It happened in America.
It happened in St. Augustine, Florida, at the January 23, 2017 City Commission meeting.
I was forbidden to ask a question -- no questions from the public were permitted or taken -- at the dog and pony show by dodgy mobility contractor LITTLEJOHN ASSOCIATES.
I was gaveled out of order for wanting to ask a question, pursuant to uncivil rules of procedure established under former City Manager WILLIAM BARRY HARRISS.
How gauche and louche.
But during a recess, City Manager JOHN PATRICK REGAN, P.E. was flummoxed, and tried to explain that the City did not endorse the page of the (unnumbered) report in which LITTLEJOHN sounds like it wants to represent the City in real estate negotiations with Broudy's Liquors or other landowners for development of an intermodal transportation facility -- definitely not in the scope of secretive LITTLEJOHN's work:
(Red in original, to match REGAN's red face when I finally got to ask the question)
You've got to watch these guys. Every single day of our lives.