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(Black) Man Attends City Council Meeting Dressed in KKK Robe
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Posted on 07/17/2009 12:44:59 AM PDT by Chet 99

LOS ANGELES -- City Council chambers went dark early Wednesday after a man refused to remove his white robe and hood before speaking.

It was the second day that Michael Hunt wore the outfit to the meeting.

Hunt, an African American, submitted a card to speak during the standard public comment period and was called to the microphone by Councilman Dennis Zine, who was the presiding officer.

"Mr. Hunt, you're going to have to remove your hood," Zine told Hunt twice.

"Are you refusing to remove your hood? ... Mr. Hunt, we can't hear you. Remove your hood."

Hunt refused to remove the garb, citing his First Amendment rights.

When three African American councilmembers left -- apparently out of disgust -- the council floor was lost, ending the discussion.

It's not yet clear why Hunt was wearing the getup.

Hunt recently won a $260,000 settlement against the city challenging its vending ordinance in federal court as a violation of his rights.

Zine told KTLA he believes the latest stunt may be an attempt to sue the city again over a violation of his First Amendment rights.

"In this day and age, no one should be wearing that attire. No one should come to a public meeting wearing that attire and offend not only the councilmembers but the general public," Zine said.

The city council is now looking at adopting rules that would allow them to remove anyone who is disruptive during meetings, or wearing disruptive clothing such as Hunt's.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: kkk; kukluxklan; napl

1 posted on 07/17/2009 12:44:59 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: All

Video at the link...


2 posted on 07/17/2009 12:46:46 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

WTF is going on over there in Arnold Land...


3 posted on 07/17/2009 12:49:49 AM PDT by csense
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To: Chet 99

“Michael Hunt”

Paging Mike Hunt. Is Mike Hunt here?


4 posted on 07/17/2009 12:50:22 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Chet 99
Clayton Bigsby
5 posted on 07/17/2009 12:52:38 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Chet 99

What, his Zoot suit was in the cleaners?


6 posted on 07/17/2009 12:56:33 AM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: Chet 99
L

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7 posted on 07/17/2009 1:00:37 AM PDT by SIDENET ("Join me or die. Can you do any less?" -Mr. Sparkle)
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To: SIDENET
This is too good.

The liberals should be standing up and applauding this brother's integrating the mighty Klan. LOL.

Where's a kleagle when you need one?

8 posted on 07/17/2009 1:08:14 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


9 posted on 07/17/2009 1:09:32 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Chet 99
Well what ever his politics.. the guys got game
10 posted on 07/17/2009 1:09:34 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: South40

Damn you, you beat me to it. :)


11 posted on 07/17/2009 1:10:41 AM PDT by thecabal (Hey Obama, when you gonna start sharin' the sacrifice?)
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To: tophat9000
He should walk through Watts after dark in the outfit including the hood in the hood and see what happens then about his 1st amendment rights.
12 posted on 07/17/2009 1:14:05 AM PDT by guitarplayer1953
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To: Chet 99

Sickos come in all colors. And obviously, if they allowed this sicko to participate in a city council meeting while wearing a KKK get-up, they’d have to let real KKK members do it to.


13 posted on 07/17/2009 1:19:54 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: lentulusgracchus
This is a threat to the brand.


14 posted on 07/17/2009 1:24:21 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Jet Jaguar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Cleavon Little did it better.


15 posted on 07/17/2009 1:39:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: tophat9000

He appears self-absorbed and slightly touched to me...


16 posted on 07/17/2009 1:41:10 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Chet 99

Next meeting, he needs to bring a couple of white guys dressed as New Black Panthers.


17 posted on 07/17/2009 1:41:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Chet 99

liberals offend me every day just by opening their mouths. why should we expect others to not offend by how they are dressed?


18 posted on 07/17/2009 1:52:42 AM PDT by sten
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To: nathanbedford

It’s almost like something out of those SiFi alternate
history stories,If the South had Won the WAR, kind of thing.
I never cease to be amazed at what Americans can come up with.


19 posted on 07/17/2009 1:53:43 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Senator Byrd is currently indisposed..


20 posted on 07/17/2009 2:13:00 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Haaaaaaaa.....haaaaaa......haaaaaa.......


21 posted on 07/17/2009 2:56:23 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: tet68
I am intrigued by this matter because the elements of racism have been scrubbed by the fact that the wearer of the KKK garb is himself black. Therefore, the councilman couches his denial of Hunt's free speech in a public forum, indeed at a place where he speaks out for the redress of grievances, as a matter, not of racism, but of "offense" and "disruption."

This recalls the recent T-shirt cases in the public schools where the child was admonished and prohibited from wearing a T-shirt I think having to do with Christianity. But clearly a public forum explicitly arranged to hear the free speech of our citizens for the redress of their grievances is an entirely different matter.

It has been the tactic of the left to elevate the subjective feelings of those seeking to squelch free speech to a level which justifies infringing on that precious right. The left has succeeded in doing so here in Europe where there is now a €3000 fine for flipping another driver the bird. You better not insult the police officer either.

In the school T-shirt case the authorities also cited "disruption" as a justification.

Of course, once we concede that speech can be controlled because it is offensive or disruptive, we have entirely ceded control of speech to those who can pretend to offense or raise an outcry. We have surrendered utterly to subjectivism and we have lost our objective Constitutional rights.


22 posted on 07/17/2009 3:05:11 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Chet 99

Would it be okay if his wife attended the meetings wearing a hijab?


23 posted on 07/17/2009 3:07:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods ( How come when I press "1 for English" I still can't understand what's being said?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

“Has anyone seen Mike Hunt?”


24 posted on 07/17/2009 3:08:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods ( How come when I press "1 for English" I still can't understand what's being said?)
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To: South40

Classic. And that was on Chappelle’s first show.


25 posted on 07/17/2009 3:16:07 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Everything in this story sounds like something one might read in the Onion.


26 posted on 07/17/2009 3:17:15 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: Tired of Taxes

Or was he recalling Sheriff Bart boasting about stampeding cattle.

“That’s not much of a crime.”

“Through the VATICAN!!?”

“Kinky! Sign here....HUH!?”

;^)


27 posted on 07/17/2009 4:00:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: lentulusgracchus
Where's a kleagle when you need one?

In the Senate.


28 posted on 07/17/2009 4:11:09 AM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Maybe they got his last name wrong. I though it was Huntstings.


29 posted on 07/17/2009 4:15:37 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Chet 99

“Hunt recently won a $260,000 settlement against the city challenging its vending ordinance in federal court as a violation of his rights.”

This piece of human scum is trolling for another payday on what’s left of the taxpayers in LA.


30 posted on 07/17/2009 4:26:54 AM PDT by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Chet 99
This whole story is just GREAT...Come On, it has just got to be a joke.

Paging I.C. Wiener.

31 posted on 07/17/2009 5:11:00 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Chet 99

All he has to do is say that it’s a hijab, and they will have to leave him alone. They don’t want to offend Islam.


32 posted on 07/17/2009 5:17:45 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! What are you hiding?)
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To: muir_redwoods

Last seen with Mike Hawk?


33 posted on 07/17/2009 5:21:38 AM PDT by glock rocks (... just tryin to make do ...)
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To: South40

That’s the first thing I thought of, too.

Best Dave Chappell skit ever!!


34 posted on 07/17/2009 6:17:30 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: nathanbedford

LOL


35 posted on 07/17/2009 7:22:33 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Chet 99

Looks like Mister Sunglasses there is making a cogent point as well — no doubt via “you know what I’m sayin’?” every third or fourth phrase, yo.


36 posted on 07/17/2009 7:25:50 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: wolfpat
I think he's just an Exalted Cyclops, if memory serves.

Still, I suppose One Eye could get the job done.

37 posted on 07/17/2009 7:49:56 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Cleavon Little did it better."

He was fantastic


38 posted on 07/17/2009 8:03:37 AM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: GregoTX

A true talent. May he rest in peace.


39 posted on 07/17/2009 8:29:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: elcid1970

LOL. Blazing Saddles. This real-life news story reads like a comedy routine.


40 posted on 07/17/2009 8:32:07 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: nathanbedford

Well put, thank you.
T.


41 posted on 07/17/2009 8:38:27 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Chet 99

How come this guy gets away unmolested?

Why, every time I step out the house in MY robe, I hafta warsh tomaters out of it.

It’s that there reverse recism again, I tells ya!


42 posted on 07/17/2009 5:34:14 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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