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Warning about police sting leads to arrest

A Newport News man who shouted a warning to potential targets of a police prostitution sting now faces charges of obstruction of justice.

David Earl Armstrong spotted police running a classic “flat-foot floozy” operation on Jefferson Avenue, with an undercover officer posing as a prostitute. “Those are the police,” Armstrong yelled to men who approached the bait.

Not surprisingly, police took a dim view of Armstrong’s community information service. The Daily Press reports he is charged with obstructing justice.

“Not so fast,” said a civil liberties advocate, who argued no crime had been committed when Armstrong spoke up.

Posted by Peter Vieth

One comment

  1. What about freedom of Speech! If the SC protects corporate speech (Citizens United) why not the citizens! If he spoke at a funeral it would be protected!

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