Biden Hater’s Banners That Town Called Obscene Can Stay Up, Court Rules.
July 29, 2021 at 12:15 AM - Views: 77 #437545
This is an update. Earlier this month, a municipal court judge had ruled the signs violated a local obscenity ordinance and ordered Andrea Dick of Roselle Park, NJ to remove the signs with the f-word, or pay a $250-a-day fine.
The original post is here: https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/nj-town-remove-f-bomb-anti-biden-signs-or-face-250-daily-fine
The ruling came after the woman enlisted the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey to fight the municipal judge’s order.
Dick vowed to challenge the ruling on free speech grounds, and the civil liberties filed a brief on her behalf in Superior Court. At that point, Roselle Park officials reversed course and dismissed the summons.
In a statement, Jarrid H. Kantor, the borough attorney, said Roselle Park stood by the summons and agreed with Municipal Judge Bundy’s decision.
“However,” Kantor continued, “the borough feels that the continued attention garnered by the inappropriate display and the escalating costs to the taxpayers of continuing to litigate the matter causes far greater harm to the borough, as a whole, than good.”
The mayor of Roselle Park said the borough planned to alter its regulations to limit how much signage can appear on a homeowner’s property. The woman’s banners would most likely not be subject to any new rules because she hung them before any changes occurred, he said.
“I feel amazing”. “I’m glad it’s over” she said after the Superior Court of New Jersey dismissed the case, which was brought against her mother, who owns the home where the banners have hung since the Memorial Day weekend.
She said she had gotten angry calls and at least 20 pieces of hate mail from as far away as California, North Carolina and Texas after reports about the dispute over the banners attracted national attention.
As far as Dick is concerned, the banners are not going anywhere.
“What’s up there is staying until I’m told differently,” she said.
Statement by NJ ACLU (Twitter) July 27, 2021:
“VICTORY! The court dismissed charges for our client who was criminalized for displaying ‘Fuck Biden’ signs outside her home.
The town asked the court to dismiss the case and accepted what we’ve been saying all along: ‘it’s your right to express dissent, even with strong language.'”
July 29, 2021 at 12:28 AM #437547Joe ShlabotnikParticipant
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Victory for the 1st amendment. Too bad the homeowner is dumb enough to conflate socialism with Biden. Stupid has the right to speak too.
July 29, 2021 at 1:02 AM #437554
Like they were somehow an arm of the Democratic Party. The ACLU has proven, at least to one woman from Roselle Park, that is not the case.
July 29, 2021 at 2:14 AM #437576SatanParticipant
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is short hand for “Anti Christ Libruls Union”
Guess now they have to rethink that?? Even though they have actually supported things far more to the extreme right in the past.
Anti Biden signs with some “naughty” words on them certainly pales in comparison to literal Nazis marching in Skokie Illinois, for example.
But then, there are proper ways to respond to something like that……
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
July 29, 2021 at 1:29 AM #437564
ACLU: “Yes. That’s literally the point.”
July 29, 2021 at 3:04 AM #437582
July 29, 2021 at 4:01 AM #437590GZeusHParticipant
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But I had a strong hunch.
Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.
If you just got finessed into calling the medicine that won the 2015 Nobel Prize for its role in treating human disease ‘horse de-wormer’ then you need to sit the next couple of plays out.
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