First of all, I would like to say that this story was in the news on MONDAY, so why it's being posted here on Thursday as "news" is rather peculiar.
However, if you will look at the particulars of the case, the man got arrested (in the end) for failing to observe directions by mall security personnel (which is an offense in many states). His arrest had nothing to do with his Tshirt, but CNN and MSNBC in all their liberal glory like to word their stories so that it APPEARS that way, after all, nothing like another "EeEeeEEEvil Big Brother!!!" story to ratchet up those ratings.
Now, that the security guys HASSLED the man about his Tshirt is freaking absurd, and borders on Gestapo like behavior, and should absolutely not be condoned in this country. Freedom of opinion, security guys, ever heard of it?
However, as unfortunate as it may be, once told to leave the mall, the man had to obey that order, and he didn't, and that's what he got arrested for.
I'm sure that, once this goes to court, he'll be acquitted and if I was him I'd sue both those Nazis for harassment, slander and defamation of character (or something fancy sounding like that).
Sorry, just now saw that the charges had already (wisely) been dropped.
But, once again, he DID NOT get arrested for wearing a peace Tshirt.
Just figured I'd clear that up.
Btw, crispy, that's a very nice neighborhood you're living in This comment was edited on Mar 6, 20:26.