"Politics is the Art of Looking for Trouble, Finding it Everywhere, Diagnosing it Incorrectly, and Applying the Wrong Remedies"
The kicker.....he's facing 10 years in jail for "assaulting" a police officer.
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/201...new-curriculumThe officer pushed Small and then escorted him into the hall, handcuffed him and had him sit on the curb in front of the school. He was taken to the Towson precinct and detained. Small was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to 10 years in prison, and disturbing a school operation, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to six months.
He should have knocked Louis Gossett Jr. on his butt...rent-a-cop!
The moral to the story is that as a private citizen, you need to bring in your own security to speak before corrupt officials.
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I have to play devil's advocate here, but he wasn't following the rules of the forum. The disturbing a school operation charge most certainly should stick, but the video clearly shows there was not 2nd degree assault on a police officer. That one won't go anywhere with a judge. IMHO the guy took his disruption too far. He made his point for a minute and a half before the officer walked over. He then ranted for another 30 or so seconds after that. If he had voluntarily left once the officer pulled him from the isle then everything would be fine right now.
Insert pithy saying here.
Do I think the whole thing is silly? Of course I do but laws are laws and rules are rules. Besides, visit this guy after the justice system is done and I'd wager he probably gets a small fine. This guy is not going to do any prison time. But in your typical fashion you've got to sensationalize it to make any kind of central government the worst thing in the world. So is this school board in Baltimore coming to take our guns away now?