If staging a peaceful demonstration (regardless of the vile nature of what they may be saying) in a public place hundreds of yards away from a funeral somehow constitutes "disturbing the peace," then we may as well flush the First Amendment down the toilet. Because I'll tell y'all this . . . you can be sure than every leftist in this country would love to have an opportunity to use the same rationale to squelch legitimate public dissent from their own radical policies.
Would you apply the same standards if this were a group of law-abiding Americans demonstrating outside a radical Wahabbist mosque?
It's also worth noting that "disturbing the peace" never came into play in this case because there are already criminal statutes that would apply in a case like that. The absence of any such criminal charges in this case is very telling. This was a civil court case involving the defendant's appeal of a jury verdict for the plaintiff.
posted on 03/02/2011 2:15:02 PM PST
by Alberta's Child
("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
To: Alberta's Child
What about anti-abortion activists who are on public property harrassing the “clinic entrants”? Aren’t they limited?
posted on 03/02/2011 4:16:03 PM PST
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