Author Topic: Falsified charges against OC Activist / Checkpoint Protester dropped in CT.  (Read 690 times)

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Offline CitizensHaveRights

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Unfortunately, I didn't find decent MSM reporting on this incident, so the best I can link to is a site with a heavy anti-cop slant, but it appears that PINAC's commentary is pretty much accurate this time.

https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/09/19/connecticut-state-police-sued-after-caught-on-camera-plotting-to-fabricate-charges-against-open-carry-activist/

In an effort to cover up their unconstitutional actions, Connecticut State Police made up charges against a young open carry activist last year.

The state eventually dismissed all charges when they heard Michael Picard’s recording of cops plotting to trump up charges against him to “cover our ass.”

Now Picard is suing Connecticut State Police with the help of the ACLU for trumping up fabricated charges against him as well as violating his First and Fourth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.
"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: Falsified charges against OC Activist / Checkpoint Protester dropped in CT.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 09:15:07 AM »
Other sites such as ACLU and guns.com are also reporting on this, but yeah, you probably won't see MSNBC do a story on this any time soon.

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Re: Falsified charges against OC Activist / Checkpoint Protester dropped in CT.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 12:09:41 PM »
Thanks Dan.
Guns.com reported it without sensationalizing it.
http://www.guns.com/2016/09/20/aclu-files-suit-over-police-shake-down-of-open-carry-activist-video/

Here's what Picard told TheTruthAboutGuns after he had his pre-trial "just plea guilty to make the cops look honest and we'll drop it to a $25 fine" conference (most cops are crooks, but I tend to think that all prosecutors are worse):
http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/01/robert-farago/387341/

"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?