POSTED: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 8:27am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 11:15am
Man in trouble for rude gesture to law enforcement
Tyler — In May 2006, John Swartz was a passenger in a car in a rural part of upstate New York when he spotted a police car that was using a radar speed-tracking device.
Mr. Swartz, a Vietnam veteran, showed his displeasure by extending his right arm outside the passenger's side window, and further extended his middle finger over the car's roof.
The reaction was swift. The officer followed the car; words were exchanged; backups were called; and Mr. Swartz was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.
East Texans talk-back on rude gesture and where it fits into "free speech" with our news partner: KTBB and host Garth Maier.