A Republican telemarketer who is trying to help re-elect Bush called the Walsh family and asked them to support Bush for 4 more years of war and whatever else Bush stands for.
Kevin being anti-war and anti-Bush pretty much told the telemarketer to fuck off and that he thought Bush was a very evil person and I guess that Bush sucked.
This scared the Republican telemarkerter who then told the Secret Service that Kevin was a evil person who should be watched.
The Secret Service then got involved and had Kevin tailed for a few days.
Since the Secret Service didn't have a shread of evidence with which they could arrest Kevin, they instead declared that he was "mentally ill and a danger to himself and other people", and got the Phoenix Police to arrest him and lock him up in the Maricopa County Medical Center. To do this all you have to do is get two people to sign a paper saying the person is crazy and the cops will come and lock the person up.
[They didn't even get those two people to sign the paper until AFTER I was arrested. My arrest was illegal even under the mental health laws. --Kevin Walsh]
After the person is locked up they get a hearing. Kevin's hearing was last Thrusday. at the hearing the Secret Service agent testifed that Kevin was crazy. Also two shrinks from Maricopa County rubber stamped the Secret Service agent's statement that kevin was crazy. Kevin did have some type of legal counsel at the hearing who testified that Kevin's civil rights were being violated, but that didn't matter. The judge sentenced kevin to 180 days (6 months) in the Maricopa mental hospital for obeservation.
And that's how it sits now. Kevin has been declared crazy and is now doing 6 months time in the Maricopa mental hospital without a real trial, and for doing nothing more then being reported to the Secret Service for bad-mouthing President Bush.
[Evidently this was written in 2004. --Kevin Walsh]
the Tribune wrote and article about it its at:
Valley man held after threat to president
By Bryon Wells, Tribune
A Phoenix man has been involuntarily committed to a Mesa psychiatric hospital at the direction of a U.S. Secret Service agent who said the man threatened the life of President Bush. Phoenix S.W.A.T. team members tracked Kevin J. Walsh, 37, to Quadrangles Village apartments, 1255 E. University Drive, Tempe, where he was working as a groundskeeper June 21, according to police records. They approached him with weapons drawn and ordered him to the ground.
Walsh reached for a semiautomatic pistol in a shoulder holster and was yelling, "Go ahead and please kill me" and "kill me, kill me," reports stated.
The officers subdued Walsh and took him to Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center, 570 W. Brown Road, where he remained Sunday.
In a telephone interview, Walsh said he has never made a threat against the president, and that he believes he was unlawfully detained by what he called an "ambush" by the police and Secret Service.
"I was arrested and held illegally," Walsh said. "They have way too much power to be doing this stuff."
Walsh said he believes government interest in him stems from his political involvement in posting news and other information on the Internet in support of the "Iraqi resistance."
Walsh also said he believes somebody reported him to the Secret Service after hearing him making comments wishing harm to Bush during a conversation with a Bush campaign worker.
"I said Bush was terrible and deserved to be killed, but I never said I would do it," Walsh said.
There was no other information about the threat in police records. Bush has made frequent stops to the Valley during his presidency, and is scheduled to appear at an October presidential debate at Gammage Auditorium at Arizona State University.
Chuck Woolford, a spokesman for the Secret Service, declined to comment, saying the agency never confirms or denies ongoing investigations.
"Iím not going to comment on anything about Kevin Walsh," he said.
Phoenix police records indicate that Secret Service special agent Ray Lebeau requested help from Phoenix police to look for Walsh and that he was in need of psychiatric evaluation. Lebeau also told the officers that Walsh made an unspecified threat on the president.
In two e-mail messages sent to the Tribune earlier this month, Walsh wrote that a Secret Service agent had been calling his home in Phoenix, trying to visit him there and calling family members asking to talk to him.
Walsh said he was refusing to talk to the agent, and that he believed the agent was harassing him.
As a result of his detention, Walsh said he is being forced to take behavioral drugs and submit to psychiatric evaluation.
Walsh said that a hearing is scheduled for Thursday at the hospital, where officials will determine whether he is a danger to himself or others because of a thought disorder, and whether he should be confined for more treatment. If committed, Walsh said he could be confined for up to 180 days at the hospital and required to submit to up to a year of outpatient treatment.
Walsh said he was reaching for the gun to shoot himself, and that he resisted the officers because he feared the police and Secret Service would mistreat him in custody.
Phoenix police have recommended that Walsh be charged with three counts of aggravated assault, saying that he attempted to draw his weapon and shoot the police officers.
You have probably met Kevin. He is the guy who shows up at the anti-war rallies wearing the military camoflage pants with waving the Palistine flag.
Kevin has probably pissed off everybody in the State of Arizona and a few other places with his anti-Jewish views. Kevin hates Jews and seems to love to tell people that he hates Jews.
But still even if Kevin is a bigot, it's wrong for the Secret Service to lock him up in a mental hospital for saying that President Bush is a creep.