If you read my newsletters or follow my site, you know that I'm a big supporter of law enforcement officers, their service and sacrifice. But I'm also not afraid to call out the VERY few rogue officers out there when they cross the line. That seems to be what happened in Atlanta, and now one so-called "street performer" is $20,000 richer with tax-payer dollars.
It all started when "Baton Bob" Jamerson grabbed a wedding dress and baton and began to parade around in Midtown Atlanta to celebrate when the Supreme Court ended the federal ban on same-sex marriage.
This type of parade isn't out of the ordinary for Jamerson, it's the reason he's somewhat of a celebrity among Atlanta locals. But what is out of the ordinary is that this time he was asked to leave by numerous security guards. Jamerson apparently ignored the guards and continue on with his performance.
The situation quickly escalated and resulted in Jamerson being cuffed and arrested without being advised of his Miranda rights. He was charged with assault and obstruction of justice.
But while Jamerson was in police custody, bystanders and his fans started calling the police station asking why he had been arrested.