The continuing saga of the persecution of an 8th grader arrested over NRA T-shirt

I say persecution because I think that is what is going on here. The Blaze has the latest

According to local CBS affiliate WOWK-TV, the student, 14-year-old Jared Marcum, was back at the Logan County Courthouse on Monday for a hearing because prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins were seeking an emergency gag order.

Earlier this month, Marcum had been formally charged with obstructing an officer. He was also suspended from school for one day. His crime was refusing a teacher’s request to take off the shirt, which was 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 WOWK. “I said, ‘I don’t see why I shouldn’t.’”

In court papers, the arresting officer, James Adkins, reportedly asserts that the criminal obstruction occurred because he couldn’t get Marcum to stop talking.

The school district’s policy doesn’t prohibit shirts promoting Second Amendment rights. Audaciously, Marcum returned to school after his suspension wearing exactly the same shirt.

The 14-year-old now faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison or juvenile confinement.

In seeking the emergency gag order, the podunk prosecutors argued that Marcum’s interest would best be served if he, his attorney and his father are prevented from speaking about the case in the press.

Sounds like they want to shut the kid up because they are looking like jackasses for bringing these ridiculous charges.

 

3 thoughts on “The continuing saga of the persecution of an 8th grader arrested over NRA T-shirt”

  1. If any authority figure outside my immediate family had fucked with me when I was a teenager like these pigs are fucking with this kid right now, the very last thing they would have ended up being concerned with was what I was wearing. I may have been afraid of many things back in the day, but self-important, neo-fascist cocksuckers who work for the state were not among them. Suffice it to say that if you didn’t like my attire back then, it’s a safe bet that you wouldn’t have liked watching your car go up in flames at 2:15 in the morning, either. 😉

    Like the brothers say: homey don’t play!

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