Author Topic: Jacksonville NC Police Ban Pro-Lifers from City Sidewalk 'In Case Car Jumps Curb  (Read 972 times)

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"This has got to be one of the dumbest and lamest excuses for passing a city ordinance I’ve seen in a long time.

The city of Jacksonville, NC has passed an ordinance requiring pro-lifers in groups as small as 2 people to obtain a permit in order to pray outside the local abortion clinic.  When Dr Bartolo and other pro-lifers gathered on the public sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic, the police asked them to move and sited the ordinance.

When asked to justify the ordinance, the police chief cited safety concerns in case a car ran off the street, jumped the curb and hit one of the protesters.

That makes as much sense as the city ordinance in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona that states it is illegal to shoot a buffalo on city streets.  Not only are there no buffalo in or around Ft Huachuca but there never have been.

Peter Breen, spokesman for the Thomas More Society, said that their organization has filed a lawsuit against the city for the violation of the group’s First Amendment rights to free speech and their right to peaceably gather.   In his comments, Breen stated,"



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hydrogen bomb explosion think that is a little harsh? ::saywhat::


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No doubt as the OWS protests somewhere in Jacksonville....
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