Skip to comments.The 14-year-old kid arrested over his pro-NRA shirt now faces a year in jail
Posted on 06/18/2013 8:01:35 AM PDT by grundle
The West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association appeared in court this week and was formally charged with obstructing an officer.
As CBS affiliate WTRF reports, 14-year-old Jared Marcum now faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison.
The boys father, Allen Lardieri, is not pleased.
Me, Im more of a fighter and so is Jared and eventually were going to get through this, Lardieri told WTRF. I dont think it should have ever gotten this far.
Every aspect of this is just totally wrong, Lardieri added. He has no background of anything criminal up until now and it just seems like nobody wants to admit theyre wrong.
Officials at Logan Middle School in Logan County, West Va. maintain that Marcum, who has since completed eighth grade, was suspended for one day because he caused a disruption after a teacher asked him to remove a shirt emblazoned with a hunting rifle and the statement protect your right.
She said, Are you supposed to wear that in school? Marcum had previously explained in an interview with local station, WOWK-TV. I said, I dont see why I shouldnt.
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Where is the ACLU on this issue? Hypocrites.
Deprivation of rights under the color of law.
More leftist BS PC and this young man will pay a heavy price for it.
This sort of crap must be stopped.
This is completel BS to further create an anti-gun culture. Unless I’m missing something here, the citizenry should remove all the apparatus involved in this whole episode by force if necessary.
He is 14, where is the previso about not reporting on juvy crime or school matters in the Press. Why is he being pursued as an adult anyway.
Time for some serious housecleaning in that district.
That officer who filed charges should watch his back. Those WV Democrats believe in getting even.
We need to do this in twos- show up with a NRA t-shirt AND a rainbow gay pride t-shirt
Ask them which you are allowed to wear?
Free Jared Marcum. Oh that’s right, we no longer have freedom of speech in this country.
OR EVEN BETTER!!!
Wear a pro-NRA t-shirt and then underneath it put an ANTI-GUN t-shirt and see which they “allow” you to wear
The judge should dismiss this case in the interest of justice.
The founding Fathers got upset over a 2% increase in tea tax.
It seems like stealing our freedom of speech is a much bigger issue.....
This is raw fascism! What makes the D.A. think they can make the charge stick? Nobody prosecutes unless conviction is near certain, so what are they thinking?
The only police I ever saw in school were Officer Mike & Officer Steve being introduced to us by the teacher. They said,
“Kids, I’m Mike and this is Steve. Now, if you’ve got a problem or there’s something wrong, you come see us. We’re your friends.”
We felt safer. So much has changed.
Since when are juvenile offenders are publicized in the press for this kind of offense?
No judge should permit this frivolous charge to be heard.
Justice in Acirema? Surely you jest. How else to explain the OJ acquittal and Zimmerman’s likely lynching?
"Students across Logan County, W. Va., showed their support for Jared Marcum by wearing NRA apparel on Monday.
"Their version is that the suspension was for disrupting the educational process, not the shirt," White told the Associated Press. He added that Marcum wore the shirt to express his support for the Second Amendment, and did not violate the schools dress code.
Logan Middle School 14 Wildcat Way Logan, WV 25601.
Fax : 304-752-0207.
If this 14 year old had stolen a car, tried to evade police and then run down a mother pushing a baby carriage, his name and ID would be WITHHELD “due to his age”. He would (maybe) be tried and then in Juvie Court.
I should hope that the NRA is stepping forward with the expenses this family is incurring...........after all, his shirt was advertising them.
You would think more Americans would be upset about our losses of freedoms, but most are too wrapped up in nonsensical things to even give a hoot. When they do wake up it will be too late.
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers — and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system.”
Quote by: Ayn Rand
Source: “Atlas Shrugged”, Part II, Chapter 3
The educator class in this country is attacking any mention of guns and creating an atmosphere to ensure that children are indoctrinated to fear guns. They tell us that this will ensure that children do not ever want to use a gun.
Now consider that these same folks promote the teaching of sex, natural and perverted sex, to children of younger and younger ages. In my opinion, this hypocracy is an admission that the educator class is filled with perverts!
(FReeper educators excepted of course.)
gestapo. is there any doubt it’s them against us now?
Increasingly I am of the mindset that some of these school administrators need a good ol fashioned ass kicking to adjust their attitudes.
The swine "teaching" in the public skool systems are avowed STALINISTS.
I had the unfortunate displeasure of going on a date with one, ONCE.
They are mentally ill, and they are as dangerous as Josef Stalin's "education" agents.
Recommend homeschooling or Christian schools to the sane folks out there.
The mentally unstable and criminal types can keep the publik skools.
Once more, class...the lesson here is: “the police are not your friends.”
Someone needs to retain a lawyer.
I’d demand a jury trial, for sure and I’d think that the NRA or other gun rights groups would make themselves available to fight for this boy.
At least make the school district suffer some legal costs. Maybe next time they’ll think twice before calling police over such a trivial thing as a T-shirt with a message they don’t like.
I can’t believe what is happening in our country. This situation screams for a fight. Make it public. Publish addresses and phone numbers. Pull a trick out of the progressive bag.
Barry Sotero will be along any second to say the police behaved stupidly , right?
“We need to do this in twos- show up with a NRA t-shirt AND a rainbow gay pride t-shirt.”
I wonder if the pro second amendment gay group “Pink Pistols” sells shirts. That could really mess them up.
Why are people still using these institutions for their children? I wouldn’t send my dog to a public school.