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Criminal charge dropped against NRA T-shirt wearing teen
WV Metro News ^ | 28 JUN 2013 | Travis Brinks

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 O’Briant 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. That’s when Marcum was arrested for obstruction.

(Excerpt) Read more at wvmetronews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
I just found out because I'm a member of Gun Broker -- apparently a defense fund was set up and a lawyer took his case pro bono - but everything was dropped. The teacher was his band teacher that thought the shirt was offensive - which lead to this whole situation....a band teacher in Logan WV where students are pro gun...I'm pretty sure he knows this...and will probably be looking to leave Logan after this...the entire state of WV is Pro Gun (except for the welfare idiots, which are pro Mountain Dew)...I'm posting this even though the article is a week old - I just found out...
1 posted on 07/05/2013 4:47:31 AM PDT by BCW
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To: BCW

I think that most “paychecks” in WV are welfare checks. A huge number of people on welfare in WV.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 4:54:15 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: BCW

The W.Va. Judge is a bit smarter than the cop who arrested this kid.

It all came out in the wash.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 4:58:03 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: BCW

Now, SUE THE BASTARDS.

College i$ expen$ive.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 4:58:46 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: Venturer

If it were my kid, a nasty faced lawyer would get some work.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 4:59:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 5:04:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: KingLudd
Obama has put many people who earn every penny of their paychecks in one of the most dangerous and dirty industries onto welfare and many more will join them thanks to his war on coal.


8 posted on 07/05/2013 5:10:37 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

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.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 5:14:28 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The cop may have been put in a no win situation.

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.

10 posted on 07/05/2013 5:18:14 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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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.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 5:26:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: KingLudd
In West Virginia, both the unemployment rate and # of welfare recipients seem to be well below the average US state.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/25/us/20090126-welfare-table.html?_r=0

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

12 posted on 07/05/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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I have always believed schools have the right to establish policy on what can or cannot be worn in their classrooms.
This was challenged in a successful lawsuit back in the late 1960s in an Iowa case where a kid wore a black arm band pinned to his shirt sleeve.

I'll see if I can find the case...

13 posted on 07/05/2013 5:30:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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They farted around with this since April 18!


14 posted on 07/05/2013 5:30:41 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BCW
You just found out?
15 posted on 07/05/2013 5:32:56 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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).


16 posted on 07/05/2013 5:32:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Tinker vs. the Des Moines Independent School District. 1965. Kids were protesting the war in VN.
Case went to the US Supreme Court. Court ruled it was a 1st Amendment issue and the school had to demonstrate why it would prohibit certain “speech,” in this case, wearing a black armband...
17 posted on 07/05/2013 5:34:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: ASA Vet

yeap...


18 posted on 07/05/2013 5:35:12 AM PDT by BCW (Book - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Flintlock
Now, SUE THE BASTARDS.

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...

the infowarrior

19 posted on 07/05/2013 5:35:24 AM PDT by infowarrior
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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.


20 posted on 07/05/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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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 infowarrior

21 posted on 07/05/2013 5:43:45 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I have always believed schools have the right to establish policy on what can or cannot be worn in their classrooms.

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.

22 posted on 07/05/2013 9:35:35 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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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. He’s made anti-NRA ads. He’s working on new gun control legislation. He’s claiming Beretta twisted his words when they said why they won’t consider relocating to the Mountain State. And now…the poster child for citizen disarmament and Manchin’s 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 you’re 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, it’ll surely cost quite a lot more. But if you do go, please let us know what it’s like rubbing elbows with royalty (or at least, royal pains in the ass). Meanwhile, back on planet Earth . . .

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/


23 posted on 07/05/2013 9:43:34 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BfloGuy

The school wanted to send a political message they claimed would trump the 1st Amendment. They discovered the error and will pay for it.


24 posted on 07/05/2013 10:21:58 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They discovered the error and will pay for it.

I sure hope so.

25 posted on 07/06/2013 4:09:15 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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