Eighth-Grader Jared Marcum Who Refused to Remove NRA Shirt Could Face Year in Prison

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by RB, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I'm having a really hard time understanding this. What happened to childhood? Remember childhood? This child is an 8th grader. I can't imagine doing this to an 8th grader.

    These "adults" are moral derelicts.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Apparently his "crime" was talking to much when the police were called to "investigate".

    We need to the the cops out of our schools and focus on teaching.

    I think we already have a thread on this somewhere ....
     
  4. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    This is simply impossible for me to wrap my head around. I see kids wearing crap that promotes drugs, violence, rappers and rock stars that promote both, even vulgarities written in "text speak" to school at younger ages than this - and yet a kid wearing a picture of a hunting rifle and an organization name gets the book? If I were the parent, I would have waged a full scale PR war against the school, school system, all involved members, the police department and most importantly the sitting political figures in this region. The story is already on Drudge, and it doesn't seem like the parents are really upping the pressure, I would be on every tv show that would take me, from Bubba at channel 10 locally to the Good Morning show (although it would seem more likely that Fox news would use this story quicker than Good Morning would). Not only is the entire idea so silly it should be laughed at (if there weren't possible jail time in the offing), it is yet another indicator that people are focusing on the wrong things in our schools. Schools are for education, not programming lockstep robots (which appears to be more an more the case).
     
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  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I see this as an attack on our culture. The priviledges of youth and the 1st amendment used to be enshrined in a manner so lofty that no one would think to assail them. Now, due at least in part to the Left wing infiltration of higher education, teachers and principles seem to be morally rudderless. They keep saying and doing creepy, fascist things to our children, and I think these fools actually believe they're doing the right thing. Some serious reprogramming must have occurred somewhere along the line, because the vast majority of adult Americans used to know better.
     
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  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I agree with everything above. The kid does have a lawyer and the lawyer was interviewed on Fox News this morning right around 7:30 CST. I was crawling out of my truck so didn't hear the interview but I suspect this case is only starting and the losers are going to be a school system and the local police. I would hope the NRA would fund a defense for this kid.

    A possible year in jail for this is not only ridiculous but abusive setting aside that the "offender" is an 8 year old kid eight grader, a kid who apparently has a better appreciation for civil rights than his adult educators.

    I think this case should go to trail and any sentence reversed and applied to the prosecutors group with the sentenced tripled.
     
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  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member


    8th grader, not 8 year old (there is a difference). Still I agree with your post. You have to question the prosecutor's judgment on this case. If I'm the parents, the price needed for settling this case just went up.
     
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  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Corrected my post, thanks.. Apparently this must be the worst crime this community has seen for government to prosecute this kid.

    Is it time for a letter writting campaign to shame (if possible) the local school district, police, and DA?

    edit to add:

    Logan County Prosecuting Attorney:

    County Board of Education/Public Schools
    Logan County Board of Education (Office):

    The five-member county board of education supervises all public schools within the county. They also establish the levy rates for school purposes, and have duties in special bond and levy elections for schools.
    Logan County Board of Education:

    • Phyllis Adkins
    • Dr. Pat Joe White
    • Mark McGrew
    • Bill Davis
    • Moss Burgess
    Phone: 304-792-2060
    Fax: 304-752-3711
     
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  9. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Yep. "Fight's on! Fight's on!" There's only one ethical response, and that's to hound every single malfeasant "authority" involved into bankruptcy. A message has to be sent to these morally depraved scum.

    These filth need to know that Real Americans WILL defend our culture. We do know right from wrong, and we're not going to let them destroy the fabric of our civilization without a protracted battle through the courts, the ballot box and every conceivable legitimate means available to us.

    The "teacher," (You've got to wonder about the value of anything this dimbunny could "teach"), the principle, the police officer and the DA are all legitimate targets for a lawsuit. They're all committing child abuse and trampling the boy's 4th amendment rights.
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

  11. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    The state shared risk pool is going to be pretty much gone when this pays out. Too bad the pig won't go to jail like he deserves.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Retards finally came to their senses -- as recently as this Monday the assphat prosecutor was petitioning the court for a gag order to "protect" the defendent by prohibiting him from discussing the case publicly. Apparently the cops/school/prosecutor couldn't cope with the results of their own stupidity.

    Fox News: Charge dismissed against student who refused to remove NRA shirt (June 28 2013)

    The West Virginia eighth-grader arrested after refusing a teacher's demand he remove a National Rifle Association T-shirt he wore to school won't face criminal charges after all ... On Thursday, Logan County Circuit Judge Eric O'Briant signed an order dismissing the charge.

    ...

    After Marcum was arrested, students throughout Logan County wore similar NRA shirts in a show of solidarity. And on Monday, the boy was summoned back to court as prosecutors sought to have a gag order imposed on him and his family. They claimed Jared and his father talking to the press about the case was not in the boy's interest, a rationale his own attorney rejected.

    "We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order," White said on Monday. "My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of public opinion."

    But on Thursday, after reviewing statements from the arresting officer and the school's principal, White said he and a prosecutor agreed that creating a criminal record for Marcum wasn't a good idea.
     
  13. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I hope the family (and reporter that broke the case) turns around and goes after the officer, prosecutor, judge, clerk/bailiff and anyone else involved in this case criminally and civilly for high $$$$$$ just to make a point.
     
  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Harassment by the school, police, and DA required this family to hire a lawyer to defend their son. At a minimum they should be able to sue for damages, plus any other add ons such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, civil rights violations and take these asshats to court.

    Might as well already have a lawyer.
     
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  15. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Time for the lawsuits to commence, and the boy's father and attorney pretty much said so on camera.

    The judge and prosecutor, unfortunately, enjoy absolute immunity, though both should go to disciplinary boards for misconduct. The prosecutor because he's an (expletive deleted), the judge for abuse of authority: you don't bar someone from a courthouse just because she's trying to serve a petition in a gag order hearing you're presiding over. The bull-dyke bailiff should have known better, and she should be going down as well.

    The police officer has qualified immunity, that's probably going to be stripped first thing.

    The teacher, principal, superintendent, and school board have no immunity. They should make sure their homeowner's insurance is paid up because the liability portion is going to get tapped.

    Why did the case get dropped? I think the judge finally remembered that the position is elected and got told by the county chair that the primary election usually decides matters. Probably too late, as this case won't go away before the next election cycle.
     
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  16. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    According to this report, the persecutors kept the charges alive until the boy and parent agreed not to sue the city or the police department. Isn't that extortion?

    My answer would have been "prosecute and be damned. I'll see your Nifong asses in court."
     
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  17. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    sue the prosecutor for malice.
     
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