Skip to comments.(Black) Man Attends City Council Meeting Dressed in KKK Robe
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.
Video at the link...
WTF is going on over there in Arnold Land...
Paging Mike Hunt. Is Mike Hunt here?
What, his Zoot suit was in the cleaners?
The liberals should be standing up and applauding this brother's integrating the mighty Klan. LOL.
Where's a kleagle when you need one?
Damn you, you beat me to it. :)
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.
He appears self-absorbed and slightly touched to me...
Next meeting, he needs to bring a couple of white guys dressed as New Black Panthers.
liberals offend me every day just by opening their mouths. why should we expect others to not offend by how they are dressed?
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.
Senator Byrd is currently indisposed..
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