Friday, March 14, 2008

Jailed for rock throwing in America

Channing Martin was charged after throwing a rock through a police cruiser's window in downtown Portsmouth Thursday night.Elizabeth Dinan photo

By Elizabeth Dinan
March 07, 2008 11:07 AM
PORTSMOUTH — A half-hour after he was detained by a police officer for being "unruly" in front of a downtown bar Thursday night, Channing Martin threw a rock at the rear of a parked and marked police cruiser, reducing the back window to piles of shattered glass.
After he said he understood, Martin was fined $500, ordered to pay $568 in restitution to repair the cruiser window and to serve ten days in jail.
Where are the civil rights groups? He was merely protesting just like the Arabs in Israel.

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