Skip to comments.NRA T-Shirt Is Back in School, in Multiple Copies
Posted on 04/24/2013 2:05:26 AM PDT by marktwain
Several readers had e-mailed me about the story of a 14-year-old who was apparently told that he couldnt wear an NRA T-shirt (which depicted a rifle), and then arrested when the dispute escalated. Yesterday, he was apparently back in school (see ABC News and Washington Times) wearing the shirt, and many classmates are wearing the shirt, too. From the Washington Times account:
Jared Marcum, 14, was joined by about 100 other students across Logan County who wore shirts with a similar gun rights theme in a show of support for free speech.
Ben White, the Charleston lawyer representing the Logan eighth-grader, said the Sons of the Second Amendment, a gun rights group, purchased and distributed the shirts....
Marcums lawyer is quoted as saying that the charges would be dropped. The arrest apparently stemmed not from the T-shirt wearing as such, but from the behavior at the dispute that arose as a result; there is disagreement about who was at fault for that behavior:
Video evidence in the case, Mr. White said, indicates that the situation in the cafeteria deteriorated when a teacher raised his voice while confronting Jared. Other students jumped up on benches and began chanting Jareds name.
I think the disruption came from the teacher, Mr. White said.
A police officer arrested Jared after he was sent to the school office and again refused to remove the shirt.
Mr. White said Jared was arrested on two charges of disrupting the educational process and obstructing an officer ....
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I use to wear an NRA T-shirt when I was in college. I never got any flack about it, but then again that was in the 1980s in a private university in a southern state.
wonder if this could grow. I’d but an NRA shirt if I knew where to buy one. A couple for the grand kids to wear to school too!
More people need to but won’t get arrested for breaking the left’s ‘laws’.
The left does crap like this KNOWING people will mostly comply rather than having a record and going through the costs of a court case. Even if that record is expunged and all charges dropped.
1 in 10000 or ledd ever will go through with it.
Which the left has 9999 new points of compliance with their agenda. Apply this math to every aspect of their Orwellian agenda. Abortion, race, homosexuals, Muslims et all..
Then reel in the horror of how fast and how easy people throw away their right to free speech.
Kid has more balls than most adults.
Edit “ledd” = “Less”
I knew what you meant. I can spell but I can’t tupe. I mean type.
What do you tell the kids about dealing with authority figures who overstep their authority?
“wonder if this could grow. Id but an NRA shirt if I knew where to buy one. A couple for the grand kids to wear to school too!”http://www.nrastore.com/nrastore/products.aspx?c=12
You can always file a complaint later. Tell that to the Jews.
thanks 29 -
no “scary assault rifles” on those tho!
I like 27 words
If these kids want to have a future; they had better learn to stand up to leftist commies NOW!
The problem here is that the kid now has an arrest on his record.
Even if the charges are dropped, and the arrest expunged, there are a lot of jobs where he’ll still have to reveal that he was arrested and explain why. Like if he eventually chooses to try to become a military officer (as he currently wants to). Older Freepers will recall how an expunged juvie arrest record was used to mess with Linda Tripp’s security clearance during the Monica Lewinkski scandal.
This is going to follow the kid for the rest of his life, and WILL impact his ability to become and have a career with any sort of a security clearance (if the arrest record is the only difference between him and another equally rated/qualified person for a single open position)
The teacher, the school and the cops need to pay through the nose for this one. I hope the kid has a good lawyer.
Teachers are mini dictators.
And the LEO have too much power, obstructing an officer , such a BS charge, considering they actually have zero power to do anything, let alone arrest anyone.
Your parents were sheeple. The Left loves sheeple, who don’t stick their bowed heads above the crowd. The complaint filed after complying to orders is thrown in the nearest shredde,r and the overlords remain in power.
Thank God for the Founders, who had a different view and the courage to stand up for liberty.
That was the way it was in my house when I was in (public) schools in the 1950s and '60s. But that was then, when the schools were run by (mostly) dedicated and intelligent professionals, and this is now, when the schools are run by blithering idiots (and the teachers are morons, too).
Things drastically changed between 1965 when I graduated from high school and 1986 when my oldest child entered school. I suspect that they are even worse now.