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Man Who Gave Trooper The Finger Won’t Face Charges

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) – A harassment charge has been dropped in the case of a Colorado man who gave a state trooper the finger in April.

Saying it’s free speech to give officers the finger, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement late Friday that it asked the case to be dropped. The State Patrol described the incident as “protected free speech.”

Shane Boor, 35, was charged with misdemeanor harassment after acknowledging “flipping the bird” to an officer making a traffic stop near Denver April 19. The American Civil Liberties Union offered Boor free legal defense in the case that made headlines.

Boor said he told the officer he gave him the finger “because you’re thieves and you harass people.”

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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