WATCH: Green Candidate Jill Stein Arrested at 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 when she and her running mate were arrested near the debate site.

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 arrested them and 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.

Howard Blankman October 18, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Oops! sShould have read "League of Women Voters Candidates Night." Sorry for the typo.
Lena Montes October 18, 2012 at 06:26 PM
All the other candidates, including Jill Stein, will have their debate on Tuesday, October 23rd.
Steven October 19, 2012 at 01:19 PM
We are a nation of sheep.
Howard Blankman October 19, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Yes, e are a nation of laws and far from a nation of sheep. It isn't as simple as the latter. There are many things, within the law, We the People can do to change what we don't like about government. But in the end, it's a numbers game. And it's all about committment, tenacity, and a willingness to be inconvenienced.
North Fork Bob October 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Jerry you've hit the nail on the head.


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
See more »