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Wear a Gorilla mask and hold Banana at BLM protest You get---civil rights charges

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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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Ut oh this student is in deep trouble for using what some may say is free speech.


A judge has authorized charges against a student who wore a gorilla mask and dangled a banana at BLM protestors.


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A Washington County judge on Monday authorized additional charges against a student who allegedly donned an ape mask and dangled bananas at students during a Black Lives Matter protest in September.
www.educationviews.org...

Tristan Rettke was charged with civil rights violations for his actions.


Former East Tennessee State University student Tristan Rettke, 18, was charged with a civil rights violation after he attended a Sept. 28 Black Lives Matter protest at ETSU’s “free speech zone” in Borchuck Plaza while wearing an ape mask and carrying bananas tied to a rope. Rettke also allegedly displayed a burlap sack emblazoned with the Confederate flag to provoke the protestors, WCYB reports.

At Rettke’s preliminary hearing in Washington County General Sessions Court on Monday, Assistant District Attorney Will Monk asked Judge Robert Lincoln to add two more charges against the student: disorderly conduct and inciting a riot, according to the Johnson City Press.

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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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Texta reply to: seasonal

Good.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

He deserves it..what if stuff went left and some innocent person was injured due to his taunting that resulted in a violent response...very disrespectful.
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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: AlbanArthur

Is this not freedom of speech?



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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Guy sounds like a moron.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: AlbanArthur

Is this not freedom of speech?


No it's potentially inciting a riot.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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About as smart as holding certain drawing contests..worse maybe.
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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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How about the rope he was carrying? Don't forget to mention the rope with a noose at the end that the pos was carrying.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

But yelling "Burn this mother f@%^*r down" to a crowd of people who have already shown they were not opposed to acts of violence is not.

Ridiculous.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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This man clearly identifies as a Gorilla.

This is horrible that he can not express his true inner self without being called a racist.

People who identify themselves with other species have rights too you know!!!

This must stop immediately or I will have to go to my safe room and color for a while.
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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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Hopefully soon this Black Lives Matter Terrorist Organisation will be dealt with.

There are no protests, just riots and violence causing terror to affect political change, ergo, terrorist organisation.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Did this tool have any violence befall him? was there violence at this protest?


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

I don't think a riot was started. This seems like freedom of speech. Would I do that in my mid 40's nope.

Seems like a lot of people want "Freedom from speech".


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978

originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: AlbanArthur



Is this not freedom of speech?


No it's potentially inciting a riot.



So is burning a flag in certain areas of the country.

Not that I agree with what this dumbass did but it's kinda in the same vein as the flag burning crap. Freedom and all.


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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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look to your right..if they are triggered it is free speech

now look to your left...if they are triggered it is hate speech.

easy peasy



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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I'm not racist, but........ I do find this story to be quite funny, and quite sad all at the same time.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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I think this man will walk on all charges. Unless he made direct threats that can be proven, and since no violence occurred as a result, he will walk on all charges.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: DrStevenBrule
a reply to: Cobaltic1978

But yelling "Burn this mother f@%^*r down" to a crowd of people who have already shown they were not opposed to acts of violence is not.

Ridiculous.



No, that is also potentially inciting a riot and should be dealt with in a similar fashion.
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posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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BLM is a domestic terrorist organization created and funded by the thug George Soros and condoned by obama,hilliary and the rest of the seditionists.They don't have rights and will hopefully be dealt with shortly.



posted on Dec, 22 2016 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: AlbanArthur

Is this not freedom of speech?


It is appalling, but should be allowed. This sets a dangerous precedence.



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