.

WATCH: Police Usher Green Candidate Jill Stein From Debate Site

Video by Hofstra's student-run LI Report shows the Green Party candidate calling the event a 'mockery of democracy.'

 

While President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney will get the red carpets rolled out for them at Hofstra University Tuesday night, Green Party candidate Jill Stein got a far chillier reception.

A video posted by LI Report, a Hofstra student news website, shows Stein being blocked by police from entering the debate. On camera, Stein called the debate itself a "mockery of Democracy."

According to the article, Stein and her running mate, Cheri Honkala, were blocked from entering because they did not have credentials

Security at Hofstra has been even tighter than it was for the 2008 debate, given a sitting president will be on campus.

In the video, officers warn Stein and Honkala that they would be arrested if they did not move. And after they ignored those warnings, police led them away.

According to a post on PhillyNOW, the Green Party candidates had planned to storm the event, knowing it could get them arrested.

Aidan October 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The Forest People have now gone Sharpton.
NorthCountyHound October 17, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Go to the Whangtown Stone Chamber for the winter soltise to see many others like these two.
Conrad Heyer October 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Aidan, NCH The Green Party candidates are on 85% of state ballots. Except for your ideological biases why do you think they shouldn't be allowed to participate in our democracy?
Aidan October 18, 2012 at 01:11 AM
You make stuff up. Who said anything like you're suggesting? You sound foolish.
Conrad Heyer October 18, 2012 at 01:28 AM
I am sorry, I thought the point of your previous comment was to ridicule the Green Party for wanting to take part in a debate regarding the office they are running for. Was I incorrect in that assumption?
Ann Fanizzi October 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM
The Republican Party was at one time a third party whose leader became President Abraham Lincon when our democracy was truly a democracy and did not foreclose opportunity for debate.
Justin G. Blodgett October 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Funny you should mention Lincoln...I was just thinking how this Election is starting to look like the Election of 1860. I fear we may be heading down the same path that led us to the civil war all those years ago. Too many extremists on the left and right with not enough moderates.
Monk E. Lopez October 18, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Those steroided, he-men cops must be really proud of themselves. Is that why they get those big bucks, benefits and pensions - to block two women? That one illiterate buffoon could barely read out the warning. Kudos to Jill and her running mate for standing up to those fascist baboons. Comparing her intelligence to theirs would be like comparing an atom bomb to a spear. She has my vote.
Sick-n-Tired October 18, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Why would you insult the people who wake up every day to protect the citizens of their county by accusing them of using steroids? Do you actually think the police took upon themselves to stop these two from entering or was that their assignment? Please stop talking like a fool and show some respect to men and women doing a job your too scared to do.
Monk E. Lopez October 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Frankly, I didn't think I needed to be protected from the Green Party candidates. As far as being too scared to do that job, again, I highly doubt there was much of a threat from these two women. Nothing that the burly beast muscleheads couldn't handle. They're the best, protecting me from all those Green Party threats! GRRR. Back to the chem lab, I mean the gym.
Ded Yorick October 18, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Kind of ironic that one cop was telling them to "watch the flag" as he was arresting them for trying to exercise free speech and electoral participation. Guess he didn't know what the flag stood for. Oh, well. Careful what you carry, the Man is wise, and you are still an outlaw in their eyes.
Stacy Kuta October 19, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Honkala wasn't even hand-cuffed, which was pretty nice considering arrest was possible.....It's a tough job ensuring protection where real threats could pose serious danger. They should have known getting in wasn't even an option. Wonder why they didn't march/rally across the street instead. Anybody see the leaked CPD contract where all third-parties are excluded anyway? So that 15% polling is just BS? I haven't found if Stein was just detained or actually charged but ya gotta luv her spunk! Gary Johnson 2012 LIVE FREE
Conrad Heyer October 20, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Both Stein and Honkala were taken to dark site, held for 8 hours, hand-cuffed to chairs with a dozen police guarding them. God Bless America! The home of the free?
Sharpie October 20, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Here's a short current video to watch - "Bain-owned factory workers plead w Romney to stop plan that will send their jobs to China", Oct. 19, 2012. http://current.com/shows/the-young-turks/videos/bain-owned-factory-workers-plead-with-romney-to-stop-plan-that-will-send-their-jobs-to-china This kind of destruction and disregard for your fellow citizens will create karma that follows one. Profits at the price of people is money that will haunt those profiting in the short term far longer than one can possibly imagine. A global economy is a myth. People live in real places, and we are bankrupting our own real country where we really do live. This election vote for someone and something you believe in, and who believes in you as an American citizen. Wish China well, but champion yourself and your own people first. Anything else will fail you, your fellow Americans, your country, and ultimately, your world. Stand for something worth living for. Vote Libertarian for one election. Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President, wants to change tax laws so that American business has an incentive to remain and return to the USA. Start living for freedom, right here in your own country. Vote Libertarian for one election. Live free. http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something