Two teenage kids get kicked out of school and put on probation for taking the name of the Obamessiah in vain. So much for free speech. And all this occurred in North Carolina. Imagine what they’d do to you in Cambridge, New Haven, or Berkeley!
A judge on Tuesday sentenced two former Western Carolina University students to probation for dumping a dead bear on campus with Barack Obama campaign signs on its head.
Brothers Marvin Caleb Williams, of Wilkesboro, who was 20 at the time of his October arrest, and Mathew Colton Williams, who was 18, said nothing in court and declined to comment after the hearing.
Their attorney, Kris Earwood, told District Court Judge Richlyn Holt that the brothers â€œdeeply apologizeâ€ and were shocked their action was perceived as a political statement.
â€œThis was just a very bad choice by two young boys,â€ she said.
The brothers were kicked out of the university, Earwood said, and are going to community college. Both pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Personally, I’d be glad to buy those brothers a beer.