Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

1900: Man Arrested for Speech

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:43 PM
Original message
1900: Man Arrested for Speech
1900: Wealthy Developer Wilshire Arrested for Preaching Socialism in Park
October 8, 2006

Oct. 8, 1900: A police officer came upon Henry Gaylord Wilshire as he was giving a speech in downtown's Central Park, now Pershing Square. He arrested the developer for whom Wilshire Boulevard was named "on the charge of violating the park ordinance," The Times said.

It was Wilshire's third such arrest for ignoring the 1893 city ban on such public oratory in parks.

The "capitalist, billboard magnate, golf devotee, City Charter framer, Socialistic candidate for Congress and other things too numerous to mention" was "engaged in preaching socialism and other doctrines to a crowd which was partly in accord with his sentiments, partly amused at his antics and partly disgusted with him," reported the newspaper, whose owners did not share Wilshire's politics.

source: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-a2anniversary8o...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 06:47 PM
Response to Original message
1. In 1900, the Supreme Court didn't regard the First Amendment as
...applying to state governments. Only to the federal government.

It was later in the 20th century that the 14th amendment was interpreted by the Supreme Court as applying the First Amendment to the states.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 08:05 PM
Response to Original message
2. And the neocons want to go back to the good ol' days. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct 01st 2014, 10:38 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC