Arizona Drops Charges Against ASU Student Who Was Arrested for Handing Out Copies of the Constitution
“We’re glad the state has dropped the charges, but this never should have happened”
It is absolutely stunning that this even happened in the first place.
The College Fix reports:
Arizona drops charges against ASU student arrested for handing out Constitution
The state of Arizona has dropped all charges against former Arizona State University student Tim Tizon, the Liberty Justice Center recently confirmed to The College Fix.
As an Arizona State University student and member of Young Americans for Liberty, Tizon was arrested and charged with criminal trespass in the third degree for distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution outside the ASU Memorial Union early last year.
“We’re glad the state has dropped the charges, but this never should have happened,” President Jacob Huebert of the Liberty Justice Center told The Fix via email.
“We are glad that these charges were dismissed against him, but we need Arizona State to change its policies to make it clear that you can exercise your free speech rights without worrying about getting arrested or having a [criminal] record,” he said.
Tizon, a student at the time of the incident, was arrested by the ASU Police Department on March 3, 2022.
In January of this year, Liberty Justice Center, which represents Tizon, appealed the conviction.
Following his arrest, Tizon said through his attorneys: “Universities are supposed to be the epicenter of the marketplace of ideas.”
“ASU has let me down and every other student too by placing its bureaucracy ahead of our First Amendment rights.”
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