Wisconsin Man Arrested For Calling Cops Racist On Facebook
[su_right_ad]He is fighting the case, claiming his civil rights have been violated.
In 2012, Thomas G. Smith had seen an Arena Police Department Facebook post thanking community members for helping to detain two black children. Smith responded with a profanity-laced message about how Arena officers were racists.
A federal lawsuit obtained by the StarTribune said that Officer Nicholas Stroik had deleted Smith’s comments, and the comments of others who accused police of targeting suspects based on race.
Smith then received a call from officers, who wanted to know if he had posted the comment. Smith replied that he had posted the Facebook message, and that he had meant it.
That night, officers arrested him at his home in Arena. He was charged with disorderly conduct and unlawful use of computerized communications… [su_csky_ad]