A New York college student filed a lawsuit last week against the Nassau County Police Department, as well as the individual officers who arrested him for hanging an “Impeach Obama” banner on the overpass of a Long Island expressway last year.
Police charged Hofstra University senior Danny Martins with disorderly conduct for the June 2014 incident during which he displayed both the banner and an American flag on a pedestrian walkway above the expressway in Jericho, New York, according to the New York Post.
Martins said he’s a member of the university’s Libertarian Club.
Although Nassau County prosecutors argued that the libertarian’s activities posed a traffic hazard, the trial judge eventually dismissed all charges against Martins.
It’s called the First Amendment freedom of expression.
Martins has been displaying political messages from overpasses since 2013, the Post reported.
Soon others took note of Martins’ lawsuit on social media. Here are a few examples:
S Student Arrested For ‘Impeach Obama’ Sign Sues Police Psst, it’s called the First Amendment… Via NY Post: A… http://t.co/Jj08HFQGhe
— Conservatives (@ConservativAOLA) September 6, 2015
— Lying Liberals (@LyingLiberals) September 5, 2015
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) September 5, 2015
— Carlos F Salgado (@GreatBigRepub) September 6, 2015
@weaselzippers Dumb student! Doesn’t he know Obama E.O.’d the removal of the 1st amendment 4 everyone that doesn’t agree w/him?
— Karen’s Teacups (@karensteacups) September 6, 2015
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