The City Council is having a special Saturday vote to defund and close the animal shelter. The shelter is very special to Casey and he even volunteers there on a weekly basis. If the shelter closes, the animals will have to be euthanized. There is a small protest planned at City Hall to speak against closing the shelter. Casey asks you to let him go. He has even made a sign that says “Animals need a home too.” The protest is only going to be a small group of citizens peacefully assembled with signs. You permit Casey to attend with the stipulation that if anything gets out of control that he leaves immediately. City Hall is within walking distance and so Casey, with sign in tow, heads out.
It seems the City Council votes to defund and close the shelter and to euthanize all of the animals.
Casey calls you from the police station and he is frantic. He has been arrested. Apparently word of the decision moved to the small crowd of protestors quickly and things turned ugly and the police were called.
You get to the station and you are told that considering Casey’s age that he can go home with you. You are told the mayor will not be pressing charges against Casey. You ask why the mayor would have considered pressing charges and you are told Casey and the others started throwing garbage from the bins at the mayor and council members as they left City Hall. Apparently Casey threw a can at the mayor and struck him in the back but there was no injury.
You apologize to the officer and take Casey home.
Did Casey protest a bit much?