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The 14-year-old kid arrested over his pro-NRA shirt now faces a year in jail
yahoo.com ^ | June18, 2013

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 boy’s father, Allen Lardieri, is not pleased.

“Me, I’m more of a fighter and so is Jared and eventually we’re going to get through this,” Lardieri told WTRF. “I don’t 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 they’re 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 don’t see why I shouldn’t.’”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; dresscodes; guncontrol; gunhysteria; secondamendment; teens; tshirt; zerotolerance
Back when I was in school, no one ever could have imagined that a school would call the police over something such as this. But today, it seems to happen quite often.
1 posted on 06/18/2013 8:01:35 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Where is the ACLU on this issue? Hypocrites.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 8:04:59 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: grundle

Deprivation of rights under the color of law.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 8:05:30 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: grundle

More leftist BS PC and this young man will pay a heavy price for it.

This sort of crap must be stopped.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 8:06:43 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: grundle

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.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 8:07:10 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: grundle
But... but... but, he had a PICTURE OF A GUN in school. Zero tolerance, right?

Stupid "educators"...

6 posted on 06/18/2013 8:07:35 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: vetvetdoug

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.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: grundle

That officer who filed charges should watch his back. Those WV Democrats believe in getting even.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 8:09:07 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: grundle

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?


9 posted on 06/18/2013 8:09:46 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: grundle

Free Jared Marcum. Oh that’s right, we no longer have freedom of speech in this country.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 8:10:05 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: grundle

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

Take video


11 posted on 06/18/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: grundle

The judge should dismiss this case in the interest of justice.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 8:13:01 AM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Robert DeLong

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.....


13 posted on 06/18/2013 8:16:49 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: grundle

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.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 8:17:19 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: grundle

Since when are juvenile offenders are publicized in the press for this kind of offense?


15 posted on 06/18/2013 8:18:10 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Wiggins

No judge should permit this frivolous charge to be heard.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 8:18:31 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Let the redeemed of The LORD say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. (Ps. 107:2))
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To: grundle

Gestapo!


17 posted on 06/18/2013 8:18:58 AM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: Wiggins

Justice in Acirema? Surely you jest. How else to explain the OJ acquittal and Zimmerman’s likely lynching?


18 posted on 06/18/2013 8:20:22 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: grundle
Harrassment by any other name....this incident happened back in April....Obama's Anti-Gun Army behind this...sane people would never have carried it this far. Taking you eyes off Benghazi, Fast & Furious and the FBI, IRS scandals.

"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 school’s dress code.

Logan Middle School 14 Wildcat Way Logan, WV 25601.
Telephone: 304-752-1804.
Fax : 304-752-0207.

19 posted on 06/18/2013 8:27:13 AM PDT by yoe
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To: keats5

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.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 8:32:52 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: grundle

I should hope that the NRA is stepping forward with the expenses this family is incurring...........after all, his shirt was advertising them.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 8:43:07 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: PATRIOT1876

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.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 8:44:52 AM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: grundle

“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
(1905-1982) Author
Source: “Atlas Shrugged”, Part II, Chapter 3


23 posted on 06/18/2013 8:46:14 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: grundle

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.)


24 posted on 06/18/2013 8:49:25 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: grundle

gestapo. is there any doubt it’s them against us now?


25 posted on 06/18/2013 9:04:26 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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Increasingly I am of the mindset that some of these school administrators need a good ol fashioned ass kicking to adjust their attitudes.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 9:19:18 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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To: CSM
"Educator class" my @ss.

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.

27 posted on 06/18/2013 9:19:57 AM PDT by Prole
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To: grundle

Once more, class...the lesson here is: “the police are not your friends.”


28 posted on 06/18/2013 9:29:39 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: keats5
You are right. Had he killed someone his name would not be published. But wear an NRA T-shirt and talk back to the cops and you get your name plastered across the national news!

Someone needs to retain a lawyer.

29 posted on 06/18/2013 10:54:48 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: grundle

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.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 10:55:25 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: grundle

Barry Sotero will be along any second to say the police behaved stupidly , right?


31 posted on 06/18/2013 10:58:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Mr. K

“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.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:47 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Why are people still using these institutions for their children? I wouldn’t send my dog to a public school.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 1:08:18 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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