Monday, September 22, 2014

What, They Didn't Riot?

From the Detroit Free Press:
About 20 people, openly armed with rifles and handguns, marched along Mound Road in Detroit Sunday to show support for a man who says he was unlawfully arrested because city police officers are against open-carry laws.
Detroiter Elijah Woody, 24, said he was open carrying a pistol while walking on Hague near Beaubien on Sept. 13 when he stopped to talk with friends around 7 p.m. Police pulled up a short time later.
Woody said he was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a felony, and detained five days. He said his gun, a .40-caliber Glock 40, was in plain sight in a holster on his right hip when he was taken into custody.
A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 29.
"I was understandably disturbed about the arrest," said James Baker, 22, of the gun-rights group Hell's Saints, and the organizer of the march. "We support Elijah in fighting his unlawful arrest, and hope to bring awareness to the fact that it occurred."
I don't know much about whether the guy arrested was breaking the law.
But it is nice to see a protest where there is no civil disobedience by closing down roads and businesses, rioting or saying the same old chants that the hippies used in the 1960's.

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