Last Thursday, Picard held a sign that said, "F*ck Free Speech —Stamford PD," merely attempting to point out the gross violations of the First Amendment committed by the department after they arrested another activist, Michael Friend, for holding up a different sign warning drivers of a distracted driving checkpoint ahead.
Friend was appearing before a judge last week after being charged with allegedly interfering in police duties by warning drivers of a checkpoint ahead. Because Friend was arrested for merely expressing his free speech by holding up a sign that said "Cops Ahead" to warn drivers, Picard went to the courthouse to voice his concern.
Picard had on his GoPro camera which filmed the entire interaction, however, police confiscated it as evidence after his arrest. Luckily, Picard's friend, Dawud Talib was also at the courthouse to film the interaction.