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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 04:07 PM
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A CENTURY OF FIGHTING FOR FREE SPEECH IN SAN DIEGO
Source: East county magazine

Today, Occupy San Diego members came to City Hall to present a ballot proposal that would amend the encroachment code.

According to Martha Sullivan of Women Occupy, the timing of this is significant, since this coincides with the hundred years of the Free Speech Movement in San Diego. According to Occupy San Diego members the Encroachment code is written too broadly and it is used to arrest OSD members, as well as harass them. The last three months at Occupy San Diego have seen about two hundred arrests.

Most of those arrested have been arrested under the San Diego Municipal Code 54.0110. This Code was passed in 2007 to replace SDMC 62.0306.

Both were meant to deal with things like waste containers in public spaces. The Municipal Code San Diego Occupy wants to modify is written too broadly, according to member of the occupation, it reads in part: It is unlawful for any person to erect, place, allow to remain, construct, establish, plan or maintain any vegetation or object on any public street, alley, sidewalk, highway, or other property or public right-of-way, except as otherwise provided by this code.

Read more: http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/8320



Suffice it say this is not if it bleeds it leads...but somehow free speech fights should matter
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 05:07 PM
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1. Yes, free speech should matter. Even on Democratic message boards.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-06-12 05:18 PM
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2. Powerful article, Nadin!
Bring back the soapbox! Incredible how relevant today's "anniversary" of the silencing of "public speaking" in your downtown actually is to the OWS movement. Thanks so much for sharing!

:thumbsup:

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