Pennsylvania Police Cite Man for Exercising Freedom of Speech

The videos and commentary included within this post were submitted by Robert H. Eastman, via the Submissions page.

Date of Incident: November 25, 2015
Officer Involved: Officer Mack, Sergeant Lesheski
Department Involved: Sharon (PA) Police Department
Contact Number: (724) 983-3210

On 11/25/2015, I was using a small P.A. system to speak about the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. From 9 am to around 3 pm, I stood on the corner of East State Street and Vine Avenue.

After a while and having received lots of general encouragement and thanks from passersby, someone asked that I keep it down. I said I would do my best, but being on main road I still was louder than I wanted to be.

Finally, when I was packing up an officer from the Sharon Police Department approached me. He stated that Mack was his name. He then began to threaten me with arrest or a ticket for disturbing the public because someone had taken offense to me voicing my opinion about the law of the Constitution.

Efficient-GovernmentI informed him that he had no power under the Tenth Amendment to arrest or cite me for any crime, unless it was Constitutional. The rest is all in the video. He threatened to take action if he received any more calls. I told him he would have to and that I was moving down the street. Both videos can be found at the above link to YouTube.

Thank you for your interest in the rights outlined by the Constitution.

– Robert H. Eastman

Part One

Part Two

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