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Courts Once Again Rule we can Flip Off Cops so why are Cops not getting the Message?

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It is so common for police to arrest citizens for flipping them off, usually under disorderly conduct charges, that American University legal scholar Ira P. Robbins published an extensive paper on the subject in 2008, going back decades in case law, clarifying that unless the obscene gesture is accompanied by “fighting words,” or words that convey a threat, it is considered merely an expression, which means it is protected speech.

But despite this, prosecutors insist on prosecuting these cases, most likely because way too many judges refuse to acknowledge the Constitutional protections of this act.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The question should be, why aren't judges getting the message that no REAL punishment for cops equates to freedom for police brutality.

Or maybe the question should be, why aren't the people electing local Government officials that see to it that cops are put in place.

Or is it that the people like it the way that it is, except for a few flipper-offers.

Comment by Ed Price
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Cops ARE getting the message. The message is, LITTLE OR NO PUNISHMENT FOR COPS WHO DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL.


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