Former Lake Superior State University student Lucas Gerhard, 20, is fighting back against the railroading that is taking place against him for posting a picture of his rifle on Snapchat last year.
Big League Politics has reported extensively on the Gerhard case from the revocation of his 1st and 2nd Amendment rights to his cruel and unusual detention to the beginning of his trial, which featured the prosecution playing a mass shooting video as an excuse to keep him confined.
Lucas’ father Mark told Big League Politics about recent positive developments in Gerhard’s case. Their lawyers are filing appeals while the case is waiting in limbo, with the courts using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to draw out the proceedings and bleed the Gerhard family dry.
They have filed a complaint to the Michigan Court of Appeals to overturn the denial of the motion to dismiss the case by 50th Circuit Court Judge James P. Lambros in June. They have also filed a Writ of Mandamus against the prosecutor for violating Lucas’ free speech rights.
Gerhard’s lawyers are alleging prosecutorial overreach, claiming that Gerhard’s terror charge is illegal under 750.543z of the Michigan State Code, which states that “a prosecuting agency shall not prosecute any person or seize any property for conduct presumptively protected by the first amendment to the constitution of the United States in a manner that violates any constitutional provision.”
They wrote in the complaint that the entire court proceeding was flawed from the start and slanted against Gerhard’s core rights.
“The District Court was confused in thinking that First Amendment protections are for the jury to decide. That was in error right from the starting block,” they wrote, adding that “this case provides a perfect vehicle to require and apply the true threats standard and the correct protections of the First Amendment.”
“Prosecuting based on First Amendment speech is too important and too potentially chilling to wait on the good hopes of a Michigan jury by an improperly charging prosecutor,” they concluded in their appeal.
The Chippewa County Prosecuting Authority is now the defendant under the Writ of Mandamus filed by Gerhard’s lawyers. They allege that the prosecutor “did not provide a full and complete of SnapChat communications to the Court but instead altered the exhibit” in order to bias the proceedings against Gerhard.
They believe that the prosecutor should be held liable for damages to Gerhard because of the mess that has taken place due to their alleged violation of 750.543z. The Gerhard family is hoping to raise $50,000 to overcome the crippling costs of this fight for Lucas’ freedom, which has gone on for over a year now. Their GoFundMe can be accessed here.
University Professor Threatens to ‘Document’ Nick Sandmann’s Behavior on Campus, Calls His Beliefs ‘Atrocious and Uninformed’
Cultural marxism in action.
A university professor posted a public screed against conservative hero Nick Sandmann on Facebook before backtracking after being called out for bias.
The exchange began after a left-wing activist wished that Transylvania University, the small Kentucky college that the former Covington Catholic student is now attending, would discriminate against Sandmann because of his conservative beliefs.
“Does anyone else think it’s a bit of a stain on Transylvania University for accepting Nick Sandman? I’m sure it’s a “both sides” defense, but it’s pretty counter to their mission and another instance of there not actually being equal sides to an issue. I think TU should accept anyone willing to have an open mind and engage in debate, regardless of their views. That’s how we all learn. That’s Transy’s mission,” wrote Samuel Crankshaw of the Kentucky ACLU in a Facebook post.
“But this kid clearly is a provocateur in training with no intention of learning. He exists only to troll, intimidate and play victim. He and his attorney proudly use their national platforms to promote QAnon, which has *literally* been the direct cause of multiple instances of violence (not to mention all of the other batshit stuff). He is proudly defending Kyle Rittenhouse, who murdered two people for exercising political speech. Ironically, this silenced victim is running with Don Jr., spoke at the GOP convention, has a bill in his honor at the General Assembly, has attended private schools, has a national law firm representing him, etc. So silenced. He’s no different from the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos, but he is more dangerous,” Crankshaw continued.
“Having experienced the incredibly high standards Transy requires for admission and then holds its students to, this seems like a slap in the face. I hope some time in a real classroom changes him, but his twitter and public persona suggest otherwise,” he wrote to conclude his rant.
While it’s one thing for a left-wing activist and proud snowflake to have these viewpoints, a faculty member responded and echoed many of Crankshaw’s sentiments against Sandmann.
“While I certainly don’t support or agree with his views, and find his public behavior and rhetoric atrocious and uninformed, we can’t not admit academically qualified students due to their political and personal views,” wrote Dr. Avery Tompkins, who works as Assistant Professor and Diversity Scholar at Transylvania University.
“If he were to cause problems by being disruptive, trolling, or engaging in unethical behavior of any kind, I would immediately document it…and he would just be putting himself in a position for me to file a conduct report,” Tomkins continued.
“I’m interested in knowing why he chose Transy, whose mission is the antithesis of what he believes and promotes,” she added.
A screenshot of the entire exchange can be seen here:
Tompkins was immediately challenged by conservatives, including podcaster Rocco Lucente, for threatening to report Sandmann if he expresses his uncensored beliefs as a student.
“It’s amazing how faculty at universities now have ZERO issues with openly positing how they will discriminate against a potential future student of theirs in the event that they actually have to do their jobs and teach them,” Lucente wrote.
In Tompkins’ response to Lucente, she said that Sandmann would not be subject to scrutiny that is different than what any other conservative student receives on campus. The left-wing gestapo is not out to get Sandmann specifically, but out to crush all dissent to cultural marxism with extreme prejudice.
“I said I would welcome him into my class and would treat him the same as any student,” Tomkins explained.
Lucente is reporting Tomkins’ words to Sandmann’s attorneys, who have already secured settlements for Sandmann from other entities that defamed him. Sandmann may be able to cash out yet again due to Tomkins’ cruel sentiments.
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