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Oi, do you have a license for that shitpost, burger edition

[quote] Joshua Garton, 29, was arrested in January after he posted a political message on Facebook saying “Just showing my respect to deputy Daniel Baker from the #dicksoncountypolicedepartment” along with a meme showing two people apparently urinating on the deputy’s grave marker.[/quote]

[quote] Court documents show the photo did not look like Sgt. Daniel Baker’s gravesite but was an altered image from The Rite’s 2009 album “Pissing On Your Grave” that contained a headshot of Baker.

Garton was arrested and remained jailed for two weeks before a Dickson County judge dismissed the harassment charge for lack of probable cause.[/quote]

https://www.wsmv.com/news/dickson_county/man-arrested-for-social-media-post-seeks-damages-from-da-tbi-dickson-police/article_6d7ea1b4-a846-11eb-a3e7-fff1c7a316a7.html

From the lawsuit:

[quote] 3. Internal correspondence among the Defendants obtained through a public records request confirms both the Defendants’ actual knowledge that “we violated [Mr. Garton’s] 1st amendment rights” and the Defendants’ actual knowledge that Mr. Garton “has a right to post.” See Collective Exhibit #1, pp. 104–05.1 Even so, because Mr. Garton had disrespected law enforcement, the Defendants vowed that: “[t]hat doesn’t mean there are no consequences.” Id. at p. 105. Accordingly, the Defendants arrested Mr. Garton, charged him with a crime, and held him in jail on a bogus charge for nearly two weeks while he awaited a hearing. In the interim, the Defendants also humiliated Mr. Garton through reputationally damaging press releases and other media that prominently featured Mr. Garton’s mugshot and the fact of his arrest.

4. Upon review by a court, the bogus criminal charge that the Defendants filed against Mr. Garton was dismissed outright for lack of probable cause that Mr. Garton’s speech constituted a criminal offense. Thereafter, one Defendant lamented: “That is not good.” Another Defendant complained—correctly—that: “We are finished.” This action followed[/quote]

Dude’s going to make a pretty penny.
Quetzalcoatlus · 46-50, M
Wait! So the government is jailing it’s own citizens for expressing an unfavorable opinion of the same government? Conservatives should be up in arms!!
adorbz · 22-25, F
gang mentality not law enforcement
Nanori · 26-30, F

 
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