Is giving some the bird illegal?

Is giving some the bird illegal?

Posted in the Johnson City Forum

wondering

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Jul 30, 2013
I am curious if you give someone the bird several times is it illegal or does it fall under our amendment freedom of expression?
WhoKnows

Johnson City, TN

#2 Jul 30, 2013
It definitely falls in the category of poor taste and rude upbringing.

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Since: Apr 13

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#3 Jul 30, 2013
Its not illegal but might get you punched or slapped by the wrong person, lol.
not covered

Bluff City, TN

#4 Jul 30, 2013
Flipping the bird is not covered by the first amendment along with cussing. You can catch a disorderly conduct charge if done in public.
Red Onion

Kingsport, TN

#5 Jul 31, 2013
not covered wrote:
Flipping the bird is not covered by the first amendment along with cussing. You can catch a disorderly conduct charge if done in public.
I think you are right and I sure wouldn't put it to the test with a cop. It is sad but true that a gesture can get your head busted, legally or otherwise. Think I'll keep my hands, fingers and dirty looks to myself. Now, it's ok to flash gang signs, that's a given in today's society. As Smokey, the 3 fingered guy who sells fireworks every fourth of July says "I'm discriminated against!"
ABC123

Johnson City, TN

#6 Jul 31, 2013
It should be illegal. Pets are a huge responsibility and don't make good gifts.
lol

Jonesville, VA

#7 Aug 1, 2013
ABC123 wrote:
It should be illegal. Pets are a huge responsibility and don't make good gifts.
Good one.
tri-cities bull

Knoxville, TN

#8 Aug 1, 2013
It's not illegal. I did it in the courthouse once. I got yelled at, but the security cop laughed about it.
Laughing

Chattanooga, TN

#9 Aug 1, 2013
WhoKnows wrote:
It definitely falls in the category of poor taste and rude upbringing.
And being on Topix where no one has the guts to tell others to their face all the BS they spread isn't in poor taste a rude upbringing?
Gonzo

Knoxville, TN

#10 Aug 3, 2013
If t is a game bird and out of season yes it would be illegal.

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