Tyler Kennedy, an activist with We The People, was attempting to hand out Common Core opposition flyers before the public meeting at Ridge Ruxton School. After handing out two flyers, he was asked to step outside by the security officer. According to Mr. Kennedy, the officer said he could not pass out any kind of literature on school property without the permission of the Board of Education.
Kennedy replied that he had passed them out at the other MSDE meeting in Talbot County without issue and that it was his First Amendment right. According to Kennedy, the officer replied that he didn’t care, that “Baltimore County is different”, and “If I see anyone else walking in with your brochures, I will arrest you for trespassing.”
Kennedy says that the officer’s demeanor became increasingly aggressive. Kennedy left the property.
Mr. Kennedy said, “The school board and the state and the police department are all trying to take away our right to free speech. They will threaten you with anything. Robert Small stood up and tried to fight this thing and now he’s facing jail time.”
The security officer was a moonlighting police officer. Who else might he be moonlighting for?
Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger dropped charges against Small, finding the actions of the security officer to be correct.
Will the Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson find the matter warrants an internal investigation?
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