Mark Fiorino, 25, of Lansdale, said his right to bear arms and right to free speech were violated by Philadelphia Police on three occasions. Fiorino, who has a license to carry a handgun, was stopped on several occasions after police officer spotted his handgun with no other indication that Fiorino was about to commit a crime or incite violence. Fiorino was charged with misdemeanor charges after he posted audio on YouTube (Feb 2011) of his alleged harassment and civil rights violations but a judge dropped those charges in October 2011. He and the American Civil Liberties Union are taking the Philadelphia Police to court for violating that right, as well as his right to freedom of speech.
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