WBC Stalker Arrested

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    Veterans support legless comrade jailed in stalking of church-picketing GI funerals | cleveland.com

    It is not clear to me what basis they had for the arrest. Surely, just following church members in public is not stalking. If the weapons he had with him were illegal, why not arrest him for that?

    Apparently, he's getting a great deal of support from veterans, and that seems understandable to me.

    Your thoughts?
     
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    SO many mixed emotions, where do I start?
    Okay, with the emotions. Fred Phelps and his family (most of them) are reprehensible. I'd half assed like the guy to get a decent shot off, at least at Fred.
    AND to get away with it.
    It would be a public service, and probably free at least some of his family members up for more productive and beneficial activities.
    That said, but not nearly enough
    There's the whole "rule of law" thing, and if the guy was stalking, its a crime.
    I'd say ask George. He would know.
     
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    He's being naughty. Send him to bed without his supper.
     
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    Stalking is much harder to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt whereas guns, knives, etc. are easier to prove - in other words, if the arresting officers had a bias in support of the vet, but had to uphold the law - charge him with something he's not as likely to be convicted on. Mission accomplished.
     
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