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Man Reportedly Pulls Weapon on Pigeon Shoot Protesters in Warminster

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

From the Bucks County Courier Times:

A group of pigeon shoot protesters said a man pulled a gun and threatened them after a demonstration outside a Warminster pool company Tuesday.

The people from Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, showed up at the Carlton Pools shop on York Road in Warminster late Tuesday morning to protest the owner’s sport shooting facility in Hamburg, Berks County, where pigeons are tossed into the air in front of waiting sport shooters. But by the end of the day, they said, they were the ones who were looking down the barrel of a gun.

Carlton Pools is owned by Joseph Solana Jr., who also owns Wing Pointe in Hamburg, a luxury resort for shooting enthusiasts. The newspaper was unsuccessful in reaching Solana for comment. Police blocked the entrance to the pool shop building Tuesday morning from entry by a newspaper reporter.

(Read full story from the Courier Times)

The Courier Times has video of the protestors being questioned by Warminster police:

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  1. concerned_citizen
    February 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    I think the important part of this video is where the Police Officer tries to tell the reporter that he is violating the wiretap law, he quickly changes his tune when he is called on it – but how often has this happened and those involved didn’t know their rights.

  2. February 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    Very true.

    The officer mentions the Courier Times reporter is violating a wiretapping law.
    This is simply not true. In three states including Maryland they have passes laws that do not allow video recording of police officers without their permission first, but no in PA.

  1. March 6, 2011 at 6:25 AM

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