San Franciaco Denies Marines Permission to Film

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  1. carpro

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    http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=i_team&id=5673526

    Marines Denied Permission To Film CommercialOn The Streets Of San Francisco

    By Dan Noyes

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sep. 24, 2007 (KGO) - New York said "yes," but we said "no." Why were the U.S. Marines denied permission to film a recruiting commercial on the streets of San Francisco?

    San Francisco is, once again, the center of a controversy over how city leaders treat the U.S. military. This time, it involves an elite group of Marines who wanted to film a recruitment commercial in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11.

    The tension has been building in the two weeks since the city turned away members of the Silent Drill Platoon, and it boiled over Monday afternoon at a meeting of the San Francisco Film Commission.

    The U.S. Marine Silent Drill Platoon performed Monday morning in New York's Times Square. They filmed part of a recruitment commercial through the start of the morning rush hour -- something they could not do in San Francisco on the anniversary of 9/11.

    "It's insulting, it's demeaning. This woman is going to insult these young heroes by just arbitrarily saying, 'no, you're not going to film any Marines on California Street," said Captain Greg Corrales of the SFPD Traffic Bureau.
     
  2. KenH

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    Who would expect anything else from the government of San Francisco? My friend who is a libertarian and hosts the local talk radio show was in the Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War and he was talking about this the other morning. He was not pleased.
     
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    I'm sure they's be willing to fend for themselves during this war.
     
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    heck, they'd be willing to take over the whole country given the chance!
     

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