Tennessee man ejected from mall over T-shirt

Dec 19, 2012 Full story: WATE-TV Knoxville 7

A man ejected from a Tennessee shopping mall said his T-shirt was a statement about the availability of guns in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

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Since: Feb 09

Joelton

#1 Dec 19, 2012
What they don't realize is they just set themselves up for a law suit and I don't think they realize it. Someone will have a shirt on with Gods name on it and someone else can complain that it offends them and are they going to ask them to turn their shirt inside out. The bad thing is he bought the shirt in the mall from my understanding. All he was saying was guns don't kill. I agree it was in poor taste but so are a lot of other shirts that I've seen. It's really a shame that you can't stand up for what you believe in with getting arrested because of BS like this. Stones River Mall should be boycotted.
lakerfan

Smyrna, TN

#2 Dec 19, 2012
Good post wdever.
Roudy

Yuba City, CA

#3 Dec 19, 2012
I also think it is a good post wdever. I think the man should sue the mall, especially if he bought the T-shirt there. I would not wear one like it at this time because of the grief and tragedy, but that is out of respect for these victims famlies. However he has the right to if he chooses to wear it.

What we need is a law or the laws changed to make it easier to get the mentally ill treated or placed in a secure place so they can`t harm anyone. I just read where Conn. Has the strictest gun laws in the country and the hardest place to get the mentally ill treated or placed in a treatment facility.So maybe that is the problem. The people`s defenses have been taken away and the nuts turned loose on the streets. That is the problem.

Since: Jun 08

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#4 Dec 19, 2012
Roudy wrote:
I also think it is a good post wdever. I think the man should sue the mall, especially if he bought the T-shirt there. I would not wear one like it at this time because of the grief and tragedy, but that is out of respect for these victims famlies. However he has the right to if he chooses to wear it.
What we need is a law or the laws changed to make it easier to get the mentally ill treated or placed in a secure place so they can`t harm anyone. I just read where Conn. Has the strictest gun laws in the country and the hardest place to get the mentally ill treated or placed in a treatment facility.So maybe that is the problem. The people`s defenses have been taken away and the nuts turned loose on the streets. That is the problem.
It gets tricky in forcing people to go to a mental health facility..What is the criteria? Is it because a person is odd?Is it because a person gets angry? Is it because a person is a introvert?maybe later because a person is religious? Get what I am saying??We could be opening a Pandora's box.. With some research,I found that over 50% of the people who are sent to a state mental hospital is sent back home with the officer,even though a local doctor deems him/her a danger to themselves or others..Even when Crises agrees with the doctor.Not sure why they do that..Maybe they are too full.Do not know..Maybe because many people are unclear about the criteria that needs to be met..Maybe it is another issue..The decisions that are made are opinions,and that becomes a problem.
I agree we need to do more but how do we do it and not violate a persons Constitutional rights.How do we pay for it? How do we force a person that is not hospitalized to take their medication?Many will not take their meds for various reasons..
Property Rights

Jackson, TN

#5 Dec 24, 2012
This mall is PRIVATE PROPERTY and the owners have the RIGHT to decide who comes onto that property and what messages the display.
local voter

Livingston, TN

#6 Dec 24, 2012
Property Rights wrote:
This mall is PRIVATE PROPERTY and the owners have the RIGHT to decide who comes onto that property and what messages the display.
they should display their rules and regs . so you could decide to go somewhere else

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Joelton

#7 Dec 24, 2012
Property Rights wrote:
This mall is PRIVATE PROPERTY and the owners have the RIGHT to decide who comes onto that property and what messages the display.
So then do you think they would have the right to throw out black people since its private property? It's discrimination and they refused him his right of free speech. I'm sure they will pay for this in more then one way

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