Nudge to Shove? Maryland dad arrested for asking questions about Common Core

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Glenn opened the radio this morning with a disturbing story out of Towson, Maryland. A parent with children in the district – Robert Small – was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School District’s plan to implement Common Core standards in its curriculum. Small now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500 fine after being charged with second-degree assault of a police officer.

“My weekend started with a little video from Towson, Maryland. It was really exceptional. It was the beginning of what I believe is shove – from nudge to shove, then shoot,” Glenn said. “Now, this is clearly in the shove category… I believe it is a warning sign to the American people. I believe my job is to tell you the signposts. My job is to tell you how far down this road are you and how much farther do you have to go. Not much.”

TheBlaze reports:

Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum.

The meeting apparently didn’t allow parents to stand up and ask questions or comment. Parents and other attendants were instead asked to write their questions on a piece of paper and officials would read them

However, Small began speaking out against the district’s use of Common Core, prompting a security guard, who was also a police officer, to approach him and order him to leave. “Let’s go!” he said sternly.

Watch the incident unfold below:

As he is being dragged out of the room there are audible gasps from the crowd, Small urges his fellow parents to not stand by idly. “Don’t stand for this,” he said. “You are sitting here like cattle! Is this America?”

“You’re starting to hear the crowd go a little crazy when the cop takes his arm and twists it behind his back to drag him out,” Glenn said. “And the audience is verbally and visually shocked by this.”

“Because the guy wasn’t doing anything,” Pat said.

“He’s not doing anything. He’s not resisting arrest. He doesn’t strike him. He did nothing,” Glenn continued. “Here’s the thing: These people do not want any questions. They don’t want any questions from you. You will accept it. Is there anything more important than your children’s education, and you just will accept it. And what’s sickening about this is the people on the stand, the people who are in charge are all smiling. You notice that? They are all smiling. None of them have a problem with this at all. And they twist his arm. They take him out. They handcuff him and they arrest him. The reason why he can’t be on the program today is because he is facing 10 years in prison. They are claiming second-degree assault of a police officer.

Glenn often speaks of ‘road sign’ and ‘push cart’ moments that may seem small at the time, but, in the larger scheme of things, actually prove to be monumental. This incident could very well be one of those instances.

“This is the push cart. Remember I said, when the guy set himself on fire in Tunisia and that was just, that was an international story. That was not a big deal. That wasn’t going to lead to anything, right? Everything was just, ‘Please, relax.’ And I said at the time, ‘That push cart is going to set the entire Middle East on fire and eventually the world,’” Glenn explained. “That push cart was the last stop before significant unrest and possibly World War III. And as it’s turning out, that’s exactly right. I am telling you with everything in me, warning: The people sitting down and being cattle. And what they did to this man and are doing to this man is a significant road sign on the road on which we are traveling. This is not America. I’ve never seen anything like this before. You know how you see these videos sometimes and you’re like, ‘Okay. Well, you shouldn’t have done that.’ There’s nothing this guy did wrong. Nothing… except ask a question.”

  • Anonymous

    Although very heavy handed, he was removed because he did not submit his question as required by the board. I guess if he would have submitted they would have responded.

  • Anonymous

    It is clear these people don’t want to be questioned.  They know what’s best and the parents just need to go along and let the “experts” decide their children’s future.  This is not the American way and the thugs and loud mouths are overstepping their bounds.  Eject people like this from their positions at the voting booth.  Time to start over and put people in these posts that know they work for the people, not the other way around.   I hope people start waking up to this nonsense and refuse, absolutely refuse, to put up with it.  This sounds more like the old USSR instead of the USA.

  • Anonymous

    I think I heard the board recognize him for 1 min and gave him the floor. Never go over your one minutes.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Nudge, shove and next is shoot. How long until the first bloodbath begins? 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    it does sound like old USSR, where you make one slight protest or step out of line or away from the script, you pay a heavy price.

  • Bonnie Somer

    i do not believe long that is y they want ur guns this was a disgusting display of horror it it the if u say something they don’t like i hope this man sues them for all the money they have i hope that TV stations like FOX carry this and the nation better look this is horrid common core is a hitler brainwash ur kids to hate GOD the constitution and all America is it is a disaster like oh obamacare and dodd frank STAND UP NOW or al i can say is shoot is not far behind

  • Anonymous

    I was at the meeting standing along the side of the gymnasium next to Ann Miller with a clear view of the entire proceedings.  Mr. Small never gave any indication, either verbal or by physical movement, that he intended to push the officer.  Had he done as alleged, it would have occurred prior to the officer properly identifying himself as a police officer.  I would gladly testify in court to this fact.

    Under Maryland statutory guidelines, ‘simple assault’ is referred to as ‘second degree assault’. Second degree assault occurs when injury is present, but not serious.  Physical injury means impairment of physical condition, including minor injuries.  The video of this on YouTube clearly shows Mr. Small repeatedly backing down from the officer while talking.  The officer clearly had no physical injury from this encounter. 

    My observation was that this meeting was simply a PR stunt by BCPS so that they could say they held meetings, yet they failed to address any questions of substance from those in attendance.  They accepted written questions only, yet Dr. Dance hand-picked those which were easily answered with canned responses.  Multiple times parents called out asking him to answer all questions partly because we realized he was altering the questions from how they were written down.  Dr. Dance ignored all requests.  People became afraid to speak out with questions or comments for fear they too would be met with an unwarranted police response.

    I look forward to hearing Ann Miller later today on your show!

  • Stephan Bruno

    And that’s why I love Maryland. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/maria.deason Maria Deason

    10 years in prison for asking a question?!!! I’m from Canada and things are not so great in the public and catholic school systems either. My children are grown, but I worry for my grandchildren. Homeschooling and private schools sound far more appealing these days

  • DeezyHatesHoes

    Well, before he began to speak, he was being told that there would be a time to ask questions, of course, he figures the rules don’t  apply to him, and he continues speaking….he HAD TO GO…he was being disruptive. END OF STORY!

  • Dalton Wicker

    that bas assed cop needs to loose his badge.  fu@#ing bully!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1701852912 Lynda Schneider-Fontenot

    No child left behind unfit…Nor no parent allowed to be concerned with their children’s education anymore… Just awful. I hope this gentleman is exonerated. 

  • John Holstein

    i would have given that jack boot thug a reason to take me away. i will not be taken, pushed, persecuted, made to stand in a corner by anyone, without a fight. i would have started a damn riot in that auditorium. they want you to be quiet and go peaceably, that way you’ll shut up and they won’t have to deal with you. screw that. if i had an issue as this guy did and felt as strongly about it, you’re damn right i would be in jail, or dead. these sons of bitches that are obeying their political masters and stopping freedom of speech deserve the same treatment that the red coats did, circa 1776. III%!
     

  • CaptKing

    I guess you are happy with allowing your Kids to be turned into DRONES?  They actually asked him if he had a Question and he asked it.  They NEVER and WILL NEVER answer anything that has to do with Common Core because it is the starting of HOW TO MAKE DRONES,  and you are one.  

  • O.g. Shocker

    Stand up or get pushed down!  UNITE!!!

  • HenryThe7th-b

    The security was the only one doing the assaulting.  I also question his flashing of a badge as appropriate since he seemed to be a paid security and was not in uniform.   I doubt very much that this was an on duty police officer.  He’s probably a prison guard trying to make some extra cash working overtime as private security.

  • John Holstein

     you have been indoctrinated into the gummint ideology. they WORK FOR US, we DO NOT work for them. when WE SAY it’s time for questions, then BY GOD it is time for questions. allowing your masters to metaphorically tie you to the whipping post and beat you like a slave is no different through the use of words than it was through the use of the actual whipping crop back in the 1800′s. grow up! grow a pair! stand against the tyranny! don’t cow-tow to these sons of bitches.

  • Anonymous

    As a parent this disturbs me. And it should disturb you too! I could not sit around and not ask a question either. I understand how this parent feels. We the people have just become the people!

  • helen knight

    reminding me of the burn baby burn speech on the field of dreams

  • Anonymous

    Taze the Security Guard and keep talking.

  • Anonymous

    Why did you and the crowd sit idly by?  Why did you all not stand up for his, and your own, rights?  What about free speech?  The right to assemble peacefully?  People have got to STOP and stand up against everything that’s happening to us.  You all let that man down.

  • Anonymous

     Thank God we have Conceal Carry permits!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Horwath/100000077716117 Paul Horwath

    I think we should contact the school district and the police chief about this unnecessary show of Power.  Power that’s right if we  disagree with the ones in charge, you will be silenced.  We have the right of free speech and the right to peaceful assembly which Mr. Small was doing.  Look out American, our rights are being stripped more and more every day by the ones we have elected

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1518103155 Jeff Wilson

    He has a right to ask questions when  it comes to his children period.  When you are told to write down and submit your questions why else do it that way other than hand picking the questions for answering.  Its all smoke and mirrors.  DO AS WE SAY NOT AS WE DO.  Dont worry uncle government knows best right!

  • bret344

    I’m sorry I can’t take you serious. Especially when your username is “DeezyHatesHoes”

  • William Poole

    Thats when everyone should have got up and walked out enrolled your children in home schoo lor private school thats the only way to defeat this socialist agenda

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mikki-Mead/651323908 Mikki Mead

    We must remain united. If all of you had gotten together and forced that officer out of the room, then confronted the panel of speakers, what would happen then? nothing. Would they arrest the whole room??? I dont think so. We must not be afraid to lose a few of us for the greater good of the nation.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    “This is not America” -Glenn Beck

    Then LEAVE! It’s not difficult. There are better, freer places to live.

    I did.

    Nobody cares; nothing will come of this. You know it. I know it. This will make it as far as truTV and that’s about it. 

    A couple of minor points, though: Glenn did a pretty hyperbolic job of describing how intimidating this guy is. He’s not that big, not that buff, not that imposing. I just see a black dude in a white polo. He makes it sound like Shaka Zulu himself is dragging Leftenant Smith off with his spear around his throat. The guy is being disruptive and, I’m sorry if you don’t like it, it’s the way it is.

    Does Glenn think this Community Service officer attached to this high school or whatever is receiving his orders from us, er, the New World Order?

    We’re not THAT embedded, as much as we’d like to be.

    Secondly, if this is the most disturbing thing Glenn has ever seen, why doesn’t he show it? I am looking at a two-shot of Glenn’s face, one in profile, one slightly out of profile.

    This is basic film production, people.

  • Bill Wielenbeck

    I hope you do follow through and testify (along with the rest that attended) on his behalf, and that he follows through with a counter suit on the cop/guard in questioned for assault, because it looks to me that the security guard is the one doing the assaulting here.

  • Ferrell Gummitt

    Stop putting up with this government brainwashing of your children.  Homeschool or send your kids to a parochial school..

    This is crap..

  • Anonymous

    This is why you don’t use public schools, homeschool or put them through private school.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly an abuse of official capacity. I think the term is official oppression like the case in Texas last week where a police followed a teenager home and then beat the hell out of the entire family in their own front yard.
    Seriously, PO PO’s ( I used to be one) are going to attack the wrong fellow one day and it is going to set off what I call a V Is For Vendetta Bridge incident.
    This  po po attacked this man who was doing nothing but speaking his mind.

  • Anonymous

    Looks to me like disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.

  • Peggy F

     Did you watch the next part of the video where they moved on to after he was removed from the meeting? Many of the parents never got their answers to their questions. The questions were submitted prior to the meeting and they chose the ones that they wanted to answer. He still did nothing wrong. He was forcibly removed for what? Asking a question? Those parents needed answers.

  • Anonymous

    The sound wasn’t the best, but I never heard the “SECURITY” guard proclaim himself to be a police officer, unless that was what guard was whispering in the man’s ear while threatening him.  I hope ALL the folks there who were taping this travesty come forward for the man’s trial!  I hope Liberty Justice gets involved!  I am PRAYING for this man and our nation’s future!  CATTLE!  That is what Hitler created; that is what every despot created, prior to making them SLAVES!  Even as Obama was shaking in his shoes at the stand the majority took against Obamacare, and again when the 2 million bikers drove “peacefully” but very impressively, through Washington, D.C.  But he’s still marching forward with his communist/dictatorship agenda, and the devastation of America.  And the people just sit like cattle.  Myself included, as I don’t know where to start, other than posting comments like these on this site, and WND.com, and throughout Facebook, using my age and lack of funds as my excuse.

  • Peggy F

     I have never been to a board meeting where you submit your questions. It is an open forum. Even when the local law enforcement has a meeting at the school to make parents aware of a level 3 sex offender that is now living amongst us we are able to ask any question.

  • alan

    Since this un-uniformed officer was acting as a security guard outside his normal job as a police officer, that officer can not use his title of police officer to charge the man with resisting arrest or assualt of an officer as he was not on duty as a police officer. To do so would be a voilation of law and a voilation of public trust, also the school would be responsible to the taxpayers for comissioning a law enforcement and would need to pay the city or county back for the officers services, more than likely overtime for the officer. This police officer was clearly in a security uniform and was hired as private security. As a security personel, he can not charge this man with any crime, another police officer would have needed to charge this man with breaking the law. This is a abuse of authority, plain and simple. I seen a simular case like this here in Washinton State, the case was dismissed and the officer was repremanded.

  • AmericanDragon

    Fuck that “officer” and fuck everybody who just say there and watched.

  • Joe Deveau

    What is Common Cure?

  • Peggy F

     Seriously? Where DO you live?

  • Denise Darnielle

    That is exactly why i have chose to home school.  The very fact that your child is being taught in a environment where Jesus Christ is not allowed was enough for me. Your child is in a Godless environment 8 hours 5 days a week. And them we wonder, saying I didn’t raise them that way. No you didnt… The schools did..   What this country was founded on is not allowed in school?  The reason this country is so great is because it is BLESSED!! The very reason people love this country, they are trying to destroy.

  • Anonymous

    These libtards are playing some seriously stupid games here. People are getting mad and the anger is building. History is a great teacher but Liberals are NOT students of history. History is going to teach them a hell of a lesson if they do not wake up and quit poking the sleeping dog. The dog is beginning to growl, yet they keep poking. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes…

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Because Glenn Beck’s message board is so much more effective!

    “You undermining my Constitution, boy? Ima delete you from my Facebook. You got some blocked user in your future, lefttards.”

  • Anonymous

    That’s not so cool.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    You’re too much of a pussy to do anything and you know it.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    PRECISELY!

    The guy was disruptive and got what he deserved. 

  • Tymas X

    How can he be charged with assaulting a police officer? that officer was off “police duty” and was doing security detail, most likely as a part time help. So the charges are wrong to begin with.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Who are “they”?

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Just keep posting comments man.

    That’s the trick.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    It is.

  • gator37

    What a bunch of BS.  This is not freedom of speech and the Officer exceeded his authority.  
    I hope this gentleman sues Big Time.  

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Switzerland.

    It’s beautiful. I can see the Alps everywhere I go. The system of government is direct democracy. Look it up. I can go window shopping with an open bottle of wine. Some bars still let you smoke inside. The healthcare is incredible. I watch the news on the Benz on the way to work (i.e. public transportation.) If you need cannabis, just ask the police officers and they’ll safely guide you to where you need to go. I just spend the weekend in Amsterdam where I slept under the stars in Vondelpark without a concern in the world. 

    They refer to speed limit signs as “the signs that tell you how fast you should go.”

    My advice: Greyhound ticket to Montreal. If not just to see what else is out there. It’s monumentally gorgeous, they eat beaver, and they typically love Americans.

    This isn’t 1776 anymore, people. You can watch Grown Ups: 2 in flight and, by the time it’s over, you’re in Costa Rica.

  • Thomas Stump

    So I take it you are there now marching disqus in front of the school…. police station … etc?    Its easy to talk the talk isnt it…

  • TREP

    THE FIRST SHOT HAS NOW BEEN FIRED BY THE LEFT. NOW AMERICA YOU HAVE A CHOICE, SIT ON YOUR ASSES AND WATCH AS YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE ROUNDED UP, OR STAND UP AND TAKE THIS COUNTRY BACK BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE.

  • landofaahs

    If 2+2=5, then it also stands to reason that 2+3 can= 4.  Can the taxpayer use this type of new math to the taxpayers advantage when figuring our income tax?  I think if you do, you will see prison time.

  • landofaahs

    Taze the bro.

  • landofaahs

    2+2=5? How ya figger tigger?

  • Cathy Mayeaux

    we’ve had similar problems here. a parent was called on and asked some tough questions and was told to sit down that they wouldn’t answer any questions in that certain line. they had previously said that the were there to answer all questions to get everything out on the table. the problem was that parents had their children hurt on school grounds 2 principals who had records of child abuse. the school board never fired them they just moved them around. when the father of one of the children was told to leave, the whole group of parents got up and left in protest. they later had their own meeting at one of the parent’s homes. the school board, who had been sent an invitation to attend, tried to get the police involved. the police told them, after coming to check to see what was going on, that there was nothing that they could do, it was just a get together at a private citizens home and was perfectly legal. a newsletter was sent out that any parent or guardian doing this would be responsible for having their child suspended from school. a lawyer went to the state board and letters were sent to the local school board stating that if they did this they would be suspended pending further investigation and they could loose their jobs. the law is on your side and all of the parents should stick together, there is power in numbers.

  • Anonymous

    Step up GB.. Poor it on.. congress/ the house no different than what we saw.. we the people speak and they send security armed guards..Let freedom Ring, Glen Rig the FNbell.     

  • http://www.facebook.com/clifford.comstock Clifford Comstock

    That Cop Or Security as his shirt say’s should have assault charges against him!
    If some grab me like that I would Bust his face and knock him to the ground!

  • Anonymous

    Would they arrest the entire room? Kidding right? They’d call in a swat team with tear gas and dogs. I’m not exaggerating that will happen if you dare to challenge the local military command, er I mean, police.

  • Anonymous

    How can the American people put up with such treatment? Living in Europe as I do I can tell you that that would not have happened here.I never thought that I would see the day when we had more freedom and more free speech.You were our shining beacon for so long. Dont let Obama and his lefty cronies destroy you.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Large values of 2. 

    QED

  • Shannon C Williamson

    Thank you for standing up for this man! I’d like to say I am shoked, sadly I am not.

  • Shannon C Williamson

    I have to believe that once the courts see the videos that this man will be released and all charges dropped and the officer charged with false arrest!

  • Anonymous

     Where were you? Cowering in your lazy boy?

  • Daniel Seagondollar

    I’ll experienced similar treatment by police. They are out of control. Mr. Smalls failure, and all of ours, was believing that we will be allowed to participate in the future of this country. Those days are over.

    My solution is a simple one that has been used successfully for may years in many different conflicts. We must strike. Stop contributing to a system that refused to recognize your God given right to freedom. Prepare and take action. Stop contributing to the enemy they are not your friends or masters. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow…I guess that’s how they roll in liberal land. The prick with the badge needs to be removed from ever coming back into the building as it was a clear case of police abuse of power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001704757974 Danielle R Christianson

    Give. Me. A. Break.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1541124102 Gail Fletcher

    How scary! Is this what America is being reduced to? I am so sickened by this. Makes me want to homeschool more and more.

  • Anonymous

    Its clear the cop touched the man first. it was a public forum which gave him every right to be there. As a former baltimore county, md officer in the late 90′s, this crap happens daily. These off duty security officers are paid big bucks to follow whatever orders they are given, even unlawful ones. he needs to fired for conduct unbecoming of an officer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.t.graham.5 Charles T. Graham

    This is absolutely outrageous!! Reminder of the Nazi era where people are shuttled off for expressing their opinion and asking a question.

  • Glenn Green

    No Liberty in America thanks to out of control police and politicians = Arm yourselves regain your Liberty the American Way…….it will never end till we rise up

  • landofaahs

    You mean greater than 2 and rounding but it is not 2+2.

  • Shannon C Williamson

    I am a parent of a 15 yr old and when I found out I could not have him held back his freshman year because of NCLB I was not very happy. It’s not that my son couldn’t do the work, he wouldn’t! He should be all A’s, at the least B’s, he just doesn’t care. And this system, this joke called common core… I’m disgusted!

  • Tim Cole

    And yet, the lack of literacy in your response decries that home schooling is just as grammatically incorrect as the “they” you are naming.

    So Jesus Christ thinks it is a good idea to keep all his disciples in the boat? No! He sent them out to minister, not convene in cahoots with one another, scared to interact with the “world.” One of the main reasons what this country was founded on is not taught in schools is that the Christian school movement and home school movement gave up and went with the “us 4 and no more” mentality. Are Christians not commanded to be “in the world, not of the world?” How do you do that sitting by the same people at “school” that you sit next to in the pew on Sunday?

  • http://www.facebook.com/SLSWhitaker Shannon Whitaker

    Well I read the entire thing first.  Then watched the clip.  I literally felt anger welling inside me, at the audacity of that security officer, and the board up there being a bunch of jerks… I agree with some of these comments.  Why were there only TWO people that either stood up, or verbally supported this guy?  I sure do hope people stand up in this town and find a way to get whatever BS is being put on this guy turned around.  By no means is standing up for your children’s education with QUESTIONS… worth 10 years, and a fine…  If you ask me we need more people to stand up for our youth.  SHAME on all those people involved.. SHAME on all the ones sitting there like cattle not standing up for our given rights, and this man.  SHAME on the police force for not telling that idiotic guard/policeman that his claims were ludicrous.   and SHAME on America, for becoming passive lil’ pawns for this government, and any “authority figure”.  We are people not children.  We should be standing up for our rights…  Standing up for our Country.  Standing up for the belief system our Forefathers fought so hard to establish…. 
    As long as we keep allowing them to make the rules even when they are outrageous and not standing up for our rights… then we better get use to this kind of crap happening more and more and more……

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    We all know the school broad would not allowed them to ask these questions. Why because the people on the broad know that this is nothing but propaganda. We need to stand up to these bullies because if we don’t we will lose our First Amendment rights.

  • Anonymous

    Removing him was absolutely the right thing to do.
    He was standing there prattling and rambling as though it was his own private lecture hall. He was haughty, arrogant, disruptive, and preventing any sort of real discussion from happening. He didn’t have a question—he had a speech! And that forum was neither the time nor place for his speech.

    Good job to both the moderator and security guy.

    And now let the speech guy milk his fifteen minutes of fame by doing the rounds of Fox News and talk radio, like Joe the Plumber and the Tea Party chick from Wetumpka, Alabama and the many other disposable “conservative heros” that precede him.

  • Anonymous

    The way this man was treated is deplorable. That police officer had no right to lay his hands on this man. He should have gotten the bag that the man was asking for and not shoved or pushed him. He was clearly trying to provoke the man to see if he could cause a problem. Disgraceful that America has come to this….I don’t think he was acting at all with the intent to assault the officer.  If this was a white officer treating a black parent this way the charges would be the other way around.  I don’t believe in making everything a race issue but this is ridiculous. Please wake up people. This panel was suppose to be answering ALL of your questions, not just the ones that were written down that they WANTED to answer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.lee.hallett Charles Lee Hallett

    This yet another, all too typical example of politics gone mad in America. Writing questions down so you can pick the ones you like is not a public forum. Grow a spine. Free speech zones and tactic such as this are not free speech, and apparently the audience wanted to hear both the question and the answer. And shame on the thug cop that acted as a shill for the Administration instead of standing up for what is right. He needs to resign, except most cops like him couldn’t work a full day job – like Burger King or something demanding on their intelligence. 

  • Anonymous

    You fail to understand that the committee was not allowing open mike questions – they were requiring that all questions be submitted in written form and then they would pick only the questions they wanted to discuss – thus prompting the man to object.  There was no real discussion taking place.
    It was the committee that was haughty and arrogant and the security guard who was disruptive.

  • Anonymous

    I am a police officer and have worked School Board meetings for extra cash.  Unless something happened off camera, the charges are whack.

  • Shannon C Williamson

    He was never given the one minute! They kept trying to talk over him! Several times he said my question is and every time they started talking over him.

  • Shannon C Williamson

    You call THAT disuptive???? WOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    And, what is that greater good you talking about?? If the panel set up ground rules already, like writing the question on a pice of paper and later read it, why he stood up and started screaming and yelling? U can express your disagreement about the CORE, but u can’t sabotage a meeting. Plus, some folks have been arrested before for less than this gentleman did. What you wanted the officer to do?? Let’s him disrupt the meeting with no consequences??

  • Shannon C Williamson

    He pulled his badge from under his shirt. But regardless, the man did nothing wrong, he did not touch the officer in question.

  • Shannon C Williamson

    What? Are you blind??? The man NEVER touched the officer and he was NEVER disorderly!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Maybe home schooling is your choice, but that does not mean it neds to be my choice as well. I want my kids in school for many reasons, not only education.
    America still America . . . we need to start listening to each other instead of yelling and screaming everytime a media pundit tells you . . . Commom Core is bad for your children, fight! I believe there are more dangerous things for our kids out there and we don’t do nothing.  

  • Lea Hartline

    Hope when it is time the parents will stand up and FIRE this school board.  You should always be able to ask questions.  When they only want softball questions it is because they cannot stand behind their actions.

  • Anonymous

     Steeloak you are correct. We often wonder why the Jews did not speak out, stand up and object when the Nazis herded them onto the cattle cars to the ovens. This statist edtoohey thinks we should just sit down, shut up and be herded by these elitists…sorry edtoohey, WE ARE AMERICANS! We will not stand for this marxist power grab

  • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

    IS THIS AMERICA OR WHAT?

  • Anonymous

     Agreed, Shannon, we all need to learn from this for next time.  Just like we all agree, no terrorist can ever take over an airplane with a boxcutter again, because EVERY SINGLE RED-BLOODED AMERICAN will stand up like Todd Beamer and take them down!  If these elitist thugs like the school board and the rogue “rent a cop” EVER try this stunt again, all of the citizens will stand up and shout them down,and protect the great American citizen like Robert Small from the thugs.
    Never Again!  Let’s Roll!

  • Anonymous

    he screamed and yelled?

  • Gristle McThornbody

    BUY THIS MAN A DRINK

  • Anonymous

     that goon “cop” needs to be sued for harassing the normal American citizen exercising his First Amendment rights. Also, the crowd should not have been so sheepish…they should have surrounded the great American Robert Small to prevent the thug cop from harassing him. Let the people SPEAK you elitist, power-hungry school board members!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brad.behning Behning Brad

    Why do you need a goon squad security enforcer at a public meeting in the first place unless you are expecting trouble?  This whole scene reminded me of  Nazi Germany 1933 when Hitler had the Brown shirts.

  • Anonymous

     agreed, these thug school board members and the thug cop WORK FOR THE PARENTS! We pay their salary and they should sit down, shut up and listen to us respectfully.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeremiah.corrigan Jeremiah Corrigan

    Racism!!!!

  • Anonymous

    That cop is a disgrace to the uniform and to our society.

  • Anonymous

    So in other words the guy should’ve never stood up and started mouthing off at all. 

    If it wasn’t an open forum, and the floor wasn’t opened to questions, then he had no business jumping up and blabbering to begin with.
    So really the security guy and the moderator were too patient with him. They should’ve removed him even earlier in his rant.

  • Anonymous

    who in the He– came up with this common core crap any way, can any body answer that????

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586371254 Rob Hall

    It is apparent that they were simply be the sheep they have been trained to be.

  • Anonymous

    The First Amendment still exists. The person in the audience was not out of control.
    Could not understand everything that was said though due to poor audio quality.

    Why arrest him?

  • AJ Moran

    Yes it was disgusting treatment and an obvious over reach by the school board, but on top of that, common core is a disaster. I have seen it in the few weeks that this school year has begun, and it is teaching to the lowest denominator. Basically if your child is in first grade and knows more than kindergarten sight words, and how to count to 100 then you have probably had a call from their teacher about how they are acting out (because they are bored out of their brains) Try asking your child’s teacher about how to get more difficult work, or even be put into a more advanced class, you will get laughed out of the room. Terms like “helicopter parent” get thrown around when you even ask what the kids are learning. I go from school. to school as a substitute and the kids are doing the exact same work from classroom to classroom. Forget “multiple intelligences” and different learning styles, it is pen and paper baby, all the way. Bored? Too bad, you get labelled as a bad kid and your parents get a lecture about medication.

  • Anonymous

     The Obama Administration.

  • Anonymous

    The audio quality was poor but it sounds like the guy was trying to make a few points and then ask a question.

    Are parents and voters not supposed to be able to speak or ask questions anymore? Why have a meeting if people can not speak or ask questions and why have a security guard escort and arrest someone like that.

    I would be voting for a new school board and new superintendent based
    on what could be understood but would like to see a transcript first.

  • Anonymous

     Denise you make a good point…sometimes these failed, elitist thug-like “public schools” are so far gone they can’t be fixed, and there is no sense sending your kids into that meat grinder. Then we have guys like Tim Cole who try to invoke Jesus Christ, somehow saying that you can’t teach your own kids, Jesus would tell you to send them to the government schools and sacrifice their futures…just because elites say so. Sorry Tim! We are Americans and we won’t stand for this crap anymore. We will teach our children the truth and hopefully we can fix the failed government school system for the next generation. We can start by introducing some competition, let parents take their own hard-earned dollars and spend it sending their own kids to a school of their choice. You can almost hear the liberals squealing “no! no! You are forced to send you kids to our failed union schools, now sit down and shut up and take it, we will propagandize your students and you are not allowed to object! Nein! Nein! Nein!

  • Anonymous

    agreed, the “officer” should be reprimanded. He arrogantly pulls out a “badge” from under his blouse….the great American citizen Robert Small should have pulled out his Pocket Constitution out from under his shirt. Have you ever read this document school board and thug cop?  Or do you think it’s just an old irrelevant document written by dead white guys?

  • Anonymous

     again, the failed statist edtoohey thinks we should all just sit down, shut up and be sheep…let the liberal elites run rough-shod over our rights…Sorry ole edtoohey! WE ARE AMERICANS and this is the last straw….you have awakened the sleeping giant!

  • Anonymous

    So this is the HOPE and CHANGE that the majority voted for?????

  • Draxx

    Pachy I will never assault you, but this world would be a Better Place If You Just Commited Suicide And Rid The World Of Such “Nazist” Thinking.  We are coming to a crux where the consequences will be having your head knocked in with clubs or a bullet to your brain to silence you…  You just want the government to Force It’s Will Over Defending The Constitution!!!  Oh, that’s right you also want the gov’t to allow all of your illegal alien friends and family to become American Citizens Without The Due Process Others Become Citizens By Doing The Right Things When It Comes To Immigration!!!

  • Anonymous

     agreed, Looks to me like disorderly conduct by the rent-a-cop and assault by a police officer on a normal American citizen just asking questions. 

  • Lj James

    Wow a Room Full of People and No one Stood up but one man? I am Ashamed as is All of America ! 

  • Draxx

    You weren’t supposed to cover his back in hindsight, you were supposed to Stand Next To Him Before He Was Unjustly Assaulted By A Police Officer!  These Police Think That A Badge Is A “Open Warrant” for Anybody That They Feel Is A Threat To Their ABSOLUTE CONTROL!!!

  • Anonymous

     agreed, Gristle, the thuggish, elitist school board should leave American, and drag the power-hungry elitist rent-a-cop with them.  Leave America to the normal, freedom-loving citizens like Robert Small. The elitist school board thugs and the thug cop are trying to fundamentally change America into something the founders would not recognize, and we Americans are NOT going to stand for it. This is the last straw…

  • talljohn777

    Politicians and School Administrators do not like to be questioned…  They all know what is in our own best interest….

  • Anonymous

    “The meeting apparently didn’t allow parents to stand up and ask
    questions or comment. Parents and other attendants were instead asked to
    write their questions on a piece of paper and officials would read them.”

    This is the Delphi Technique. Research it, folks, and don’t let them manipulate you. Google Delphi Technique.

  • elwood8686

    Wow thrown out physically of a public forum??The school board doesn’t like the questions or comments so they have citizen/taxpayers thrown out?? Who prompted security to move in on Mr. Small or did security take the intiative?How much federal money is this county getting to tell their cicizen /taxpayers that common core is “best for their district”This goes beyond being nudged by the gov’t.Tyrrany once again has raised it’s ugly head in the state of Maryland .

  • Susan Miller Schnock

    I think the consept of Common Core is a great idea, but the Feds should not be the ones running it.  We are a military family and my 16 year old has attended 5 different elementry schools and we are lucky that by middle school my husband retired.  If there was a core program maybe he would of had an easier time of it.  The fact that the parents could not voice their opions is totally unAmerican.  It is very easy for the board to pick only questions that they want to address. 

  • Susan Miller Schnock

    The parents vote the board in and they can vote the board out. 

  • Anonymous

     As I said before, this is the Delphi Technique. It was developed by the Rand Corp. and the DOD in the ’50s. Google Delphi Technique.

  • Anonymous

    edtoohey: What planet are you from? This father was shut down and shut up. The only reason they wanted pre-screened questions was so they could pick out the softball ones. Come on, this is “Liberal Heaven” Baltimore, Maryland, where Common Core is being implemented by stealth mode. They don’t want you to know the truth about this indoctrination program. This Dad wanted some answers and it was obvious he wasn’t getting them after sitting and listening for some time. This isn’t The Soviet Union all over again, this is America, if you don’t like free speech, then exercise your American right to be free….and go somewhere else.

    You know well enough that if you Indoctrinate the kids, sooner or later you will have the adults and the country, because no one can speak up because of fear of this un-American behavior by this off-duty cop. No one should tolerate this.

    I also take offense at your characterization of the lady from Alabama as a chick. Can’t you offer “intelligent” criticism without resorting to name-calling? I think this dad was just a bit too close to the truth for you to tolerate?

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.norwood.35 Steve Norwood

    Glenn this is common in small areas. PLEASE PLEASE send me an email address in a private message. I had the law called on me for debating that piercings for students were wrong but having feathers in their hair wasn’t. Their answer it disrupted the learning process, being the piercings but not the feathers. That the marching band has no permission to raise money on any school property and if the football coach made them leave the sports complex for games he could, it’s his complex ? the list goes on and on……oh and now that we have the marching band broke financially and boys can go shirtless at games but if you have piercing at the game they make you go to the office on Monday morning,we have a school with the septic system backed up so bad it gags visitors and kids and the toilets rarely flush- I can furnish all the information on that as well, that our roof is falling in-all of a sudden and overnight and will cost $400,000.00 to fix but if you look on other schools we have TREES growing on them. To top this off the school board has to APPROVE for you to be on the agenda, give them a copy of your subject at hand…..and if they don’t want to hear your problem then tuff shit to you and the KIDS and THEIR school. PLEASE PLEASE send me an email addy or phone number to help these kids……..and the football team has a 10 year old complex;new facilities and all and over $60,000.00 in their booster club fund. This is all happening at and through the Polk County Board of Education, Benton, TN 37307 

  • Kevin Koloff

    Actually if you read the article it states clearly there was a 45 minute Q&A. That is what he was Q’ing during that part of the “meeting”

  • Anonymous

    WOW !!!!  These people should be ASHAMED for not standing up in support of this man !!!  What is going on….He is not allowed to ask a simple question which appears to be at a town hall meeting ??!!!!  WOW !!!!  shocking !!!

  • Kelly Erickson

    This is nuts! He continually backed up and out of the room while the officer shoved him.
    I can’t believe the school district is so afraid of defending their Common Core program which they appear to be unfamiliar with in the first place.
    And I wonder, if a police officer is working a second job as security, not in the capacity of a police officer, how can it posibly be assault on a police officer? If he was acting in the capacity of a police officer, he should have been in a police uniform, not a shirt with “Security” written on it.

  • Anonymous

     Problem with what you wrote is that if you actually watched the video, he didn’t scream and yell. He asked a question, of which this “esteemed” panel should have been able to answer. As a concerned parent he has the right to be heard and the right to free speech, why the hell was there a security guard there in the first place, to quiet dissension I guess.  Strange place for an undercover cop security guard isn’t it?
    Write your questions on a piece of paper sop they can pick and choose which ones they answer? That’s absurd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518640374 Pete Neri

    Why
    Did this meeting continue? All the
    parents should have not let that circus continue

  • http://www.facebook.com/sburrelsman Scott Burrelsman

    hey wasnt screaming. And once he was acknowledged on the floor with a question, then he has a right to be heard.  If anything the officer you EXCESSIVE force on this man. All they need to do was answer the question that many of the people in that audience wanted answered.

  • Anonymous

    The board should have answered ALL of the parents questions, voluntarily resigned, or had their butts forced to resign. As far as the “SECURITY” officer goes, if everyone in the room had the guts to stand up and move towards them to defend the father he would have been forced to back down. Government, at ALL levels needs to be reminded that they are a SERVANT of We The People. If they can’t remember that then a good ole fashioned a** whooping may be needed to remind them. Folks, we are getting very close to the time when “Boston Tea Party” like civil disobedience needs to take place all across this country.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn Please see The Delphi Technique: http://www.vlrc.org/articles/110.html
    The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!

    By Albert V. Burns
    More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another. They are supposedly being included to get ”input” from the public to help officials make final decisions on taxes, education, community growth or whatever the particular subject matter might be.
    Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, surface appearances are often deceiving.
    You, Mr. or Mrs. Citizen, decide to take part in one of these meetings.
    Generally, you will find that there is already someone designated to lead or “facilitate” the meeting. Supposedly, the job of the facilitator is to be a neutral, non-directing helper to see that the meeting flows smoothly.
    Actually, he or she is there for exactly the opposite reason: to see that the conclusions reached during the meeting are in accord with a plan already decided upon by those who called the meeting.
    The process used to “facilitate” the meeting is called the Delphi Technique. This Delphi Technique was developed by the RAND Corporation for the U.S. Department of Defense back in the 1950s. It was originally intended for use as a psychological weapon during the cold war.
    However, it was soon recognized that the steps of Delphi could be very valuable in manipulating ANY meeting toward a predetermined end.
    How does the process take place? The techniques are well developed and well defined.
    First, the person who will be leading the meeting, the facilitator or Change Agent must be a likable person with whom those participating in the meeting can agree or sympathize.
    It is, therefore, the job of the facilitator to find a way to cause a split in the audience, to establish one or a few of the people as “bad guys” while the facilitator is perceived as the “good guy.”
    Facilitators are trained to recognize potential opponents and how to make such people appear aggressive, foolish, extremist, etc. Once this is done, the facilitator establishes himself or herself as the “friend” of the rest of the audience.
    The stage is now set for the rest of the agenda to take place.
    At this point, the audience is generally broken up into “discussion—or ‘breakout’—groups” of seven or eight people each. Each of these groups is to be led by a subordinate facilitator.
    Within each group, discussion takes place of issues, already decided upon by the leadership of the meeting. Here, too, the facilitator manipulates the discussion in the desired direction, isolating and demeaning opposing viewpoints.
    Generally, participants are asked to write down their ideas and disagreements with the papers to be turned in and “compiled” for general discussion after the general meeting is reconvened.
    This is the weak link in the chain, which you are not supposed to recognize. Who compiles the various notes into the final agenda for discussion? Ahhhh! Well, it is those who are running the meeting.
    How do you know that the ideas on your notes were included in the final result? You Don’t! You may realize that your idea was not included and come to the conclusion that you were probably in the minority. Recognize that every other citizen member of this meeting has written his or her likes or dislikes on a similar sheet of paper and they, too, have no idea whether their ideas were “compiled” into the final result! You don’t even know if anyone’s ideas are part of the final “conclusions” presented to the reassembled group as the “consensus” of public opinion.
    Rarely does anyone challenge the process, since each concludes that he or she was in the minority and different from all the others.
    So, now, those who organized the meeting in the first place are able to tell the participants and the rest of the community that the conclusions, reached at the meeting, are the result of public participation.
    Actually, the desired conclusions had been established, in the back room, long before the meeting ever took place. There are variations in the technique to fit special situations but, in general, the procedure outlined above takes place.
    The natural question to ask here is: If the outcome was preordained before the meeting took place, why have the meeting? Herein lies the genius of this Delphi Technique.
    It is imperative that the general public believe that this program is theirs! They thought it up! They took part in its development! Their input was recognized!
    If people believe that the program is theirs, they will support it.
    If they get the slightest hint that the program is being imposed upon them, they will resist.
    This very effective technique is being used, over and over and over, to change our form of government from the representative republic, intended by the Founding Fathers, into a “participatory democracy.” Now, citizens chosen at large are manipulated into accepting preset outcomes while they believe that the input they provided produced the outcomes which are now theirs! The reality is that the final outcome was already determined long before any public meetings took place, determined by individuals unknown to the public. Can you say “Conspiracy?”
    These “Change Agents” or “Facilitators” can be beaten! They may be beaten using their own methods against them.
    Because it is so important, I will repeat the suggestions I gave in the last previous column. One: Never, never lose your temper! Lose your temper and lose the battle, it is that simple! Smile, if it kills you to do so. Be courteous at all times. Speak in a normal tone of voice.
    Two: Stay focused! Always write your question or statement down in advance to help you remember the exact manner in which your question or statement was made.
    These agents are trained to twist things to make anyone not acceding to their agenda look silly or aggressive. Smile, wait till the change agent gets done speaking and then bring them back to your question. If they distort what you said, simply remind those in the group that what he or she is saying is not what you asked or said and then repeat, verbatim, from your notes the original objection.
    Three: Be persistent! Wait through any harangues and then repeat the original question. (Go back and reread the previous column.)
    Four: (I wish to thank a reader of the previous column for some EXCELLENT suggestions.) Don’t go alone! Get as many friends or relatives who think as you do, to go along with you to the meeting. Have each person ”armed” with questions or statements which all generally support your central viewpoint. Don’t sit together as a group! Spread out through the audience so that your group does not seem to be a group.
    When the facilitator or change agent avoids answering your question and insists that he must move on so everyone may have a chance to speak, your own agents in the audience can then ask questions, worded differently, but still with the same meaning as yours. They can bring the discussion back to your original point.
    They could even point out, in a friendly manner, that the agent did not really answer your question. The more the agent avoids your question, and the more your friends bring that to the attention of the group, the more the audience will shift in your favor.
    To quote my informant: “Turn the technique back on them and isolate the change agent as the kook. I’ve done it and seen steam come out of the ears of those power brokers in the wings who are trying to shove something down the citizen’s throats. And it’s so much fun to watch the moderator squirm and lose his cool, all while trying to keep a smile on his face.”
    Now that you understand how meetings are manipulated, let’s show them up for the charlatans which they are.
    Published in the September 23, 2002, issue of Ether Zone.
    http://etherzone.com/cgi-bin/search/search.pl?Terms=Albert+V.+Burns
    Copyright © 1997-2002 Ether Zone. Republication allowed with this notice and hyperlink intact.

  • Anonymous

    Where two or three are gathered together God is always with you. Christians had better stop going along to get along or they and their lukewarm interest without action strategy will be spewed out of the mouth of God. (Rev. 3:14)

  • Anonymous

    Pachy, you are one of the “cattle” he was refering to.

  • Lj James

    You are kidding right? they have the people write down the Questions so they only have to answer the ones they want. This was a question that was being Ignored and one man Dared to stand up and ask why is this not being addressed , the way it is Supposed to be in America. When we blindly let those in Charge make up the rules so they do not have to answer for their ways they we are truly Slaves. I feel very Sad for you that you can not see this and very Scared for this Country that there are so many others who would agree with you and willingly be aloud to be told how things are going to be from now on ! We have a set of rules written down over 200 years ago so things like this can never happen ! 

  • Lj James

    they have the people write down the Questions so they only have to answer the ones they want. This was a question that was being Ignored and one man Dared to stand up and ask why is this not being addressed , the way it is Supposed to be in America. When we blindly let those in Charge make up the rules so they do not have to answer for their ways then we are truly Slaves. I feel very Sad for you that you can not see this and very Scared for this Country that there are so many others who would agree with you and willingly be aloud to be told how things are going to be from now on ! We have a set of rules written down over 200 years ago so things like this can never happen !

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.e.clemens Linda Edgerly Clemens

    I just watched that crap and could feel my blood pressure go through the roof. If people don’t step up and demand to be heard we are going to lose all our freedoms to that POS in Washington. He is a master at playing people and they are too stupid to see it, they would have voted for a goat as long as it was black. He got me the first time but he damned sure didn’t the second time. Pray for our country please, and speak up!!!

    h

  • http://www.facebook.com/janice.weisberg Janice Weisberg

    I am waiting for the troop transports to come and collect me from my home because I don’t agree with the President.  Can we set up a legal fund to help Robert Small?

  • Anonymous

    BS! They had them write them down so they could avoid answering the ones that would have challenged their agenda. If these SOBs can’t answer a question on the fly from a concerned parent then they should find another job. The FACT is they were filling a square to be able to say they “had a meeting to answer parents concerns”. From there they would simply set out to implement their agenda and parents be damned. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/janice.weisberg Janice Weisberg

    Can we set up a legal fund to help Robert Small?

  • Anonymous

    I watched the exchange on video, and never once saw that ‘police officer’ show his badge to identify himself as a police officer. Verbally isn’t good enough. Anyone can say it, but a legitimate item must show it. This a horrible display.

  • Anonymous

    How then does the public let their employees know they are mis-behaving if the employees refuse to allow their employers to ask questions that are pertinent to their mis-behaviour? After all, this is supposedly a forum where the employers are able to ask their employees questions about their performance on the job. It is no different than if there was an open mike forum and the employees refused to call on anyone that they suspected might ask a question they did not like. In such an outrageous setting, I applaud that man for not completely losing his temper.

  • Anonymous

    It appears to me that the (off duty) officer assaulted, and then battered without provocation. In addition to that, I believe he threatened the man under color of authority (a federal offense). He was hired as a security guard an not as a uniformed cop. I used to be a cop andI know I would have been in trouble with my sergeant and up if I pulled my badge and yanked a parent out of a school meeting. At best, he had the dad for disturbing the peace (MAYBE) but he was part of the meeting and he was not trying to stop the meeting from continuing. This is pure contempt of cop and it is WEAK, WEAK, WEAK. That cop needs to lose his badge. And maybe even his citizenship. 

  • Anonymous

    In WWII you would have been one of the first to be burned alive since you would have blindly followed Hitler’s goons to the gas chamber. After all, they are in charge right? DA. 

  • Anonymous

    The answer to that is simple – the Nazis simply lied about their intentions in order to keep them placid and cooperative until the last possible moment – when the “shower” doors were locked and the gas began flowing.

  • joe michael villa

    They asked him politely many times to ask his question.  He did not, he got up and was making a political speech.  Out with the commie.  

  • M.Schultz

    Better to be arrested standing with convictions than to go free as a coward.  Shame on that school board.  I hope their community votes them out or better yet, removes them immediately from their position.
     

  • Linda Sills

    I hope his fellow citizens help him to fight for the freedom that is missing in this picture. Obama has set up executive orders that will promote more of this when someone disagrees. 

  • John Phillips

    They did the write in questions so they could choose to answer only what they felt like lying about and ignore any questions that questioned their inability to answer the real questions…the question is was it questionable behavior to have a citizen arrested and questioned for asking a simple question….it also looked like a bias incident with the black cop abusing the helpless white guy and making up fake assault charges….wheres al and jesse

  • nmbergmann

     Pachy, you can’t be serious! People submitted questions but not only did the panel only pick and choose which questions to answer ans which to ignore they also altered the questions as they were read differently form the way they were written. There were a lot of very upset and frustrated citizens not getting the answers they deserved from their public servants. Remember, these public servants are paid by the tax dollars coming from the people in that room. They are ALLOWED to teach their children only by the permission of the people and if those people have questions about what is being taught they sure as heck have a right to have them answered. They had absolutely NO business ejecting and arresting that citizen under the pretense of rules for the meeting which were unconstitutional to begin with. He had every right to be there and to have his concerns addressed.

  • racindavid

    The crowd should have backed that guy up by overwhelming that prlck cop.  10 on 1 would have ended that krap real quick like…  

  • Snorri

    What do you expect from liberal fascists?  Once false charges, fines and imprisonment don’t work, the 2:00 am round-up and a shot to the back of the head are DHS and other fascist options. And just think one doesn’t even have to be Jewish.

  • joe michael villa

    I remember a few people over the last 2-3 years being manhandled out of republican town hall meetings. 

    Sucks when the shoe is on the other foot doesn’t tea baggers?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Mr. Serrano, that’s what we wanted the officer to do. 

    There are natural, social and group consequences for an unwanted disturbance at a meeting. If the group hated it, they would let him know. It’s not a police matter when there is no crime committed and this man’s behavior did not meet the elements of the crime for disrupting a public meeting or disturbing the peace. Nor is it that uncommon, even in city council meetings for people to finish up their thoughts after the time is up. Do you want to live in a place where police can act without probable cause or use force where force is not justified?  As a security guard, he could have asked the guy to sit down. Then it’s his job to call on-duty officers if he feels there is a criminal matter. For the guard to identify himself as a police officer then use force would suggest a felony was occurring in his presence. That cop was WAY out of line and I’m sure his sergeant let him know it behind closed doors. But now the department must defend the cop to keep the coming lawsuit under control. It’s a mess.
    Now let me ask you a question; What did you want the parents to do? Let the administrators do whatever they want without ever asking any questions about your children’s education? Stand by while the school says, “This is how we will teach your children or face the full force of the law?”.

    You’re on the “Wrong side of history” as your friends like to say.

  • Anonymous

    Hey

  • Anonymous

    “WE ARE AMERICANS and this is the last straw….you have awakened the sleeping giant!”

    OK, then I expect to see your revolution in the next few days, weeks, months, whatever. 
    Don’t let this be just yet another hollow threat. This time, reach down, find your balls, AND. BRING. IT. ON.

  • Anonymous

    These other parents should have taken up for the man asking a question the cop needs charges filed on him this is how the liberals work it is their way and do not question their authority .or their policies…I don’t know why people can’t see what its happening right under our noses…we are losing all of our rights on a daily basis.we have to take our country back from these liberals

  • Marcia Miller-Nicotra

    Who assaulted who? That guy needs a medal for bravery! The “cop” should be the one facing charges! Did he identify himself as a cop? I sure didn’t hear him! Thugs are taking over our country!
    Let us know where to send money for his defense fund!

  • Marcia Miller-Nicotra

    I agree, time to stand up and stop being counted as sheep!

  • Anonymous

    I watched the video . . .  I heard the audio (as well as I possibly can) and my observation was clear.   Mr. Small did not “assault” the “”officer” on camera.   If anything happened behind the scenes . . . then it will be a one-man’s-opinion situation.    Question:    Is a “police officer” supposed to be dressed and identified as a police officer (as opposed to “security”) ?     If this is a police officer moonlighting as a security guard, then the arrest for assault of a “police officer” is totally bogus and a miscarriage of justice, if he is faced with counts of assault.   Yes, the “officer/security guard” flashed a badge . . . whether it was his “on-duty” identification or a method of intimidation is in question.    This whole incident is suspect at-best !    This is a prelude to mahy more and deeper problems of instances with the government dictating curriculum in schools to appease the PC trend of today’s society.   As God is dismissed more and more from consideration in our schools . . . the indoctrination builds.    I predict . . . foreign language offerings in the next year, or so . . . Farsi & Arabic will be offered as language options . . . that is, of course, until they are made mandatory !!

  • Anonymous

    where will it end?

  • Anonymous

    Since you took the cowardly route and left, you should really shut the heck up. You have no right to tell those of us that are staying here to fight this crap what to do. You lost that right when you left. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/artbysuni Suni Godbold

    Hopefully Glen will set up a bank account where we can donate to Mr. Small’s legal expenses.
    I hae been to many meeting, some PTA and even if someone has raised their voice or got a little off track or didn’t follow the agenda they were not arrested. Glen is spot on with this. Quit being cattle as Mr. Smart said. This is no longer America, it is Obamaland.

  • carol morgan

    i think i would have stood with him…the neat thing about standing with someone is that at first there might be only two or three standing, it would give others courage to stand.  the security guard would have been the “example” instead of the parent. we gotta grow spines or it’s over!!!

  • Anonymous

    America continues to inch its way toward the NEXT BLOODY REVOLUTION !

    World History has Proven time and again that those who fail to Stand as Free Men/Women will find themselves Kneeling as Slaves and Subjects.

  • Anonymous

     This is a clear violation of this mans rights.. that “police officer” should be fired no questions asked. Cops have to understand they are NOT immune to prosecution. but we all know this “cop” wont face so much as one day suspension. These littel men with badges need to be made afraid of violating the constitution and the only way to do this is to hold their families accountable for their actions… the number of time that they violate a persons civil rights that would normally get a jail term would be transferred to say .. the wife of an officer found guilty of such violations.. OR their kids are plaved in state custody for the specified sentence… or mom and dad get moved to a “retirement” facility out in the desert somewhere while they serve out the sentence their kid should have gotten for violating the constituion but wont because they are protected and think they can do what ever the hell they want. Punk ass cops like this one need to be eliminated from public service period. Now here is another question.. if this black dude were a cop and “working” off duty is that not illegal? (i thought cops were not allowed to use their “police powers” to make money off the clock)  he was NOT on duty in a normal paid position and therefore NOT acting in an official capacity to the city or jurisdiction he works for. as far as I remember my law and I could be mistaken but a officer off duty or out of his jurisdiction cannot perform ANY arrest, detention, or perform in an official capacity with out the proper presiding jurisdictional authority present… the most that could be done in this case is a citizens arrest… I could be wrong I am not a law professor, but the bottom line is this society has a huge problem of “peace” officers violating constitutional and civil rights on a regular basis.  On a personal note the minute the “cop” shoved Mr. Small would have been well within his rights to defend himself. Glenn you must make sure this punk ass “officer” is fired by exposing his actions to the nation every chance you get.

  • carol morgan

     hey pleeeaaaassse… Never tell someone to committ suicide, that is soooo callous and it takes away from what you wrote afterward. somebody loves this person. you are right with some of what you wrote, it is time to get serious and stand up but not by saying such vile things!

  • unclebill

    I hope Glenn sees fit to get involved with some high end attorneys. This smells like more of why we need to take back America. We are no longer headed for the toilet, we are already in it! God help us.

  • carol morgan

     yes it is exactly what this country is coming to! the good thing about homeschooling (hurry while that is still legal) is that you can teach values you want your kids to learn along with the  practical education. you can also control who your kids come in contact with, and so their peers. if you have church, sports or music or any other outside contact they can learn socialization that way.  we did that  with our last two kids and had sooo much less trouble with them as teens.

  • Poor Anne

    While we think that standing up for the guy at that very moment would be all noble and great, Martin Luther King knew that non-violence is the answer.  There is a time to speak and there is a time for silence because no matter what you would have said, it was obvious they were NOT going to listen, so you have to approach them at a different angle.  Hit them where it hurts, The Pocket Book.  As the blacks boycotted the bus company after Rosa Parks was arrested, we parents need to boycott the schools.  But everybody, not just a few homeschoolers.  Every or almost every child should be kept home and see how long Common Core will last!

  • Randall Thomas Stone

    That security guard is obviously not a police officer although he flashed some sort of badge.  He’s likely there at the beckon call of the liberal school administrators because he isn’t mentally capable of real police work, but again, not his doing so much as the school administrators who rather than answer questions, just put on this question answer gig as a façade.  The assaulting a police officer charge is something these liberal controlled storm troopers throw at everyone when they’re arrested.  Total bull and any of the perpetrators  here whether the school administrators or this sorry excuse of a cop, need to be seriously punished and stripped of any civic dealings.  Pure lunacy!  Yes, they may have requested questions to be written, but this was a public meeting and they do that so the people can voice their opinion.  Not be kept silent with writing questions which we all know would be screened and only those which catered to the panels agenda being read. 

    This is America and you have a right at any public town hall meeting to stand up and exercise your right to free speech.  Throwing the man out would be one thing, although still wrong from what I can see in the video, but slapping a bogus assault charge on him – irreprehensible!

  • http://miamiherald.com Reality99r

    The school board should have charges filed against them for violating Mr. Small’s civil rights.
    Then perhaps they could serve their community service sentences as students in the schools they oversee in order to get a first hand look at the damage Common Core is causing.

  • Poor Anne

     If they are not going to give us answers, we are not going to give them our children!

  • racindavid

     ed you useless tool…  For you to back these goons is flat out embarrassing.  As far as “bringing it on” …  are you threatening us with more jack boot thuggery for standing up and defending the Constitution ?  
    OK then, reach down rub your twat and IDENTIFY WHERE WE CAN FIND YOU. 

    What’s the matter ?  Cat got your tongue ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.galey.735 Michael Galey

     Leave out the Military sir, Posse Comitatus is the law that prevents the Armed Forces from being used on the populace. Unless the POTUS declares Martial Law. Sgt. (Ret) US Army

  • Anonymous

    Small is a hero! Why wasn’t that jerk with a badge fired?

  • Anonymous

    Small needs to file a complaint against the cop with his IAD dept. and keep pursuing the issue.  The cop, or whatever he is, is lucky he wasn’t dealing with a special forces guy or someone who knew how to defend themselves.  That security guy would have been thrown across the room and been smacked around like a rag doll.

  • Anonymous

    A quick shot to the eyes with open finger thrust, or a mild chop to the throat is all that is needed when you have an unmarked cop or security guy.

  • Poor Anne

     While we think that standing up for the guy at that very moment would be
    all noble and great, Martin Luther King knew that non-violence is the
    answer.  There is a time to speak and there is a time for silence
    because no matter what you would have said, it was obvious they were NOT
    going to listen, so you have to approach them at a different angle. 
    Hit them where it hurts, The Pocket Book.  As the blacks boycotted the
    bus company after Rosa Parks was arrested, we parents need to boycott
    the schools.  But everybody, not just a few homeschoolers.  Every or
    almost every child should be kept home and see how long Common Core will
    last!

  • http://www.facebook.com/shay.wallace.31 Shay Wallace

    In my opinion, this did not look like a violation of the gentleman’s rights from what I saw. I saw a person speaking out of turn, not following the order of Roberts Rules for open meetings and a disrespectful display when it came to being asked to leave. The lady that was encouraging him to speak out would have helped him more by taking him aside and helping him to figure out legal ways to voice his opinions. What I did not see was if this gentleman actually wrote down his question to the board and if the board just refused to bring it up or if he didn’t write down his question. The most important thing here is that this gentleman was breaking the open meeting laws that school boards are supposed to uphold. It doesn’t seem “fair,” but if everyone was allowed to voice their opinions and get angry, then we would have chaos at meetings that have controversial content.
    I feel bad for the gentleman that was frustrated by not having his questions answered, but the way he went about it was completely out of line and now it looks like he will be facing the consequences of getting angry. We have to abide by the rules or chaos will reign. I know that this opinion is not going to be popular on this website, but I had to disagree with the opinions I have read here and try to shed light on other, legal, ways of voicing opinions. Trying to do it in open meetings is not a legal way unless you are asked to speak during your allotted time, if at all. If we don’t like something, then we can protest, write letters to the school board, friends, lawmakers, the paper, run for the board, start a recall election, etc. There are better ways to handle the situation, but breaking open meeting laws are not the right way.

  • Ummma

    Was those idiots up on the platform voted into office??  If so get them out NOW!!! They look like 3 porky’s laughing at all of you!!  Your children have rights, what’s wrong with you parents I know for a fact, over here in california we do not put up with that at all !!!

  • Draxx

    I understand your point of view, but I have been places where people like Pachy cause Many, Many More Deaths By Their Support Of Out of Control Gov’t.  He is EXACTLY the kind of person that would lead others to their deaths so that he might have a slight chance of living himself.  He is a Selfish Ignorant Fool…

  • Anonymous

    U.S. Civil war II is coming like an ultra pi**ed off white hot runaway train. THERE IS NO STOPPING THIS. Just where it culminates in the start of World War 3 as all else is going to Hell
    in the rest of the world, will reveal itself in due time…

    In any and all that you do these days….Try to remember that God indeed answers to those who call out for him. I am the furthest thing from a model Christian. But I sure as Hell understand where my ultimate loyalty is in eternity and that I live to serve God in Jesus. Far from perfect, way way yes. But one of God’s children, a way infinitely bigger yes…..

    The breaking point is drawing ever closer and closer. I used to be a cop and I completely understand by clear demonstration that this sorry excuse for an entrusted agent of the public clearly gives not a rat’s s**t about his oath. In fact, he is a primary criminal actor in violating this man’s civil rights under the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution.

    Don’t rule out this becoming a class action lawsuit with big implications…..This s**t is absolutely insane and damn near unbelievable…….

  • Anonymous

    U.S. Civil war II is coming like an ultra pi**ed off white hot runaway train. THERE IS NO STOPPING THIS. Just where it culminates in the start of World War 3 as all else is going to Hell
    in the rest of the world, will reveal itself in due time…

    In any and all that you do these days….Try to remember that God indeed answers to those who call out for him. I am the furthest thing from a model Christian. But I sure as Hell understand where my ultimate loyalty is in eternity and that I live to serve God in Jesus. Far from perfect, way way yes. But one of God’s children, a way infinitely bigger yes…..

    The breaking point is drawing ever closer and closer. I used to be a cop and I completely understand by clear demonstration that this sorry excuse for an entrusted agent of the public clearly gives not a rat’s s**t about his oath. In fact, he is a primary criminal actor in violating this man’s civil rights under the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution.

    Don’t rule out this becoming a class action lawsuit with big implications…..This s**t is absolutely insane and damn near unbelievable…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.brazeal.7 James Brazeal

    Wake up America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.brazeal.7 James Brazeal

    Wake up America.

  • Anonymous

    How is a police officer in a security uniform? is this not a violation of federal and state laws? If he is in the capacity of law enforcement he has to identify himself as such and give verbal warnings. If he is a security officer he has no arrest authority other than a citizens arrest. If he is a police officer moonlighting as a security officer then he is not a law enforcement officer. Once commissioned they can not work private jobs and utilize the tax payer funded equipment and training for personal gain. The only assault I can see is on the security/PD officer. Selling ones law enforcement commission for a profit and being given cart blanch to do what ever you want to the people of the district, where are we heading…

  • Bruce Elsasser

    WE Americans better wake up before all our rights are taken.  Those in attendance have an obligation as citizens to support this man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000105741204 Matt Peterson

    If I was the Police Officer I would have thrown his butt to the ground, but his butt in handcuffs, and taken him outside!!!

  • Anonymous

    “The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.” ~ H.L. Mencken

    Folks, this is not new. The progressives have been working toward this for a hundred years.

    “Independent self-reliant people would be a counterproductive anachronism in the collective society of the future where people will be defined by their associations.” 1896 ~ John Dewey, educational philosopher, proponent of modern public schools.

    Change one word in Washington’s quote below and you’ve identified the problem in public education.

    “I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem [education problem] solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.”~ My Larger Education (1911) Booker T. Washington (1856–1915)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1509735382 James Allee

    As a retired police officer, I can assure you there was an assault at that meeting, the assault was done by the poor excuse of a police officer, he should be arrested and tried, convicted and sent to jail. This is what happens when even police officers do not believe  in the constitution and free speech it allows. That officer should be given a one way ticket to North Korea, Cuba or China where he would feel more at home. Jim.

  • Russ

    Unbelievable. Everyone who was being paid in that room–educators and that poor excuse for a cop–need fired. They need to go teach in North Korea with that crap.

  • Dale Hogue

    This is only one of the warnings coming from those who govern our communities. Those who believe they govern us want us to “sit down and shut up!”  If we don’t obey, we are man-handled and arrested by policemen in civilian clothes.  Study this video.  See who is assaulting who in the video.  The “cop” is the assaulter in this video.  The cop in civilian clothes should be cited and arrested for assaulting a civilian who was not breaking the law.

  • goforbroke446@yahoo.com

    Another example of abuse of power by this local government!  I hope he appeals, and sues their but’st!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know what to think about the interaction after seeing the eagnews . org website where he works. You said PR stunt. It looks like it was a stunt from both sides. School politics is being played in the doorways of the school.
    I am less compassionate knowing he was not just a working joe popping in to help as a PTA dad. (activists vs activists)

  • Anonymous

    http://www.ehow.com/how_8669717_file-false-arrest-lawsuit.html

    And there is always the request for a trial by jury and the hope for jury nullification.  This cop reports to someone at some level who has to be elected.  The last thing they want is publicity that suggests that they are not reponsive to the public.  Make some noise.

  • Anonymous

    God DAMN the United Police States of AmeriKa.  Fuck the new world order pukes.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    No, I did not. I am an American and still have that right. I’m sorry if you wish that were not the case.

  • Mary Stanley

    holy cheese balls…..i would stood and backed him or burst

  • Rosemary

    At 71 I am more and more shocked with what is happening to our country and more shocked at how Americans have changed. There was a day that ALL parents would take a stand against   what they are teaching our kids and there was the day when all the parents in that room would have stood up and been right beside that man.  We as Americans used to stand in unison for what was right. I have 8 great- grandchildren and I pray the Lord comes back soon so my babies don’t have to grow up in this country.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    No, I would have been fine living in my nice, financially stable, neutral country that Hitler was too much of a gentleman to invade.

    Hell, I might have been having too much of a good time sipping Cotes-du-Rhone on my sailboat in Lake Geneva to have even noticed that WWII was happening.

  • Mary Stanley

    i agree with you……why didn’t he????

  • Mary Stanley

    god almighty whats with people???

  • Mary Stanley

    hahaha thats a good one…..i agree….

  • Larry E. Sibley

    Tgis is the tip of the iceberg. There is much worse in store for this country.

  • Chiweenie

     Reminds me of a saying at the Naval Academy, “They can’t fry us all.”  Sadly, I would fully expect an armed SWAT team to show up to put down the “violent insurrection.”

  • Mary Stanley

    love it…..i would have backed him jail or not!!!

  • Mary Stanley

    i agree we must unite!!!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    No, it isn’t. America is far, far past the point of no return.

    I may be a liberal, progressive, globalist, agent of an IO, but if you don’t think that I cared just as much about my rights to smoke inside, hire government-regulated sex workers, travel freely between border, and sip on my beer when I go window-shopping as you do your gun rights and….whatever else it is you all are upset about, you’re sorely mistaken.

    The problem is that you think it’s all Obama’s fault. You think the liberals are responsible for reducing America’s stature in the world. It isn’t and it never really was.

    Turn on the TV. American culture and close-mindedness is the problem.

    Go to Amsterdam, at some point in your life, and see what freedom is all about.

    It’s legal to have sex in Vondelpark, so long as nobody complains, for fucks sake.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    If I am a coward for being happy, free, and unrestricted by the very forces you think you have the power to change, I wear “coward” as a badge of honor.

    Do you know what it’s like to go to a bar, pay with one heavy coin, leave with your glass of beer, take a walk down the street, chat with police officers, and stroll back to the bar with with your empty glass and it’s no problem whatsoever?

  • Christopher Lee Ward

    Why did you all sit and let this guy be taken out of that meeting and be arrested for doing nothing wrong. Can’t wait to see the Lawsuit he files against this Dept and with this video..he will win. This is America and too much is being changed by outsiders. We need to take our country back people!!!!!

  • Jon Higley

    I find myself in a very conflicted circumstance after watching this video.

    For 30 years I worked for a public school district in Washington state, not far from where Glenn grew up. After reacing a point where I couldn’t take the administrative “B.S.”, coupled with the ever increasing domination of the Dept. of Ed. curriculumn, I walked away from a decent salary of $67K/yr. This occurred only months before the housing bubble collapse with the consquent downturn of job opportunities. To pay my bills I had to take as many as 4 part-time jobs, carefully juggling their scheduling demands to make it all work. One of those part-time jobs is event security which pays close to minimum wage. This work often involves dealing with over intoxicated individuals at football & soccer events in stadiums of 68K+ people. (The NFL has been sued over drunken fans injuring others around them & have had to “put the foot down” on these out-of-control individuals.) I’ve tried applying for other security jobs which pay a bit better in order to get away from this work, only to be not selected for the position; with a Masters degree! My rule of thumb when dealing with these people I sometimes have to eject from the stadium per the policy of the facility the company has a contract with, is to reason rationally with them and give them a “second chance”. Sometimes they honor it & exercise responsibility, other times they demonstrate that they could care less and I end up walking them out of the game after I witness them drinking again after being cut off. (Our training certification from the state’s Liquor Board provides us authority to conduct this process for the safety of all fans.)

    But this video here clearly demonstrates that the public school officials not only don’t want to answer tough questions, but they prefer to have someone who’s seeking answers in a respectful manner forcefully removed in order to demonstrate their control and authority over the very people they are supposed to be serving. Amazing!

    Being conflicted about this whole thing, I pray I’m able to find other gainful employment doing something else that has more dignity connected with it. Please pray for me!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Meh.

    Now? But Netflix just sent us the ’89 Batman…

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Probably not.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Looks like you ain’t praying hard enough.

  • Anonymous

    This really pissed me off! As as former police officer I have several issues with this video: 
    1) He is DRESSED IN A SECURITY UNIFORM, NOT A POLICE UNIFORM! MISTAKE #1!
    2) Freedom of speech is part of the Constitution that this THUG SWORE AN OATH TOO!
    3) Asking a question is not an arrestable offense! 
    4) Resisting arrest? Really? Looks like Battery to me from the Police Officer! 

    At what point do we as human beings have a right to defend ourselves when the police act as criminals and violate their oath of office? I am sick and tired of seeing MORONS as police officers. We are getting to a point in society that I think as human beings we need to start asking the question “When do we have a legal right to defend ourselves from criminals dressed as police officers?” 

    There was no probable cause for what the Security Guard/OFF DUTY POLICE OFFICER did! This arrest was a complete LIE and any prosecution should be on the Police Officer not the person asking a simple question! 

    Also, what police department is this THUG attached too? We need to start calling his department and DEMANDING an Internal Affairs Investigation! He lied and committed several felonies if he indeed arrested and booked this man! 

    We can no longer sit by in this country and stand for behavior such as this! GROW A SPINE and STAND UP FOR FREEDOM! Enough is enough!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Go back to sleep.

  • Anonymous

    Posse Comitatus is no longer valid. I believe there was a law a few years ago that Lord Obama got rid of it! The military can now act as civilian law enforcement. 

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    the police officer was wrong but Obama has no problem because the cop was black and the questioner white, he will never say the officer acted stupidly

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Looks like we’re the ones fucking you….

  • Gristle McThornbody

    BUY THIS WOMAN A DRINK!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Because nobody cares.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Kneel before Zod

  • Jon Higley

     Is the vulgarity really necessary as part of your remarks? Hey, I’m guilty of using it when I’m upset at times, but in a public forum like this? Have you no decency?

  • Susan Mireles

    That officer was not on duty.  He was serving in the capacity of a private security guard.  The charges will not stick. 

  • my2centshere

    All charges were dropped,
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/09/23/all-charges-dropped-against-father-arrested-for-questioning-common-core-at-public-meeting/
    but this should remind you all of the power they are willing to wield.  

  • Susan Mireles

     The “officer” was not on duty and was employed as a private security guard. Therefore, he did not have the right to arrest this man as a police officer.  Someone needs to lose their job.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know but this looked like racism to me. White man being pushed around by a black cop for speaking?

  • http://www.facebook.com/beverly.robinson.98 Beverly J Black

    I would like to know how many people educated themselves about the “Common Core” this dad was concerned about?? From what I read we will no longer have any say about what our kids are being taught. Do you remember years ago we would have discussions in the class room and have reading, writing and arithmatic, and the teacher would write up guestions and we would be tested on what we answered. Forget that now, we have the Gov. and big corporations writing up what they want our kids to know and it is more about giving gov. wants kids to believe is their truth and not about our founding fathers and the constitution written the way they want it. We need to get the Common core out of the schools or teach our kids ourselves. They don’t want God in schools or respecting our flag or those that died to defend our rights.
     People educate yourselves on the Common Core.    Beverly J Black

  • Anonymous

    What I saw in t his video……a man being forcibly removed for exercising his freedom of speech to ask a question about his district’s curriculum …. is despicable.  His arrest is illegal and appalling.  What can I and other citizens do to inform others about this event and try to prevent future events such as this one?  Is it true the charges have since been dropped?

  • Joey Norris

     I disagree even though I totally with this parent. A Cop whether off duty or not…you’re still a cop.  

  • Anonymous

    WAKE UP AMERICA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000432818833 William Rogan

    Wow.. a thug pulls out a badge and abuses his authority while stomping on the rights of a non violent parent.
    That so called cop needs to be the one who’s fined and sent back to training on how NOT to treat innocent people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chad.killian1 Chad Killian

    So, everybody gasps at the fact that this officer was clearly the aggressor, but everybody just let them silence Mr. Small… Everybody there should be calling his lawyer and giving him statements and signing affidavits of who the actual aggressor was…Or just walk yourself s to the gas chambers right now!

  • Anonymous

    Then he should have been in FULL POLICE UNIFORM, NOT A SECURITY GUARD UNIFORM! Big difference! Also, departments have regulations about off duty conduct! This officer was a THUG and out of control! 

  • LD

    I am appalled that this man was removed forcibly from the meeting for daring to ask a question.  The people on this School Board need to be removed from office ASAP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000432818833 William Rogan

    Seriously big lawsuit against the school and the thug with a badge. Embarrass them all for doing that to that concerned parent.

  • Anonymous

    don’t worry it is only going to get worse.  You will have no say so over your children – that way the communist here in America can get their grimy hands on your children.  I say if you home school them – do it…. I am so thankful my children are grown, but I do worry about my Grandchildren, fortunately, they are in a private Christian school…

  • Dave Jameson

     We have not lately been tested, needed to be other than sheep…

  • Dave Jameson

     Yeah. It’s safe for any of us to take sides in a blog — for now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerome.bush.9 Jerome Bush

    All that’s missing is a taser. I quit public schools to avoid Common Core and SLTs.  I now teach at a Christian school:  night and day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.walker.3538039 Steve Walker

    I am sorry but at that meeting he is not a police officer he is a security guard. he has no police rights, he should have call for a police officer that was on duty to remove the man. The police dept. may have a law suite on there hands if he gets a good lawyer.

  • Anonymous

    Went through similar scenario a decade ago.     Two sr.
    citizens were arrested on criminal charges, dragged out of the meeting, jailed, posted bond, hired lawyers, and were acquitted of all charges in court several months later.   The school board & key employees were on one side of the courtroom & activated citizens on the other!

    Never go to court without a jury and DON’T PLEA BARGAIN because BS can be flushed with irreversible common sense!   The issues were building a bureaucratic dynasty, runaway taxation, & spending.   It took 3 or 4 years to clean house, but things did change for the better as citizens
    took control of the school board and other funding agencies.   A school board operated by school bureaucrats is a disaster HAPPENING!

    Don’t sue the government unit or school board – You pay the taxes & the board spends them… including judgments!   Nail individuals for criminal civil rights violations and civil damages!   Get their name in the paper with truthful accurate information.    Don’t forget to recognize the good as well as bad.   Start a blog & actively use it!

    Books with muslim indoctrination won’t pass liberal court “religion” guidelines of anything – demand the books be declared unconstitutional and return them to the publishers with law suits  demanding full refund plus all other damages and inconveniences, including prior status quo – not being able to teach – all lost teacher indoctrination time, etc, etc.    Same thing is true if history or any other factual text content is subverted!

    Mr. Small will go through hell for the next several months.   
    Support and assist him through it!     Likewise make the
    school board’s life a literal hell from here until they quit and go somewhere else, with focus on the  director of the school board and school systems!

    Note – Your local DA and court are oath and duty bound to the Constitution and law!    If they won’t prosecute a civil right case, attempt impeachment for violating oath & duty… if not possible recall them immediately!

  • Anonymous

    Free country, pal.

  • Anonymous

    Piss off, you asshole.  LONG LIVE FREE SPEECH.  Shit on liberals, dems, and that fucking moslem president asshole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arpad-Kiss/100000457845517 Arpad Kiss

    I hope everyone here voted last elections? If not you are part of this problem.

  • Anonymous

    Obnoxious and unacceptable in a free speech assembly, those on the officials being questioned  that did not let that man finish his question are guilty of suppressing his rights.  I hope they all fail in the next election and I hope the security cop gets his butt in a sling for not knowing his place…

  • Meathead

    This is sickening!  This room full of Sheeple sit on their butts while not only is Robert Small’s First Amendment right violated, but theirs as well since they were too intimidated to act.
    Why didn’t the men in the room stand, come between the guard and Robert and “gently” escort the guard out of “their “meeting”?
    My God, what has become of America?

  • Meathead

    You are an AMERICAN!  Stand up even if it means your being arrested!  Negation of rights by intimidation IS NOT being an American, it is being a coward.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637352736 Cindy Montanye Morrison

     I am so shocked this happened.  But the state of Maryland, in which I reside has lost common sense.  You cannot trust the judges and lawyers.  They are all connected and the school system is just as corrupt.  More people sit around and discuss what is good for our children and less actually help the children. Gone are the days when good teachers stayed in the career because they loved the kids and are respected.  Instead, good teachers are forced out leaving the teaching industry a turnover job. Why wasn’t this on our local news? EXACTLY.  No one wants to use COMMON SENSE and speak out or they will lose their job and family!!!!!!!  Parents can be out of control but this man was trying to ask a question.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000432818833 William Rogan

    I like what you’re saying . However..I wish it were all that simple.

    A great awakening would be the answer imo. Unfortunately , it appears that it’ll take one or two National horrific events in order to awaken America.It’s getting so hard to even draw a fresh breath of air ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000432818833 William Rogan

    Only one woman stood up to confront the bully with  badge…She was IT.

    You had the right idea , meathead. This light my fuse as I watched this jerk attempt to intimidate and body shove the VICTIM out the door.

  • Anonymous

    No matter what you believe in Homeschool and they get the message  $$$
    Then you will never even deal with the cattle they already know how you believe and feel about these things SO WHO AND THE HELL ARE YOU HIDING FROM remember they listen to everything or at least store it  the hand writing is on the wall  GIVE IT A THINK AMERICA !

  • Meathead

    The National Defense Appropriations Act of 2012, Section 1032, gives leeway to the President to use the Military to detain persons on American soil “suspected” of terrorism.
    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/n/national-defense-appropriations-act2012.htm#.UkD4MKMo7mQ
    ATCS(AC), USN-Ret

  • Anonymous

    Excellent thank you for your decision God Bless you.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately this is no accident just getting started at the big squeeze .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000131719575 Dan Manoff

    The State of Maryland is the problem. This State sees its people as a type of Food for revenue and the laws of this state are ridiculous and punitive and capricious and in most cases arbitrary. The officer in this video is very typical of most officers who believe they are above it all and hold a dis-taste for us civilians….the courts will most likely convict this man and then he will have a “mark” on him…just like the domestic violence laws in this state that assume ALL men are guilty until proven innocent…thank Doug Gansler and his boss the head turd Martin O’Malley..when the people finally get enough of this crap and these self aggrandized jerks then we will demand in their faces that they step up or step out. This man should also explore the white black issue as this “officer” appeared to me to have a racial bias towards this white man….

  • Mark Giovanni Sandore

    Bullying, dirty, scumbag cops who end up charging YOU for assault. Ain’t that a b1tch. There’s most likely going to be hell to pay for this racist cop masquerading as SECURITY because conservative baby boomers ain’t going to take the abuse anymore. Unfortunately that crowd had too many liberals in it, even baby boomer liberals will march willingly to the gas chambers because they’ve always put their trust in the communal latrine (which is why they always smell of urine). The law of retribution will demand that pig will get his, and the law of retribution always gets paid.

  • Mark Webb

    heads need to roll.  Literally. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000432818833 William Rogan

    Everyone of those parents who were in that room owe it to the victim to stand with him in court.
    They collectively need to file a huge lawsuit against the school and the ‘badge guy’ . I refrain from calling him a police officer .. he ain’t.

  • Anonymous

    This has gotten out of hand, it is high time for the public to get in the face of these a$$holes

  • Rick DeLorme

    What a shame. I am a retired law enforcement officer and I would have made sure this coward security officer was put in his place. For God’s sake what is happening to our country. What do we stand for? 

  • Rick DeLorme

    Are there no more people who stand for what is right? Are we all self absorbed losers. I never served in war time, but as a veteran and freedom lover I no longer would send my son into battle for this bullshit country. We are totally lost, and I personally hate for what we stand for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1037840271 Julie Winkles Osburn

    This is true!  He WAS acknowledged.  And, nobody in the audience seemed bothered by his speaking.  To the contrary!  Thus, the man should have been heard, not harassed.

  • Brad J Evans

    What is Sad is that,  this is becoming the new Normal in America today and That is sad.

  • Rick DeLorme

    Go ahead and censor what I say.

     I could give a ####.

    We are losing this country, and it is our own fault. We no longer have the guts of a Glenn Beck.

    We have no soul.

    We care about stupid polls, not about righteousness.

    We are lazy and soft.

    Glenn Beck is trying to awaken us and we refuse to listen.

    I apologize to you Glenn. We do not deserve you. We have met the enemy, and it is us.

    There is a special place in heaven for folks like you Glenn. You will never be rewarded in this world.

    Somehow I feel you understand this, but see the bigger picture. For that I can never thank you enough, and will forever admire you and the patriots around you!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.salerno.10 Chuck Salerno

    Glenn, why don’t you hook that guy up with a good civil rights lawyer and sue the cop, the school and the city of Baltimore and throw in the race card because he’s a white guy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000382068318 Jennifer Carlson

    that officer is the one who should be arrested for assault! There was no reason for that officer to touch that parent and then for the officer to shove him!! Glad my kids don’t go to that school; schools just want parents to pay for everything but they don’t want to be held accountable for anything.

  • http://shop.ebay.com/gulfcoasttreasurechest/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686 RAY HERNANDEZ

    HOPE AND CHANGE…. WAIT FOR IT, it will take place soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.hafner7 Mike Hafner

    yes!!!!  Teachers of the world untie!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.hafner7 Mike Hafner

    Sorry…. I couldn’t help myself… I saw it on a t shirt a few years ago and i’m still unglued   ;~}

  • steven

    Wow. Someone should bring charges against that “officer”. Had that been a black parent no one would have dared touch them. Eveybody is scared of the the NAACP. Caucasians have no groups to protect them.

  • Anonymous

    This man is going to need all the witness he can get. If you were there the be in court with him I would. Our Country is heading for Dictatorship. It has to be stopped now…

  • steven

    Wow. Someone should bring charges against that “officer”. Had that been a black parent no one would have dared touch them. Eveybody is scared of the the NAACP. Caucasians have no groups to protect them. Its very sad. That whole room should have stood up with that parent. What would that power mad cop had done then?

  • Kay

    If he went against procedure, they could just kick him out. No need to arrest the man. 

  • Susan

    Thanks for the info… I knew that the trolls on all of the boards were following some kind of system, but I had no idea what…. I guess they are training on the board, so then they will be able to do it in person later… not a  comforting thought!

  • http://www.facebook.com/geary.shull Geary Shull

    It’s supposed to be:
    Shout
    Show
    Shove
    Shoot

    Or:

    Shout : The Election of the President
    Show : The NSA – The IRS
    Shove: This Incident
    Shoot is happening soon

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.thompson.186 Paul Thompson III

    They will be dealt with!!! Sooner or later!!! Bank on that one!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.thompson.186 Paul Thompson III

    They will be dealt with!!! Sooner or later!!! Bank on that one!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/rebirthofrennisance mike mclaughlin

    sad thing is he will dissapear into the ground …. stupid and retarded … i often wonder how we made it this far

  • Anonymous

    why didn’t anyone gun that pig down? Seriously someone should’ve made that cops wife a widow and his kids orphans. Disgusting blackass pig. Hell y’all should’ve assassinated the school board guy too.

  • Anonymous

    these liberals don’t care about that. Remember this power is derived from the barrel of a GUN and it’s time we started to use that power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Russel/100003730730686 Jack Russel

    You Americans are living in ignorant bliss. The liberals are snatching your liberty from underneath you and you’re cheering them on

  • Anonymous

     It was obvious to some of us at the onset of the meeting that the county school board would not allow for an open forum style of meeting.  Mr. Small’s frustration was felt by many, and his arrest and subsequent charges wrong.  Under Maryland law he had the right to resist unlawful arrest; however that right does not extend to others who would be willing to attach themselves to the situation.  Right motive, wrong action.  Another factor – just the plain shock and disbelief at what was happening.  As with many things in life you live and learn from your mistakes.  If I had it to do over I would still not physically interfere in his situation but I would present the school panel with another ‘target’ by encouraging them to respond to the parents.

  • Anonymous

     Our oldest is home schooled and doing very well.  We meet with the county school’s home school coordinator who has given top reviews to us.  We intend on homeschooling all of our children as they complete elementary school; however that will change to occur ahead of schedule in a heartbeat if I feel their elementary education is being compromised in any way. 
    Baltimore County Public Schools errantly believe it is their responsibility to educate my children.  That duty falls to my wife and I.  It is our responsibility; and we choose whether to send our children to the county schools, private, or home school.  No threat from the county or state will change this.  Our children – our responsibility.
    We’re not a socialist state…yet.

  • Anonymous

    That was super upsetting for me to watch. It was pure fascism from the organizers. Fascism in spirit, in action. That was about breaking the American spirit, maing the citizens feel like slaves to elected people.
    The way the gentlean asked his question is at the height of human relations; straight forward, high energy, respectfull. That the panel wanted, with apparent sadism, to shut him down, was evil at work.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    the democrat town hall in my area is conducted exactly the same way.  they fill up the first 40 minutes w/production, slides, etc.; talk about how great they are; you write your question on a slip and throw into a box; you wait 2 hours before they don’t pull it out of the box to ask it.  as a matter of fact, the questions are pre-picked because the box is unseen by the people.  it is behind something and they have some idiot picking ‘something’ out of the unseen ‘box’ and then hands it to (at the time) jay inslee (now the governor) who then ‘receives’ the question.  it’s pure theater bull.

    i cannot describe in words how this scene w/mr. small frustrates and angers me beyond belief.  i have seen the cattle and i know this is the way people are.

    this is why we’re doomed.

    mr. small is now a hero — mr. big.  i think it’s pathetic that he was put through this and i have no faith in the people of this country.  lazy, fearful sheep.

  • Anonymous

    This is sickening. Looking at those idiots on the podium just smiling away is a clear indicator of the disdain they have of the people in attendance. What’s next, will we have to kneel and profess fealty to these jerks? The government of this country has gone completely mad. From the feds down to the local school boards. It’s time to vote these bums out, all of them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.stuk.1 Paul Stuk

    This is exactly the response we need or we will be {CATTLE LED TO SLAUGHTER!)  When  an unlawful arrest is in progress WE THE PEOPLE  need to stop it . A public forum is supposed to allow all points of view to be announced,not just a one sided monologue!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.stuk.1 Paul Stuk

    I hope you can regain your LOST FREEDOM OF SPEECH!! Plz. form  an alliance to help Mr.. Small out of his troubles for using his right to FREE SPEECH!  It is time to act,good luck & god bless you all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.achiro David Achiro

    My opinion is that this man asking questions was trying to be a good parent.  They were good questions and should have been answered.  That school board should be dibanded in my opinion.  Why did no one stand up for him is my question?

  • Anonymous

    Why did the others just sit there. they should have all stood with him! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002385746193 Emil Wojtechko

    A school board meeting is a legal proceeding, just like a courtroom.  If you do not follow protocol in a courtroom you are arrested for contempt of court.  This man must have thought a School Board Meeting was a public forum.  It is a legal proceeding and he should have been removed.

  • Anonymous

    the reason I placed the “er I mean, police” is the fact that the line between the two is growing indistinguishable with the police arming up and using military equipment & tactics – none of which is appropriate. Case in point – house to house searches in Boston. The police armored up and essentially suspended any 4th amendment rights of people in the name of “safety”. Plus anytime they serve a warrent these days they go in like a 6 man fire team. You have seen these things as well, no?

  • Anonymous

    COMMON CORE has to be stopped,this man freed and the idiots that charged him need to be fired.

  • Herbert Shallcross

    This fellow was asking questions at a public meeting. He was not obscene, abusive or threatening. He gave no indication that he as going to harm or endanger anyone. The police officer had no authority to interfere with him. At one point, Mr. Small pulled free of the officer, which is apparently the  pretext for the assault charge. Without any legal reason to take hold of a private citizen, the officer’s actions are assault, and the victim of the assault should not be held liable for attempting to free himself from unlawful restraint. 

    It was not clear whether he is a school, a local or state police officer, but whoever is responsible for his conduct should discipline and re-train him. All charges against Robert Small should be immediately dropped, and any fines collected should be immediately refunded, and an official public apology issued. Mr. Small should also consider suing the officer and the relevant authority for  the numerous and repeated violations of his civil rights his restraint, arrest, imprisonment and attempted prosecution represent.

    Police officers should be properly trained, and they should not be shielded from prosecution when they use their authority improperly. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000390113560 Bob Kelley

    he entered the room knowing the rules of the meeting, being an “American with rights” does not give you the right to defy or ignore the rules you agreed to. If ignoring rules I signed up for is ok, Then by signing for my NYS Drivers license means I get to drive any speed I want because those are my rights!!????

  • justanotherb

    We’re losing any distinction between the two with all the cross training and hiring of ex military personnel into law enforcement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/missmarycraig Mary Begin Craig

    I am willing not to “sit idly by”. Please give some ideas on what the crowd, practically, should have done when this happened. Everyone keeps saying we shouldn’t stand for this or that and I totally agree. But what does ‘not stand for’ look like. I think we need some ideas of what to do, not just what not to do. It is beginning to be obvious how the water boils the frog. Help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/missmarycraig Mary Begin Craig

    Thanks. This is really helpful! I’m going to print it and keep it handy.

  • Mark Giovanni Sandore

    Remember, when there are people that spend 1 million dollars for a job that pays $7,000 a year, they are, at their core, almost without exception, crooked felons who have already dabbled in felonious deeds as mature adults and are now waiting to do those big kick back felonious deeds. Will they get caught ? Some. Just like most police are lawbreakers but only get reprimanded by superiors when they go off the reservation with their dirty deeds or if the press gets ahold of the matter. With Obama in office, the climate for government bullies and lawbreaking among public officials is ripe, and rife with examples of malfeasance and with the kind of aggression seen in the video at the school board meeting.  The head of the IRS, for example, is exempt from any negative ramifications for refusing to discuss the many felonious dirty deeds and criminal counts that she should already be charged with against the American people (specifically, targeting conservatives) because the government of the US does not require employees that do not want to discuss their felonious deeds to discuss their felonious deeds. Congress or a Grand Jury could compel testimony but not her employer (who is also her co-conspirator). So she’ll get her $60,000 a year and out of this world health insurance for the rest of her pathetic, criminal life. 

  • Anonymous

     Did they let you out of the asylum again?

  • Anonymous

    The angry dad schtick is played

  • Friend Wilkins

    Rule #1:  Never, ever question Common Core!

    Well, I have some questions.  What is Common Core?  What does it do?  And why?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nadine.ward.374 Nadine Ward

    THIS COP NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL, TO DAY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nadine.ward.374 Nadine Ward

    THE COP NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL.

  • Anonymous

    There was a question in all that long-winded yakety yak Mr. Small was doing? Sounded like he gave the school board a lecture, then started a question and in the middle went back to meandering then did it a second time. Starting and then taking the scenic route again. There probably wasn’t ever going to be a question. Just some loudmouth getting the meeting to come to a screeching halt by not only taking up his own available time but someone elses. Probably a bunch of someone elses. Because who knows how long he would have kept it up if he hadn’t gotten stopped. As for resisting arrest it looked like he was doing that as well. Shouting to people the same way “the left” would when they want to make a point to everyone. Instead of leaving quietly he was digging himself a bigger hole with every word he was saying. The security people did the right thing in making him go away. Freedom and respect have to be earned, if the board wanted to put the meeting on the way they wanted it’s their right. He’s the one in their space, not the other way around. Freedom comes to those who follow the rules.

  • Wes Stover

    Everybody should have walked out of that meeting after that.  I sure hope the voters in that district use their voices loudly at the polls.  

  • Anonymous

    Please get in line ,but just remember this is being pointed out to you today .
    You will never get to finish paying for the ride so just get in line?

  • Anonymous

    That “rent a cop” should be arrested and fired!

  • Michelle Robinson

    I just watched Glenn’s spot on this. I am so sick to my stomach, I could barely watch. I have been fighting for education since my kids hit middle school. I even wrote software to put assignments online, because the communication between home and school was so bad. (Circa 1998)  Many teachers are lazy, uneducated, C students who really don’t care about your child’s education. It’s a paycheck. Had I been at that meeting I would have come to this man’s side and stood with him! And I would have taken as many as I could to stand with me. This is nothing more than Bullying on the playground. Please people, there is strength in numbers, you had the numbers! Stand for your rights, this is still America, and there are still plenty of Americans left who will stand with you. Our forefathers were willing, and DID, give up their lands, their wealth, even their lives, so you could have these freedoms. We owe them at least to stand up!

  • Lampster65

    The charges against Robert Small were dropped.  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-arrest-small-20130923,0,6741032.story
    I hope he brings civil charges against the officer and the members of the board.

  • Don_in_Odessa

    The Scriptures say “Bring up your child in the way he should go and
    when he is old he will not depart from it”. It does not say to send your
    child to another man’s school and let him teach your child the way he
    should go.

    We have been and continue to reap what we have sown!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Yes.

  • Anonymous

    Ok- I know this is going to be extremely unpopular- I am a Conservative Constitutionalist Law Enforcement Officer and I can’t take this stupidity anymore… This whole “issue” of arm chair quarterbacking the officer is just ridiculous.

    The entire question here is: Should the Security officer should have done his regular job and escorted the man who was out of order, or should the officer have refused to keep regular order because he agreed with the parent. THIS IS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE QUESTION.

    Once you get past that initial question, if you determine the man was out of order and should have been removed, then this officer was more than patient… I try to talk almost everyone into cooperating with me, it is just easier, nicer, and safer for all parties. This officer certainly tried very hard to get the job done with his words, but that did not work= What do you expect the officer to do when you refuse to leave to do you bunch of arm chair quarterbacks? You want the officer to just keep talking? Oh yeah, that obviously worked…. If talking doesn’t work you have to get physical…. What other option is there??? Is not the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result???

    All the geniuses on here talking about how horrible this officer is treating the uncooperative man have absolutely no Law Enforcement Experience, Period… I want to see any of the completely ignorant commentators escort an uncooperative person without getting physical.

    Try to escort me out a a building that I don’t want to leave and I can make it look like Rodney King even though I never do anything violent. Getting physical is almost never going to look nice….

    Anyone who knows anything about law enforcement knows that you do not give an order unless you are willing to enforce it… It goes back to the old saying about a law without enforcement is just a suggestion.

    What do you realistically think is going to happen when an officer asks you to leave and you refuse??

    Do you think the officer is going to ask the uncooperative man to leave, and then simply give up and walk away when the uncooperative man refuses??? REALLY???
    As far as the second degree assault charge- I wasn’t there, and unless you saw the entire event from start to finish and you have read the officer’s report and know the report is a lie then you are commenting out of ignorance… If you think this event could not have turned violent outside of camera view  (in a split second) then you have zero experience.

  • jreynozo

    just another reason to home school

  • omnytamer

    If you can be arrested  for disagreeing with someone, 1984 could be in the next 10 years.

  • Anonymous

    Progressive BULLYING in action.

  • ray

    The people in the audience, who pay the salaries of those on the board, were told by their employees, the super and school board – sit down and be quite.  we will tell you which questions we will answer.  Sit down and shut up.  We are in charge here, not you.  The solution is an easy one – SHUT OFF THE MONEY TO THESE SO-CALLED PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO THINK THEY ARE THE EMPLOYER AND YOU, THE SOURCE OF THEIR REVENUE, ARE SERFS.

  • ray

    Simple answer – start a petition to recall the entire school board.  Start a petition to defund the school.  Cut out all the money these crooks are getting and all the evil will go away.

  • Anonymous

    Nothing new.  IPI (Individually Prescribed Instruction) was tried in the early 70′s by my school system.  It was a massive failure.  IPI was finally removed after about 3-4 years.  The consequences in that geographical area still reverberate today.

    Yet, they keep repackaging and keep retrying to sell this *thing*.

    Have a look at a contemporaneous article advocating IPI:  http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_lead/el_197203_yetter.pdf

  • Anonymous

    Thats the most disturbing thing you’ve seen……   wow

  • Anonymous

    The real problem is that the Delphi technique has been used for decades by the government to make you think they are receptive of input from the citizens. They are not. Read up on the Delphi technique and especially how to defeat it.

  • Anonymous

    THUGS

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  • Angry Grizzly

     So by simply asking pointed questions this man was uncooperative? I think not. Was he in anyway violent? If you have the courage to stand up and tell the king he has no clothes on so to speak he is not being uncooperative. I did not see in point where the man was violent, it seems to me that because the indoctrination board did not like the questions that were being asked had the man arrested which is completely against what the United States was founded on. Why do think we are seeing an increase in “homeschooling”? it is due to the fact that our public school system is a world class disaster. This man was addressing that fact and he was arrested for it the original signers of the Deceleration of Independence and the Constitution  would feel the same way. We have a rouge government in place that is using bully tactics to silence all opposition.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    This in no way compares to what happened when a liberal college student asked John Kerry why he so readily conceded the 2004 election and what was his Yale secret society (Skull and Bones) ties with George Bush.

    Not only was his mic cut, he was attacked by multiple police, tackled and tased and arrested

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNrRgXqkyaU

    John Kerry did nothing to stop it.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Grizzly,
    This is either a straw man arguement or you did not understand what I wrote- I give you the benefit of the doubt so please allow me to re-explain-

    The whole premis of speaking out of turn being “uncooperative with the officer” is not in itself what I was saying. I will repost what I wrote and explain further

    Ok- I know this is going to be extremely unpopular- I am a Conservative Constitutionalist Law Enforcement Officer and I can’t take this stupidity anymore… This whole “issue” of arm chair quarterbacking the officer is just ridiculous.The entire question here is: Should the Security officer have done his regular job and escorted the man who was out of order, or should the officer have refused to keep regular order because he agreed with the parent. THIS IS THE ONLY LEGITIMATE QUESTION.AGAIN- ASKING WHETHER THE OUT OF ORDER MAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO SPEAK OUT OF TURN SINCE THE QUESTIONS WHERE EDITED IS A FAIR QUESTION…. REPEATING AGAIN- THIS FIRST PART OF ASKING IF HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR SPEAKING OUT OF TURN IS A FAIR QUESTION…. Ok… Now we are PAST that part… Asking the question is not what I am refering to as being uncooperative…. So from now if you refer to asking a question as my reference to “uncooperative” you are using straw man tactics. As anyone knows there has to be order to a meeting, order is legitimate. In this case the school board may have been rediculous in editing the questions, but THE PEOPLE elect the school board and they can get rid of them if they don’t like them… Once you get past that initial first phase IF YOU determine the man was out of order and should have been removed, then this officer was more than patient with trying to escort him out with only words… Look at how long he stands in the isle asking him him to go with him… I try to talk almost everyone into cooperating with me, it is just easier, nicer, and safer for all parties. This officer certainly tried very hard to get the job done with his words, but that did not work= What do you expect the officer to do when you refuse to leave ??? I’m listening, you bunch of arm chair quarterbacks…. You want the officer to just keep talking? Oh yeah, that obviously worked…. If talking doesn’t work you have to get physical…. What other option is there??? Is not the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result???This officer at first stands in the isle and just asks him to come with him…. He attempts this repeatedly… The out of order man will not cooperate with this repeated request to come with him and leave. This is called uncooperative. With the way the officer kept repeatedly asking him to come with him, he probably would not have carred if he kept yelling his questions all the way out the door, as long as he would have cooperated in getting escorted out. So again don’t try to make the physical portion about his questions.All the geniuses on here talking about how horrible this officer is treating the uncooperative man have absolutely no Law Enforcement Experience, Period… I want to see any of the completely ignorant commentators escort an uncooperative person without getting physical.Try to escort me out of a building, and I am unwilling to leave, I can make it look like a nearly Rodney King event even though I never do anything violent. Getting physical is almost never going to look nice…. Anyone who knows anything about law enforcement knows that you do not give an order unless you are willing to enforce it… It goes back to the old saying about ‘a rule without enforcement is just a suggestion’. What do you realistically think is going to happen when an officer asks you to leave and you refuse?? Do you think the officer is going to ask the uncooperative man to leave, and then simply give up and walk away when the uncooperative man refuses??? REALLY??? As far as the second degree assault charge- I wasn’t there, and unless you saw the entire event from start to finish and you have read the officer’s report and know the report is a lie then you are commenting out of ignorance… If you think this event could not have turned violent outside of camera view  (in a split second) then you have zero experience.The whole thing is, order is neccessary in every meeting, this is obvious. If the school board is acting like douche bags the officer might not even know about the school board acting like douche bags, he is just there to keep order. When he sees someone reapetedly out of order he might not know the whole situation, so he is just going to try to keep order and escort you out, I know arm chair quarterbacks that know the whole situation and how it ended might scoff and say they would do things differently… Well hindsight is 20/20 and you have all the facts of the school board being editing douche bags… If the school board doesn’t like your questioning them then GET RID OF THEM- It is your school board!
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  • Anonymous

    Everybody in the room should have told the  ex- drug dealer security guy to leave.

  • Anonymous

    “A Baltimore County police officer, who was working as a security guard” isn’t good enough, we need the NAMES of perps like this, so we can call them out and remove them.

    Look; Officer -blank-, you are a PUNK who should be fired from the force, and SUED.  You are a DISGRACE to the force, your badge, the community and to Our Constitution.

    Oh, and you DESERVE to be assaulted even though you were not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Taranee-Jiles/100000700051119 Taranee Jiles

    Are you freaking kidding me??? Who the heck this cop think he is? Giving the other ones a bad name. A freaking bully with a badge. Has our country become a police state? You are one Power hungry Marionette Mr.Police officer, you should be ashamed of yourself. This was a parent. I’m glad I wasn’t there, or I would have been arrested with him…..How dare you? You are all corrupt. This is a Democracy and a free Country, not a Police State. This is outrageous!!! And the School board, you suppose to be there for the Parent and you had this one arrested, just because he didn’t bend down to you? How dare you superimpose your powers on a law abiding citizen. Now these poor kids have to eat dinner without their father…..Good freaking Job! Clap hands!

  • lawl

    Pachy Serrano is either a plant, or a total fucking sheep. Either way, suck a cuntflap you useless turdlicker.

  • lawl

    Actually Draxx the world would be a better place if people didn’t want others to commit suicide, label them in the extreme (nazist!?!??) and then quickly abandon all pretense of a lucid reply by pulling a massive racist rant out of left field about illegal aliens. Seriously, people as hideously retarded as Pachy are ruining your country, and people as self-righteous as you are ruining it too. I almost thought your reply was a joke, but it’s not. Well, not an intentional one anyway. 

  • Draxx

    I say such things because I have seen people gunned down for no reason in combat zones!  I have seen people persecuted because of their religious beliefs!  I have seen children slaughtered because they were not the children of those in charge!  I have seen Hell On Earth and let me tell you it sure has shaken my foundations!!! 

    AND I Have Seen How People Like Pachy Allow/Cause Those To Happen Because They Support The Absolute Wrong People…  Don’t lecture me on illegal aliens I live in a State that Gives Them Driver’s Licenses Without Documentation, all the while I have to show a pile of documents to get my Driver’s License Because I AM A Natural Born Citizen.  I have to support their families on welfare while they go work for cash (or Sell Drugs To My Neighbor’s Kids) and buy $50,000 Escalades that they drive to the welfare office.  I had to move because where I lived for many years was taken over by illegals (over 70% non-english speaking Mexicans, Hondurans, Guatamalans, ETC).  We have the 13th Street Gang made up of Sandanistas who grew up in combat zones, and they gun down punk wanna be gangsters over turf to sell Meth, Coke, Marijuana, Heroine, Percocets, Vicodens, Ecstasy, Barbituates, Amphetamines, and more!!!

    This is the Reality of Modern Day America, because I am damn sure that mine is NOT an Isolated Case/Story…

    I respect your opinion, but mine is not without warrant!

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. Where I work we have 9000 men who each have stories of public school officials and board members who abjectly refuse to acknowledge a man’s authority to raise his children according to law and according to natural law. This man knows his authority and responsibility to make sure his child’s curriculum is appropriate and of good quality for the future of his child. In my state the law expressly states that the parents are responsible for the education of our children. If the public school administrators and board get in the way of quality curriculum and teaching, I’m responsible. The dad in the video takes his responsibility seriously. Shouldn’t a dad who wants to be the dad be so honored? Public schools fear such dads for they will know the truth and set the children free.

  • Anonymous

    People are just now realizing that this is what the school system is all about. I’ve been in education over 20 years and everyone, from the principals on up the ladder, do not want us to question anything. We are to blindly accept everything that we are told to do and accept the consequences when it fails. My only question is, why has it taken so long for the public to finally realize that this is happening and is only getting worse with each passing year?

  • ComDog66

    Does this surprise you??? IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING! Get ready for total chaos.

  • Matt Halleck

    No way anyone could have stopped me from leveling that retard, period.

  • Matt Halleck

    My thoughts exactly.  Everyone should have dragged the security guard out

  • SRM29

    No one said it had to be your choice too. I’m sure a person with your views thinks common core is great. But for parents that care about their children’s future, and non-parents that care about future America, WILL fight common core.

  • Anonymous

    That was a false charge made by a bad cop who was moonlighting. The school district and the police dept should both be sued for abuse of power, false arrest,and violation of civil rights. And the cop should be canned!

  • americanathlete

    When we lose our FREEDOM OF SPEECH, we lose everything! The anti-Christ–or, I mean ojerkoff–or, I mean odi**head knows it. I’ll be damned if anybody will strip me of my RIGHTS!!!!!!! They better bring brass knuckles & a howitzer if they’re gonna get my a$$ to surrender anything! And no! this is not a threat!!! In case the FBI, CIA or other government entities are reading this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    GREAT POINT!

  • Anonymous

    That isnt even close to being the solution to the problem.  We definitely dont need extremists on either side.  We need people to start using common sense for a change.

  • Anonymous

    Im glad the charges were dropped, but are the parents going to take advantage of the situation anyway, while they’re at an advantage, and start telling the school board who they work for and what THEY are going to do for the people who pay them?  Why was there even a Security Guard there?  I hope that you will not let this golden opportunity fly by,  tell THEM there will be no more written questions and that you expect your questions to be answered fully & truthfully!  After all, isnt that what you’re paying your property taxes for?  The  school system? As a thought,  I hope that someday, people around the country will fight to give the “local” school boards back to the people who care about what goes on in their schools, rather than these politicians who run for the money & prestige of being on the school board itself.  Get rid of the NEA and as many governmental overseers as you can.  Go back to school boards that are run by the parents of the kids and the PTA.  Stay active in your school.  YOU run it, not bureaucrats.  Sorry for the rant.  I pray for the best of luck to all of you.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t say that I agree with Glen on this.   Except for gangbangers and welfarites in the ghetto, who interferes with a police officer or security guard?   Now they could have said something, but normal people don’t want to start a riot or cause a physical ruckus.   People should go and support Mr. Small now and demand that the arrest be expunged from his record.

  • Anonymous

    You should call into some of the talk shows and contact some coluimnists about this.   You have every right, even if you weren’t a parent, to ask questions about this.  

  • Anonymous

    Give them a bit of a break.   Many people probably did not know exactly what happened, and who in their right mind gets between a police officer and someone he is arresting?   They well may have made it worse and someone could have gotten hurt.

  • Anonymous

    Lots of great ideas there.

  • Jaamoose

    The reason so many public meetings are turning to asking written questions or the like is precisely because of actions like this. Teabaggin’ blowhards who stand and yell their rant, don’t actually listen to responses to questions, and don’t follow any procedural rules for a meeting. He didn’t need the crowd to stand up for him, but they should have applauded his being removed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.laurie.127 Kim Laurie

     Accepting written questions only and intimidating dissenters… sounds like Delphi to me.  Group manipulation tactics in action here folks.  These guys are no joke, and though I’m glad to hear others in the room spoke up in support of his questions, after he was removed did anyone else follow up with the same questions?  That’s what we have to do, when one guy gets shut down, someone else take his place and so on.  Thank God this was caught on tape and word is getting out.  Scary stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Are we taking education advise from a man who says “…and we don’t do nothing.”??

  • Anonymous

    He is absolutely right; people have become cattle…people have become sheep. What a bunch of cowards. Once people like Glenn Beck and Alex Jones, the people that some like to label as “loonies”, are proven to have been correct this whole time, it will then be too late. This is no longer “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” This is now a nation of cowards, too consumed by the latest gadget coming out or what the Kardashians are wearing. 300 people there and not one had the sack to back the guy up? COWARDS. Just stop with all this talk about how great this country is and how free we are.

  • Cameron Vance

    You cant just decide to keep your kids home on the spur of the moment. That would get you arrested, and what good will that do? You will no longer be in charge of your kid if that happens.

    Find the loop holes in the laws my friend before you act, otherwise you might find yourself and your friends out of the frying pan and into the fire.

  • Ron S

    I WANT THE NAME OF THIS SO CALLED “COP”. Having a badge does not give you ANY authority whatsoever to arrest whoever you please and make up your own charges. This “COP” assaulted this man! There was no provocation from this concerned father whatsoever. We need this “cop’s” NAME and badge number. Letters need to be sent to the Chief Of Police. This guy needs to be punished, preferably FIRED! We don’t need “cop’s” like this on our streets! Furthermore, this concerned father needs to file a police report on this jerk for assault! Can you supply us with his name lordofthelan? 

  • Anonymous

    This is outragous. I hope common sense prevails here. This man did nothing wrong, and in my eyes he was assaulted by the officer. Not the other way around. Anyone that stands up against the statis quo is a target for retrobution by this administration.

  • Anonymous

    we need to start a revolution to take back America. 

  • Anonymous

    The video shows the board members to be totally bored and annoyed with this parent.  Time to get rid of these board members. They are putting themselves on pedestals and demanding the community to bow down to them. 
      I teach in the OKC public school district.  Our board members are ashamed to be classified with these people.

  • Anonymous

    So many of the crowd did nothing because….nowdays, there is backlash and consequences directed at the children.  How funny that adults (these board members) bully and intimidate children because their parents speak up and question their children’s education practices. Pray that God has consequences for these spineless board members who sat smiling throughout all of this. 

  • http://archive.org/details/antifederalist_0707_librivox The Federal Farmer

    Having a “right” to KBA isn’t what keeps you free. It’s exercising that right. Emphasis on the “B”.

  • Ttwistnturn .

    To the door them the big shove. Real nice huh !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Irma-Geniuos/100003748842749 Irma Geniuos

    Nothing liberal about. Being a liberal is about defending freedom and free expression. So yes liberals do care.

  • Anonymous

    The Left cannot tolerate or countenance dissent, scrutiny or rebuttal; it brings out the Leftist’s inner fascist, in all its histrionic, nauseating glory.