Skip to comments.NYC AUTHORITY CAN NOW BAN ADS THAT COULD ‘INCITE OR PROVOKE VIOLENCE
Posted on 09/28/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by barmag25
The epic battle between American Freedom Defense Initiative executive director and blogger Pamela Geller and The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) culminated with a court decision that forced the transit authority to permit the display of controversial ads about radical Islam. But the story didnt end there. As TheBlaze reported this morning, Gellers case caused the MTA to rethink the manner in which it handles First Amendment issues, leading to the adoption of some potentially-controversial measures.
On Friday, TheBlaze spoke with a spokesperson who confirmed some of the details surrounding the case, while clarifying the new changes that passed on Thursday. As noted, one of the emergent provisions that was added into the public companys advertising standards in the wake of the Geller debate allows the MTA to deny ads it deems could incite violence.
As previously noted, a document, reflecting yesterdays changes, was released by the MTA to TheBlaze this morning. It highlights the transit authoritys advertising standards and reads, in part, The licensee (advertising contractor) shall not display or maintain any advertisement that falls within one or more of the following categories. One of the category sections reads:
The advertisement, or any information contained in it, is directly adverse to the commercial or administrative interests of the MTA or is harmful to the morale of MTA employees or contains material the display of which the MTA reasonably foresees would incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace, and so harm, disrupt, or interfere with safe, efficient, and orderly transit operations.
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CONSERVATIVES ANTI-JIHAD SUBWAY AD LEADS TO NEW POLICIES: NYC AUTHORITY CAN NOW BAN ADS THAT COULD INCITE OR PROVOKE VIOLENCE
Ok, then let file complaints against all the various Leftist pro Obama ads because they might incite violence
Unconstitutional and SCOTUS would hopefully overturn this practice.
But they will only do so against ads “hurtful” to Islam. Anything that Christians would consider “mean” will be said to “protected under the First Amendment”. Free speech is now dead in NYC.
Here we go................
any images involving the above person can incite me to violent convulsion resulting in projectile vomiting or dry heaving combined with momentary tourette's
it should be banned
It’s the first cut. Everyone in this country will look at it and say, “oh, that’s just a flesh wound,” and the practice will go on.
It’ll spread to L.A. and Chicago. Then to Miami, Houston, Atlanta.
Before long that “flesh wound” becomes a hemorrhaging gape, and that’s how the socialists take power.
Obama is diligently trying to destroy the first amendment. It’s one of two remaining rights that we have left. The last one will be the hardest, but even with the 2nd, I fear it’ll be too late.
Sharia has arrived.
If Muslims will be violent (D’oh!) you can’t say it.
First Amendment be damned.
So the Metro Transit Authority, bureaucrats who can't make a train run on time or turn a profit, are now the arbiters of what constitutes free speech. I wonder if they will don black robes when they render their verdict?
All nonmuslims must ride in the back of the bus so as to not offend Muslims
Where’s the ACLU?
The Constitution is obsolete and irrelevant. SCOTUS is all that matters in today's post-constitutional Amerika.
so, all one need to do is to claim “the ad caused me to be violent” and by that standard the ad is guilty
were the MTA a private enterprise - it’s not, it’s a government agency - I’d have no problem with them making any advertising rule they want
as a government agency, they must meet the standard that the government cannot abridge freedom of speech, at least not without “just cause” (yelling “fire” in a crowded theater) but, judging in advance how someone might react to an advertisement with violence is always a subjective and political judgement that any U.S. government needs to stay out of
So this means all election campaign posters and signs too? Every time I see an Obama 2012 bumper sticker or sign, I become very “incited” and “provoked”. I don’t suffer fools graciously.
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