The article didn't say he told Layne he couldn't speak. The article said he told him he couldn't display the sign. Big difference people. A sign that incites action against a minority group violates the FEDERAL hate crimes law.<quoted text>I wouldn't give up on my 1st Amendment just yet. There is no such thing as a permit on free speech. Dayton has never enacted such an ordinance, this clown with an uncle given badge made it up!!! To require a permit to speak would be the removal of freedom as this country knows it. The U.S. Supreme Court already addressed "municipal" permits. Such permits are issued only as an advance warning so as to allow police, etc. to make provisions for things such as parades, big organized masses blocking streets and so forth. Sneed simply did what most of the cops do there, they make it up as they go knowing most people will not, or cannot do a damn thing about it. That is why people like me are around. I think they call us patriots or troublemakers one. However, I know my rights, am a veteran and know the legal system as well as anyone. I think they call it "knowledge".
Sneed isn't qualified to be a policeman, much less be in charge of a million dollar a year budget. A 1.96 GPA is embarrassingly laughable. Had his uncle not be sitting in a city manager position hiring as much of his family as he can, Sneed would be flipping burgers at McDonald's, if that. Sure, things like permits, and stuff like that may sound impressive but it's as illegal as hell to suppress that preacher. Sneed messed up, Sneed got busted and Sneed will indeed pay his dues for it. I intend on helping the preacher more than God himself will help the man. I know how it all works. I also want to see just how far uncle Frank will go...I'm betting self preservation will override DNA...In any event, it sure will be an interesting ride, that will be for sure. Yep, it doesn't pay to piss off the wrong people, does it?
As an American Armed Forces Veteran of hispanic descent I support Immigration cleaning out the county of illegals, and then the Feds ending welfare so all the bums in our county will get off their butts and pick strawberrys and other crops. But I can't walk with a sign on the courthouse lawn without a permit. Plus where does it stop??? What is a bunch of gays walked out there with a sign saying "love one another gay love is good". Would you still complain Sneed violated their rights?