Why is Arizona America's number-one state? Because of its public servants, like Peoria police officer Sgt. Pat Shearer, who took "a picture that shows several teens, a few of them carrying guns, displaying a bullet-riddled Obama T-shirt" — a picture so good that even the Secret Service is interested.
"I don't think that the shooting of that T-shirt is that big of a deal," said Sgt. Pat Shearer, who snapped the photo.
"It was more of a political statement," he told ABC15.
The hustling reporters at ABC 15 have determined that yes, "free speech" is a right that protects both Shearer and the Secret Service.