM That's how the cointelpro work, I would stake my life on the fact that peter santilli is a 100% a verified cointelpro federal agent, that wrote this trash. I swear before God that I have the proof in my hand right now.

  8. Alex Boldface LIER Jones posted the above thread! Well Alex how is STRATFOR monthly payments to you going! Talk about COInTellPro bought and paid for bu the ZIONIST ACLU or SPLC or AIPAC or what bout your JEWish Isreali wife U fucking FAGGOT!

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