An author/middle school teacher was just detained because of a book he wrote.

Y’all need to please go read this right now:

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

“A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—”taken in for an emergency medical evaluation” for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting.”

The Thought Police are arresting writers now. Great reaction. Rather than focusing on gun control, let’s target the people who write fiction. Fiction! Do writers need to be afraid, now? Do we need to censor ourselves for fear of our own government? I can think of a few countries where that’s happened before, and a few regimes. 

“He is currently at a location known to law enforcement and does not currently have the ability to travel anywhere.”

Has he even been arrested? Are they just unlawfully detaining him? For all that our politicians enjoy protecting our 2nd Amendment rights, there seems to be no concern for the First Amendment any more. 

Anyone have more information about this?

 

EDIT: Just found this article at the LA Times. It seems there might have been some faulty reporting around this issue–or not. We’ll see in the next few days, hopefully. 

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