SO DO NOT “DISRESPECT” HIM …
Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff Leon Lott obtained and executed a search warrant against a Columbia, S.C. man because the individual “disrespected” his office on social media.
“I received copies of online posts from a concerned citizen showing what appears to be marijuana cigarettes and someone disrespecting the Department,” Lott told his bought-and-paid-for public relations firm (a.k.a. The State newspaper of Columbia, S.C.).
Really, dude? Really?
What nefarious activity did Lott uncover? According to The State, he was forwarded (GASP!) pictures of a 30-year-old Columbia, S.C. man sitting in his own home – smoking pot and flipping the bird to a picture of Lott posted online.
Rather than laugh this incident off, though, Lott decided it was worth wasting taxpayer resources to identity this individual, obtain a warrant for his home and arrest him and his girlfriend.
This is the second time in the last few months that a South Carolina lawman has targeted marijuana users because of what they post on social media.
Anyway … here’s what our founding editor thinks of Lott’s childish vindictiveness.
Respect that, asshole.