Michigan College Student Posts Pic of New Rifle, Ends Up Charged With Felony Making Terroristic Threats

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Sault Ste Marie, Michigan – The United States Constitution guarantees certain rights to all US citizens: among them are freedom of speech and the right to keep and bear arms. But a case in Michigan has placed college student Lucas Gerhard in jeopardy of losing all of those rights and then some.

Lucas Gerhard

Lucas Gerhard – photo provided

Lucas, 20, was a Law Enforcement student at Lake Superior State University (LSSU), a school of approximately 2,000 students in Michigan. Until August, 2019, that is.  Someone outside his friends list took a screenshot of a Snapchat post of his new rifle, and told authorities that she “felt” threatened. Her subjective emotions landed him in jail. He was arrested on a Felony charge of making terroristic threats (Michigan Penal Code 750.543m). He faces 20 years in prison.

The incident occurred on August 22, 2019. When two student Resident Assistants (RAs) saw his Snapchat post, one of them took a screenshot and the two reported the post to the safety office. Que the hysterical reaction …after the fact.

Prosecution evidence #1

Police descended on Lucas’ dorm room, and searched both the room and his car – with his permission. Lucas cooperated with police.

His father, Mark, is a retired Colonel of Marines who drove 5 hours to reach his son when he heard about the room being searched. At first he didn’t think it was going to be anything to worry about. “Surely people are rational” was his thought process.  When he arrived, he and his son had the run of the campus, and strolled around going anywhere they wanted.

The school apparently didn’t notify the students about a ‘threat,’ as there was no notification of a lockdown, no shelter in place. They specifically stated, “our students were never in danger, staff faculty no one was in danger.” (9and10news).  When some of the students were asked by local media about what happened, they hadn’t heard anything about it. If Lucas was such a huge terroristic threat, why was nothing said until significantly after the incident?

“While this is playing out in real time, the school wasn’t seeing this as a general public safety concern. It was only afterwards when they decided that they were going to pursue this along with the prosecutor.” Mark Gerhard,Colonel, USMC, Retired

Lucas is a fearless Conservative, a rare person in a liberal environment. His father said Lucas, an Eagle Scout, had ideological debates previously with some of the students. Ironically, Lucas had contact with his accuser previously over those differences of opinion. The complainant in this case had actually been blocked by Lucas when the person became increasingly antagonistic. There had never been any violence, just disagreements over political viewpoints. But did those times “red flag” him as a problem? We believe that is exactly what happened.

The search, the charge, the preliminary hearing

The AR, approximately 700 rounds of ammunition in two metal ammo boxes, three 30 round magazines (all of which were properly locked up at the LSSU Public Safety Armory per school rules), were taken into custody by the investigating officer. Additionally, a police baton Lucas used for his law enforcement training, the detached AR bayonet/utility knife, 2 small bladed knives, and a spring loaded BB pistol were confiscated from Lucas’ room after the search.

The rifle and ammunition themselves were not readily accessible. The police officer who testified said Lucas was “hesitant” to turn over the weapons they took from him, but did so anyway.

In reality, Lucas had just arrived and had not yet begun to unpack most of his gear. When police suddenly appeared and searched his room, it took him a minute to register where all the items were after getting over the shock of what he was being accused of. But Lucas fully complied with the search of his room and his car.

Wouldn’t YOU be hesitant?

Lucas was denied bond, and spent 83 days in the Chippewa County Jail (with 4 others charged with the same code and 12 others some of whom were career criminals). He was finally released on $200,000 bond and tethered. He was remanded to the custody of his father and essentially under house arrest on November 13.

The bond provisions, which are fairly withering for a 20 year old young man, also stipulated that Lucas have no contact with the internet, including smart phones, and cannot leave the home unless going to a doctor’s appointment or legal appointment. All weapons and ammunition, including Col. Gerhard’s Mameluke sword, were required to be removed from the home as well.

 Targeted 

Two RAs (Residential Assistants in the dorms) saw the post and informed the public safety office at LSSU.

“I seen the picture, and when he said, like, make the snowflakes melt, it kind of made me assume that, um, kind of like as with the gun and shoot other like civilians and stuff with it.” LB From the court transcript

LSSU also received a “scattering” of anonymous calls.  The calls effectively set Lucas up to be targeted when he posted the photo on Snapchat.

“There was a scattering of “anonymous” reports on Lucas at LSSU,  most indicators pointing to liberal antagonists. Many times the school never even informed Lucas of the accusations..

The most interesting fact surrounding these anonymous reports was that Lucas was never disciplined by LSSU for any of it, and it was viewed by Lucas more of a form of harassment by leftist activists than anything else.

Lucas’ car was vandalized in the school parking lot at some point last year, and after calling the school myself, it was abundantly clear that there was no serious investigation. Lucas had provided a name of an informant who told him the guilty party, an apparently very liberal leftist feminist activist on campus. To my knowledge and from what I gathered from the Dean of Students at the time, neither person was ever interviewed by the housing director.” Mark Gerhard (Colonel, USMC Retired)

Within the preliminary hearing transcript was a reference to an incident in April of 2019 in which Lucas took a selfie in front of an American flag and made a remark about feeling like he had enemies on campus. The deputy assistant prosecutor specifically worded her questions to the officer who responded to paint Lucas in a negative light.  Her mindset is obvious – she doesn’t believe any civilian should have guns. She wrangled the officer into saying that Lucas’ Conservative beliefs might be “extreme.”

Stereotyping all Conservatives as having “extreme” beliefs is a theme frequently pushed by the Democrats. This time, it has the potential to destroy a promising young man’s life.

She also threatened to add a charge of “firearm in the commission of a felony” to his charges unless he pleaded guilty. He’s not pleading guilty.

Being a Conservative under those circumstances would be daunting for anyone, and make anyone feel as if they were being attacked constantly by people who hate him. Even some of his Conservative friends agreed with his stand, but didn’t want to ‘rock the boat.’ It is evident by the charges currently against Lucas Gerhard that he was correct… there was no point of reason, no place of understanding for him. His hopes and dreams have been destroyed by stereotypes and plans of the left.

A defense motion to dismiss the charges is set for March 24th. The trial is set to resume on April 15.

“I never thought our society was so fragile. That somebody’s life could be ruined for telling a joke among friends.” Rep. John Reilly

A faulty terrorist code

The Michigan statute for terroristic threats states: “(2) It is not a defense to a prosecution under this section that the defendant did not have the intent or capability of committing the act of terrorism.
(3) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than
20 years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00, or both.”

On other words, intent cannot be used as a defense against these charges. The statute is unnecessarily broad, according to one of his attorneys.  On Feb 11, Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill in Lansing to tighten the definition of a terroristic threat based upon what happened to Lucas in this case. They don’t want this to happen again.

“This is a gross miscarriage of justice. This shouldn’t happen to you, Lucas. You’re a nice guy. You didn’t do anything wrong for exercising your Second Amendment right and talking about it with your First Amendment right.” Rep. Beau LaFave of Marquette (9and10news)

 

This debacle has been expensive for the Gerhards.  A friend started a GoFundMe to help them with attorney fees, and they could sincerely use the help.

We will stay on top of this case and keep you posted.

Featured photo: Lucas Gerhard on November 13 – photo provided

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  • Mary Willis
    Reply

    As it was said,by the Col a miscarriage of Justice once again I am sure the handy work of Democrats who have no Respect for the Constitution or any part of the law that doesn’t go with their lawless ways.

    • Jim Alton
      Reply

      Semper Fi kid. Those of us who still think with a sound mind are with you!!

      • Dennis
        Reply

        We need to get the word to him and he needs to reach GOA and the NRA for help.

    • Kimberley Kavanagh
      Reply

      I soooo agree! Its not just Christians & Jews, but Conservative Law abiding Patriots, that are @risk of attack now, too! Wicked & Evil those dems are…

  • Joel
    Reply

    I hope and pray that the judge will throw this case out. This is just more proof how these red flag laws are in violation of the constitution. I hope his attorney will turn around a sue the county and school.

  • James
    Reply

    As an alumni of LSSU, I find this utterly apalling that this is happening to anyone. Will the blatent harassment and fear-mongering never stop??

    • Aaron
      Reply

      Realistically they need to sue the state of Michigan.

      • Donna Burke
        Reply

        The liberal agenda is obvious and scary when you see, with this case, how easily it can be taken to the extreme, ruining someone’s life, and they simply could care less that they have done so, as for them this was a mission accomplished.

      • Benjamin Patten
        Reply

        I would file suite against the state for false imprisonment, kidnapping, causing mental and emotional anguish…throw the book at them. The person making the accusations need to be fined and charged

  • Richard LaRouche
    Reply

    This should be taken to SCOTUS and the accuser should be jailed

    • Robin McAtee
      Reply

      This is wrong. You should get this to president Trump.

    • Mac
      Reply

      Absolutely!

      • Carol
        Reply

        They should contact the ACLJ /help Jay Sekulow

    • Dewayne tohrontn
      Reply

      Ya very injustice and violation of rights. pull kids out and stop the donations to them. They need to refund all former donations. the accuser needs to be jailed under false reports and made to pay all legal expenses and judicial employees. expelled. pay tuition back. They need to be stopped from ruining his life. Over a opinion from a spoiled little brat. Who cried wolf. If it wasn’t this. It would have been something else or another person. nowadays complain and about your meal and arrest the cooks. Any judge that sees this. As any more than a vindictive attack. needs to be determined unfit to rule. In a courtroom. Imprison the correct spoiled little brat that accused falsely.

    • Carl
      Reply

      Let me get this right…. A senator threatens two Supreme Court justices by name and his apology is enough to get everything dismissed, but a kid posts a picture and he goes to jail?? Where is the justice?? SMH.

    • Sharon Rogers
      Reply

      They need to go after the accuser for lying and giving a false statement to athorities. This person was out to destroy this young man, he was going to serve in law inforcement to protect all of us. These charges need to be completely dropped and vanish fom any record so he can get on with his life.

  • SSgt Tabor, G.S. USMC
    Reply

    I’m sorry but what ever happened to Deformation of character? How bout filing a faulty complaint? To know he has been targeted in the past is something that infuriates me! Keep fighting the good fight lil brother the truth shall win in the end.

  • Billy Cole
    Reply

    This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. They are destroying this young man’s life over nothing. He took a picture of a gun. He never threatened anyone, yet these people felt like he was going to shoot people? How about this, I feel threatened by these damn “RA’s” so why dont you lock them up. They might see one of my guns and just assume I’m some crazy guy and go after me next. This country has went to hell with all these fucking cry babies needing a safe place, and wanting everything give to them. Hiw about you grow the fuck up and quit destroying the lives of these young men.

    • Tom Koenig
      Reply

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      • This is so unfair and assinine. People sit on their brains today. I have 6 boys and they all had guns and hunted.
        Reply

        Iou

        • Nancy
          Reply

          This young man did nothing wrong. He just had his rifle with him and was showing it and some crybaby mammy kid saw it and told he was feeling threaten . The one who called the law on him needs to grow up and learn to shut its big mouth.
          I grew up with guns at our home and we 7 of us kids learnt not to touch then unless Dad gave them to us out doors. Yes I have one and I am lady of 78 yrs and know how to load and unload it .

  • aden
    Reply

    screw the libtards, liberalism is a mental disorder ! they should be locked away ! filing false charges based on ”feelings” not logic, the girl that started this needs to be charged and put on trial, jailed and fined, its as if she cried rape where none had occurred! make her spend the same amount of time in jail without bond!

  • Tim Gilleland
    Reply

    This is so disturbing in so many ways. one, Any person can see a post on social media and be offended for seeing something that you or I would forget about it and have you arrested! and secondly if the cop or the DA are having a bad day you could end up getting a hefty sentence. If you don’t have a god income it will bankrupt you. The sad is it would take an act of congress to get straightened out literally!

  • Bobby Harris
    Reply

    This is a prime example of stero type people. Just looking to see if they can get some innocent person in trouble. And then they set back and laugh about it. The caption says make the snow flakes melt. Anyone with any common sense would know. That if you are firing this weapon . Into a snow bank with thirty rounds . It will make the snow flakes melt. This is the most crazyiest thing I ever heard of. Number one has the kid ever been in trouble before with the law for a weapon charge. I doubt it. Since his dad is a retired Marine col. This weapon is part of there everyday life. You need to look at who made the charges . They have probably done this before. The constitution of America says we have the right to keep and bear arms. Wake up America. As a veteran I don’t see where the kid did anything wrong.

    • Terri
      Reply

      This is so wrong. This make me so damn mad
      Take the pussy RA’S and lock them up . They are destroying this young man to get back for a slight he may or may not have done. Grow up.

  • Ross Ivey
    Reply

    The right man (the Colonel dad) got involved. He’ll hire the right lawyer. His son is a student. Being a student in no way amounts to suspended Constitutional rights, which is what the school is doing.

    I ripped into the University o Ga regents for permittimg an illegal search of my son’s dorm room by the campus cops at the behest of the RA.

    They will back off because they are dead wrong.

  • R KStrayer
    Reply

    What a shame ,I can’t believe how Snowflakes of the Democratic persuasion can get away with this kind of conduct. Especially the so called Leftist Prosecutor. It goes to show how far our country has deteriorated . And that no one has common sense anymore .I can only hope this younger man Lucus is found not guilty

  • Ron
    Reply

    The US Constitution does not in any way guarantee any rights to a US Citizen. The US Citizen is the creation of the 14th Amendment and has privileges only not rights. Get your heads out of your backsides. We are born Americans not US Citizens. They are not the same. NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!

    • Tom Koenig
      Reply

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    • Bruce
      Reply

      Agreed!

  • Kevin manier
    Reply

    These red flag laws are only going to cost the taxpayers and States a ton of money in his post that said clearly make the snow flakes melt and I mean the snow if you can’t read without assuming a biased opinion then you are opening yourself up for a lawsuit this kid will own the school when he’s done red flag laws are wrong.

  • Tonya Mason
    Reply

    The people that took the picture and cried they felt threated need to be prosecuted and the young man charged needs to get his reputation cleared. This is sick and crazy.

    • Evan
      Reply

      On what charges can she be prosecuted? She took a photo of a SnapChat post and reported it. Law enforcement determines whether to act and they decided it was threatening, so they arrested and charged the student. Apparently, the prosecutor also agrees and charges are going forward. You can’t charge someone with a crime for reporting behavior they think is threatening or might be criminal. It’s up to the cops to decide when they appraise the situation at the scene. The only way the student who reported the post the defendant made could be in legal trouble is if it turned out she deliberately altered the image or added her own text to make it appear threatening. But the defendant doesn’t deny that was his post.

      • Rick
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        Wrong! Thats the first thing she did. She then continued on to push for a charge and prompted the school to be involved…and wait for it….she made a misleading, false declaration of non existing fear. No sane person could find fear in anything said, posted or even inferred. Without hert words on paper…there is no charge. Both RA´s are 110% in the wrong…like you!

        • Raymond Davis
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          If she made the statement to be vindictive and not because she felt “threatened”. This would be grounds for prosecuting her. I personally see no threat made to anyone. I see pictures of people with guns everyday on the internet. Many with stupid comments and captions. None of these people are being prosecuted. A picture and a poorly worded Sentence does not a crime make. The young man also clarified what he meant by snowflake, so it wouldn’t be taken out of context. How many times do police say, we can’t do anything until a crime has been committed? Then not until someone is hurt or injured do they do something. Again, a picture and certainly not this particular statement is a crime.

  • John Vermeulen
    Reply

    Simply outrageous! I think it also points to a need for reforming the Doctrine of “Governmental Immunity” Otherwise the law he was charged with is just anohter Lawyers relief act, with Cops in relatively Safe Communities seeking to get a Conviction to make claims of just what “Good Cops” they are. The System failed not only this young man but our Society which supposedly values Freedom

    • Alan Hart
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      John Vermeulen, police, prosecutors and judges must make an oath of office to defend and protect the US Constitution. They are not required to answer to bad law but to avoid it. What part of the 2nd amendment do you not understand? It is plain language that a ten year old can understand. Any law that is repugnant to the Supreme Law of the land is null and void from it’s beginning. The boy’s lawyer should object from the beginning but being a lawyer(liar) he will make hay with it while the sun shines. The judge, prosecutor and police have committed a much bigger crime in their behaviors.

      • Rick
        Reply

        You led a sheltered life , Didnt you, Alan Hart? Every ten year old knows that all prosecutors are in it for the money, promotion and futures in law or politics. To do this, they need convictions and the law that needs reforming is the prosecutors favorite…the ability to plea bargain..that´s where they manipulate truth and set inherent fear in an accused and get them to admit to something they never did. So pray tell, where is this requirement not to answer to bad law and only good law???. I dont think you are aware of the very basic principal of the gravity of injustice and corruption within your own legal system. It stinks!

  • Glen Hill
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    I am an American Citizen. These charges against this young man are ridiculous, and should be sumorially dismissed. In the mind of any sane person, the statement posted by him is in no way threatening. Anyone taking it that way is just putting their own spin on it. This is supposed to be America, where you have the right to Express an idea. Snowflakes, in this case cannot be construed to mean anything toward any person. People are against this young man, because he expresses his ideas. The last time I looked, this is not a crime, unless, someone just takes the wide road, and I mean wide, to make it that way. People need to stop putting words and ideas and meanings in someone else’s words. This is a travesty, and the so called prosecutors, are wanting to use this to make a name for themselves. Use the law as law, not makeing up laws against someone to meet your ends.

  • KGBrown
    Reply

    This is a travesty of justice. The law enforcement community should be sued.

    • Catharine
      Reply

      Take your concerns to President Trump so he can ban the Red Flag Laws or Repeal them. http://Www.whitehouse.gov go to Contact President. I believe he can and will help this situation. Also he needs to be aware of what these folks are doing as a result of these Red Flag Rules. Total BS

  • Norman Osborne, LtCol, ret
    Reply

    The woman who made the complaint should be censored and brought up on false charges.
    What an absolute travesty of Justice to allow unsubstantiated accusations to arrest anyone and deny them freedom. Unbelievable!!

    • Evan
      Reply

      Just saying — there weren’t any false charges on the woman’s part. She took a photo of his SnapChat post and reported it. Law enforcement determined it was a threat, arrested and charged the student, and now the prosecutor has decided to go forward with the charge(s). You may dislike what the female student did, but she did not break any laws. She’d only be guilty of a crime if it turned out that she photo-shopped and falsified the image by putting a threatening message on it. However, she didn’t. The defendant does not deny he made the post.

      • Alan Hart
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        John V sorry, should have been directed to Evan. Moderator please change post if possible
        The viewpoint of Evan is simply Orwellian

      • Rick
        Reply

        You keep repeating bS. Your not a lawyer…but keep sprouting BS like you are. I am…I find six different ways to charge her. So far!

      • Grd
        Reply

        Persons who made this ridiculous charges should be publicly humiliated. That lasts longer than any charge.

  • Davin Chamberlain
    Reply

    This stuff makes me irate. This is exactly why we dont need Democrats in office. This kid is in jeopardy of having his life destroyed all because of someone’s feelings. The constitution wasn’t written to protect our feelings it was written to protect our rights as not only Americans, but as human beings. I hope he wins this and then I hope he brings a lawsuit to everyone involved!

  • Jeremy Mckenzie
    Reply

    It’s disturbing how far the legal system goes to placate leftists instead of serving the public and the constitution. It’s time to start watering trees when young patriots are jailed for exercising constitutional rights. If this isn’t the actions of a tyrant, I don’t know what is. He took a picture of a rifle and is incarcerated facing felony charges and prison time?!?!

  • Tom Sheehan
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    This case has to go to the a Supreme Court if Lucas is found guilty of any of these charges. This is a classic case of Leftist il-liberals on steroids. They’re running roughshod over our Constitution, innocent citizens like Lucas, and getting away with it. It has to stop. Lucas’s case sounds like something that needs to be aired out nationally as what was predictable and predicted about Red Flag Laws.

  • MADDOG
    Reply

    Liberal shit bags are the problem with America they need mentally evaluated

  • Jason Faanes
    Reply

    Feelings folks not facts. We’re leaving out a big caveat that he ended his statement with “as in snow.: So clearly he was talking about individuals.

    • Jason Faanes
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      Correction WASN’T

  • Jason Faanes
    Reply

    Feelings folks not facts. We’re leaving out a big caveat that he ended his statement with “as in snow.: So clearly he wasn’t talking about individuals.

    • Rick
      Reply

      Exactly…he has tacked on clarity so as to stop this kind of BS occurring…yet the girls..and the law and the school…all supposed to be superior intellectuals, have ignored it…or dont understand it.

  • Donald Burton
    Reply

    If a judge allows this to go to trial we are all in deportee!!

    • Donald W Burton
      Reply

      If a judge allows this to go to trial we are all in jeopardy.

  • Charles Wilson
    Reply

    This is a disgusting attack on conservatives and the rights givwn to us from God, and protected by the Constitution. If you are a conservative in his home state and you allow this to slide, then you are as trashy and as communist as the left wing nut jobs that have attacked this young man.

  • Tom Atnip
    Reply

    I believe there are liberal organizations plotting to do these kind of things to anyone that has a different political view. This looks like an interesting way to remove guns from people who respect the second amendment. This should be a wakeup call to all who think social media is safe. Social media is controlled by the most liberal people on earth. Ladies and Gentleman keep your head on a swivel start watching your 6. Help each other, protect all our rights. We are stronger when we stand together against tyranny.

  • Martin kensil
    Reply

    I am so sorry this is happening to you Lucas! Myself & many of my Constitution Loving American’s are Praying for you, God willing this matter will be disposed of quickly by our America Loving Judges. For now! Know you have the backing of all the Country Loving American’s. Which is much more than the leftist hating Cowards who want to destroy America.

    • Bridget Taylor
      Reply

      Did you miss this?
      Lucas is a fearless Conservative, a rare person in a liberal environment. His father said Lucas, an Eagle Scout, had ideological debates previously with some of the students. Ironically, Lucas had contact with his accuser previously over those differences of opinion. The complainant in this case had actually been blocked by Lucas when the person became increasingly antagonistic. There had never been any violence, just disagreements over political viewpoints. But did those times “red flag” him as a problem? We believe that is exactly what happened.
      Especially the line where it said he had contact with his accuser previously. He now does have a case against her. Lets wait till it all comes out.

      • Rick
        Reply

        That makes it a malicious accusation of spite to begin with. Good points, sis!

  • Thomas Snell
    Reply

    We need to make America great again!
    Anyone that makes a faults statement should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. By all means investigate threats, because there are people that need vetted. Political differences is not a threat. Apparently the person accusing this young man identifies as a snowflake. Just saying.

  • John Doe
    Reply

    MORE liberal, progressive bullshit trying to destroy any freedoms we have left.

  • Mikey D.
    Reply

    The accuser needs to be sued, so does the school, the prosecutors, and the arresting officers.

  • JimmyinTEXAS
    Reply

    “I seen the picture, and when he said, like, make the snowflakes melt, it kind of made me assume that, um, kind of like as with the gun and shoot other like civilians and stuff with it.”
    This is the speech of a college student? I bet he wouldn’t be passing my English class.

  • Carolyn Lanier
    Reply

    I agree the accusers should be sued, they have ruined this young mans life, he may never get out of this mess and if he does, no college might not accept him because of this ridiculous false charge, his dad fought for our country and our freedom and this is the kind of thanks they get, these accusers should be very ashamed for ruining his life, what a shame that humans could stoop so low, because they are just out to hurt others..

  • Tom hazelton
    Reply

    Why isn’t the prosecutor in jail for violating his 2nd amendment rights?
    She had no authority to violate those rights. She can not be allowed to hide behind “official duties” bs.
    Constitution trumps poorly written state laws.
    She and her boss have violated his rights, and it is time we the people stop these zealots and hold their feet to the fire. This is what comes from the progressive movement and why it is wrong.

    • Rick
      Reply

      Tragically, if a prosecutor ignores the constitution…and a judge actually allows it…then there is nothing can be done until after the trial…thats where it goes to the supreme court…and this boy would have it all thrown out and acquitted under constitutional law, but only then. In america..charges are left to the final decision of the prosecutor. In a country like Australia, if this was brought forward…… you first complain to your district police inspector, if unsuccessful, then you go to your state police commissioner and if still not happy…then you go to the ombudsman. All have the power to change a prosecutors mind. The American system really sucks. This boy will finally be cleared… but not until tarnished with notoriety that can effect his life, education and work forever. American law, particularly control over constitutional law needs a whole revamp and overhaul.

  • Albert Bryson
    Reply

    Wrong person has been arrested. The accuser belongs in jail for false charges against Lucas. His rights are being violated. The state of Michigan and the county where Lake Superior State College and the college need to be sued for violating Lucas’s rights.

  • John Galt
    Reply

    Leftism uses terrorism. Always has, always will. The left has always used fear to silence it’s critics. They are just ramping it up – it was fear of being called a racist, then fear of loosing your job, now fear of loosing your freedom, next fear of loosing your life. This is not hyperbole because it is an observation made based on a 100 years of leftist terror – the gulags, the killing fields, the concentration camp, the ‘great leap forward.’ How many examples do you need? Stop talking about how this is unfair (it is) – they don’t care. It is about scaring conservatives enough to shut them up. Leftists have been doing it since Lenin (Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot, Castro, Stalin, et al). This is a cultural war that only the left has been fighting.

  • Robert Giese
    Reply

    Don’t post photos of your property or comments regarding your conservative stance anywhere on the net. Ever.

  • James Green
    Reply

    This is an outrage! The authorities involved in this injustice need to be censured! This young man is owed a huge apology!

  • OBloodyHell
    Reply

    “I seen the picture, and when he said, like, make the snowflakes melt, it kind of made me assume that, um, kind of like as with the gun and shoot other like civilians and stuff with it.” LB From the court transcript
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    Oh, fuck you, you assholes! That’s in no sense of any kind a “threat” to do anything of the sort.

    I hope he’s smart enough to get The FIRE involved…
    https://www.thefire.org/about-us/mission/

  • David
    Reply

    Perhaps if we understand the word “Snowflake” this story would read completely different. To call someone else a Snowflake tantamounts to a one-sided declaration of “I am a Nazi; my deepest desire is genocide, and I want to turn you into ash.”

    Snowflake
    A Nazi-era terminology; referring to the human ashes falling in the Third Reich when people were incinerated en masse. Its acronym, SS, is also a deliberate nod to the Schutzstaffel (also called SS), the paramilitary death squad of Nazi Germany.
    According to the Alt-Reich, Snowflakes are people suffering from a made-up affliction called Snowflake Syndrome. This harkens back to the concern for “racial hygiene” in the Third Reich, where similar medicalized terms and concepts were adopted to justify their compulsory sterilization and extermination program against those they marked off as Untermensch or “Sub-Human”.
    When dealing with Nazis, whether the Third Reich or Alt-Reich, it’s important not to mistake their idiosyncratic vocabulary for units of communication. Their function is not to engage in a fruitful exchange of ideas, or even an unfruitful one. Rather, they aim only to intimidate and recruit. To call someone else a Snowflake tantamounts to a one-sided declaration of “I am a Nazi; my deepest desire is genocide, and I want to turn you into ash.”

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