Sunday, March 1, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawyer for a Kentucky man who spent several days in jail after posting violent song lyrics on Facebook says he should be cleared of a felony charge.
James E. Evans was charged in late August with terroristic threatening and spent several days in jail. Evans had posted the lyrics from a song by the heavy metal band Exodus that included the words, "student bodies lying dead in the halls."
Bill Sharp, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, says the case is a free speech issue. The ACLU announced Wednesday that it is representing Evans.
"At this point, we're looking to have him completely exonerated," Sharp said.
Evans was charged by a law enforcement officer for the Muhlenberg County schools, about 100 miles west of Louisville. Evans lives in the county.
County officials did not return messages seeking comment on Wednesday.
The school officer, Mike Drake, told WFIE-TV in Evansville that several agencies received calls about Evans' post, and the arrest warrant said he was taken into custody because he threatened to kill students or school staff. It was not clear what school the warrant was referring to. A phone message left for Drake was not returned Wednesday.;_ylt=AwrBT7VCqvJUyKUAxbLBGOd_;_ylu=X3oDMTByZDBpbXI5BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNQRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw--

Drake should be fired, excommunicated and sued into bankruptcy. I try not to curse or use epithets here, but he has every indication of being an asshole.

1 comment:

  1. This really is something that is interesting to hear about. Being able to use your rights is something that we all are able to do. Something that really stands out is that there are some things that just are able to be fixed if you have a lawyer that is able to back you up. I personally think there are a lot of things that are going on in this case, but at the end of the day we do have our freedom of speech. Thank you for sharing.