Colorado student arrested for comments re: VA Tech


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TexasP226
April 18, 2007, 03:54 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8OJ70L01&show_article=1

:banghead:

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zahc
April 18, 2007, 04:05 PM
A University of Colorado student was arrested after making comments that classmates deemed sympathetic toward the gunman blamed for killing 32 students and himself at Virginia Tech, authorities said.

What has happened to english?

imprezagm4
April 18, 2007, 04:08 PM
At Oregon's Lewis & Clark College, another student was detained by campus police Wednesday shortly before a vigil for the Virginia Tech victims when he was spotted wearing an ammunition belt. Portland police later determined that it was "a fashion accessory" made of spent ammunition, and said the man did not have a weapon. The belt was confiscated.

strat81
April 18, 2007, 04:14 PM
Student Arrested Over Va. Tech Remarks
Apr 18 03:22 PM US/Eastern


BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A University of Colorado student was arrested after making comments that classmates deemed sympathetic toward the gunman blamed for killing 32 students and himself at Virginia Tech, authorities said.

During a class discussion of Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech, the student "made comments about understanding how someone could kill 32 people," university police Cmdr. Brad Wiesley said.

Several witnesses told investigators the student said he was "angry about all kinds of things from the fluorescent light bulbs to the unpainted walls, and it made him angry enough to kill people," according to a police report. Witnesses "said they were afraid of him and afraid to come to class with him," Wiesley said.

The student, identified by police as Max Karson of Denver, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of interfering with staff, faculty or students of an education institution. He had a court appearance set for Wednesday afternoon.

His father, Michael Karson, told the Camera newspaper that the comments may have been misinterpreted and questioned whether his son's free speech rights had been violated.

"I would have hoped that state officials would know their First Amendment better than they seem to," he said.

University spokesman Bronson Hilliard said privacy laws prevented him from releasing personal information about the student.

At Oregon's Lewis & Clark College, another student was detained by campus police Wednesday shortly before a vigil for the Virginia Tech victims when he was spotted wearing an ammunition belt. Portland police later determined that it was "a fashion accessory" made of spent ammunition, and said the man did not have a weapon. The belt was confiscated.


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*** kind of law is that? If you are charged with that, are the arresting officers wearing jackboots and/or screaming about your "papers"?

glummer
April 18, 2007, 04:15 PM
At Oregon's Lewis & Clark College, another student was detained by campus police Wednesday shortly before a vigil for the Virginia Tech victims when he was spotted wearing an ammunition belt. Portland police later determined that it was "a fashion accessory" made of spent ammunition, and said the man did not have a weapon. The belt was confiscated
So the Oregon police are authorized to confiscate fashion accessories? :what:
And who decides what a "fashion accessory" is? :scrutiny:

TexasP226
April 18, 2007, 04:17 PM
I went to a boarding school about 10 years ago and routinely kept spent shell casings on my desk as decoration. Never had anyone say a word.

Libertylover
April 18, 2007, 04:38 PM
Sounds like this schol in Colorado needs a multi-million dollar lesson in respecting people's right to free speech.

What ever happenned to college being an open "marketplace of ideas?" I get hammered down consistently when I try to impart some logical rationality into my more liberal classrooms where I go to school. Apparently now I can expect to be arrested when I have a dissenting or otherwise different view...

mpmarty
April 18, 2007, 04:42 PM
Oh where Oh where is the ACLU when you need them?:banghead:

whited
April 18, 2007, 04:49 PM
Here come the Thought Police.

:barf:

Ridgeway
April 18, 2007, 04:51 PM
That is insane.
Not agreeing with this fellow's comments/sympathy's but still.
Next thing you know they will start arresting the few pro gunners there are on campus when during the course of the same VT discussions we refuse to blame the guns or disagree with the majority/liberal professor.


Perhaps in this instance all that was needed as a referal to a counselor. To arrest him is quite the overreaction even in light of VT.

chongfa
April 18, 2007, 06:25 PM
He is just being an asshat with stupid comment. Last time I checked, stupidity isn't a crime, although it should be, but IT IS NOT!!!!

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