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NYC AUTHORITY CAN NOW BAN ADS THAT COULD ‘INCITE OR PROVOKE VIOLENCE
The Blaze ^ | September 28, 2012 at 1:49pm | Billy Hallowell

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 didn’t end there. As TheBlaze reported this morning, Geller’s 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 company’s 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 yesterday’s changes, was released by the MTA to TheBlaze this morning. It highlights the transit authority’s 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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KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; freespeech; pamgeller; sharia; speech
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1 posted on 09/28/2012 11:32:01 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Full title.

CONSERVATIVE’S ANTI-JIHAD SUBWAY AD LEADS TO NEW POLICIES: NYC AUTHORITY CAN NOW BAN ADS THAT COULD ‘INCITE OR PROVOKE VIOLENCE’


2 posted on 09/28/2012 11:33:17 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Ok, then let file complaints against all the various Leftist pro Obama ads because they might incite violence


3 posted on 09/28/2012 11:33:43 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: barmag25

Unconstitutional and SCOTUS would hopefully overturn this practice.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 11:33:43 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: barmag25

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.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 11:35:08 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: barmag25

Here we go................


6 posted on 09/28/2012 11:35:26 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: barmag25
or interfere with safe, efficient, and orderly transit operations. . . .

Soon the trains will run as smoothly as they did in Mussolini's day.

7 posted on 09/28/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: barmag25

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

8 posted on 09/28/2012 11:37:22 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: V_TWIN

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.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 11:37:25 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: barmag25

Sharia has arrived.

If Muslims will be violent (D’oh!) you can’t say it.

First Amendment be damned.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 11:38:23 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: barmag25
... the MTA reasonably foresees would incite or provoke violence...

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?

11 posted on 09/28/2012 11:40:44 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

All nonmuslims must ride in the back of the bus so as to not offend Muslims


12 posted on 09/28/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209

Where’s the ACLU?


13 posted on 09/28/2012 11:42:34 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: barmag25

bttt


14 posted on 09/28/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Uncle Miltie
First Amendment be damned.

The Constitution is obsolete and irrelevant. SCOTUS is all that matters in today's post-constitutional Amerika.

15 posted on 09/28/2012 11:44:12 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: barmag25
So the MTA will ban anything offensive to Islamists and approve attacks on any other religion, and anyone contesting this will have to assemble a pattern over time to prove discriminatory application. It will take time and money to fight the decisions and the attorneys will get rich. Sounds like the usual way to impose de facto censorship.
16 posted on 09/28/2012 11:44:18 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: timestax

17 posted on 09/28/2012 11:44:31 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: barmag25

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


18 posted on 09/28/2012 11:44:40 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: barmag25

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.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 11:45:05 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: timestax

20 posted on 09/28/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: CondorFlight
Response from the All Communist Lawyers Union.
21 posted on 09/28/2012 11:48:53 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: barmag25

Are they just afraid of the Muslims?


22 posted on 09/28/2012 11:49:33 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

I always thought California was going to be the first state to go Sharia


23 posted on 09/28/2012 11:51:07 AM PDT by molson209
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To: barmag25
I feel some violence coming on. If it'll finally get some of these idiotic MSM Left-wing sh*tbags off the air...

"Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."

24 posted on 09/28/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: barmag25

Anti-blasphemy laws managed by the Mullah Transportation Authority.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 11:53:05 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: barmag25

So I guess they’re saying that muzzies have tendencies toward violent reactions.....


26 posted on 09/28/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: barmag25

And the lesson learned is that violence works.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 11:57:27 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: CondorFlight

ACLU will be right on this as soon as the 10 commandments get posted on the bus.


28 posted on 09/28/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: CondorFlight
Where’s the ACLU?

They are smiling with joy.

The leftist ACLU is like all on the left -- hearts filled with pure evil and with a lust for absolute power.

29 posted on 09/28/2012 12:00:56 PM PDT by sand88
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To: barmag25

The death-knell of free speech. Anything and everything can incite violence—from “Please don’t walk on the grass” to “Jesus Saves.” Never mind that the da** film had nothing to do with the murder, the embassy attacks, or the demonstrations!


30 posted on 09/28/2012 12:04:07 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: barmag25

Who would have thought that New York would be the first to fall to Sharia.

I always figured Detroit.


31 posted on 09/28/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: barmag25

I guess that means no Republican campaign ads............


32 posted on 09/28/2012 12:20:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: sten
Achtung !

Your comment has been noted and you have been counted.
You are Thought Criminal #27483309

Write down your number and report to the local Kommissar at the nearest railroad station.

Don’t forget to bring warm clothes and a shovel.


33 posted on 09/28/2012 12:20:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: barmag25

Pam Geller will be all over this.

An obvious attempt to evade a court ruling.


34 posted on 09/28/2012 12:22:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: barmag25

So no more anti-Christian ads?

remember the atheist group than ran ads?


35 posted on 09/28/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: barmag25
NYC AUTHORITY INCORRECTLY BELIEVES IT CAN NOW BAN ADS THAT COULD ‘INCITE OR PROVOKE VIOLENCE

Fixed. NYC needs to read up on the First Amendment, specifically "chilling" free speech.

36 posted on 09/28/2012 12:33:52 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: barmag25

I suggest staging fist fights over commercial ads like Calvin Klein’s and other corporate advertising. Make it impossible for anyone to advertise and see how fast this gets reversed.


37 posted on 09/28/2012 12:37:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: barmag25

Obama: “Hmmmm MTA? Hot damn! take this down. Executive order Number dot dot dot. . . Internet postings and opinions aired on radio talk shows that are directly adverse to the social or administrative interests of the world community or are harmful to the morale of the world’s peoples or contain material the display of which the United States government reasonably foresees would incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace, and so harm, disrupt, or interfere with safe, and orderly . . . .”


38 posted on 09/28/2012 12:37:42 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: MNJohnnie
Ok, then let file complaints against all the various Leftist pro Obama ads because they might incite violence.

We could use all the MSM articles about violent, racist, "tea baggers" spitting on Nagy Piglousy and shouting racist remarks at others as justification. Maybe even some of the ones where the Tea Party was initially blamed for things like crashing small planes into IRS buildings.

Their agitprop could be used against them.

39 posted on 09/28/2012 12:58:37 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: barmag25

They better not put up any ads with Sarah Jessica Parker trying to look sexy. If they do, I will take out an entire train of innocents!!!


40 posted on 09/28/2012 1:01:08 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Iron Munro
Don’t forget to bring warm clothes and a shovel.

And a single bullet.
41 posted on 09/28/2012 1:10:51 PM PDT by Daus
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To: barmag25

Ban all Obama ads NOW!!!!

I’m enraged and want to spray paint something pink!!!


42 posted on 09/28/2012 1:12:47 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: barmag25

What happened to the old “clear and present danger” test? Not that I like that one, either.


43 posted on 09/28/2012 1:15:21 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Repeal 16-17

This is not the “chilling effect.” This is directly violating free speech.


44 posted on 09/28/2012 1:19:18 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: barmag25

I guess when you cross into New Yawk you give up your Constitutional right to free speech and to a Big Gulp.


45 posted on 09/28/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: barmag25

Update:

Free speech banned

Free thought outlawed

Freedom ended


46 posted on 09/28/2012 1:26:38 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: barmag25

Prior restraint ?????


47 posted on 09/28/2012 1:27:10 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Red Badger
I guess that means no Republican campaign ads............

No worries...there are never any Republican campaign ads. However, Manhattan Mini-Storage features anti-Bush, Cheney, Palin and Republicans in general messages in their ads which we've been subjected to for years.

48 posted on 09/28/2012 1:27:48 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: barmag25

Big Brother is Watching You.


49 posted on 09/28/2012 1:38:02 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: barmag25

placing crosses in urine, or utting turds on the picture of the Virgin Mary is art AND ALL ok.

kIDS CANNOT HAVE SODA OVER 16OZ, kids can;t have cold candy or sore throat candy in the school, kids can;t buy cold medicine , salt is not allowed in school but hey get a tablet to kill a baby because the 13 year old girl coudln;t keep her legs closed is alright.

NY city might as well join MA and the rest of the north east and form their liberal socialist no common sense, no freedom of speech for the right utopia .

And they can take all their liberals who moved down here too


50 posted on 09/28/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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