Skip to comments.Criminal charge dropped against NRA T-shirt wearing teen
Posted on 07/05/2013 4:47:31 AM PDT by BCW
LOGAN, W.Va. A criminal charge against a Logan Middle School student who refused to remove a National Rifle Association T-shirt he wore to school has been dismissed.
Logan County Circuit Judge Eric OBriant signed an order Thursday dismissing an obstruction charge against Jared Marcum stemming from an April 18 incident.
Marcum was arrested after police were called to Logan Middle School when he refused to remove his T-shirt after a teacher told him to. A police officer said he told Marcum to stop talking, but he refused. Thats when Marcum was arrested for obstruction.
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I think that most “paychecks” in WV are welfare checks. A huge number of people on welfare in WV.
The W.Va. Judge is a bit smarter than the cop who arrested this kid.
It all came out in the wash.
Now, SUE THE BASTARDS.
College i$ expen$ive.
If it were my kid, a nasty faced lawyer would get some work.
This could, however, be an opportunity to “sue” in the public eye for sane 1st and 2nd amendment recognition. Turning something into a personal vendetta can drain attention and energy from more worthy goals and also make advocacy for those goals sound like they are driven by pecuniary purposes. The lad basically went there to speak up for the righteous use of weapons (i.e. self defense and sport). Let’s see his goal furthered.
And it would be especially sweet if they could even get that cop to agree with it, and to publicly lament the stupid rules that have been wished on him. The cop may have been put in a no win situation.
Coal mined and used responsibly (which don’t mean choking the whole thing down like Obama has) is a wonderful, wonderful fuel. The planet didn’t die way back when, at the time when all that carbon, now in the coal, was in the air (assuming fossil fuel). It had more oxygen too, because that was one thing that God put green plants on this globe for.
Not the way I understand it. The cop appeared to be on a power trip charging the kid with obstruction for exercising his first amendment rights. The police are NOT on the side of freedom.
Well personally I’d want to nose into that department’s, and the associated prosecutor’s, policies and stated expectations. There could be a little tyranny going there and the cop a pawn under pressure... or it might be as you suggest, or a combination thereof. I just would not want to go off half cocked.
I'll see if I can find the case...
They farted around with this since April 18!
There are so many if’s, and’s and but’s involved in this kind of thing. At any rate it could have been handled much more calmly. We seem to be a freak country today (on the verge of freaking out everywhere).
College i$ expen$ive.
Unfortunately, this was actually a "deal", rather than sanity on the part of TPTB. Part of the deal was no litigation thereafter, in return for the dismissal of the charges with prejudice...
But was future wearing of such shirts agreed to be cricket? If so, it sounds like it’s worth it. You don’t usually battle meaningfully without incurring some damage in the process.
I don't recall hearing that it would be considered 'cricket' thereafter, so I'm not certain anything was gained outside of immediate relief...
The school has a dress code. The kid's shirt did not violate it. This was an ad hoc I'm-offended-by-you decision.
Daily Digest: The Mike and Joe Show Edition
Posted on July 4, 2013 by Frank Williams
Senator Joe Manchin seems to be determined to give the voters in gun-friendly West Virginia more reasons to get rid of him. Hes made anti-NRA ads. Hes working on new gun control legislation. Hes claiming Beretta twisted his words when they said why they wont consider relocating to the Mountain State. And now the poster child for citizen disarmament and Manchins new BFF, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is hosting a fund-raiser for him at his upper East Side home on July 22. This affiliation is particularly interesting, as Manchin says he has never discussed gun control with Bloomberg. Yet, there they are. If youre thinking about attending, better dig deep into your pockets. Tickets start at $1000 just to get in. If you want to shake hands, talk, or otherwise interact with the guest of honor, itll surely cost quite a lot more. But if you do go, please let us know what its like rubbing elbows with royalty (or at least, royal pains in the ass). Meanwhile, back on planet Earth . . .
The school wanted to send a political message they claimed would trump the 1st Amendment. They discovered the error and will pay for it.
I sure hope so.