A man riding a bike through Evansville, Indiana waves at a pair of police officers. The cops, who apparently have a pretty monstrous chip on their shoulders, stops George Madison Jr — a firefighter, respected youth pastor and a friend of the police chief. Officer Friendly pulls out his taser, “>cuffs Madison and pushes him to the ground.
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The police claim Madison made a rude gesture at them, but legal experts point out that Madison is well within his rights to make whatever gesture he wants — friendly, rude and otherwise — to passing police officers. My dad was a detective, and people frequently took advantage their constitutionally protected right to free expression if they saw his badge.
Via Ammon Skidmore.
What does Rick Santorum have to do with Mr. Madison?
Weird – I copied embed code for the Madison news story, but this Santorum one popped up. Here’s the link to the original story http://t.co/o75ISrYkam