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September 16, 2005

Agreement reached in case of Druids stopped by fundie officer

by Feòrag

United States: Agreement has been reached in the case of a Druid couple who were stopped by a reserve officer (equivalent to a special constable) to preach at them. The couple were charged with several violations, even though the stop had been illegal.

Neil Caesar says the most serious traffic charge against his clients will be dismissed. Three remaining charges will be reduced to minimum levels.

Greer officials have written letters of apology and has shut down its reserve officer program.

This last part presumably means that the officer in question no longer has his witnessing opportunity.

Druid couple reaches agreement with city after traffic stopWIStv, 16th September 2005. See also It's a fundie thingPagan Prattle, 27th June 2005.

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Posted in Church and State at 21:15. Last modified on September 28 2006 at 23:43.
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1: Posted by: orangemike | September 20, 2005 9:58 PM

I hope it is obvious, but I will still state for the record that this kind of behavior is contemptible to most Christians (not to mention pathetically ineffective as witnessing). As I believe Feorag knows, I am a devout Christian, and I was offended by the entire thing. I think the charges should all have been dismissed, as part of a really effective apology.

2: Posted by: Neil Rest | September 21, 2005 1:34 AM

I am reminded of one of my favorite incidents in the career of Emperor Norton (Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. You may think he was a lunatic, but when he printed his own money, *people took it*.)
The Emperor was reading the morning newspaper in the lobby of a posh hotel, and the hotel's young rent-a-cop wanted to get rid of this bum, so he took him into custody with the excuse of holding him for examination for being sent to a lunatic asylum.
When the case came to trial, the judge reamed out the cop, and the Chief of Police apologized to His Highness.

Wax lyrical

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