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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 07:59 AM
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18. If the police start prosecuting people for honking it will put a chill on protests
It has long been a tradition to honk for protesters, if this is prosecuted as a crime it will have a chilling effect on protests all across the nation. In the past the courts have affirmed the right to honk for peace because they recognize that honking has long been a way for people to express their support for the message. The fact that the Burnsville Police have never ticketed anyone for honking for anything other than peace in the last decade proves that they are selectively enforcing the law based on political content. It is illegal for the police to enforce the law selectively on the basis of political content and that is exactly what they are doing.
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