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Fri Jul 13, 2012, 01:28 AM

99. **UPDATE** - Teen acquitted in Birmingham gun incident

From The Detroit News today:

Bloomfield Hillsó A recent Troy High School graduate was acquitted Thursday of all charges in his arrest for carrying a rifle in downtown Birmingham.

A jury in 48th District Court found Sean M. Combs, 18, not guilty of brandishing a firearm and disturbing the peace.

...

(Combs) said he was walking to a parking lot to return the rifle to his car when he was confronted by officers Rebekah Springer and Gina Potts, who demanded to see his identification.

He drew a crowd of teenagers when he refused, prompting the officers to call in another officer, who arrested Combs.

"It was about freedom of speech and freedom of expression," Combs said, explaining why he carried the rifle. "It's my way of saying what I believe in."


Should be the final update to this one. Clearly (once again), the courts have shown that the police have no business arresting people engaged in legal behavior. Score another one for civil rights.

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