Baltimore activist and community volunteer James MacArthur is finally free, nearly 6 months after his standoff with police which aired live on his radio show.
By JG Vibes
May 13, 2013
Frank James MacArthur has been a positive voice in the Baltimore community for years and now with the internet he has been able to take his activism to a global level.
His outspokenness has always made him a target for police, a problem common among many activists.
Back in December he has been taken into custody by police after a 5 hour standoff at his home where he broadcasted the kidnapping live to listeners worldwide.
After nearly 6 months of wrongful imprisonment and having his whole life torn apart, James is finally free, and ready to get back in the fight.
It is said that the average American commits three felonies a day just in their day to day financial transactions.
With that being the case, if you ruffle enough feathers and the “powers that shouldn’t be” decide to come after you, they aren’t going to have to look too hard to find something to harass you about, regardless of what you do in your free time.
In all reality MacArthur is guilty of no real crime, but he has apparently disobeyed some of the state’s laws and commands.
According to media reports, the only reason he is wrapped up in the system is because of trumped up gun charges dating years back.
I say trumped up, because any gun charge where someone has not been shot at, is a trumped up charge. MacArthur’s so called offenses were not violent and he is not a violent person.
It is obvious that he has been targeted because of his activism and his outspoken attitude towards authority.
He has been relentless on issues of police brutality and legal oppression, and has probobly been an annoyance to the department for years.
In addition to his local activism MacArthur also runs baltimorespectator.com and a radio network through that website.
On Monday night (time TBA) MacArthur will host a press conference from his website, to take questions from supporters and media. Stay tuned for more information on this developing story.
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter-culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer, reporter for dev-test.intellihub.com and Executive Producer of the Bob Tuskin Radio Show. You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com