Preacher set to file FBI Complaint ag...

Preacher set to file FBI Complaint against Dayton Police Chief

There are 266 comments on the www.rheacountynewspaper.com story from Sep 16, 2008, titled Preacher set to file FBI Complaint against Dayton Police Chief. In it, www.rheacountynewspaper.com reports that:

Jerry Layne, a well known street evangelist, was peacefully demonstrating his right to openly and publicly preach his religious faith as well as peacefully stating his opinion concerning “illegal immigration” by displaying a sign with the words, “ROUND UP DAY FOR ALL WET BACKS” while standing peacefully on a public sidewalk and lawn at the Rhea County Courthouse. Dayton Special Police Chief, Chris Sneed approached Layne and advised him that he could not be displaying his sign and protesting without first obtaining a permit from city hall. Special Chief Sneed, who many refer to as "Chief 1.96 GPA", appeared to have broken federal law by telling preacher Layne that he must leave a public sidewalk because he was in violation of a Dayton City Ordinance requiring a permit first be issued to him BEFORE he could protest.

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#279 Jan 19, 2012
wolfeagle wrote:
<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?
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.

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?
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#280 Jan 19, 2012
wolfeagle wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps his sign was indeed designed to "inflame" people. How many times have you sat in church and listen to a preacher scream and holler about the devil, demons, gnashing of damn teeth...words directed under the guise of theology to INFLAME the mind so as to keep the soul from FLAME. Also, look what he has done. He achieved a story, created awareness and will probably in all likelyhood have a police chief that I know could only accomplish a paultry 1.96 GPA in school fired along with his fossil ass'd uncle. Yep, Roy said that... See, I defend MY right to free speech and I know exactly how to use it effectively... People want to bend rules and cheat, then IF they do it under some sort of legal authority then it isn't legal is it?: I have always advocated that IF a cop violates the law on me then he isn't acting lawful and is not afforded any immunity for such. Then, as a means to equality I too can become just as lawless with the exception being I am not stupid, well, perhaps stupid is a harsh word so I'll use DUMB. How's that?
Ahh but you choose to walk into that church, you make a choice to go there, it is considered priate property.
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Dayton, TN

#281 Jan 19, 2012
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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.
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?
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you cannot rely on what you read in this area paper. listen to what the chief tells this man. he has to have a permit to organize a protest on the public streets of Dayton? what part of right to protest do you not understand...... read whatever you want, hear it for yourself 1:43
carrie Geren Scoggins

Gallatin, TN

#282 Feb 11, 2013
carrie scoggins wrote:
Surly to heaven the pastor could not have meant that as it sounded, the must have been saying more to what if someone were to say something hurtful like that then how is a christian to resond. I do not think it is appropriate to say sucu to their sign board due to misinterpretation, even though the hate speech laws were overturned in the supreme court in phelps hearings, and the legality to it being a separation to church Android state issue since state has to stay out to the church. I do not know about a cival suit case, since religion has protected class status.
As a minister and a racially mixed minority, I find postings by "sweet p" offensive, and showing their low IQ and lack of education!
carrie Geren Scoggins

Gallatin, TN

#283 Feb 11, 2013
I meant to put my response on the ugly racist posting by "sweet P."
carrie Geren Scoggins

Gallatin, TN

#284 Feb 11, 2013
Concerning the legality of laws that are now in place that one can not sue for discrimination, with it being a race issue, much relies on the main Biblical "core values," of said religious group. Racism is not a "core value," of Christianity. The Bible being the point of one's refference show the scriptures state the contrary, in that Moses's sistr was stricken with leprosy after speaking against his marriage to an African racial minority. Scripture says that the church body is come togethr as one man, the church as all one body where there is neither Jew nor greek, neither male nor female! This shows Biblicly racism is condemned.
The Federal Supreme Court upheld religious group's freedom in "core values."

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