HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Team will be allowed to w...

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 06:27 PM

Team will be allowed to wear police protest shirts

Source: Associated Press

Team will be allowed to wear police protest shirts
| December 29, 2014 | Updated: December 29, 2014 3:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A lawyer says members of a California high school basketball team can wear T-shirts reading "I Can't Breathe" during warm-ups at a tournament.

Players from Mendocino High School were previously told they could not play in the event if they wore the shirts.

However, Karen Boyd, an attorney for one of the players, said the Fort Bragg Unified School District agreed Monday to lift the ban on the phrase inspired by the last words of a New York man who died after a police officer put him in a chokehold.

Boyd says the reversal came as she prepared to file a federal court motion arguing the ban violated First Amendment rights.


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Team-will-be-allowed-to-wear-police-protest-shirts-5983770.php

12 replies, 2364 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 12 replies Author Time Post
Reply Team will be allowed to wear police protest shirts (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2014 OP
dembotoz Dec 2014 #1
LiberalFighter Dec 2014 #2
branford Dec 2014 #3
cosmicone Dec 2014 #4
99th_Monkey Dec 2014 #5
riversedge Dec 2014 #9
WillyT Dec 2014 #6
Gothmog Dec 2014 #7
Sanity Claws Dec 2014 #8
branford Dec 2014 #10
ellenrr Dec 2014 #11
Orsino Dec 2014 #12

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 06:31 PM

1. good

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 06:46 PM

2. I would like to see the school sponsoring the tournament sanctioned by the state association.

They were putting Mendocino school at risk to their program with the reduced scheduling.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 06:55 PM

3. I agree with the decision.

 

However, don't be surprised if other students choose to wear NYPD apparel or other clothing with statements in support of the police. Once the school allows political apparel at official events, content restrictions may prove untenable.

Given the wide latitude given school administrators to protect student safety and orderly administration, I'm also not sure the the lawsuit would have been a success.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 07:19 PM

4. Good - first amendment prevails n/t

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 07:52 PM

5. Sweet. I needed a nice "feel good" piece of nooz

 

what with all the killer-police apologies and torture championing on the air-waves ...

WOOT!! Good for the coach and team and their lawyers.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 07:14 PM

9. yes, SWEET

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 08:40 PM

6. K & R !!!

 


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 10:10 PM

7. This is good news

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:56 PM

8. Don't use the right wing's lingo

People are protesting police brutality, not police.
Don't buy into the shift that the right wing is selling.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 07:21 PM

10. That was the exact title of the article,

 

and is required in a LBN post.

Your complaint is with the Houston Chronicle, not Judi Lynn.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to branford (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 05:05 AM

11. "police brutality" not "police" is a meme that is going out to all the media

well, I guess that is easy since ALL the media is owned by a handful.

ever since the 2 nyc cops were shot, most mass news sources just say
"protests against the police".

it has become the phrase of the day.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 10:51 AM

12. Or even just memorializing the dead.

As protests against brutality go, "i can't breathe" seems the gentlest possible.

It's only so reviled because it's working.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread