Oregon man settles gesture lawsuit fo...

Oregon man settles gesture lawsuit for $4,000

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 2, 2010, titled Oregon man settles gesture lawsuit for $4,000. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man has settled a federal lawsuit over what he says was his First Amendment right to express himself by giving the finger to sheriff's deputies The Oregonian reports Robert Ekas settled the suit for $4,000. In his lawsuit, Ekas said that in July 2007, he flipped off a Clackamas County deputy while driving, and the deputy ...

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very sad

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Nov 2, 2010
typical sue happy bolongne!


Since: Apr 08

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#2 Nov 2, 2010
very sad wrote:
typical sue happy bolongne!
atypical unhappy suit salami
Get A Clue

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 2, 2010
Disrespecting police officers by flipping them the bird doesn't show much intelligence. Of course you will be stopped! The police have enough to do without having to deal with a moron playing these little games to test his First Amendment rights. Glad this idiot decided to pay up. Now maybe he will grow up too.
Get A Clue

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 2, 2010
Whoops! I thought the moron had to pay up! My mistake. Too bad they decided it would be best to settle and give Ekas $4000, but since it's the taxpayers dime, they made the right decision.

Since: Aug 10

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#5 Nov 2, 2010
Sounds good to me. Cops should pay up for harassing people.

Elk River, MN

#6 Nov 2, 2010
Good for him!!
Ronald Reagan

Aurora, CO

#7 Nov 2, 2010
If you have to excercise your Fisrt Amendment rights you may want to pick and choose your battles a little more carefully with getting something accomplished in mind.

The imbecile is allowed to "flip-the-bird" to anyone in my country, but he should expect legal consequences (or illegal if he flips-off one of the Hell's Angels) not related to his gesture. Rest assured the cops can bust you for something.

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