I have a Free Republic registration; I'll head over there and post a message about this to the forum there.
Can someone give more details about what happened and why? Is there any more to this? What specifically are the charges against Tim?
I assume we need to have our Florida media coordinator send out a news release to FL media, if that hasn't already been done. They'll want to talk to Tim himself, probably. Sadly, this will be seen as a libertarian vs. libertarian fight, but if this is as unjust as it sounds at first blush....if we're in it let's win it.
It's funny, I was just covering a union meeting today and shaking my head at all the stupid rules they have for what and when and where we mainstream press can shoot pictures. But if I violated the rules (and actually I did twice today) even they would never think of having me arrested. They might ban us from access or something but never arrest...
Yet the NRA would...wow.
BTW if you file a civil suit be sure to invite the media to take pictures of you or whoever turning in the paperwork at the courthouse. They love getting that kind of image.
Based on this initial report, consider me available as a short term volunteer for this effort. Let me know how I can help. There are things I can and can't do, but I want to help. Refer to my updated Media Relations article at http://www.freestateproject.org/mediarelations2.htm
for ideas on maximizing press coverage.
Perhaps this is our first big test as an organization...let's roll!