Skip to comments.Police Detain OSU Student for Participating in Empty Holster Protest
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.
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Battery & Kidnapping —they owe him money.
Agree......he should own them before this is over.
College cops are worse than mall cops.
I hope they end up paying him large sums of money.
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.
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.
Paging a hungry civil rights attorney...
“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.”
Not that easy, this is a public tax payer funded institution.
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!
If he was burning a flag he’d get mucho help from ACLU - but gun rights?? Fugitaboudit
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.
Well everyone should just cut those cops some slack, after all they are just Obozo’s SS in training/s
It seems like a clear violation of the First Amendment, as well as false arrest.
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.
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.
This is crap.
LOL He should have put his cell phone in it , and really nailed them.
A clearly visible empty holster.....and the rent-a-cops pulled their weapons on him!!!!!!?????
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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.
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.
Paging Mr. Bivens, paging Mr. Bivens.
“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.
“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.
Thanks Las Vegas Dave this is absolutely outrageous !