It was last September when 31 year old James Evans was arrested for posting Exodus lyrics online. Those lyrics, from “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer),” caused quite a stir in Muhlenberg County, as “multiple agencies received calls concerned about the post,” eventually leading to his arrest.
Now, the ACLU is filing a federal lawsuit against the county and the police officer Michael A Drake. Said ACLU of Kentucky Cooperating Attorney Brenda Popplewell:
“This case is not only about Mr. Evans’ right to engage in non-threatening speech online, but also his right to be free from unlawful police tactics in securing his arrest and prosecution for a crime he did not commit.”
The case against Evans was eventually dropped, though he still spent several days in jail for posting song lyrics on Facebook.
(via Metal Hammer)