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TMLC: Judge Reverses Marine Commanderís Ban of Anti-terrorist Decals
Thomas More Law Center ^ | April 01, 2010 | no annotation

Posted on 04/01/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric

Nieto - Nieto decals - back of vanANN ARBOR, MI – Jesse Nieto is one of those many unsung patriotic Americans. He served 25 years in the Marine Corps, including two combat tours in Vietnam.  His youngest son, Marc, and 16 of Marc’s shipmates were killed on October 12, 2000, by Islamic terrorists who bombed the USS Cole.  Nieto has worked as a civilian employee at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina since 1994.

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard delivered good news to Mr. Nieto. He ruled that Camp Lejeune officials violated his free speech rights when they ordered him to remove decals attacking Muslim terrorists from his vehicle.  Judge Howard enjoined Marine officials from further enforcing the ban against Nieto.

The rest of the story on political correctness run amuck follows.

Beginning in 2001, to show his anger toward the Muslim terrorists who killed his son, Nieto displayed various decals on his vehicle expressing anti-terrorist sentiments, such as "Remember the Cole, 12 Oct 2000," "Islam=Terrorism," and "We Died, They Rejoiced." Based on a complaint from a Marine who is married to a Muslim, on July 31, 2008, two military police officers (MPs) issued Nieto a ticket for displaying "offensive material."

After Nieto refused to remove the "offending" decals from his vehicle, the Base Magistrate issued Nieto a written order, ordering him to remove his vehicle from the base until all decals were removed and banning his vehicle from all other federal installations. The order in effect prevented Nieto from driving his vehicle to Arlington National Cemetery (a federal installation) to visit the grave marker of his fallen son.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: cole; nieto; usscole
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1 posted on 04/01/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: Gene Eric

Good,

Now how is it that PC = Political Corruption (or Communist Propaganda) is not understood to be what it is, un-American; based on someone being/feeling offended can then tell another what to think, say and do!


2 posted on 04/01/2010 1:12:11 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Gene Eric

Good for Mr. Nieto!! I had a drill instructor at Paris Island in 1970 named Johnny Nieto. Wonder if they are related.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 1:47:23 PM PDT by TDA2
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To: Gene Eric

“Based on a complaint from a Marine who is married to a Muslim...”

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The Marine, if he is a male, must also be a muslim — haven’t heard of a Muslim woman married to a non-Muslim. Parents would not allow it unless she wants to be “honor” killed.


4 posted on 04/01/2010 1:47:42 PM PDT by 353FMG (What else can Islam contribute to America other than its destruction?)
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