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Open Carry Gone Too Far: 4 Arrested for Menacing after Posting Hate-Filled Protest on YouTube

Four open carry activists have warrants out for their arrest in Ohio after they posted their protest on YouTube.

The video shows the four young activists walking through a Cincinnati neighborhood of East Price Hill carrying assault rifles and spouting vulgar hate.

“Broad day, you see this? Walking down the street with a AR-15,” the protester behind the camera says amid a barrage of profanities and racial slurs.

At one point, the foursome encounter a police officer who tells them that he disagrees with what they are doing, but lets them go on their way admitting they have the right to be stupid and vulgar if they wish.

“Like you said, it’s your right to do that, it makes no sense to me I mean, unless you just want attention and us to stop you and ask you,” an officer says. “I just don’t understand it, that’s all. I’ve seen enough of these YouTube videos where everybody just tries to get the cop to stop them.”

Declaring it a victory for the 2nd Amendment, one man in the video shouts, “Open carry in the state of Ohio, the cops can’t do nothing.”

A bit later, one of the protesters, identified as Jesse Deboard, 23,  asks if his video audience “still want that drama, though,” and then proceeds to accost a group of black men.

“This is going on YouTube, n*gga, world star,” Deboard shouts to the men.

While the activists may have not gotten the ‘YouTube worthy’ reaction they wanted from the police or from slinging slurs at passersby, after reviewing the video being spread around the internet and broadcast in part on the local news, police decided that the four activists had gone too far.

Deboard, who has been in trouble before. is now behind bars on charges of stalking with menacing and the violation of a protection order. Warrants have also been filed on the three other people seen in the video, one of which is currently in custody.

Deboard remains on jail on $25,000 bond.

The YouTube video has since been deleted.

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  • Kathi Geukes

    No Maxine…they shouldn’t get blown away…their guns should be taken away with NO chance of ever owning one again….I’m not against guns…I’m against stupid people like these so called “thugs” getting their hands on them….which is why we need serious background checks…even for “private” sales……it’s time to get these guns off our streets and out of the hands of these kinds of idiots!!!!!

  • Sieben713

    If its trouble they are looking for , they will find it .

  • glogrrl

    Why is it that these “open carry” enthusiasts are all illiterate, crass, stupid, frequently overweight slobs? Doesn’t reflect well on their “cause”.

  • Jim Haldeman

    no, kathi… they should get blown away. they are low-life scum that don’t deserve to live on our planet.

  • 2Smart2bGOP

    How about we deny these fruit-loops the attention that they so obviously crave? YouTube should put a policy in place that would prohibit them from putting up videos that serve no purpose other than to threaten and intimidate. I am not anti-gun; I know several people who are responsible gun owners. They are also individuals who don’t need their guns to prove that they are “tough guys.” All this posturing seems to speak more to the fears and insecurities of the thugs involved, than it does to their “manliness.”

  • diablodejalisco

    typical right wingnuts. you should be proud. this is what you get with the tea party. they dont even know how stupid they really are.

  • lugnut

    Just curious how the cops would have acted, if these were 3 black people doing this? Just kidding, they would have been surrounded by the swat team in a matter of minutes, and if they didn’t kill them first, there would have been a lot of police brutality after they put their guns down and the charges would have been made up later. Like terroristic threats for ones. You know, because what other reason,(you know we have to have reasons, heck they want be asked what the reason is) would they be out their with assault rifles, other than to use them. No, these got stopped peacefully and sent on their way.

  • Kato

    People with an attitude like his don’t live long.

    • MoMo

      Or the people around him do not!

  • idahomom42

    Now, if they will just arrest the Clive Bundy creeps who threatened federal officials…

  • Ronald N. Wall

    If there was ever an effective advertisement against Open Carry laws, this group of thugs provide it. One can only hope they are charged with felonies so that they will never again be able to legally buy a gun in states with sensible gun laws. There should also be a federal law that can be used against these idiots for threatening minorities.

  • MoMo

    Any open carry is too much!