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Posted on 02/12/2009 8:50:52 AM PST by goodnesswins
MARINE VETERAN KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL FOR POSSESSING FIREARMS
WOU STUDENT TRIED, CONVICTED AND SENTENCED.The WOU student who was falsely arrested and charged with possession of a firearm in a public building, had all his criminal charges dropped by the Polk County DA tonight.The DA admitted no wrongdoing on his part, or on the part of the police who arrested Jeff Maxwell for a "crime" that does not exist.In a statement released to OFF's attorney, the DA said "I believe the Monmouth Police Department issued the citation in good faith and that there was an arguable violation. However, a careful reading of the statute and the facts led me to conclude the charge was not in the best interest of justice."
"Not in the best interest of justice."
There was NO CRIME. But it gets worse. Much worse. The college still got to "try" Jeff Maxwell. And they did tonight. The tribunal that tried Marine veteran Jeffery Maxwell laughed after suspending him from Western Oregon University and sentencing him to:a "psychological evaluation stating he is not a threat to himself of others" and a mandatory "ten page paper" " with references, "citing, but not limited to: 1) the importance of following the law,even through civil disobedience. 2) the importance of accepting responsibility for one's actions 3) and recognizing the impact possession of weapons on college campuses has on others." So, Maxwell has been told his lawful possession of a firearm on campus is evidence of mental illness and he must "confess his sins."
Welcome to the new Politburo. Maxwell may as well been judged by the Hitler youth for his "thought crimes." Jeffery Maxwell's "jury" were four unnamed students and one staff member of WOU.
The "prosecutor" was Patrick Moser email@example.com "Acting Coordinator of Campus Judicial Affairs" Maxwell asked to have his "trial" open to the public, which is his right, but was denied.The tribunal was told repeatedly that they lacked the authority to impose a rule dealing with firearms. But the children who sat in judgment of the veteran were not interested in the law or the facts. They were only interested in attacking and embarrassing a man who had committed no crime but had chosen to exercise his right to protect himself and others.The "trial" was a sham. No one present even seemed to know what the "charge" was. When confronted by the fact that the school has no authority to make rules about firearms, they said that was "not relevant." Then they said they were not charging Maxwell with having a firearm. When asked what they WERE charging him with, they seemed to not know. They then said they were charging him with having a "knife and a rifle in his car." When told they had no authority to make rules about guns in his car, they said THAT was not "relevant."The children who sat on Maxwell's "jury" and their staff advisors seemed to have no idea what they were actually charging Maxwell with. But they had no problem sentencing him. Gun owners, and all Americans should be outraged.OFF is committed to continuing Maxwell's defense.
We are shocked and disgusted by the treatment he received by the staff and the students of WOU,We ask your continued support of our legal battle for Jeff Maxwell. We promised Jeff what he promised the men he served with. We will not leave him behind.
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I am still NOT clear as to whether you can legally carry (with a license) on a college campus in Oregon, but from what I heard last night from Lars Larson, you CAN....
These “people” are one of the very reasons for the 2nd Amendment.
Lars is correct, it is perfectly Legal if you have a conceal-carry Permit. WOU ought to be sued up one side down the other, along with the State of Oregon for allowing False accusations and criminal activity on the Campus of WOU, and the “faculty” involved in the false and illegal trial they put this honorable Veteran to.
FIRE THEM ALL and sentence them to 2 years in Jail. Maybe then they will see the POINT of having a weapon. So you can not be made into a defenseless victim!
These are the same totalitarians who, if the Constitution had been weak enough back then, would have assigned MLK to a psychological evaluation stating he is not a threat to himself of others and a mandatory ten page paper with references, citing, but not limited to the importance of following the law, even through civil disobedience, and the importance of accepting responsibility for one's actions.
The whole point of civil disobedience is to violate bad laws ... just like the whole point of Dear Leader's "stimulus" package is to spend money that we don't have to increase the power of our socialist leaders.
I don’t understand. He was kicked out of the college, and forced to undergo therepy, write a paper, etc?
And they say colleges aren't little Marxist states.
Well, actually no one says that, do they?
Schools do have the right to deny access to their property if you have a weapon, they do it in Connecticut all the time with their ules, no guns, no weapons
The School can kick him out based on their rules, it is not public property, it is private
He should still sue, though! :)
We should help write the paper:
“) the importance of following the law,even through civil disobedience.
Thesis: Critical that liberal who desire to disarm the law-abiding public follow the law in doing so, because to harass and intimidate law-abiding citizens for exercising their rights is a waste of tax-payer resources and brings contempt both upon themselves and the law.
“2) the importance of accepting responsibility for one’s actions”
Thesis: college and DA failed to accept responsibility of their flagrant disregard of the law and rights of others enoucourages tyranny.
“3) and recognizing the impact possession of weapons on college campuses has on others.:
Thesis: lawful possession of weapons on college campuses protects studens and professors from predators. Numerous studies exists in this regard. Cite real-life examples of the Chinese killer going room-to-room -— cite law proposed to allow lawful carry to prevent similar murder sprees.
I would expound upon the following topics in my response.
1) the importance of following the law,even through civil disobedience.
Discuss in detail how the college has the obligation to follow the law with it’s conduct and how it failed to do so and insisted on trampling the 2nd Amendment rights of it’s students contrary to law.
2) the importance of accepting responsibility for one’s actions
Hammer home how citizens have not only the right to defend themselves but the obligation to do so. Show how a responsible person uses firearms to be responsibly prepared against an attack by criminals. Show how it is IRRESPONSIBLE to depend on others or the police to protect yourself.
3) and recognizing the impact possession of weapons on college campuses has on others.”
Show how weapon possession makes the area safer for all on the campus.
The DA admitted no wrongdoing on his part, or on the part of the police who arrested Jeff Maxwell for a “crime” that does not exist.
see this all time, cops make up what they think are crimes to arrest you...then let the d.a.’s sort it out...all in the name of making their arrest numbers look good...
The possession of one firearm by one trained law-abiding citizen at the right place would have had a lifesaving impact on several others during the Virginia Tech rampage.
I’ve passed along my concerns to Mr. Moser and that I will be contacting my fellow and former Marines to raise funds to help defend Mr. Maxwell and then use whatever means we can to see that Moser is sued personally and severally for his part in this.
Would the actions of WOU officials and students be considered a conspiracy to deny rights and thus actionable under federal law? If so, the Marine should go after all involved. They must be made to pay for their insolence.
My sheriff has instructed me to tell no one.
If he was carrying concealed,
how was anyone to know he was carrying ?
My sheriff has instructed me to tell no one.
You rock...dropped a note...bout all I can do...
A lawsuit would help them clear their minds. I’d love to sit on that jury and award him the coffers of the “school”.
He should sue for a full refund of all tuition, fees and books he had to spend $$ on.
God knows, there are plenty of weak, talentless males infesting the bureaucracy of “educational” institutions, but my observations have been that spiteful lesbians are a real dominant force at many of these schools.
Their utter hatred and disdain for masculine, heterosexual males oozes from their every pore.
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