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Police Detain OSU Student for Participating in Empty Holster Protest
Ohio State ^

Posted on 04/14/2012 5:58:09 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Ohio State University Police detained and drew their weapons on student-activist Mike Newbern for demonstrating his support for gun rights by wearing an empty holster to a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin on Wednesday.

Newbern, the president of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, was taken forcibly into police custody just after 8:30 p.m., while he was standing at the front of the crowd wearing an empty holster, which was clearly visible on his belt, and with his hands crossed in front of his chest.

A police report released on Thursday indicates two officers drew their firearms before approaching Newbern and removing him from the vigil. They searched and questioned Newbern and confiscated his personal belongings, including his empty holster and camera case, before placing him handcuffed in the back of a cruiser for 30 minutes.

(Excerpt) Read more at osu.campusreform.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; oh; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/14/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Battery & Kidnapping —they owe him money.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 6:00:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Agree......he should own them before this is over.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 6:02:37 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

College cops are worse than mall cops.

I hope they end up paying him large sums of money.


4 posted on 04/14/2012 6:02:53 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

http://nahmodlaw.com/2010/08/08/the-second-amendment-and-section-1983-after-mcdonald/

Anyone advising this young man would do him a favor to tell him to skip student legal services, the ACLU and OCLU, and go directly to a private civil rights attorney.
An empty holster—incredible. Kampus Kop Komedy.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 6:07:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: TSgt

The university gets to define what constitutes ‘disorderly conduct’ and they can and will charge him with it, and punish him within the university (not criminal) code.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 6:08:46 PM PDT by Glenmore
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To: Red in Blue PA

Paging a hungry civil rights attorney...


7 posted on 04/14/2012 6:09:39 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Glenmore

http://www.splc.org/news/report_detail.asp?edition=4&id=409

“The Constitution of the United States does not stop at the door of Ohio University or any other university,” Farmer said. “Students have constitutional rights that must be protected as all other American citizens’ rights are protected.”


8 posted on 04/14/2012 6:15:00 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Glenmore

Not that easy, this is a public tax payer funded institution.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 6:15:27 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: Glenmore
While the university certainly has rules and regulations...
I doubt the university is allowed (by law) to publish a separate criminal code that goes beyond the application of state law....

Not to mention the intentional violation of federal civil rights law and someone's Constitutional rights...

Pass the popcorn.... this will be a good one to watch!

10 posted on 04/14/2012 6:17:05 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

If he was burning a flag he’d get mucho help from ACLU - but gun rights?? Fugitaboudit


11 posted on 04/14/2012 6:19:48 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Red in Blue PA
That d*** holster could have gone berserk and caused a real tragedy. I hope they put that holster behind bars for a long time.
/s
12 posted on 04/14/2012 6:21:14 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

13 posted on 04/14/2012 6:25:04 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: shalom aleichem
He doesnt need the ACLU...

Any good litigator will have a demand letter on the University President's desk by lunch on Tuesday...

...And a settlement w/ formal apology by Happy Hour next Friday.

jmho...

14 posted on 04/14/2012 6:25:08 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well everyone should just cut those cops some slack, after all they are just Obozo’s SS in training/s


15 posted on 04/14/2012 6:30:50 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It seems like a clear violation of the First Amendment, as well as false arrest.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 6:30:58 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Ohio ping.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 6:38:14 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Red in Blue PA

A clearly visible empty holster.....and the rent-a-cops pulled their weapons on him!!!!!!????? Mr. Newbern needs to hire a good lawyer and sue the piss out of the cops, the university and the president of the university.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by BibleGunClinger
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To: Glenmore

Every person employed in an administrative leadership slot in that university should be sued into homelessness.

The cops involved should be up on federal kidnapping charges.

It’s way past time when we the people should have started slapping the teeth out of educational administrations that put themselves outside the law or go around inventing laws to selectively enforce leftardic cultural-destructionist ideology.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 6:46:15 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is crap.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Red in Blue PA

LOL He should have put his cell phone in it , and really nailed them.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 8:02:58 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: BibleGunClinger

A clearly visible empty holster.....and the rent-a-cops pulled their weapons on him!!!!!!?????
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Purely a slam dunk!
Even Jackie Chiles would win in a walk.

Wasn’t it in OH where the police gave about 12 warnings to a bunch of students befoe pepper spraying them?

I am sure glad our police and so called leaders have ALL the priorities in order.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 8:10:48 PM PDT by xrmusn (#6/98# Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: gaijin

Battery & Kidnapping —they owe him money.

Actually it would be assault and battery for
touching him. Kidnapping for placing him in
handcuffs and preventing him from moving
freely and I’d suspect a few other charges
might be justified.....and aside from the civil
issue of owing him money these officers committed
felonies....they need to be arrested, charged and
tried, hopefully followed by time behind bars.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 9:12:39 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Red in Blue PA

Paging Mr. Bivens, paging Mr. Bivens.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 10:24:16 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: TSgt

“I hope they end up paying him large sums of money.”

OSU has some deep pockets, aka, endowment. Litigation should ensure that a significant amount of said endowment is transferred to the victim.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 11:15:19 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Glenmore

“The university gets to define what constitutes ‘disorderly conduct’ and they can and will charge him with it, and punish him within the university (not criminal) code.”

That’s fine and well, they can punish him academically or administratively, up to and until such time as they use the OSU police to enforce a code of conduct, which is not Ohio law. Once they use OSU police, the courts become involved... The courts care not for OSUs code of conduct, only the law.

They will pay handsomely for their overreach.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 11:20:34 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: sthguard; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping!
To be added to the Ohio Ping List, please freepmail (works best),
both LasVegasDave and Flutters.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 2:26:58 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("All 57 states must stand together and defeat O-bozo! VOTE the usurper out!!")
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To: gaijin; All
Here is a previous thread on this topic. The link at the thread has a video where you can hear the crowd cheering as the police handcuff and haul Newbern off. It is positively chilling.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2870760/posts

28 posted on 04/15/2012 9:58:34 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Thanks Las Vegas Dave this is absolutely outrageous !


29 posted on 04/15/2012 10:11:35 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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