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FREE SPEECH VICTORY DEFEATS COP'S SCAMS

Those of you that decry the protest for Free Speech ought to read this one...Free Speech won in this fight. Let's keep the fight going and never lay down our club!
Judge Dismisses Headlight Flashing Citation Posted: 11/04/2003 9:59:37 AM A Williamson County judge has dismissed a Franklin police citation against a man who warned other drivers of a speed trap. He flashed his lights at them. Harley "Bill" Walker says it cost him about a thousand dollars to appeal a City Court judge's ruling against him. County Judge Russ Heldman yesterday ruled Walker was right about the citation violating his free speech guarantees. Officer Chris Marlowe wrote him a ticket for interfering with a police officer's duties on August 14th. The Franklin city police chief has now written a memo to officers, telling them not to cite drivers for flashing their lights in warning. Heldman invited appeal of his ruling, saying it's an issue scholars may want to investigate. For his part, Walker is pleased to win his case, but says he'll flash only his brights next time. He says the only way Marlowe knew he was flashing his lights was because his tail lights were going on and off. (Copyright 2003, AP
ara rally 04.Nov.2003 11:47

muff at steel_toe_sandwich@hotmail.com

i have been trying to start up a portland chapter of anti-racist action and ive been posting up flyers about trying to organize a national ethnicity day demonstration for september ninth, if anyone is interested e- mail me at:  steel_toe_sandwich@hotmail.com
thanks for your support,
Muff

ara rally 04.Nov.2003 11:48

muff at steel_toe_sandwich@hotmail.com

i have been trying to start up a portland chapter of anti-racist action and ive been posting up flyers about trying to organize a national ethnicity day demonstration for september ninth, if anyone is interested e- mail me at:  steel_toe_sandwich@hotmail.com
thanks for your support,
Muff

sure, but don't forget 04.Nov.2003 11:54

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