Good News: Somers, NY Police Now Confiscating Pro-Second Amendment Signs

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

A resident of Somers, NY, located in northern Westchester County, has been wondering who’s been stealing his “Repeal NY SAFE Act” signs, so he sets up a hidden camera.

Lo and behold, look who’s taking them:




A man in Somers, N.Y., hatched a plan to catch the individual responsible for allegedly stealing his pro-gun signs repeatedly from his front yard. He bought a trail cam, set it up near the sign — and then waited.

When he learned that his sign had been taken yet again, he was elated because he knew he had finally caught the person responsible on camera.

He just didn’t expect that person to be a uniformed police officer.

Assuming the photos are entirely authentic, a police officer with the Somers Police Department appears to have been caught on camera ripping the sign, which reads: “Protect the Second Amendment,” from the man’s front yard. It wasn’t immediately clear if the police officer had removed the sign previously too or if the action was ordered by Somers PD.

TheBlaze has left messages with the Somers Police Department as well as the man who claims his signs were removed from his property on multiple occasions.

Here’s some of his account:

One can understand why he first thought one of his neighbors, who was clearly against his Second Amendment sign and underlying message supporting the repeal New York’s so-called SAFE Act, was responsible.

But after setting up his camera, which he reportedly bought with the help of donations from fellow members on, the man learned that a police officer had taken his sign — at least on this occasion.

“Very strange turn of events…and im not quite sure where to go with this now,” he wrote. “[It’s] the freaking SOMERS PD.”

Go see a lawyer. Here’s another shot:

Via Mark Hemingway.

3 Responses to “Good News: Somers, NY Police Now Confiscating Pro-Second Amendment Signs”

  1. Sick of the Idiot Comments on 24/24/13 at 9:42 pm

    Blah, blah, blah… really people? Nothing better to do than to sit around reading the same copy/pasted story about an idiot who posted a sign on public property? Get lives people. This story holds interest for morons and outcasts. Put signs on your own property. Period.

  2. ur2dumb2postonintArweb on 25/25/13 at 2:01 am

    You must be sick of yourself because the article clearly says it was stolen from his yard.

    What an idiot.

  3. Humphrey on 25/25/13 at 12:27 pm

    Not quite. Judging by the pictures, the sign was probably in the town’s right-of-way, which typically extends quite a way beyond the edge of the pavement. The ROW for the road I live on in Ohio, for example, is 60′ wide, even though the pavement is only about 24′. The extra width allows for utility installation, power poles, signage, ditch maintenance, etc. Of course, technically, the county is responsible for mowing the grass within the ROW… which they do about twice a year. So I mow it; who needs a tall grass fence?

    Last fall, I was warned to keep my election signs at least 15′ from the edge of the pavement, or they would be subject to removal by county personnel.

    I’m not saying that the cop in the photos didn’t have some sort of axe to grind. I’m just sayin’… well, what I just said.