Guy Who Wrote 'Fuck the Fucking Cops' on Facebook Wins $35,000 From Cops

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"Make money by going to social media and publicly stating your dislike for the authorities." If people seen this advertised, there would be an uproar.

"Thomas Smith, a man arrested for writing "Fuck the fucking cops" on a police department's Facebook page three years ago has just won a $35,000 lawsuit against the fucking cops, his lawyer announced Wednesday."

Back in July of 2012, the Village of Arena in Wisconsin posted a public note on its FB page, announcing the accomplishments of multiple arrests. You would think to yourself - "this isn't a bad thing, right?... Streets are getting safer because the cops are doing their jobs..." Smith, seen this and responded on their wall:

"Fuck ths fucking cops they ant shit but fucking racist basturds an fucking all of y'all who is racist," as well as "Fuck them nigers bitchs wat you got on us not a dam thing so fuck off dicks."

Immediately, Police were dispatched to his location and he was arrested for disorderly conduct and unlawful use of a computer and telephone. Being convicted by local jury of his peers initially, that decision was overturned by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. They ruled that Smith's First Amendment rights were violated.

"A settlement in this man's case is a no brainer and he deserves every penny he got. Not only does he have a full right to have vulgar and profane speech, but in fact police officers have a higher duty to accept profanity because their line of work often brings them into contact with people who are emotional or worked up. The fact that he wrote this on a Facebook page in no way diminishes that fact." - Lee Rowland, a senior staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties

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Source: MB