November 26, 2014 7:00 pm -

[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]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

27 responses to Wisconsin Man Arrested For Calling Cops Racist On Facebook

  1. tiredoftea November 26th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    1984 is almost complete. Where are the re-education stations?

    BTW, was this so interesting that it had to be copied twice in the same article?

    • FrankenPC . November 26th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      FOX is the prototype re-education station.

      • tiredoftea November 26th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        Good point! A viewership that is dumber and more partisan after watching! Orwell could never have considered that.

        • FrankenPC . November 26th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

          A viewership that gleefully consumes the cake.

    • Tommy6860 November 26th, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      What’s interesting, is the real racists would support the cop’s action in arresting this potential thug. OTOH, Obama is a king usurper that is turning us into a totalitarian dictatorship by limiting their free speech to hate. O.o

      • whatthe46 November 26th, 2014 at 8:27 pm

        i give… what does OTOH mean?

        • Larry Schmitt November 26th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

          On the other hand.

          • Hirightnow November 26th, 2014 at 9:42 pm

            There’s a golden band…

          • whatthe46 November 26th, 2014 at 11:58 pm


      • Kick Frenzy November 27th, 2014 at 2:21 am

        What the hell are you on about?

  2. FrankenPC . November 26th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    This is almost unbelievable. Like something from The Onion.

    BUT…I bet we can turn this frown into a smile. O’Reilly, FOX news, Religious zealots…ALL do this in the public media. We should be able to use this as a precedent to sue them.

    • whatthe46 November 26th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      now that’s a thought. good one too.

  3. granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    well it’s a good thing the founding fathers didn’t actually mean that freedom of speech would be allowed to ALL citizens. Probably knew there’d be a time when someone might say something not so nice about law enforcement authorities. Can’t have such un-American nonsense as that, folks might begin to lose their fear.

    • Hirightnow November 26th, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Landed Gentry only, donchya know.

  4. Tommy6860 November 26th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    How in the f’ing hell is calling police “racist” by citing it as an unlawful use of computerized communications? Since when it is a violation for someone’s use of the internet?

    • whatthe46 November 26th, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      but, cops can post a facebook photo of their badges with “i am…” fk them all. seriously, i’m done.

  5. Larry Schmitt November 26th, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    He was convicted, but an appellate court overturned it on the grounds that the Supreme Court’s so-called “fighting words doctrine” only applied when the speaker was in close proximity to the listener. The judge ruled that Smith’s Facebook messages should have been protected under the First Amendment. The prosecutors had claimed that his words should not be protected because they could incite violence. Using that logic, why aren’t all those people threatening the President online being charged?

    • whatthe46 November 26th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      fk’n skippy!!!!!!

    • Hirightnow November 26th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Extra pie for you tomorrow for that post.

    • rg9rts November 27th, 2014 at 1:28 am

      Maybe those prosecutors should arrest and prosecute Gov Nixon for inciting to riot

  6. The Wise Wizard November 26th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Can someone post the proper facebook page? It needs goats. Many, many goats.

  7. Republicans_are_Evil November 26th, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    If it is against the law to call people racists online, I am guilty.

    • Hirightnow November 26th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Christ is in all of us.
      Therefore, Christ is in me.
      As such, I forgive you on behalf of my Father.
      Go, and sin no more.
      (But you don’t have to sin any less…..)

      • Republicans_are_Evil November 26th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

        I believe it is the duty of every real, patriotic American to call right wingers out on their racism. I don’t think I need to be forgiven. Quite the opposite.

  8. rg9rts November 27th, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Some one will introduce the PD to the part of the constitution where they talk about freedom of speech….which won’t be free to the cops when they get sued in civil court

  9. Dave Lanson November 27th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Where’s the rest of this story?

  10. Steve J Dannunzio February 26th, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Wheres Eric Holder on this? You see Democrats DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU. Just like Eric Holder promised he would get an indictment on officer Darren Willson who killed that black kid in Ferguson and not Eric Holder just lied about getting George Zimmerman. You see Democrats are using African Americans for their slave votes. Yeah they give you Food Stamps,Welfare and free Housing. But in return the Police will harass you and they’re kill ur kids. Just like Rev Al Sharpton said. The Police wear two types of uniforms. One with Guns and the Badges while on duty. When they’re off duty they change to wearing the White Hoods with White Sheets. And you saw the video when NJ State troopers shot and killed 2 black kids 6 times when hands up. Thats what i called injustice!..The black folks forgot It was Abe Lincoln who freed your Great,Great Great Grandparents. It was Ronald Reagan who signed the MLK birthday into a national holiday. .So you got 2 choices. Vote Republican or Stay home and not voting for Hillary.