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February 20, 2013

Excessive Force: Guthrie Cops used to force Smart Meter Installation – UPDATE

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , — oksafeinc @ 8:18 pm

2/20/13 UPDATE: Red Dirt Report has just posted an update on this incident and fills in some blanks, including comments by OG&E spokesperson Karen Kurtz, who confirmed the incident, while claiming bringing the 3 officers was not a “show of force”.  So, showing up with men with guns and handcuffing homeowners in their front yard is not a show of force? Huh?

“Guthrie man still “smarting” after police detainment after refusing new “smart meter”.

Original post:

OK-SAFE, Inc. – 2/20/13 – In a developing story it looks like 3 local police officers were used as a show of force when they accompanied an OG&E technician in the installation of a smart meter on the home of a Guthrie man, against the man’s wishes.

Armed Officer

The Guthrie man, who is keeping his name quiet at the moment, has been fighting the installation of the spy-meter for a while now, and was surprised by today’s show of force by OG&E.

The man, who is still shaken up over the incident, wrote in an email to AxXiom for Liberty:

“They wouldn’t let me even put my hands in my pockets once they unhandcuffed me and frisked me, and OG&E didn’t leave any paperwork. They wouldn’t let me inside to get my phone or my camera.”

According to local Guthrie officials, OG&E is responsible for the smart meter installation in Guthrie; it is not known at this time if OG&E contracted out the installation to a third party.

We will post more details as they become available.

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8 Comments »

  1. I have never heard of anlog meter catching a house on fire seems the new smart meters are catching houses on fire and the electric companies do not want to replace someones home after being loyal for 22 years this par for the coarse Caddo Electric.keep up the good work pissed off in Okla.

    Comment by M.goodwin — August 18, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

  2. There was no authority to force this, OG&E could have just disconnected him at the pole, but had no legal right to use the threat of force. The owner should have refused and allowed himself to be arrested and had a big $ law suit against Guthrie and OG&E T.P.

    Comment by terry pierce — February 21, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

  3. […] Click here to read full article […]

    Pingback by Cops used to force resident to use smart meters « The Anti-Media.org — February 21, 2013 @ 6:07 am

  4. We gotta get this guy on FOX TV along with the quote.”spokesperson Karen Kurtz, who confirmed the incident, while claiming bringing the 3 officers was not a “show of force”. ” Where the cops there bringing roses!

    Comment by D Bro — February 21, 2013 @ 2:36 am

  5. […] we do not have the individual’s name, we learned today, via a blog post at OK-SAFE (in cooperation with Axxiom for Liberty), Inc., that a gentleman in Guthrie, Okla. […]

    Pingback by Guthrie man still “smarting” from police detainment after refusing new “smart meter” | AxXiom for Liberty — February 20, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

  6. Reblogged this on OKforTEA Radio.

    Comment by okfortearadio — February 20, 2013 @ 8:39 pm

  7. Reblogged this on AxXiom for Liberty and commented:
    We knew it was coming!

    Comment by AxXiom — February 20, 2013 @ 8:36 pm


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