STUDENT ARRESTED: For ‘Impeach Obama’ Banner…But Now He’s Firing Back

Published on September 9, 2015

This student was merely practicing his first amendment freedoms, until he was arrested. But now the tables are turning.

Long Island college student who was arrested for hanging an “Impeach Obama” banner from a Long Island Expressway overpass is suing the Nassau County Police Department for violating his right to free speech, according to a Long Island federal lawsuit.

Danny Martins, a senior at Hofstra University who says he’s a member of the school’s Libertarian Club, was charged with disorderly conduct in June 2014 after hanging up the message and the American flag from a pedestrian walkway in Jericho.

But a judge eventually tossed all charges against the libertarian activist after citing his right to free speech.

Read more: NY Post

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