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Green Mountain Daily:: Cuffed, stuffed, and detained for...exercising his rights?
My thoughts: I can't say I'm surprised, the Rutland police department has a history of ignoring the law of the land and making arrests for little or no reason. They say there will be a protest march if the police chief doesn't apologize to Severance, which I support 100%Joshua Severance was engaging in a legal activity. His firearm was legally owned and legally carried.
Now if the police wanted to check his ID to make sure he wasn't separated from his rights, that's one thing.
But to come right out of the gate and put the man in handcuffs and stuff him in the back of the police car while doing so is not.
The police have a duty to uphold the law. And upholding the law means respecting the rights of people behaving legally and traveling on lawful business.
It's cases just like this why even tho open carry is legal where I live too many cops hassle folks and I want no part of their fun stomping on my rights.
The OP ought to get that guy Ripley of the Ripley Report on the case. I think most cops in America know who Ripley is.
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They need sued. Plain and simple. I refuse to be bullied, and I refuse to be cowed into not exercising my rights. Too many people have died for me to be a coward.
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STATE v. ROSENTHAL.
Many years ago this case was brought against none other than the same city of Rutland. Rutland apparently thinks they're above the state constitution, and that holds true today. I hope Severance contacts the NRA or GOA, I'm sure they'll foot the bill for a good lawyer.
I really don't worry about open carry, I would much rather know some one is armed than deal with a CCW crazy. As the saying goes
"Fore warned is fore armed"
You would think the Rutland PD would be spending their time catching the drug dealers instead of bothering a law abiding citizen
Firearm incident sparks debate over rights *:*Times Argus Online
A little less sensationalized account of the incident.
Some of you need a primer on what is legal and what is proper. In this case, what the Rutland PD did was both. If you're going to OC, it comes with the duty to do so responsibly. This kid didn't and it cost him 15 minutes of his time. If he, or you, would like to avoid such in the future, dress appropriately, don't look like a worthless thug, and maybe the police won't have a reason to stop you. What the PD did in this case is 100% legal and, frankly, was justified. If I were a resident in the area, I would be glad that the PD did their job.
I guess some of us aren't as smart as some thinks they are,smh.
I hope they file a lawsuit against them.Enough is enough
They knew darn well he wasn't one of the people in the other incidents. Are you offended because he wasn't wearing a shirt?
Well, personally I hate to see men walking around without shirts--- I'm equal opportunity. Everyone needs to cover up regardless of gender. I don't want to see it. But that is no reason to call him a thug or to detain him.
Their actions sound more like NY's unconstitutional stop and frisk variant of Terry than a lawful use of Terry stops.
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