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14-year-old "NRA T-Shirt Controversy" facing possibility of 1 year in jail


Update from story a couple months ago LINK

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Suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA shirt. Today, 14-year-old Jared Marcum appeared before a judge and was officially charged with obstructing an officer.

A $500 fine and up to a year in jail, that's the penalty that Jared could face, now that a judge has allowed the prosecution to move forward with it's obstructing an officer charge against him.


checks and balances...judge agrees with School District







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M. A. Ryland
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So the fact that he wouldn't stop talking is being trumped up into an Obstructing an Officer charge?
that doesn't seem right...






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50Mullets
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In most states an obstructing charge requires that an individual actively and physically interfere with legal law enforcement. I think he'll beat the rap.





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NbamaTiger90
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I think he'll beat the rap.


I sure hope so.

But any official on the school board that has pushed this to go this far should be hung on the court house lawn. As well as the judge and arresting officer.

They would have thrown a party for this kid had he worn a gay pride shirt to school.






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Chimlim
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This all started because a liberal teacher did not like the shirt he was wearing and made him take it off. You make a 14 year old take off his shirt just because it doesn't align with your political beliefs? God I freaking hate libs

And while I understand the school is taking up for the teacher, there is a point where it has gone too far. If this kid is not a trouble maker, then why not just let it go? You're going to harm his future because he wore a shirt you didn't like?

And why were the cops called to begin with? Over his refusal to remove his shirt?






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mtntiger
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Exactly what was the officer unable to do because the kid was talking? Hell, the kid was arrested, so what did he obstruct?

All of the adults involved with this prosecution need to relieved of their authority.






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vodkacop
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I understand why the officer was called in these days you should err on the side of caution. That being said, someone is pushing this and I do not believe its the officer. Maybe the teachers are forcing the sheriffs hand to prove some point to the kid without the teachers names being associated any more in this. Adults can be vindictive and since they couldn't fail him or suspend him this is their way of getting revenge. Obstructing for just continuing to talk? That's ridiculous. Disturbing the peace would actually fit here but I guess that wasnt enough for them. Stupid either way it goes. Inciting a riot is even plausible but I think even the sheriff knew better than this.





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elprez00
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You're going to harm his future because he wore a shirt you didn't like?

Not to mention wasting his parents and the taxpayers money in legal fees and court costs. For what?







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Lsut81
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14-year-old "NRA T-Shirt Controversy" facing possibility of 1 year in jail




Merica, frick Yeah






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TexasTiger1185
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I was steadfast in my belief that this was all bull shite. But it does make one thing very clear: Don't question authority, it will mess you up.





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BlackHelicopterPilot
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re: 14-year-old "NRA T-Shirt Controversy" facing possibility of 1 year in jail


Remember when you got sent to see a "coach" and he paddled your arse for 'sass and back talk'?.

Yeah, I loved that place and time.






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ELESHU23
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Coach: You can take your licks, or I can call your father.

Me: I'll take the licks, coach. Please, please, please don't call my father.

Point made. lesson learned.






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Mike da Tigah
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Is this the America that people really want?







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Homesick Tiger
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Remember when you got sent to see a "coach" and he paddled your arse for 'sass and back talk'?.


Yep, eighth grade, music class. Wore my arse out. Learned my lesson. Went paddle free the next four years.






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vodkacop
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Wait you let strange men named "coach" paddle you?












lol no i do remember that too. Get in fight at PE either you got suspended or paddled.






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Beer Bryant
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I hope these filthy left wing extremist control freaks get it shoved up their arse!





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udtiger
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Is this the America that people really want?


Barack Obama 62,611,250 50.6%
Mitt Romney 59,134,475 47.8%

62,611,250 Americans sure do.






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Gray Tiger
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How safe would you feel if you lived in that town? I mean if an 8th grader's talking could "obstruct" an officer from doing his duty?
To get away with a crime there one has simply to talk a lot and the cops can't do anything.






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N.O. via West-Cal
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I don't remember the name of the case, but if I recall correctly, this whole mess started decades ago when the Supreme Court found that public school students retain at least some of their right to free speech even within the school setting. I believe the shirt or button (whatever) was anti-Vietnam War, so it fit nicely with the prevailing liberal agenda of the day (back when libs actually sought to check government power!). I know there have been a lot of limiting decisions since then, but the overall effect was to limit the authority of those running the schools. In many ways, I feel for the kids who are willing to take a stand, but I also suspect that we, as a society, would be better off if disciplinary discretion within the school setting had been maintained. This is a tough issue for me.





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50Mullets
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It should be pointed out that asking the student to remove the shirt could plausibly fall under Tinker and subsequent rulings as a permissible restriction on free speech, but, again, this does not translate to an obstruction charge.





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