Watch What Happens When a Concerned Dad Objected to a School’s Controversial Book Assigned to His Daughter

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by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News

Parent William Baer attempted to express his concern at a New Hampshire school board meeting Monday about a controversial book containing graphic sexual content that was assigned to his daughter. An unidentified school board member tried to cut him off. That’s when the “trouble” began.

The book in question, “Nineteen Minutes,” contains a graphic description of rough sex between two teenagers.

Parents were unaware of its content until it had already been distributed to their children.

WATCH:

According to WCVB-TV, the book contains a graphic description of rough sex between two teenagers, which parents were unaware of until the book had already been distributed to their kids.

— Click here to read excerpts from the explicit passage —

“I was shocked when I read the passage and not much shocks me anymore,” William Baer told EAG News. “My wife was stunned by the increasingly graphic nature of the sexual content of the scene and the imagery it evoked.”

(H/T: EAG News)

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  • americanscott

    The whole group should have jumped on that pig and given him the beat down of his life. Sorry, but he just acted like a Brown Shirt. We don’t need his kind.

    • Sybie

      This is funny. If anything, your response can be deemed acting like a Brown Shirt. In Nazi Germany, they roamed the streets and beat people up who did not agree with their view.
      The gentleman asked to be arrested. The police officer was trying to just remove him from the meeting for disturbing it. If he had left peacefully, he would not have been arrested.

      • D. Zortea

        The root of the problem lies in why. Why did they even consider arrest? From what I’ve gathered, he went over the time limit.

        • Marvelous Marsupial

          From what I’ve gathered, he refused to stop speaking, interrupted the meeting, refused to allow other parents the right to speak their own thoughts on the matter, and then refused to leave when asked, politely, multiple times, by a police officer. He then blatantly said he would not leave and would have to be arrested.

          He flat out begged for the attention.

    • Sybie

      The police officer let him know that he would have to leave, due to speaking out of turn, and not stopping after being asked numerous times.

      He said he was not going to leave, that he was going to have to arrest him. Leaving the officer with no choice. He could have been civil and left because he was not following the rules of a civil society.

      Basically asking to be arrested.

      If everyone was to speak out of turn and talk over each other, it would be a shouting match, not a school board meeting. How would you accomplish anything in an environment like that?

      Just because someone has something to say, does not give them the right do this. There are procedures in meetings like this, so no one domineers the conversation and everyone gets to say their opinions and thoughts.

      It was not his turn. Plain and simple

  • 2ifbyT

    Two words: home school. Then these idiotic Nazi school boards can’t touch you or your kids.

    • Desiree Seifert

      Because people in America are COWARDS, Just sheep in the flock!

      • Oliver Wendal

        Finally someone else said what I’ve been saying, they certainly are.

      • Gene Vickery

        We’ve looked into home school for our kids. In the “Commonwealth” of Virginia it costs ~$1000 a year per kid to teach them at home. Doesn’t sound like much, but when you’ve lost over $10 an hour because of being laid off from one job and your wife can’t find a job for the health care Bachelor’s Degree she has, now we’re feeding 6 people a night on $15 an hour and trying to decide which bill is going to be put off until the next paycheck so that we can have something other than ramen noodles and hot dogs for dinner (never mind not having anything for lunch at work), tell me how I’m a coward because I can’t afford to home school my kids! Its’ blanket statements like yours that really pisses me off when jack holes like you don’t know shite about others situations. Oh, before you say anything, I make too much money according to Social Services to qualify for food assistance.

        • 455supreme

          Home school should be 300+ a yr, or semester. Check with the A.C.E. program.

          • Gene Vickery

            Wife just looked into it about 2 weeks ago due the the 15 year old having major issues with her English teacher and her (daughter’s) cutting because of school. We’ve managed to get her help for the cutting and most of her emotional issues, but now that my Tricare has run out and I can’t afford insurance for the family, I use the VA, we may not be able to get her meds. So in a couple of weeks, when her meds run out, we’re going to be going through even rougher times. I appreciate the information about A.C.E and look into it, but I’m not hopeful since I’m not a minority or a liberal. According to our current government, I’m the part of the group of the worst of the worst, a middle-age, white, conservative, Christian, military veteran male. So all I am to them is another tick mark on their list of those who need to be eliminated and my kids get shafted.

          • Jerry McMains

            I know the hole you are in Gene, God Bless you and your’s!

          • Mike

            I agree and I feel for you and your family and all of the others such as us!~~ God bless you all!!

          • moi2u

            Yep–our current government has no respect for the underemployed every-day conservative working man/woman who busts his/her rear to scrape out just enough to get by on these days and who eeks out just enough to disqualify his family for the benefits that freeloaders who won’t work have no problem getting. You could always try changing your name to Sanchez–I’m sure they would bend over backwards to help you out. Thank you for your service to our nation. You may be just another tick mark on their list, but you will always be a hero to me, sir. …and I am sure I am not the only one. There are organizations out there that help Veterans in need. Here’s a link to a list–hopefully, you can connect with an organization that can and will help: http://www.familyofavet.com/financial_help_for_veterans.html

          • 455supreme

            ” According to our current government, I’m the part of the group of the worst of the worst, a middle-age, white, conservative, Christian, military veteran male. So all I am to them is another tick mark on their list of those who need to be eliminated and my kids get shafted.” <<< I am in exactly the same boat. Semper Fi,

          • Gene Vickery

            Semper Fi brother.

        • Guest2014

          I don’t pay anything, except cost of materials, to home school my child. Must be different from state to state.

        • Guest

          stop whining you reteard

        • Mike Goff

          stop whining you retard

          • moi2u

            He’s just tellin’ it like it is. Were you born a jerk, or or decide somewhere along the way that’s what you wanted to be in life when you grew up??

        • Mike

          Hey Gene~ I feel for you man!~ What the hell is going in this nation of ours!! Cost over $1,000 a year per kid to home school? What in the hell? This is such a freaking disgrace!~~ I am sorry that hard times have hit you sir!!

        • Brandi

          Gene Vickery – Have you looked into allinonehomeschool.com ? Its the site for Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool & it is free…you don’t necessarily need to buy curriculum to homeschool. Also, there is the options of “unschooling” – just some things to consider. I don’t live in Virginia, so I’m not familiar with the laws regarding homeschooling. Hopeful things work out better for you guys in the end & this just ends up being a bump in the road…praying for your daughter.

          • Gene Vickery

            Thanks. I’ll look into that link. And thank you for your prayers.

        • aghazy

          It’s a shame our America has been taken over by the corporate dicks that keep lowering our wages and increasing theirs. But you voted for them! Get all GOP/TEA out of congress!

          • 455supreme

            I see DemoRats did not make you blame list? Typical!

          • Gene Vickery

            I didn’t have a problem withmy job or pay until 2006 when the Dems took over Congress and the bottom completely dropped out since 2012. It doesn’t help that the Dem controlled Senate won’t even allow the near 40 bills concerning the economy that was passed by and sent over from the Republican lead House. Try this on for size…..VOTE OUT ALL INCUMBENTS REGARDLESS OF PARTY!!!!

    • Gene Vickery

      I want to thank everyone who gave kind words and encouragement. As for the two shite stains that cried about me “whining”, they’re not worth the old John Wayne style crap paper to respond to. I hope for all that our country can turn around and recover properly from this liberal economic boon.

    • Gene Vickery

      I need to make s correction concerning yhe codt of home schooling in Virginia. Elementary school and middle school are free to home school. High school is ~$7000 per year, per student. depending on the courses the student takes unless you live in specific counties, then it’s free. Wouldn’t you know it? I don’t live in any of yhose counti2.

  • CraxyD

    Just to play Devil’s Advocate, is there a possibility that there was a warning against “disruptive behavior” and the dad in question violated the rule?

    • Desiree Seifert

      YOU EVER HEAR OF FREE SPEECH?? Perhaps YOU need to read the Constitution!!

      • Sorry, you are mistaken on the definition on free speech.

      • athynz1

        As much as I hate to disagree with you the Constitution only covers freedom of speech towards our government. As much as that school board wants to act like it’s own government freedom of speech does not apply.

    • Bernie Mraz

      Define “Disruptive” The Parent didn’t make any threats nor did he use any kind of physical violence. He was using the first amendment to voice his opinion. Hell, I didn’t hear any offensive language. Hitler would’ve been proud of that school board. I know what you’re saying, but there is no Devil’s Advocate stand in my opinion. That guy is going to win a lawsuit with a decent attorney. BTW, I am a retired Cop of 20 years and I find the Officer’s demeanor as a “Bully”

    • adoremeorelse

      That is highly likely. I’ve been to board meetings that could have gotten out of control due to tough issues. This guy, in my opinion, was disrupting the talking time of others but he definitely did not deserve to be arrested. He could have been simply ejected.

      • Shandi

        They tried to eject him and he refused to leave. That is what led to the arrest.

      • Guest

        He’s a tax payer concerned about the school giving his kid a totally inappropriate required reading assignment–what right do they have to eject this man?? They work for Him–he, along with the others, and thousands more pay their salaries! It’s time these school board folks are reminded where their paycheck comes from!! And the cops as well for that matter. This man was in no-way out of control. The U.S. Constitution states people have a right to peaceable assembly to PROTEST in order to get their grievances heard. That’s why this man was there, obviously. He had a Right to be heard, NOT silenced…and THEN arrested, for cryin’ out loud! Wake-UP people!!

      • Sybie

        Adore
        Listen to it again. The officer was going to eject him. He asked to be arrested.

        • americanscott

          So if I go up to a cop and ask to be arrested, he or she will just do it? Sorry hun, no cop on Earth is going to waste their precious free coffee and doughnut time on that craziness. That’s a lot of paperwork! Besides, he didn’t ask. You are confusing his vocal disbelief with a request.

    • athynz1

      Was the punishment for violating that rule being arrested? What concerns me is that 1) No one else seemed to be concerned about this book – at least not in the 2 minutes of video and 2) No one stood up and agreed with the man but rather they all sat there like frightened sheep. While it makes me glad that my daughter has graduated high school it concerns me that once she has children of her own it’ll be even worse.

    • Shandi

      From what I gather, when he was asked to leave, the policeman was simply going to escort him out. When he refused to leave, I believe that is what led to him being arrested. That’s my take.

  • bill c

    This should give a cold chill to any parent.

  • Stephanie Brubaker

    Hope the officer didn’t scuff his jackboots while taking that domestic terrorist in.

  • Desiree Seifert

    That cops is an ASS HOLE, They REALLY do earn the name of PIG!!!!!!!

  • Scott Irwin

    I agree. The group should have beaten the tar out of this nazi. With every passing day, we are seeing the police state goons impede on our rights. Our founding fathers went to war with Britain for much less than what is happening today. Wake up, people! The time to act is now!

  • Dale

    I would have punched that communist black booted thug cop in the head and gave him a real reason to try and handcuff me. This is disturbing in so many ways… everyone on that school board should be thrown off the board. This country is becoming so f’d up I don’t think there will ever be a way to save it.

    • Mike

      I agree with you Dale!!

  • Brian M Langsford

    You gotta be kidding me! Freakin Nazi State is here

    • Chris Johnson

      The Nazi state that banned books?

  • Guy Daley

    And there are STILL people in this nation that don’t think we live in a police state.

  • Marlene Railton

    SO disturbing! That parent had EVERY right to complain to the school board! SHAME ON THAT SCHOOL BOARD for dismissing his concerns!!!!! VOTE THEM OUT!!!!!

    • forby

      yeah VOTING is the solution. I think voting these moron in at all levels is what is causing the problem.

      • Brian Burchfield

        exactly , the white house is an excellent example

    • Marvelous Marsupial

      They didn’t dismiss his concerns, they in essence told him to shut the hell up and wait his damn turn.

      Did you NOT notice the other parents who were also in agreement with him talking? Who weren’t arrested because they weren’t talking out of turn?

      Fool

    • Lauren Elizabeth Pate

      I would never allow my future children to attend a school that teaches things the way that they do, only allows each parent a freakin “2-minute” rule in which to voice their opinion, and has no care about the parents’ opinions whatsoever. Terrible customer service skills, and no empathy for others.

      • Sheep O’Doom

        If you have say 60 min & you have 30 people wanting to bring something to the boards attention what would you do? This guy was Not the ONLY one that need to address the board but the second the meeting started this jerk gor up & spent TEN minutes bitching about the book. They asked him to schedule a meeting with the superintendent. Was this good enough No this asshat wanted to hijack the meeting & not allow any other issues to be dealt with but his…

  • Karyn Townsend Bagwell

    another example of abuse of power by both the school board and the officer, shame on them

    • Marvelous Marsupial

      prove it.

  • Defender of freedom

    cops are assholes

  • corey

    The other people just sitting there and not objecting to him being arrested are just as to blame for this happening as the police officer. And they should vote the school board out on their behinds.

    • moi2u

      Amen!! What’s the matter with people just sitting back and allowing this to happen???

      • Mike

        I know moi2u.. what the hell is wrong with peep holes?

      • Brian Burchfield

        just the same way they sat back in 2008 and did nothing

      • Robert S.

        You are looking at the American SHEEPLE. The scared, timid, don’t rock the boat idiots that are freely allowing a total police state to take control of this country. We will soon be a paranoid and fake as the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea!

        • Lauren Elizabeth Pate

          Agreed. We have to stand up for what we know is right 😀

          U.S. Constitution› First Amendment

          FIRST AMENDMENTAMENDMENT I

          Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

          Abridging the freedom of speech means shortening it. The “two-minute rule” goes against the Constitution does it not? Abridging defined in the dictionary is:

          1.

          shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense.

          “the cassettes have been abridged from the original stories”

          synonyms:shorten, cut, cut short, cut down, curtail, truncate, trim, crop, clip, pare down, prune; More

          • Sheep O’Doom

            So let me see if I get this right I come to your church & before your minister says anything I demand he answer MY questions & then I proceed to take over the service for an hour long rant. IF I am stopped then well this is a violation of my First Amendment rights. Is that what your saying?

      • YouDig!

        THe people have been castrated ,,,,,

    • Herman Vogel

      “Useful Idiots” would be the term I would use for the ones NOT standing up and refusing to allow this travesty to occur.

    • Barbara

      As stupid as it was to be arrested for violating a 2 minute rule, had anyone escalated the incident, it could have turned out much worse. Sad day when concerned parents can’t voice their opinion about their children’s education, without being arrested.

      • Sharon Fairchild Johnson

        Everything could and will be worse if people DO NOT stand up and stop that kind of stupidity…

      • corey

        Yes it could have turned out worse. But this was bad enough. Any time there is an unjust act, then personal liberty is threatened. I doubt very much any charges against this man will ever be prosecuted, that is unless there has never been anyone else who spoke more than two minutes, without objection, at this school board’s meetings. And I doubt that would be the case. Freedom of speech is threatened whenever it is unnecessarily limited, and I would certainly call this unnecessary.

      • Ted Schofield

        all the rest had to do was get up and leave, that would have said volumes in support

        • Barbara

          I guess they wanted to voice their 2 minutes of concern, and get what ever reasoning the district had for having that book on their reading list. I don’t think the whole board meeting was about the book. There were probably other issues being discussed at the meeting.

          • Ted Schofield

            we’ll never know, but what we do know is we just saw a blatant attack on the right to speak your mind…

          • Marvelous Marsupial

            really? so everyone else voicing their disagreement to the book was arrested?

          • Sheep O’Doom

            The ONLY one to have this issue was HIM & HIM alone.

          • Diana Kerr

            It certainly shouldn’t have been. I know I wouldn’t want my children being forced to read about rough sex between two immature teenagers. There was a book they tried to introduce in the school system here… something about Cuba… which had a very graphic sex scene that the teacher was wanting to be read out loud in class. Thankfully, several parents got together and said, “We’re not paying you people to teach our children about pornography!”

            The reason he was the ONLY one to have this issue is that most other parents don’t even CARE what their kids are learning or doing in school, this parent actually paid attention!

    • Ferrari fan

      I watched the youtube vid where the daughter came back and told them she no longer trusts the school because her father got arrested for breaking the two minute rule. kudos to her.

      • Lavender

        Do you have a link to that??

        • Ferrari fan
          • Zeke

            The body language with the closed eyelids says it all. This petty bureaucrat is frightened that she might have to exercise some personal judgment, might have to break a rule, might have to explain herself to someone, so she hides behind rigidly controlled emotions and procedure, and she closes her eyes to the opinions of the people she would otherwise have to look in the eye. She’s a coward. They all are. I hope the school board is removed en mass at the earliest opportunity.

          • Sheep O’Doom

            So They should only allow ONE person (the Conservative fundamentalist) to take over the meeting about his issues & get nothing else done? Interesting how these sites seem to NEVER post the FULL video.

          • Marvelous Marsupial

            wrong, he got arrested for refusing to leave, after refusing to abide by the 2 minute rule.

      • Ted Schofield

        Not a religious fellow but I remember a prase, “the children shall lead” or something like that…good on her

      • Marvelous Marsupial

        Looks like she has the same common sense and analytical skills as her father… none.

    • olliekey

      EXACTLY. They sit LISTENING TO A TEACHER OR WHOEVER IS THERE.

      WHY????

      This is what America became to be: a country of lazy souls. Even kids would think if they chose their mother ot a hamburger in McDonald’s. Think about it. It is not just Obama, Bush, Clinton, or whoever. IT IS FASCISM. A sheriff from AZ offered kids in his proclamations hung in schools MONEY for to call police on their illegal FRIENDS (and families). It was about Mexicans, so….? If you sell a friend for money, would you some day sell yourself???? Germany 1933. Remember it, the World.

    • David Creech

      Americans have been conditioned to Obey without question. Fortunately many know B.S. when they see it, (even though it appears no one here has the courage to address it). This officer is violating this man’s rights by acting under the color of law and should be investigated.

    • david

      they didn’t move because he should have followed the rules.

    • Lauren Elizabeth Pate

      I totally agree with you Corey. Crap like this really pisses me off. This man was upset and rightfully so, he was not shouting, or hurting anybody. He was mad that his daughter was reading this material offered by the school system. She was fourteen and the book given for the students to read was inappropriate. What the heck is with a two minute time limit anyway? Stupid. I would have talked over two minutes and whoever was in charge of the meeting could have handled it better by maybe asking “what is it that upsets you the most Mr. Baer?”, or “how do you feel that we can correct the situation at hand?” I would give people the opportunity to voice their opinions whether they agreed or disagreed. Don’t we have the right to speak?? Is that not listed in the Constitution. That arrest was completely unnecessary!!! I respect officers who support the Constitution. That man’s rights were violated. If I were him I would fight against that in court. Heck I would even go to court to support him. The images below sum up how I feel about this situation.

    • Sheep O’Doom

      Those other people wanted their turn to speak to the board this asshat wouldn’t allow it. He wanted the ENTIRE meeting to be about HIS issue. They let him have his say They even allowed him some extra time but that like all other self important conservatives wanted to monopolize the boards time. Me I would have simply put a bullet in his head & been done with it.

      • Zeke

        The entire meeting WAS about his issue. It was about children being assigned to read pornographic, age inappropriate material without the parents being notified or given an opt out. I’m still the parent when it comes to my child. The school board is an elected body. Their responsibility is to listen to their employers. The board’s 2 minute rule is unconstitutional. It violates free speech in a government meeting. If they would acknowledge and address his concerns he wouldn’t have to go on and on. But when they ignore his concerns and try to sweep them under the rug he has to speak up.

        • LolaPops

          Zeke, you dropped your jar of lube and I think your butt-plug fell out also..Hurry, it’s not too late to take care of everything and order that pizza also!

          • Zeke

            So what you’re really saying here is that you’re preoccupied with kinky sex, you didn’t grow up with a father to teach you any manners, and your single mother never taught you how to cook, as she was too busy flagging down men in cars on the street corner. No wonder you have nothing intelligent to say.

    • RonKeffer

      Bye bye school board……..it is still not tooooo late

  • Police State

    Seriously, this mans rights were violated the moment that police officer grabbed his hand and slapped the cuffs on him, regardless of the content and talking out of turn. Do we arrest children that don’t raise their hand in school before talking? The man didn’t threaten anyone, didn’t harm anyone, didn’t defame anyone, so what was his crime? Thought Police?

    I would like to see the actual law on the books in that town and county that say talking out of turn at a school meeting is punishable by law, this is not disorderly conduct.

    • Marvelous Marsupial

      You’re an ignorant obviously bigoted moron.

      • Patty Cita

        STFU you pussie

        • Mike

          Patty ~ Patty ~ Patty … let’s all try to get along ok?

      • adoremeorelse

        Bigoted? How did that word come about for you? Where’s the bigotry? And instead of calling him a moron, voice your views on what happened.

      • Christy Warlow

        And you’re an idiot.

      • athynz1

        So what was the law that was broken? You seem to have all the answers so you can tell us what law this man broke.

        • Marvelous Marsupial

          Disorderly conduct? Trespassing? Either one would do the moment he refused to leave the meeting after being asked repeatedly to stop interrupting.

          • athynz1

            Stop, just please stop. Stop trying to justify the police state. 1) He wasn’t disorderly. He was objecting to the book that this school board shoved down the student’s throats without any sort of input from the parents. 2) He wasn’t trespassing. It was a meeting open to the parents/guardians of the students of that school and in fact may have been open to the general public.

          • Marvelous Marsupial

            There is no “police state”, hell there’s a damn good chance the cop
            agreed with the parent.. I’ve personally found most older cops are social conservative leaning.

            1. He was disorderly, he refused to abide by the rules of the meeting, and then refused to leave when asked to by the duly constituted authority.

            2. STATE DEPENDENT, the moment you are asked to leave by the owners/landlords/legal custodians of the property, and you refuse, that is trespassing and it is an arrestable offense.

            He was not silenced for protesting the book, he wasn’t kicked out for protesting the book, and he wasn’t arrested for protesting the book. Others there voiced the same opinion, but they did so while following the rules.

      • Cali Curmudgeon

        That’s a “/sarc”, right?

        • CafeConservative

          That’s what it looked like to me

      • Dean T. Pangelinan

        It is YOU who is the MORON, and completely contemptible, to boot, “marsupial.”

      • Alan Teague

        Bow to your god obama, you ignorant slut!

        • Marvelous Marsupial

          I voted against him twice, cute though.

          Ignorant means lack of knowledge, I’m perfectly satisfied with my knowledge of law, common sense, and manners. This guy had absolutely none of those.

          • Alan Teague

            I believe my comment was intended for someone else. But I do think whether or not he was following “The Rules” or had good manners, when we let people get arrested for voicing their opinion against the government, we are all in trouble.

          • Marvelous Marsupial

            He wasn’t arrested for voicing his opinion. Plenty of other parents at that meeting voiced the same exact opinion, including the woman who started talking during/after his removal… they weren’t arrested.

            Your comment may have been intended for someone else, but you did directly reply to my comment.

      • Chris Bradford

        Do you even know what “bigoted” means? Or “marsupial” for that matter? Do you carry your young in a pouch or something? Before you debate with us Primates, I suggest you do a little learning.

        • Marvelous Marsupial

          I fail to see what an internet user name has to do with this article, but then since you can’t see the obvious bigotry of someone named “Police State” automatically faulting the cop in this instance when it was obviously the moron father responsible for his own arrest, well I don’t think you’re smart enough to take part in the discussion.

    • Bill1893

      It IS disorderly conduct. But, I agree with you otherwise. The law on disorderly conduct needs to be refined, and only the courts can do that.

      • CafeConservative

        Only legislatures or rewriting of municipal code can do that you mean? Courts were never intended to change laws.

        • Bill1893

          Well, yes. The law itself can only be changed by the legislature, but defining the scope of the letter of the law is the role of the courts. Whether this is disorderly depends upon an interpretation of the statute, which is usually interpreted too broadly by the courts.

      • jeradl

        Sorry but that wasn’t even close to disorderly. The man has a right to express himself and he has a right to be noisy about it as long as he doesn’t totally disrupt the meeting which he did not.

        • Bill1893

          I agree with you in principal, but the definition of disorderly conduct is, in effect, to disrupt the lawful activities of anyone else. Thus, to go over the 2 minutes and take that time away from someone else and to ignore repeated warnings to quit talking out of turn is easily disorderly conduct. That you can be arrested for disorderly conduct under these specific circumstances is rather outrageous, but not illegal.

          • April Hanson

            Another Sheeple
            Bill1893

          • FearlessTeapot .

            He quoted the law, as is written in the books. You’re a dick, April.

          • April Hanson

            Ya your rite. Laws are never wrong. . . . Sorry I dont belive that. I dont close my eyes and follow blindly.

          • Marvelous Marsupial

            Another ignorant fool.

        • Sheep O’Doom

          He may have had the right to speak but what about all the others there at the meeting who had business with the board?Interesting how folks like you think only people like yourself have special rights & privileges not afforded anyone else. What about THEIR right to speak?

      • Paul Blakely

        Was he being abusive in his words-was he harming anyone-NO he was speaking out of turn-so tomorrow when I have a student in my classroom interrupt me or talk without raising their hand I should have a cop come and arrest them
        this is COMMUNISM at its finest right there-oppress our rights as citizens because the government is always right. Bill1893 how would you like disorderly conduct redefined- so that anyone who expresses their first amendment rights be put in jail-your just as guilty as the people in the video!!!!

        • bite me

          Absolutely how scary a place we now live in for this man to voice his opinion concerning his daughter to be hauled off in hand cuffs that cop should be fired for being an idiot and to the idiot whi said that was disorderly conduct obviously your not a true american so get bent 🙁

        • Bill1893

          Abusive and harming aren’t necessary to being disorderly. If you disrupt an assembly of other people, that is disorderly conduct. If you keep talking out of turn when asked to stop, that is disorderly conduct. I agree with your sentiment that it wasn’t a serious infraction of any kind, but it was still illegal. That he was arrested was, to me, an abuse of discretion.

          • 1kenthomas

            That’s one of the dumbest things I’ve heard today, and I’ve heard a lot. Free speech. Period. That is all.

          • Bill1893

            I agree with you in principle. After all, an unconstitutional law is no law at all. Unfortunately, the courts have upheld disorderly conduct statutes so long as they say what this New Hampshire statute says, such that there is, in effect, a uniform version nowadays.

        • Marvelous Marsupial

          Actually if your student refuses to stop talking when you tell them to, and then refuses to leave the room when you tell them to, I wouldn’t put it past you to call the cops/security since they’re the only ones that would be able to put their hands on the student without some sort of liability.

          And if you didn’t, you would be an irresponsible teacher sacrificing your teaching time and the education of the rest of your students all for one trouble maker.

        • Sheep O’Doom

          He was allowed to voice his objection HOWEVER he continued to voice it not allowing anyone INCLUDING the board members to speak.

    • Just Axin

      What a bad decision for the cop to make. His case will be thrown out and taxpayer’s will be out a lot of $.

      • Sheep O’Doom

        Nope the guy would get a fine he was disrupting the meeting.

    • Bill1893

      N.H. Stat. title 62, Section 644:2 Disorderly Conduct. – A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if:

      He purposely causes a breach of the peace, public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creates a risk thereof, by:

      (b) Disrupting the orderly conduct of business in any public or governmental facility; or
      (c) Disrupting any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority.

      Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor [thus permitting arrest if it takes place in the presence of a peace officer] if the offense continues after a request by any person to desist; otherwise, it is a violation [thus permitting a ticket].

      • Arch491

        Bill….you are extremely irritating and I believe you are the Cop that arrested this poor caring parent that was just disillusioned with this idiotic woman trying to silence him. Vote these people out!!

        • Bill1893

          He asked for the statute. Why would that irritate you?

      • coyote6183@gmail.com

        I’d like to add that there there is no order to a school board that gives underage children pornography. This will not end here, over my dead body will my nieces be subjected to pornography at the consent of a teacher

      • 1kenthomas

        He clearly was not disrupting the conduct of the meeting; rather, others paused and gave him space to speak.
        That’s presuming what you forward would withstand judicial review, which it very well, might not.

        • Bill1893

          You can clearly hear the chair asking him repeatedly to quit talking, pleading with him to quit talking, and he keeps going and going. Look, I agree with him completely. Unfortunately, not only was his conduct disorderly, it was textbook disorderly.

        • Marvelous Marsupial

          Are your arms long enough for the reaching you’re doing?

          Others didn’t pause, he started talking and refused to stop when asked. Meetings have rules for a reason, follow them or don’t go.

          • 1kenthomas

            That’s utter horse petunias. He was engaging in pure speech. Any of the other parents, could have interrupted him. He wasn’t preventing anyone from doing anything– speech is chaotic.

            Follow the rules? Heil Marsupial! Sorry, I’m a citizen, not a subject. I am not bound by the so-called rules of a “school board” made up of amateurs who don’t know Constitutional Law from the opening between their arsecheeks.

            I hope this lawyer takes the officer, the local Department, and the school board (depending on circumstances) for everything he can get out of them.

          • Marvelous Marsupial

            Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic
            things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent
            response were you even close to anything that could be considered a
            rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having
            listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your
            soul.

      • Rachel

        Okay then by that standard, I as a civilian if I were there at that meeting could have performed a citizen’s arrest on that cop for disturbing the peace and violating that man’s rights.

        The law system goes both ways. As a citizen of the United States, if I see a police officer breaking the law or infringing on the rights of an innocent person, I have the right to perform a citizen’s arrest. I think if people weren’t so afraid of the police officers, there wouldn’t be as much of an abuse of power.

        • Bill1893

          A peace officer is generally privileged from having committed a crime in the course of effecting an arrest unless the arrest itself is illegal (either in its lacking probable cause or warrant or in its presenting a stand-alone felony). Further, in most jurisdictions, you can only effect a citizen’s arrest of a peace officer for committing a felony in your presence (and good luck with that even then). The arrest was legal because Mr. Baer was clearly engaging in disorderly conduct. And, to the extent the cop was himself disorderly, it was both privileged and, at worst, a misdemeanor that you could, at most, report to his chief and internal affairs the next day. Any attempt to citizen’s arrest him would itself be several crimes, and would likely result in your being hurt and prosecuted.

    • Ted Schofield

      cops don’t think, even pit bulls are smarter, cowhampshire rules

    • Lauren Elizabeth Pate

      Does the constitution limit how much time we have to speak? no it does not. It says that we have “freedom of speech”.

      U.S. Constitution› First Amendment

      FIRST AMENDMENTAMENDMENT I

      Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

      Abridging the freedom of speech means shortening it. The “two-minute rule” goes against the Constitution does it not? Abridging defined in the dictionary is:

      1.

      shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense.

      “the cassettes have been abridged from the original stories”

      synonyms:shorten, cut, cut short, cut down, curtail, truncate, trim, crop, clip, pare down, prune; More

    • Sheep O’Doom

      If a kid would not shut up & was disruptive in class his butt would be sent to the principals office … They allowed him to have his say they gave him a solution & how to appropriately deal with the issue. He chose to not shut up & had the cop NOT removed him he would have continued disrupting the meeting. Clearly we need to put you folks in prison & release all these non violent offenders.

  • ValleyCounty

    Your common communist core public school curriculum in action…..

  • David Tiffin

    Remember you vote those people into office.

    • Police State

      but they don’t hire the police they pay for.

    • ssn708

      You don’t vote police into office. And in a local school board election, it is really impossible to determine someone’s views on things, there is no information available on nearly any of them.

    • W Dawes

      Police only work for the city manager, not the people. They can lie to the people all they want. Just ask them.

      • Nolan Lake

        Ive been lied to and been treated like crap by cops. Its worse when you have a record.

  • Nadine Faber

    More and more are doing home school because of this stuff. I keep reading about things that are being pushed that have no business in a school assignment, reading materials, videos… and professors/teachers saying and doing things that are not ok or restricting speech rights….

  • Greg Mauer

    Left wing New Hampshire. I had a friend who unfortunately lived there for a while and he hated it! Said it was like living in a police state. Shithole!

    • moi2u

      Wow…must’ve gone down the hole after I left in 1989. I loved living there! When I lived there is was the ‘Live Free or Die’ state…in just about every way possible! NH was mostly conservative then–it was Vermont that was lib/progressive paradise!

  • Mark7Seven

    The man should use this video as he runs for school board in the next election. He would win in a landslide. If he’d gone limp when he was touched by the officer it would have been even better. As far as I know there is no requirement to participate in your own arrest.

    • Johnny Blade

      its a crime called ‘resisting without force’… if you do anything contrary to what the state tells you to do you can count on there being a law against it

      • Patty Cita

        shut up you f88kin pussie

        • Darryl Lee

          I think that they were over baring with this situation…. I think that the cop should have told him to go home after he was in the hall way… I think the Cop make his point up until then… The man can always come back to another meeting later….. But for the cop to put hand cuffs on him..and arrest him…. This was over doing it!!! I think the cop made his point after grabbing the arm…. It ok law officer are trained how to control the body of a person that is out of control…The officer did his part in handling the situation…. And I think the dad had a point…but was flinging insults about his daughters… I really don’t think that this was a proper way for the man to handle the situation about flinging insults to the speaker that had nothing to do with his daughters….. Is not a proper way handle any problems… The man need to exercise a little more tact in what he was explaning and he was out of turn so it was harder to express what he was feeling…. I think if he approached it more tactfully he could have made his view points more obvious and the party could have help him to work on it…. But being out of control dose no one any good…. I think the cop was a bit hard on him… But like I said,,,The cop could have pointed to the door in the hall and said,, Go home!!! Now!!! That would have been acceptable…. If he then attacked the cop..I think that would not have been acceptable then the cop should have arrested him then!! But he didn’t resiste arrest..he did resist the cop when he told him to come on.. He should have got up and left peacefully instead of making the cop remove him…. I”m sorry but the Judge will look at this video and declare by written law as to what the judge has to follow will declare the police officer in the right…. As unfair as that may seem!! The jude sill has to comply with the law as written….. Because in a seance he resisted arrest when he refused to leave the room peacefully… He had the opportunity not to be a butt.!!! I know he was not feeling good about the situation but that didn’t give him the right to brake the law. Even though the officer was a bits over bearing…. The courts will not recongnize it. I”m sorry .

  • mike whiteley

    let me say one thing the cop hand some set of balls but this the new order in our country get ready we should arrest the school board and i would sue school the cop real storm troopers these are the same people who want to take our gun rights.

    • Chris Johnson

      Interesting you bring up the topic of gun rights. If you read the book in question, it’s about a school shooting where multiple students and a teacher die.

      • W Dawes

        shooter was most likely a liberal.

        • Chris Johnson

          Read the book and find out.

  • Pissed off

    What now? Our first amendment rights get taken away by some idiot that is running a meeting about a creepy book that should not have been assigned anyway. This Dad should take them to court and get his justice. and get rid of the book. In a heart beat.

  • Sabrina

    The cop is a dick. start pulling your kids out of the schools

  • Sabrina

    Don’t you have any balls, dad?

  • neonatalmsn@gmail.com

    The worst part is that the idiot parents just sat there. Do they support the forced reading of this book? I wouldnt live in that part of the country for any amount of money. This school board needs voted out, the school needs to have a suit brought against it and the cop needs to be fired.

    • adoremeorelse

      Doesn’t it make you wonder what happened to the Classics? Why are so many teachers introducing horrible pseudo-literature to our kids?

      • Chris Johnson

        I can only guess you haven’t read the book in question, Nineteen Minutes.

      • W Dawes

        Because most are Neo-hippies that love this stuff. Change for the sake of change, not change for the sake of improvement.

      • Marvelous Marsupial

        The classics… like… Shakespeare? Chaucer?

        • adoremeorelse

          I can guess what clever rebuttal you’d have to my “yes” response, but feel free to prove me right…

          • Marvelous Marsupial

            I shouldn’t need to be clever, if you had bothered to actually read either.

  • Guest

    People, please keep your comments to a two minute read maximum, thank you. (sarc off)
    How sick is this, not only what happened to this father but worse what is being “taught” in a public school. Geez (by that principles standards) if I was only 21 years old again I’d see if the LIBERAL principle had a daughter that wanted some rough sex and *** all over his rug after I ****ed her silly. Someone please forward my message to him, does he have a wife, maybe I’d **** her next since they are a family of liberal whores. Who voted these people in to these jobs? As I say do unto others as they are doing to you and yours.

    • moi2u

      Tom…is that you??? lol.

  • Anthony Simonaitis

    That’s just ridiculous. one sane voice and he gets arrested while the sheeple just sit there… hoping not to be noticed. so sad.

  • Frank

    hope he sued the school, the Police Department and pulled his kids out of this Nazi settlement.

  • Brett Blanchette

    I hope he sue’s the school district and that pig cop. There was no reason for an arrest.

  • Marvelous Marsupial

    He deserved that.

    • Patty Cita

      shut up you pussie

    • athynz1

      For protesting the forced reading of a sexually graphic book?

      • Chris Johnson

        Haha have you read the book?

        • moi2u

          Have you, Chris Johnson??? I didn’t think so.

          • Chris Johnson

            Yes I have read the book, found it thought provoking and troubling, and enjoyed it. You might learn something if you read it.

        • athynz1

          Haha I’ve read the excerpts which was sufficient. Would you want YOUR teenage daughter to have to read this:

          “‘Relax,’ Matt murmured, and then he sank his teeth into her shoulder. He pinned her hands over her head and ground his hips against hers. She could feel his erection, hot against her stomach.

          ” … She couldn’t remember ever feeling so heavy, as if her heart were beating between her legs. She clawed at Matt’s back to bring him closer.

          “‘Yeah,’ he groaned, and her pushed her thighs apart. And then suddenly Matt was inside her, pumping so hard that she scooted backward on the carpet, burning the backs of her legs. … (H)e clamped his hand over her mouth and drove harder and harder until Josie felt him come.

          “Semen, sticky and hot, pooled on the carpet beneath her.”

          I don’t. And I have serious concerns for a school system that not only is forcing teens to read this but uses the cops to silence any opposition to it.

  • Diana Mathews McCabe

    In the early 90’s, the public was warned of these “new” learning tools and were voted in anyhow by now grandparents of these children, leaving parents like these the only choice to get arrested to try and be heard. I did my part. I got a baby sitter for my 4 kids and went to school and city council meetings to vote against the “new” accepted books. Honestly, do you think the police officer feels the same way or just doing his job?

  • MatthewScheller

    For North Koreans these people spoke great English!

  • Tony Cavone

    How sad people can get away with this crap! I would take my kids out of the school and either home school them or enroll them in another school. The I would consult with an attorney! Too bad the entire group didn’t stand up as one to support the gentleman, who was only trying to protect his child.

  • Harrist7

    The Political Police out of control.
    Bring it on punks, you’ll soon be questioning if your pay is enough.

  • Christi Crawford

    Stop the money supply and you cut off the head of the snake! Applies to all government positions. We pay them so it’s time they listen to what we want!

  • Zebulon Yegaboski

    5/16/14 Waskington DC operation american spring

  • Ann Meister

    Homeschool or start your own schools. You’ll find lots of willing parents to participate. People need to stop believing that the only way to get an education is to sit behind a desk all day, listen to an “expert” and spit back facts. Let your kids enjoy being kids. Along with some direction, they will blossom and surpass any kid in school.

  • Mimi Schmaltz

    What is the purpose of a school board meeting?

  • Elyce Carr

    My hat is off to this responsible parent. If more parents had a clue as to what their children are doing, we would not have all these problems with our youth. Peer pressure, violent TV shows, etc. that influences our youth has got to stop. Quit sensationalizing all of this crap. Shame on that board and that Policeman for arresting that man when all he was doing was being a responsible parent, and using his first Amendment right. What a stupid school board to even allow such a book to be read. The longer I get to know people the more I love Dogs more.

  • Rd Cargill

    only one way to stop this, CIVIL LAW SUIT AGAINST THE OFFICER NOT THE ENTIRE FORCE. WHEN THESE BULLIES START USING THEIR OWN MONIES TO ANSWER THE WRONGS THEY DO, IT WILL STOP

    • Bill1893

      Under our system, even violating the “2 minute rule” for one second is disorderly conduct. Any lawsuit against the cop would be summarily dismissed under the doctrine of qualified immunity. That a man can be silenced and ultimately humiliated under that system is an indictment of that system. Adding the specific facts of this case makes it all the more outrageous. That cop should have exercised a little more discretion. The fact that he didn’t and will not be held accountable for it is another indictment of the system.

  • Tom Keyser

    Apparently the school board knew was was going to happen or is it just normal to have officers of the law present at these meeting in that area. What a crock!! As a parent that man had every right to speak his mind and if that book was that graphic then I would have had a problem with that too if my teenage child was involved. I totally would have knocked that cop on his butt then dealt with the courts later. That office was wrong in even touching that man because he did nothing wrong and I am sure that all charges were dropped as soon as this hit the media. Fire the whole damn school board on that one. The school board was wrong just plain and simple.

    • Bill1893

      Don’t give the goon the dignity of the term “officer.” The guy being arrested was himself an officer, of the court. The goon was a goon. He didn’t want to look weak or incompetent in front of his employers, so he made a poor decision that the courts will uphold in spite of the afront to liberty. It’s all rather shameful.

      • Shawn

        There’s no “affront to liberty”. The only affront here is your understanding of Freedom of Speech.

    • Shandi

      He had every right to speak his mind. But instead of waiting his turn, he interrupted someone else and then kept arguing, becoming belligerent. Had he waited he turn, he could have expressed his outrage during his two minutes.

  • Bill1893

    Outrageous

  • Guest

    SHAME ON THE SCHOOL BOARD??? WHAT ABOUT THE GESTAPO ACTIONS OF THE POLICE??? What was the nature of the crime the parent committed? Was this not a PUBLIC meeting of the School Board? Was he not a parent of a student of that school board? What was the crime that caused the police to remove him from the meeting, handcuff him and take him into custody? False arrest! Harassment. Defamation of character. I would sue the Board for making false charges, first amendment violations and the police for false arrest THEN I would vote the morons out of office.

  • Guest

    There is a major storm coming and this country is right in it’s direction. Their is no chemistry between School and Sex!

  • Guest

    There is a nasty storm coming and this nation is it’s direction. There is NO chemistry between School and Sex.

  • ChrisB

    SHAME ON THE SCHOOL BOARD??? WHAT ABOUT THE GESTAPO ACTIONS OF THE POLICE??? WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE PARENTS THERE TO OBJECT TO THE BOOK SITTING THERE WHILE THE COPS ARREST AN
    ALLY??? Spineless WORMS!!! What was the nature of the crime the parent committed? Was this not a PUBLIC meeting of the School Board? Was he not a parent of a student of that school board? What was the crime that caused the police to remove him from the meeting, handcuff him and take him into custody? False arrest! Harassment. Defamation of character. I would sue the Board for making false charges, first amendment violations and the police for false arrest THEN I would vote the morons out of office.

    • Shawn

      You should probably read up on what Freedom of Speech actually means. It does not mean that you have a right to talk over and interrupt people at your leisure in a public meeting.

  • Ted

    There is a nasty storm coming and the U.S. is in it’s direction. Sex and School have NO Chemistry.

  • Bill1893

    This is in New Hampshire. I forget, what’s the state motto of New Hampshire?

    • Bill1893

      Oh yeah, LIVE FREE OR DIE

      • moi2u

        Exactly! I’m totally irate that this would happen in the state I once called my home!

  • Nick

    Most of you are right, he should be able to voice his opinion to the school board. They are wrong for not letting him exercise his rights. However, he broke the law when he refused to leave. If you listen closely, the officer tells him, “they asked you to leave”. He refused. Therefore the officer didn’t violate his rights, he made an arrest based on what Texas refers to as Criminal Trespass.

    • Jim Bart

      Are you saying it’s okay for a concerned tax paying parent, to be asked to leave, just because they don’t like what he had to say?

      • Shawn

        It had nothing to do with them not liking what he had to say. It was because he was speaking out of turn. You cannot simply talk over someone and not expect to be called on it.

    • Chris Johnson

      He may have already had his two minutes with which to voice his opinion and now was interrupting others despite repeated warnings.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    The other story indicates that the man arrested is an attorney. Those of you knocking him for not having any “balls” need to realize that he did exactly what he should do to win his case in court. That win will be much more beneficial to us all than taking a swing at a cop who like it or not is just doing his job.

  • Shandi

    He did interrupt another man while he was speaking. And then was it his turn? Sounds like they were giving anyone who wanted to speak two minutes. Perhaps he should have raised his hand and waited his turn. But he interrupted someone and then kept arguing. I can see why they asked him to leave.

    • Chris Johnson

      He may have already had his two minutes and now was interrupting others despite repeated warnings.

  • libsbite

    Gotta love the pigs! Just like the nazi’s

  • vondutch

    Sheep. Pathetic sheep.

  • boatandoar

    the cop is lucky he didnt get his ass beat

  • jeradl

    The cop and the city official encouraging him to arrest that man should both lose their jobs. The man’s rights were violated. They can’t even claim disorderly conduct because that is not even close from the video. This was simply an abuse of power and position.

    • Shawn

      His rights were not violated. You misunderstand Freedom of Speech.

  • jeradl

    Schools need to stop letting teachers make kids read this new wave trash and instead stick to the classic books that have always been assigned in school

    • Shawn

      Such as…?

      • Nolan Lake

        How come no one talks about what the kids read on there own? Anime?comic books? The parents need to be interested in what their kids are reading.

  • richcarro

    What a bunch of cowards, just sitting there and not even defending this father for speaking his mind when all of you were there for the same reason. You shamed yourselves by doing nothing at all.

  • Robert Minter

    Are ya pissed yet???

  • Brenda Lewis

    communism!!!!!!

  • Lisa Garrison Harvey

    I can’t believe that no one else agreed with him. I would have been a lot louder than that guy !! Didn’t they expect that parents were going to be upset ?? So what’s the point of having a school board meeting if you can’t state how you feel.
    Really getting scary.

    • Chris Johnson

      Have you read the book Nineteen Minutes?

      • W Dawes

        Quit spamming everyone with “Have you read the book Nineteen Minutes?” The page shown on TV was enough evidence to prove the book should not be in a school.

        • Chris Johnson

          Ah you want to ban books? Who is the Nazi now?

          • CharleyMarbles

            Grow up Chris noone is saying ban the book but if my kid got cought whit a sexyaly explicit book of his own what do you think would have happened??? I can tell you cause him and a friend of his did get caught printing pornographic cartoons. Can you say suspension and MY ability to parent being questioned including CPS involvement. but by your opinion it’s ok for the School to assign it ???

          • chrisozman

            He’s a Socialist/Communist troll

          • Chris Johnson

            W Dawes (who I was replying to) said “enough evidence to prove the book should not be in a school.” Is that not banning the book?

            Yes in my opinion it is ok for a school to assign this book. I have read the book, was confronted and moved by its passages of bullying, and feel students can learn a lot discussing the many themes of this book.

            Have you read the book?

          • W Dawes

            Originally the parent was not asking to ban the book, he wanted a parent opt out letter for the students, like other controversial books. Funny, when it is “Controversial” for you lefties, there is this push for censorship. But when it is Controversial for the right, those people are labeled as “uneducated” by the left, just like you have been doing, Chris johnson. So yes you are a Socialist Troll. Really hard for you to try and cover your tracks by telling everyone you are a moderate because you are not.

          • Shawn

            Sexually explicit, like the Bible?

  • Ron Vaughan

    This is why – when the time does come – 90 % of We the People will do as told – and I hope and pray that when I am in such a place and it happens while I am present – I am asking God at this moment to Please make Me that 10 % of the One’s that will take that stand and that will as well be carted off like a raping murdering criminal of a thug – All because of His concerns and rightly so about the words and some graphics in a middle school text-book , Why would the others just sit there and not say a damn word ! – Yes reinforcements would of been called in – But at least You made that stand – This is where the True Fighting American Patriots will stand out – For they will be the only One’s that do Stand-UP ! – wtf – America today – barryville tomorrow – Yes You have a choice – at least on this day of 05/06/2014 We still have Our Rights and as long as We stand Up for said Rights then at least We will always have that chance of keeping those Rights – But just as soon as We stop demanding Our God given Rights through Our United States Constitution – and Our Beloved – Bill of Rights – That is the day that We will lose said and All of the Rights of being an American Citizen – The Greatest Place on this living Earth ! – But We are going to have to fight for these Rights or lose these Rights – and for this cop to have done what he did , just showed the world the size of his man-hood and he was making it up with the pushing around of an unarmed citizen , this cop looked to be as un-knowledgeable about this Mans Rights as if the cop had a boot up his butt – I am beside My-Self here after watching what these People ( American Citizens ) allowed to happen right before there eye’s and NOT ONE of them said any-damn-word in favor of this American Citizen being pulled out of His seat in a manner that a murdering criminal would be yanked up and taken away –

    • Shawn

      You still have your rights. You just don’t fully understand them.

  • Joe Tokoph

    The rest of the people in this room are a bunch of weak sissy bitches, these are the people that dont take a stand and why our Government is running rough shod! I apologize to the man arrested, he did nothing wrong!! Oh lets not get involved bitches.

  • 63_kcirm

    When a police officer takes illegal action and breaks the law himself, he no longer holds the authority that his badge represents. He has lost all rights to his position as a law enforcement officer and the public should take his place and escort HIM to the jail to be charged with his crimes.

    • Shawn

      He did not break the law. You may want to read up on Freedom of Speech.

  • ki-lee

    This also happens at township and borough meetings. Don’t dare ask a question of anyone on a Board which requires an answer that may show them in a bad light. For instance a township manager allowing a neighborhood to be built in the 80’s knowing that at the area they could not get a good water perk. Then 20 yr later sitting on the board of supervisors in one township under one name and also on another township board using a different name. Directly asking questions to the person involved got me escorted out 2x’s.

  • sneadster

    I think in these left wing districts if a conservative plans on speaking he should hire about 12 bodyguards and then stand up to the union police officers who are mindless to say the least. Being led out by the hand would not have happened unless he wanted to drag me.

    • Shawn

      …which he would have, and rightly so.

  • rickwalters

    I’m not sure he should have been arrested but there was a process for expressing your thoughts – he didn’t follow it. He was rude and was looking to evelate the situation – so removong him from the room was appropriate

    • chrisozman

      Wow. Seriously? Looking at this from Australia I could tell you that if it happened here most of the people in the room (including those who disagreed with the guy arrested), would have disarmed the officer, put him under citizen’s arrest and he would have eventually appeared in court charged with false arrest. “Rudeness” and “elevating a situation”are not criminal, nor even civil offenses. If you think this is a reasonable act, in any country in the world, I think you should consider emigrating to North Korea.

      • Chris Johnson

        Looking from Australia, no such thing would have happened here. The concept of a citizen’s arrest is almost unheard of. More likely anyone doing so would have been charged with obstructing police. (Remember Occupy Melbourne?)

        • chrisozman

          Judging from your other comments Chris, you are from a chardonnay-sipping, latte-slurping, black-skivvy wearing, lefty-apologist, sheepish-minded part of Australia that is totally foreign to me. I can assure that in my part of Australia it would have happened exactly as I have stated.

          • Chris Johnson

            Actually I’m a supporter of free speech, have attended rallies where Police have arrested peaceful protesters, and I have stood up for the rights of others.
            If you think you wouldn’t be charged for obstructing police then I doubt you know our legal system well. Do you think the police would allow one of their own to be arrested by citizens? Ha! Not a chance.

            BTW can’t stand chardonnay or lattes.

          • chrisozman

            But you are a member of a Socialist organisation aren’t you? Out for a little quiet trolling on a right wing website are we?

          • Chris Johnson

            No I am not a member of a socialist organisation. Never have been. I have some interesting debates with socialists and libertarians, but you’ll find me in the middle.

          • W Dawes

            Yep Chris is an ISOer

      • Bang

        What would happen to you if you tried to disarm a police officer? You end up in a life-or-death struggle for the firearm. My money is on the cop in that situation. I would hate to be the guy who has to go tell your family that you were stupid enough to think you could just grab a police officers gun off him and ended up dead for your stupidity. “Elevating the situation” is what happens when you go for the cops gun. Bang! Youre dead.

  • Jane Dellinger Hoyle

    This is so disturbing! So we have no right to object to the fact that the school board wants our children to read porn for school assignments. The phrase “This country’s going to hell in a hand basket” is an apt description!

    • Shawn

      The Bible has more sex and violence than this book.

  • levotb

    Unfortunately for Conservative, law-abiding New Hampshireans, hundreds of thousands of libtards from MA have relocated to The Granite State and are turning it blue.

    • moi2u

      Indeed, must be the case, because when NH was my home it was a terrific place to live!! Guess they’ll have to change the state motto from “Live Free or Die” to “Just Another Police State” on their license plate!

    • Shawn

      There was no constitutional violation here. Freedom of Speech is not absolute.

  • OhOhSayCanYouSee

    So much for the second amendment. Take the school district, the school administrator, and the police officer to court for violation of constitutional rights. Made me want to beoch slap that goon.

    • Chris Johnson

      Which Amendment?

    • Shawn

      You may want to take a look at the Constitution again, unless you’re advocating that the parents arm themselves before coming to the meeting.

  • Mike Goff

    the cop is a paid Nazi ss officer as far as im concerned.

  • social engineering – education a euphemism – nothing left but to relegate them to their role of self-determined irrelevance

  • Jerry McMains

    This parent didn’t shout, didn’t curse, didn’t even stand UP!!! How in Gods name is that disorderly conduct?? 98% of school boards react like this…cops making some side money…A$$ HATS

  • Vivian Shaw

    Why are the other people just sitting there, they should’ve stood up and rally around this parent. Don’t they know that is their freedom that is in jeopardy, every one of those school board members should be kicked out for allowing this to happen. Do we understand what this school is trying to do, they are teaching our children its okay to let a guy rough you up during sex. Come on people call it like it is. This is un real what is being taught in our schools. Speak up all of you, together you can change this system. They are changing the history books in America, stand up and say something to your congressmen, senators. Let your voice be herd.

    • Chris Johnson

      Maybe they all just thought this parent was being a dick disrupting a meeting because he didn’t like the book. It’s fine he didn’t like the book, he had his two minutes, and was now causing a disruption.
      Do I think he should have been arrested? No. Asked to leave? By all means. If someone is asked to leave and refuses to do so, are they then trespassing? Possibly.

      • chrisozman

        Chris, does the concept of ‘condemned by their own words’ ring a bell to you here? 9 days ago on a different site on a totally different subject, you wrote:

        “Ah yes. Punish a person for exercising their freedom of speech.
        So much for disagreeing with someone but supporting their right to say it.
        Personally it may not have been the best place or the best way to say what he said, but it’s important to be said none the less.”

        The moral relativity of a left-wing liberal eh? If a book is pushing porno to kids it’s now totally fine to crush “dissent” is it?.

        • Chris Johnson

          I support this parent’s right to have his say, and he had his two minutes.

          Does he have the right to impede on others having their say? I also support their right to free speech.

          If he wanted to stage a protest, by all means, but he would also have to risk the consequences of possible arrest.

          Actions are not free of consequence. The right to free speech is limited if you then seek to limit the right of others, which arguably he does by interrupting others. Comprende?

          • chrisozman

            No, just more self-justification from the left, stringing a few words together to make something that sounds like an argument, even if it totally contradicts your “principled ” position of less than a fortnight ago. What incredible gall form a Socialist, the people who introduced “hate speech” legislation, regularly attack free speech by labelling those who oppose them as “haters, “deniers” and “homophobes”. You are the “thought police” straight out of ‘1984’. You only defend free speech if

            they agree with your views, everyone else needs to be shut down, by any means.

          • Chris Johnson

            A socialist? Oh hun you don’t even know me.

            I support this book being available and taught in high schools – whereas others want to see it banned.

            It is an act of free speech to call out homophobia. To call out haters. To call out deniers. Or do you want to silence that?

          • W Dawes

            Schools are only allowed to have certain number of books, so the ones that were no bought are banned books all of a sudden? No there are other books that can be in the school. I said this one does not need to be there.

            As for attacking people with those labels? Well Chris, you let your socialism out of the bag once again. Only the left prejudges people with those labels from outside a court trial, and that is defamation of character. You are not the judge of who is what. Political Correctness= without freedom.

          • Sybie

            Chris

            I just want you to know that I appreciate your posts. They are to the point and making your opinion known. No where in your conversation are you calling people names or making derogatory statements about others. You keep a discussion as a discussion, not an attempt to distract it with rude comments.

            examples:

            just more self-justification from the left,

            What incredible gall form (sp?) a Socialist

            You are the “thought police” straight out of ‘1984’

            The moral relativity of a left-wing liberal eh?

            Why not just stick to the topic and discuss your point. By making comments like this, the conversation is not strengthened, but weakened. How about we all stick to the points that we support and stop name calling?

          • Chris Johnson

            Thank you Sybie.

      • moi2u

        No such thing as trespassing in a public forum. If the parents are invited, (as is evidenced in the video) then it’s a public meeting. I know from my own school district that the school board members often get drunk on their own power thinking that they Always know what’s best and forget why they are there and WHO it is they are supposed to be representing to begin with. Our board president is a total Dick, has no ability to see any unintended consequences of his and the board’s actions, and I can’t wait to get him out.

    • Chris Johnson

      “Do we understand what this school is trying to do, they are teaching our
      children its okay to let a guy rough you up during sex.”

      I can only surmise that you have not read the book Nineteen Minutes. There is a scene of forced sex – aka rape. Rape happens and should not be erased from literature. However the scene certainly does not convey that rough sex is ok.
      The book as a whole deals with a school shooting where a number of students and a teacher dies, including the perpetrator of the rape. That the parent was more concerned by rough sex than the violence of a school shooting says something, don’t you think?

  • Chris Johnson

    I wonder how many have actually read the book?
    The rough sex described was forced sex. Rape.

    It’s disturbing to read, but rape happens and should not be erased from our literature.

    More confounding is that this parents objected to the rough sex, when the book is about a school shooting where multiple students died. As a parent I’d want my children to read the book for all of its graphic scenes and gain an understanding of why some children may feel bullied or marginalised.

    • moi2u

      Well, bully for you, Chris…I’m seriously concerned for your kids, if you have any. I don’t call that good literature in the least, and my son had better never bring home a book like that while he’s in high-school or some egg-head will be arresting me as well for my never-ending harassment of the teacher, the principal, the Superintendent AND the school board, about it, if necessary. I don’t want the trashy details cemented in my son’s mind. I read books in high-school in which some scenes are still vivid in my mind, unfortunately., and that was 40 years ago! I would’ve been much better off without that vivid crap stuck in my head.

      I once complained to an unwavering teacher about a book and movie my son’s book club was reading and going to see AFTER I went to see it myself (which I always do) and asked her to intervene and insist they choose a different book/movie–she refused, saying it was ‘their club, thus, their choice’. I called the principal and told him the scenes in graphic detail and asked him, having heard from a parent with first-hand knowledge, if he would take his son to go see it. I told him the parents of the middle-schoolers were trusting the adult in the room (the sponsoring teacher, who also drove the kids to the movies) to monitor their choices, not to rubber-stamp them. I then demanded that he and/or the teacher or BOTH go see the movie beforehand and then decide. He must have done just that because he called me the following Monday and told me he insisted the teacher refuse to take the kids to see the movie and then he sent home a letter to the parents telling them to be sure to monitor what their kids were reading and that the book was in no way a reading assignment in any class, but an unwise choice made by the after-school book club. My son was a 7th grader at that time. Bottom line is that parents can and DO …and Should make a difference.

      That said, Teens are impressionable and tend to remember scenes in books and in movies and not, necessarily, the point that the teacher or even the author might hope they get from it. The voiced objection to this book should be no different that my walking out of a movie theater with my son/daughter to keep him/her from seeing something horrible that I know will stick with him/her in a bad way for years to come, and asking for my money back (which they’ve always given me).

    • athynz1

      As a parent I do not want this book forced on my child to read.

  • moi2u

    Wow!! What ever happened to my ‘Live Free or Die’ home state???
    This is an Outrage!! This man wasn’t violent, wasn’t belligerent, wasn’t using foul language or cursing anyone out, never stood up–he was arrested for speaking his mind about a Serious issue in a public meeting??? Un-freaking-believable!!! Welcome to the new Amerikka, folks–is THIS the hope and change you wanted?? I Never EVER thought this would happen in any area my ‘Live Free or Die’ state!!!

    • Shawn

      He was speaking out of turn. He could have made his point if he’d waited instead of daring the officer to arrest him.

  • Christian W Ranslam

    So,I’d like to see what law the arrest was made in response to? probably the “cop out” disturbing the peace or tresspassing,which is total Bullshit,who is the school board to decide who gets to speak and how long? He should sue them and settle out of court for their jobs and a rule change.

    • Shawn

      The school board conducts the meeting, so therefore they are allowed to set the rules as long as no laws are violated, and there were none that were violated.

  • Lion Heart

    Everyone gets a turn to speak ! That’s whole point here. 1st amendment doesn’t cover being a loud, obnoxious asshole.

    • athynz1

      There’s nothing wrong with being a loud obnoxious asshole for the right reasons – and this was a damned good reason. I sure as hell would not have wanted that book forced on my teenage daughter. What concerns me is that the police were there in a PTA meeting to begin with. Is that the new normal now? Are we living in a police state?

      • Lion Heart

        What do you think all those people sitting around him were there for ? In your world they should have started a riot and burned down the school right ? Sometimes I wonder what kind of people write comments.

        • athynz1

          Sometimes I wonder what kind of people write comments as well. Of course you exaggerate. Starting a riot and burn down the school? Really? Because I said there is nothing wrong with being a loud obnoxious asshole for the right reasons? Way to connect the dots to the wrong conclusion. In my world a PTA meeting would not require the presence of the police and the school board would have enough sense to not force that book on teens without even notifying the parents so they have the opportunity to have their objections heard BEFORE the book was introduced. So I take it you are okay with living in a police state where you are told what to do, what to say, what to read, what to think, what can be done with your body. I’m not.

  • hiway280z

    Every parent should have spoke up. Every parent should keep their kids home and sue the school and school board for giving their children porn books.
    and go to every news channel and speak out loud and clear. you speak out and get arrested.

    • Shawn

      Porn? You mean like the Holy Bible?

  • Rak Nay

    Ok, I know that the point is the guy, but I need to say with sarcasm:

    “The right thing is left the kids read in the internet and everybody
    pretends that kids don’t know that sex exist and they all are childrens
    from Disney movies.

    The childrens learn that lie, manipulate and hide what they do is okay, and the parents are awesome for not educate the kids.

    Until the day they appear pregnant and stoned, and the parents ask
    were things went wrong since they dont make they work as parents
    educating and giving instructions.”
    Like my friend say:
    “once again, I can only shake my head at you silly Americans.”

    • Bang

      Speaking of education, you have a terrible grasp of the English language.

  • Kris Campbell

    Everyone has a right to complain at meetings like these, that’s what they are for. However this man was telling another parent that his views were “absurd.” If he conducted himself in a civilized manner, and waited for the school board to acknowledge him, as per the rules of most of these public assemblies, then he would have been able to express his opinion just like everyone else. When he started violating the rules of the assembly, the school board asked him to leave, he refused, saying to the officer “you’re going to have to arrest me.” William Baer is at fault here.

    • chrisozman

      Thank you Adolph.

      • Kris Campbell

        Well am I wrong? The man was simply told “wait your turn” and he continued to yell, at that point its disorderly conduct, he wasn’t arrested for his views.

        • Kris Campbell

          Everyone here is missing the reason the man was arrested, it was because he became unruly in a public space. The organizers of the assembly asked him to leave, and he continued to DISTURB THE PEACE, until an officer kindly asked him to leave to which he responded “you will have to arrest me.”

          • Sybie

            Kris

            You are on point.

            If everyone was to speak out of turn and talk over each other, it would be a shouting match, not a school board meeting. How would you accomplish anything in an environment like that?

            Just because someone has something to say, does not give them the right do this. There are procedures in meetings like this, so no one domineers the conversation and everyone gets to say their opinions and thoughts.

            It was not his turn. Plain and simple

  • Zackery James Cheney

    He had a right to voice his opinion IN AN ORDERLY AND RESPECTFUL MANNER. The way he just broke in and started speaking before 1) the other parent got finished and 2) being called upon, was not only rude but disrespectful to all the other parents patiently waiting their turn to be called upon. What makes this guy so important that he doesn’t need to follow the rules of the meeting or society? He wasn’t arrested for his opinion. He was arrested because of his misconduct in the meeting…

    • athynz1

      Which is not a reason to be arrested. Someone else posed the question of why cops were at a PTA meeting to begin with. Is that the new norm? Crazy, crazy stuff man. We are turning into a police state.

      • Zackery James Cheney

        Yea it ain’t reason for arrest but with more and more violence you are seeing cops being in places they weren’t 20 years ago.. Used to be able to walk into a court room with out going through metal detectors..

  • montyhandyman

    time to pack it up pull the kids out of the school and leave the filthy School board behind and if they he and his Kids stayed in the school and failed the class, I would call that a Pass in my Book !

    !

  • conexn

    Welcome to the new U.S.A. Free Speech, yah right, that died a long time ago when people like all the ones sitting on their butts did nothing. That is the problem in this country, nobody stands up to oppression anymore until it effects them directly and even then 90% or more will just go along with it just to stay out of jail. R.I.P. America…

    • Shawn

      There was no oppression here.

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  • Erica Plenus

    free speech, beliefs, morals, parents, just a few things people forget when it comes to our society. He had every right to disagree and let the board know how he felt, the boards of today seem to think because they have a “seat” they are always right. Who is responsible for raising the children “parents” not the schools so personal things should be taught by the parents, however not everyone has responsible parents either. There has to be a medium where they can agree and do what’s best for the children, forget the egos and be adults.

  • Brianne Jaeger

    I am in tears watching this! That mans rights were violated! He was simply expressing concern for his daughter reading this disgusting book! That officer should be fired and every member of that board for allowing it! Terrible!

    • Shawn

      No, his rights were not violated.

  • Katapila Kelz

    Why were there police officers present at a PTA meeting? Is that normal now?

  • Armand Tetreault

    Good for him. Enough is enough.

  • Mari Bickmore

    Could you please post the name of the school so that they can be harassed appropriately? Those people need to get a piece of everyone’s mind. Absurd and the other parents sitting there letting him get arrested are retarded.

    • Shawn

      Harassment is a criminal offense, as is inciting criminal action.

  • Lori Smith

    The School Board wants a “forgiveness” pass because they forgot to send out notifications and opt out letters to parents…..should the same not be granted to a father wanting to speak about his upset. This man never should have been arrested……the Board was disorderly in its conduct and no one has arrested them yet!!

  • helinski

    This is a promotional video for Home School. Government has NO place in educating our youth. We as a people need to force them out through our non-compliance. “Expecting” government to just do the right thing is naive and foolish.

  • Charles Sapp

    Really?! This isn’t Russia! We have the RIGHT to object to questionable curriculum and books that our children are exposed to. The Constitution and Bill of Rights explains this. The police officer violated this mans rights! Plain and simple!

    • Shawn

      No, he didn’t. Freedom of speech is not absolute.

  • Erroll

    I think the police officer had every right to ask the man to leave. Initially it appears in the video that the officer was not going to touch him at all, at least not until the man decided to just be defiant and continue to press his position. Once the officer decided to actually touch the man, then the officer may have been required at that point to go all the way with the arrest and handcuffing, by following protocols for his department. Actually handcuffing is generally the rule for both officer safety and control of the subject under investigation or arrest. Probably, the most the most that this man can be charged with is disorderly conduct. No big deal really. Certainly inconvenient. This man had every right to protest what the school had done and the fact that his attempt to voice his concerns were being muted. The school should have made sure that they properly notified all parents before moving forward with this lesson plan.

  • Mikaleen McClure

    We ALL would have stood up, When I said, “Then you will have to arrest ALL of us, then!!!”
    See if anyone remained seated, on camera!? All for one, or non for ALL!?

    • Mikaleen McClure

      I have NO shame, when it comes to my kids!! would you have been the first to come to his aid, as I always am!! Don’t regret what you should have done! I thought one guy was standing up for him, but he ducked out, probably on probation, already!? That’s thee only excuse, I will accept, for his leaving!?

  • Lisl Hale-Ortega

    This is actually ridiculous. It’s called free speech! He voiced his opinion – on a very important subject, I might add – and was arrested for it and they slapped a disorderly conduct label on it to justify their actions. Disgusting and appalling.

    • Shawn

      It’s not absolute.

  • GARRY BEAIR

    i wish they would try this in my neck of the woods!that would be a video!

  • Tina Gressel

    Wait. WHAT????? Are you KIDDING ME right now????? Unbelievable! We absolutely have the right to voice our views, especially at a school board meeting. I saw NO REASON for the police to even be there. It would have been ridiculous just to make the dad leave, but to arrest him for stating his concern over a nasty book being assigned to children to read for school? (A 2 minute rule in that instance was bazaar…how would you even get your point across in 2 minutes…)

    • Shawn

      Bizarre, not bazaar, the latter of which is a market, and you can get your point across in two minutes of you’re clear and concise.

  • Jared O’Neill

    What book was it? I agree with the mans decision to not okay the book.. Just wondering which book it was.

  • dghealy

    sick

  • Alex Samaniego

    It doesn’t matter if you agree with him or not, you should support his right to speak. Everyday our rights are chipped away and we let it happen. He should sue the police officer (personally), the police department, the board members and the entire school district!

  • aghazy

    The other people all held to the two minute rule. I’m sure the school knew that no one was happy with this book. Should they have just let him ramble on when so many others wanted to talk? He could have left with the policeman. He chose to be arrested.

  • Freddie Brown

    Boo to the school board! He should sue them for harassment and denying him freedom of speech!

    • Andreas Meyer

      Infringement on civil rights?

      • Freddie Brown

        Yep! That too!

      • Shawn

        Nope.

        • Andreas Meyer

          So what?

    • Shawn

      Freedom of Speech is not absolute.

  • Whitwife

    Cowards–this is why our country is in the shape it’s in.

  • Becky McCloskey-Dean

    Sheep! Nobody stood up for the rights of their children or this man! Typical of the USA today, backwards justice. Slam this school board and it’s members with calls about this nonsense!

    • Andreas Meyer

      I wonder, if they could believe what they were seeing.

  • Mike Pinnegar

    Every day I find ANOTHER reason to hate cops.

  • Teressa

    This needs to be made viral.

  • ruthinindiana

    Sounds like your not allow to disagree with the books the schools have the kids read. And what is with the father that thought don’t ban the book? All he did was raise more controversy. And parent is looking their rights in America.

  • Melissa Katsmom Votano

    Nothing will get you a trip to the jail faster than defending your constitutional rights. Been there. Done that.

    • Shawn

      There was no constitutional violation.

      • Melissa Katsmom Votano

        1st amendment free speech. Don’t you think the cop was exceeding his authority just a tad over something as ridiculous as that. Do some research on that school board and you will find their meeting rules to be onerous in the school board’s favor. The only way you get to talk is if you are talking about things that are good for the board members and not the children.

  • Sharon Fairchild Johnson

    Isn’t that what happened when Hitler said jump…everyone looked away, became deaf and unable to speak up…

  • Judgment

    This is where the name “PIG” is applied to a Policeman, Swine have no intelligence, I know he was real proud of his actions. This father was a threat to the community. Lawlessness rules at the hand of the LAW!

  • Carrie Wilder

    They will ban the Bible from a kid bringing it in, but this crap is OK??

    • Jonas Planck

      It’s because of that scene with Lot’s daughters. But I suppose you APPROVE of indoctrinating children with graphic stories of incest and human sacrifice, don’t you?

      • David Miller

        There is a lot more to that passage than you realize. The hostel men told Lot to bring the men He was harboring outside so they could “know” them. The word “know” implies intimacy in the Hebrew Scriptures. Lot offered up his daughters because he knew they were not interested in women. He also was under obligation to protect anyone in his house due to the threshold covenant, and by refusing to bring out the men from his house he caused the hostel men to focus their anger on himself. Lot actually performed a selfless act which is why he was found righteous and was spared the judgment that fell on Sedom and Gomorrah.

        • Jonas Planck

          You know, you’re right! It must have been the story of Onan that made it inappropriate for children.

          • David Miller

            I understand your position on “the Bible”, however its not founded on anything concrete. The Torah, prophets and the writings (erroneously called the Old Testament) was written in pictograph Hebrew and unlike our alphabet, each letter of Hebrew has its own meaning and numerical value. Thus, a lot is lost in our english translations. Does that mean we have to learn Hebrew to understand Scripture? No, it doesn’t. there are plenty of reference materials available and ministries that actually teach the Torah (the first 5 books of the Bible). http://www.atfotc.com is a good site that teaches Torah portions. youtube channels TIM BEEKER and 119 MINISTRIES are really good as well. You can either read an english translation at face value and mock something you know nothing about or you can swallow your pride and seek the Creator. Shalom to you.

    • Shawn

      The Bible is NOT banned.

  • TXMaverick

    As far as I’m concerned, this guy was very calm and should have been allowed to speak his mind. I can not imagine being as calm as he was.

  • Michelle C

    What is wrong is they have people so wrapped around this idea that the state, and the government has so much control that they would only be arrested for speaking up. What people need to realize is we put them in office and we can take them out of office. My child will never read a book that contains that type of material! He will have all charges dropped. Start taking a stand…or you will soon see the start of a Zombie Movement!

  • Chris Bradford

    How things have changed. In my days in high school, we had many, many books banned due to sexual content. Now, only 15 years later, they are forcing kids to read that stuff? What’s next? 50 Shades of Grey? Those schoolboard members and that pig who arrested that man for exercising his 1st Amendment Rights need to be relieved of their jobs.

  • Mindmech

    Why is there a cop at the meeting to begin with?

    • dan3333333333

      Exactly! Because they know they (not the father) are crooked POS!

  • Cyndi Lea

    LAST TIME I CHECKED HE HAS THE RGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH, HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THIS, SOOO ACCORDING THE CONSTITUTION THE 2 MINUTE RULE IS … UNCONSTITUTIONAL…IF HE IS ARRESTED, THEY VIOLATED HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO FREE SPEECH …PERIOD

    • Shawn

      Freedom of speech is not absolute. You may want to brush up on the law.

  • Leah

    Arrest a parent for speaking up? Really? Whatever happened to freedom of speech? The New Hampshire school board is just another example of what is wrong with the public school system. I hope this parent sues the Board, which is ultimately responsible for the content of learning materials. Selecting a book which is inappropriate for an education… in what… soft porn!

    • Shawn

      Freedom of speech is not absolute.

  • Heather Lynn Crowder

    I hope this gentleman sues this school board !!!

  • bassjones

    Bunch of sheeple. This cop shouldn’t have gotten within 10 feet of the guy without a massive uprising from the rest of the crowd. Cowards, the whole lot.

  • disqus_9KXxnfwKt2

    And this state has “live free or die” on its license plates….

  • Maynard

    Great,! The Gestapo to the rescue! Hitler woud be very proud of that cop. I’ m sure that school is run by liberals.

  • Michael Miller

    I would have attempted to kick his ass (the cop)

    • Shawn

      …and you would have been arrested for assault.

  • Ferrari fan

    talk about abuse of power…

  • Santa Rocha-Brunnemann

    Omg our kids can’t read the bible in school some school don’t even pledge alliance to the flag because of the mention of God and now our school systems want our kids to read porn. What the hell is happening to our country that was founded in Christian values. Crazy!

    • dan3333333333

      Liberal/democraps are happening to our country!

    • Shawn

      Students are allowed to read the Bible in school and this nation was not founded on Christian values. Stop playing the victim card, and read the Constitution.

  • Clint

    Not only did they arrest him, but they totally disregarded his concern. They should have addressed his concern and had a discussion, and the spineless other parents in the room should have supported this guy. What is wrong with people!

  • Joshua Daniel Pratt

    Sheeple

  • Lavender

    Oh my GOSH! He broke one of Roberts Rules! He’s a Parliamentary Procedure outlaw! Throw the book at him! (Never mind the filth the schools are passing out to our children!)

  • Pastor George

    And in another classroom in another state a teacher tells a 6th grader they are forbidden to read a Bible on their free reading time – lets see Bible bad rough sex pornography good!

    • Jonas Planck

      Have you ever actually read it? Maybe you SHOULD… You’d be shocked at the kind of stuff that goes on in that book.

    • Shawn

      No one is forbidden to read the Bible during their free time.

    • Marvelous Marsupial

      First off, try 2nd grader.

      Second off, there is no scripture in the Bible stating it has to be read at a certain time… so a teacher has every right to restrict its reading in their class. That kid has plenty of time to read his bible during a free period, at recess, or at home.

  • David Cline

    School board copying Obama

  • Mike Aztec

    That is a great lawsuit. The Teacher and board members would all be very, very unhappy with what I would be doing !

  • Mike Aztec

    The blood of tyrants must be refreshed every 15-20 years…….we are way over due. Instead of a major civil war, we must treat this like Gorilla warfare and take them out as soon as they surface.

    • Shawn

      Guerrilla, not “gorilla”, and no.

  • Ralph Sinclair

    Seriously folks? He dared the officer to arrest him. He got exactly what he wanted. Why can’t we have civil disagreements anymore? Everything turns into a who can yell louder contest. He could have very easily waited his turn and made his point but no. His point is more valid because he said it louder? If everyone behaved like this guy nothing would ever get done. I am not saying he was right or wrong. I only disagree with how he handled himself. It was obviously an emotional subject but that doesn’t excuse his behavior.

    • dan3333333333

      Ur a J[a]ck A[s]s, no where did he dare the officer you p[e]rve.. This officer had not right to arrest this man, he broke NO law. He cares about his daughther! I hope your daughter/kid realizes what a spineless worthless dumb F her/his you are when they grow up!!!!

      • Shawn

        Disturbing the peace.

  • ZAC

    I love how all these idiots are up in arms about a sex scene in a book. Yet nobody is concerned about the violence and killing that are in any number of books that are read in school. Same goes for movies. People would rather see someone get their head blown off than GOD FORBID!!! …..a female breast! So f@Cking stupid!

    • dan3333333333

      You should be put away along with the do[u]che in the White House!

      • ZAC

        Cool. What high school do you go to?

      • Jonas Planck

        Maybe Obama’s police state that you love so much can help with your agenda of crushing free speech! Why don’t you call the cops on him, and see if they’ll lock him up for speaking?

  • dan3333333333

    What kid wants to read a book about obama f'[i]ng Hillary? Come officer get real you wussy!

  • Brian Book

    im sorry but some stupid 2 min speaking rule does not trump the constitutional right of freedom of speech, the officer shld know this right and and kept his hands to himself instead of interfering with a parents right to speak his mind and protect his child, this really pisses me off!!!

    • Shawn

      You obviously don’t understand “freedom of speech”. It does not give you the right to do what the father was doing.

  • Claes Staffansson

    Shame on you USA. What happen to the land of freedom and free speech? Looks more like a communist country. And doesn’t police have real crimes to take care of? Rapists, murderers, burglers, drogdealers and so on? Shame on you USA!!!

  • Zeke

    The daughter should file a complaint for sexual harassment under the school district’s own policies and procedures. Whoever decided to hand this book out to 14 year olds without parental consent is probably guilty of a number of crimes under the state penal code.

  • Darrell Pack

    Everyone in that room should both hate what they saw and be ashamed of their cowardly, stupid, pathetic non-response. Such people will not have rights much longer, because they are no longer people but mere mindless, cowardly puppets.

  • Drone Henley

    I see nothing wrong here. Uncivil a-holes need to be taught a lesson.

    • Jonas Planck

      Remain where you are. An officer will arrive shortly to escort you into custody so you can answer for your uncivil statements before a judge.

      • Drone Henley

        If you can’t live in a polite society, get yourself a shack in montana, kaczynski.,

        • Jonas Planck

          If you can’t live in a free society, then you are welcome to leave any time you like.

  • Ben Franklin

    Welcome to the police state. That guy should sue them.

  • LadyScot

    Actually I think his rudeness and outburst were what got him arrested.

  • Jonas Planck

    I guess it goes without saying that nobody in the entire town ever read the Bible, or else they’d all be in jail for exposing their children to all those stories of rape, incest, war, brutality, human sacrifice, and public torture and execution.

  • Jonas Planck

    Incidentally, this is why none of the kids in my school told any adults about the content of that copy of Peter Benchley’s Jaws that we found in the school library. Because grown-ups are retarded idiots who over-react to everything.

  • blargal

    Conform.Obey.

  • pheromones

    Who cares. Dude was asked to shut up and didn’t listen.

  • DaddyMoose29

    Maybe someone could have simply forward a motion to allow him more time to speak? And if it was agreed upon, he could keep going, isn’t that how a board meeting works? I agree, he did not need to be arrested, now tax payers have to pay for his room and board, and his unnecessary case will add more stress to an already over-worked court system.

  • Ted Schofield

    It’s the human condition, don’t get involved, go along with whatever it is, then bitch about it later…look at plane hijacks, how many aboard would risk life and limb to stop some scumbag from “killing them”? Bravery, heroism is a rare breed, you have to put value on such things and do the right thing…I agree with Robert S. Sheeple! In college in a Sociology course, the example of a NY woman being murdered in public, stabbed to death and no one tried to stop it…now we have the asshats who believe their texts and tweets are far more important than their environment…

  • Harrison

    Well I can see his concern, however there is a way to discuss this issue. Meetings with the staff at the school, conference with the instructor, or a more rational way read the book!!!!!! We have to cease over reacting to literature. There was the same hue and cry about Harry Potter, The French Lieutenants Woman and that horrible tome: Lady Chatterley’s Lover all which I read in school. I do sympathize with parents as they for the most part did not get exposed to controversial books. Reading expands the mind and conscience, and that is the point. I believe that as a parent our job is NOT to raise hell but steward our children with teachable moments. Had this father done this an incident would have been avoided.

    • Tyrone Shoelaces

      he wasn’t allowed to discuss the issue. nor was the Board dealing fairly with the parents. this is a BS power play, typical of the Educational system shoving pornographic materials down our kids throats. this is also why the Board of Education fights so hard against vouchers. they know that parents would pull their kids from these cesspools of public education in a heartbeat and move to private schools, and then they couldn’t be indoctrinated with the Democratic messaging…. ‘Let the government take care of you’….

  • david

    The school district has some serious issues when it comes to their reading list! I cannot imagine allowing such a book in the hands of children…

    The father totally mishandled this entire thing. He had a very valid concern. The book was extremely inappropriate but by not following the rules and challenging the police officer he made it about his behavior and not about the inappropriateness of the book. A missed opportunity for his daughter as well. She could have seen her father standing up for something that sincerely needed correcting. Instead she saw her father inappropriately speaking out of turn and then when called down for it; challenged the police officer.
    Per , the man literally asked for it.

    “Gilford’s acting Police Chief, Lt. James Leach, said he had no choice but to make the arrest. “There were repeated attempts to ask him to stop,” Lt. Leach said. “I asked him to leave. He refused. He said, ‘arrest me or I’m not going to’…so I did.”

    Also, I suspect that there was a high probability that, if the police did not take him away, he would have gone right back inside & continued with his disruptive behavior.

  • Chris Johnson

    It’s a sad state affairs that a School District Meeting needs a Police Officer in attendance in the first place.

    • another_engineer

      we need to get rid of all public unions.

  • Shawn

    Judging by the comments here, it’s obvious that most of the readers of this site have a gross misunderstanding of Freedom of Speech. You are more than welcome to voice your opinions, but you are not allowed to interrupt or talk over people in a public meeting, nor are you, using the most famous example, allowed to shout, “Fire!”, in a crowded theater unless there’s actually a fire. There are limits, which have been recognized by the Supreme Court of the United States.

    • Tyrone Shoelaces

      You must have seen the Obama approved version where he said racist stuff.

      • Shawn

        What the heck are you on about?

  • NWaff

    The “Common Core” was several sexually explicit books. This dad is objecting to only one

    • Tyrone Shoelaces

      thank god he didn’t have issues with more than one – the School board would have directed the cop to execute him on the spot!

  • another_engineer

    I’m sorry but I would have swung at the cop and taken him out. Disarm him, cuff him and continued the debate.

    • Shawn

      …and you would have been arrested for assault.

      • Linda

        Those pigs get away with assaulting people every day. Wake up.

  • Lauren Elizabeth Pate

    U.S. Constitution› First Amendment

    FIRST AMENDMENT
    AMENDMENT I

    Congress shall make NO law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    Abridging the freedom of speech means shortening it. The “two-minute rule” goes against the Constitution does it not? Abridging defined in the dictionary is:

    1.

    shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense.

    “the cassettes have been abridged from the original stories”

    synonyms:shorten, cut, cut short, cut down, curtail, truncate, trim, crop, clip, pare down, prune; More

  • Leah

    If Palin could pull a book from the library shelves re homosexuality… most certainly this parent can and should voice his concern/opinion on a book that is inappropriate as “learning” material…

  • 44219

    The NKVD by any other name

  • nursecathy123cat

    Arresting him was ridiculous, of course. But what if everyone there thought it was their right to speak as long as they wanted? With every Right comes a Responsibility.

    • Tyrone Shoelaces

      Really? he spoke for what 30 seconds before they shut him up with a cop. Can’t wait until you want to exercise your constitutional rights, and realize that you and the rest of your liberal D-bag friends sold them off long ago.

      • nursecathy123cat

        You callin’ me a liberal? That’s cold. Seriously, you are right. Unless the video was edited, the dad did not get his 2 minutes. In 2 minutes, he could have made a well-planned speech outlining his concerns and requesting the board to address the issue so this doesn’t happen again. It wouldn’t have solved the problem, but it would have been a good start. Yelling, shouting, interrupting doesn’t get anything done. (It’s why I hate Face the Nation-type discussion shows. Can’t understand what anyone is saying.) Instead of police, I guess the school board could have just let the dad talk and yell until the audience got tired of him and shut him down themselves.

  • Tyrone Shoelaces

    well come on, New Hampshire gave in to the Democrats 4th Reich mentality years ago. how dare he go against the Nanny State that feels it’s good education to teach teens about the pleasures of rough sex. It will prep the kids for jobs as Democratic Interns!

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  • jason

    He should have said, “Don’t taze me bro.”

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