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ACLU already obtained a TRO for a former strip club worker who became a Christian and preaches on Bourbon Street.
topeka, time place and manner restrictions are content neutral. This ordinance targets three types of speech and criminalizes them.
Local church groups generally don't care, unfortunately.
Local church groups generally don't care, unfortunately.
The law also criminalizes political and social speech. Might want to check that chip on your shoulder;)
Again, using a bizarre example that represents about 1% of the people affected by this law. The law criminalizes a single person from having a discussion with another person about politics, social things, or religious things. If you have a problem with some group that insults passerby's, talk to them, don't criminalize the speech of everyone else.
Most of the people preaching out there and handing out tracts never attract crowds, nor do they obstruct traffic. The law is indefensible.
This poster totally mischaracterizes the situation. I live in New Orleans and regularly go to Bourbon Street, and none of what this guy is talking about happens. Yet again, it seems painfully obvious that people voicing their support of the law have no idea what the law even says, because it criminalizes a SINGLE person talking to someone else about politics, social things, or religion. It literally empowers the police to go up to people standing there talking to their friends and if they are talking about one of those 3 subject areas, they can be arrested. But hey, the police in New Orleans obviously have nothing better to do than listen in on people's conversations.
ACLU got the temporary restraining order Friday.
As both an attorney and someone intimately familiar with the details of issue, it is true amazing to me the amount of misinformation and bad legal analysis that I have seen. These posts about "crowding" and "traffic" have nothing to do with anything. The ordinance has nothing to do with that, because it criminalizes even a single person disseminating a "political, social, or religious" message. In other words, if someone walks out of a bar and starts talking to their friend about the election, they can be arrested. If someone was wearing an Obama or Romney shirt, they could be arrested. If someone was talking to their friend about Buddha, they could be arrested. Who cares what you think of their motives?
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