Thursday, June 27, 2013

Reporter Faces Trouble For Reporting On Student Arrested for NRA Shirt

By Douglas V. Gibbs

On June 18, 2013 we reported here on Political Pistachio about an 8th Grade boy in West Virginia who wore a National Rifle Association shirt to school, a shirt sporting the image of a rifle, and the NRA logo, and when the school caught wind of his shirt, they ordered him to change shirts, or put it inside out.  When the student refused, he was sent to the office, and then arrested.

Now, a journalist covering the story could be in trouble, too!

The television reporter for WOWK, Charlo Greene, has revealed that she was thrown out of the Logan County Courthouse and threatened with arrest before she could present a petition opposing an emergency gag order requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins.

Greene reported Monday that prosecutors hoped to bar Marcum, his father and his lawyer from speaking to the press, claiming the ban would serve Marcum's better interest. Greene said that Allen Lardieri, Marcum's father, found the claim ironic.

"It was for Jared's better interest is what I was told, which seems to be a bit odd to me," he said. "These are the same individuals that are trying to prosecute him, so as far as them knowing what is in his better interest, I have a lot of questions about that."

Before the television journalist could present her argument or even deliver her petition to the court clerk, she was thrown out of the Logan County Courthouse, twice, by a bailiff, who said the judge presiding over Jared's case, Eric O'Briant requested it.

She was then threatened with arrest on a charge of obstructing an officer, the same charge Marcum faces, Greene added.

Greene said that prosecutors and the arresting officer refused to answer WOWK's questions.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

8th Grade NRA Shirt Could Land Student in Prison for a Year - Political Pistachio

Reporter covering case of boy arrested over NRA shirt threatened with arrest - Examiner

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