Benjamin Szycher busted after racial-slurring, F-bombing, cop-punching outburst

During his recent arrest in Boulder, Benjamin Szycher insisted that he was being fitted for cuffs in violation of his First Amendment rights; get details from the vivid police report on view below. And he certainly used his speech freely during a bizarre incident that allegedly included him punching a cop.
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