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Can you be arrested for reading the bible in public / on public property?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Javelin, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    You do know the difference between reading and reading aloud, right? HH
     

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    Actually, I'm OK with this...assuming they would have arrested any other orater, no matter what drivel they were spouting.

    You have the right to say what you want...you don't have the right to an audience.
     
  4. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    Would he have been arrested for reading the koran?
     
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    I agree, I have no problem with this. I would like to think/hope the cop would have the sack to arrest a muslim preaching as well, though who knows if that would happen.
     
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    To himself, or aloud? HH
     
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    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    Im not religeous...don't appreciate when people try to push it on me...but there is freedom of speech as long as they arent being threatening or inciting fear....right?
     
  8. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    I didn't see any report of him chaining or handcuffing his audience. The government building located 50ft away was not even open for business.

    You being LEO (I presume by your avatar) believe this to be the case?
     
  9. Kilrain

    Kilrain Señor Member

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    California Penal Code:
    415. Any of the following persons shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than 90 days, a fine of not more than four hundred dollars ($400), or both such imprisonment and fine:

    (1) Any person who unlawfully fights in a public place or
    challenges another person in a public place to fight.

    (2) Any person who maliciously and willfully disturbs another person by loud and unreasonable noise.

    (3) Any person who uses offensive words in a public place which are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction.

    This section might be applicable to someone and their "speech" depending on the circumstances. And for the record, I didn't read the link and am not familiar with the specifics of the case, just making a general observation.

    :dunno:
     
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    So...they arrest a guy for reading from the Bible...

    But the West borough Trash that screams across from funerals at funeral goers about their dead kids being in Hell is ok?
     
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    Calico Jack NO QUARTER

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    Good point.
     
  12. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    “He's creating an intimidating situation for people who simply want to get their drivers licenses renewed,” says Conaway,..."

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    (3) Any person who uses offensive words in a public place which are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction.

    westboro fits this for sure, but who desides what offensive is?
     
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    Would he have been arrested if he were reading from the DMV driver's manual ? Think about it.
     
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    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    And then at the "intimidating" defendant's trial...

    Prosecutor: And tell us what happened next Mr. Pansy.

    Pansy: I'm standng in line waiting for the DMV to open. Well, then, the guy reading the bible started talking about Jesus and how he was really mad at those banker people for making money in the temple, and then I just got really, really scared. I was so frightened that my bowels started to move, but the building wasn't open for another ten minutes, so that made not having a toilet even scarier. I ran out of diapers the day before, which made having an accident very, very frightening. I was just so scared, that I didn't know what to do, so I just called the police.
     
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    in my town waiting to get your DL renewed takes about a hour.....an hour stuck with a bunch of people is bad enough with out haveing to hear this guy preach about me going to hell because i dont adhere to the rules in his book.
     
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    what no one trolled him back? i have arguments on subway platforms about first cause with a iman, after he was harrasing some women about being harlots or something. funniest stuff ever
     
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    Has Westboro ever protested in California? (since that's the CA code, that's the only place it would apply)
     
  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    They don't have the guts to do it in California. We Californians don't take a shining to their shenanigans.