This has got to be most offensive video footage of the year! When a father gets arrested for simply asking questions at school board meeting then we seriously have to question what is going on with our society.
This is a flagrant abuse of power. And we continue to see these types of abuses from police across the country. Furthermore, the police officer obviously lied about this father assaulting him, as can be seen in the video below.
Robert Small said he wanted to express his dismay over the introduction of a new school curriculum at a public forum Thursday night in Towson, but instead the Ellicott City parent was pulled out of the meeting, arrested and charged with second-degree assault of a police officer.
Small stood and interrupted Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance during a question-and-answer session and began to tell the audience that he believed the new curriculum was lowering the standards of education and was intended to prepare students for community colleges. “You are not preparing them for Harvard,” he said.
As he was being taken out, Small said, “Don’t stand for this. You are sitting here like cattle.” Then he said, “Is this America?”
The officer pushed Small and then escorted him into the hall, handcuffed him and had him sit on the curb in front of the school. He was taken to the Towson precinct and detained. Small was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to 10 years in prison, and disturbing a school operation, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to six months.
Action to take:
Contact the Baltimore County State Attorney and voice your discontent. Mr. Small was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to 10 years in prison, and disturbing a school operation, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to six months.
Show your support:
Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office
County Courts Building
401 Bosley Ave, Room 511
Towson MD, 21204
State’s Attorney’s Office Reception