Earlier this month, Marcum had been formally charged with obstructing an officer. He was also suspended from school for one day. His crime was refusing a teacher’s request to take off the shirt, which was emblazoned with a hunting rifle and the statement “protect your right.”
“She said, ‘Are you supposed to wear that in school?’” Marcum had previously explained in an interview with WOWK. “I said, ‘I don’t see why I shouldn’t.’”
What would prosecutors say, “We’re fining and jailing him for exercising his right to freedom of expression”? What else could they say? “He’s a talkative young man, whom refused his right to be silent, in opposition of corruption”?