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Saturday, December 20, 2008

The First Amendment is the law of the land, except in Brighton, Michigan

The smartest people in Brighton, Michigan have determined that if you annoy someone in public, you should be jailed and fined. Yes, this is real. Taken from the official website of the city where the First Amendment of the United States Constitution does not apply.

II. Chapter 54, Article IV, Section 54-98 is hereby amended to read as follows.
Sec. 54-98. Insulting, harassing, etc., others.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person in the city to insult, accost, molest or otherwise annoy, either by word of mouth, sign, or motion any person in any public place.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to harass any person in any public place by striking, shoving, kicking or otherwise touching a person or subjecting them to unwanted physical contact or following a person in or about a public place or places.
(c) It shall be unlawful for a person to engage in a course of conduct or repeatedly commit acts that alarm or seriously annoy another person and that serve no legitimate purpose.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person, with the intent to harass or alarm another person, to communicate with a person, anonymously or otherwise, by telephone, mail, or any other form of written or electronic communications, in a manner likely to harass or cause alarm.
(e) Any person found to violate this section shall be guilty of a civil infraction and shall be punished by a fine(s) as set forth in section 1-16(b).

What in the name of the Wide World of Sports is wrong with these people?
What part of free speech do these morons not understand?

And what does "seriously annoy" mean? For cryin' out loud...


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