Charges dropped against man for playing Star-Spangled Banner on July 4th

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A Florida prosecutor has dropped all charges against a man who was arrested by police for playing the Star-Spangled Banner on July 4th for his neighbors.

That the police even considered arresting him was beyond reasonable. And three cheers for the player, Lane Pittman, for refusing to plea bargain.


  • Maurice

    Unless someone has to pay a fine that is equivalent to one year’s police budget or better, this abuse won’t change. By elevating “homeland security” to the level of un-accountability, we have created a whole new praetorian guard.

  • hondo

    I still have no idea what this incident was all about. Short on details – big on hype. Anybody know the real beef.

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