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  •  you left out some pertininet facts (9+ / 0-)

    How did he react to being asked to change his shirt? Was he informed that the community centre had a legal requirement to keep him from entering while wearing the shirt?

    I don't care who he is, or who he supports. This does not appear to be a free speech issue. Hopefully, the judge will send him off with a reprimand and a reminder of election laws and that will be that. Meanwhile, let's not get our panties in a bunch.

    All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

    by subtropolis on Sun May 20, 2012 at 04:29:13 PM PDT

    •  Petinent facts he is banned from the (2+ / 0-)
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      community center and 86 years old

      I know what you are saying about the voting legal requirements,
      but I have to bunch my panties a little bit on this one

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      by The Sheeping of America on Sun May 20, 2012 at 04:45:51 PM PDT

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      •  He was asked to change his shirt... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...and he apparently refused to do it—though we could have more details if you'd provide a link to the text of the full story.

        The community center couldn't legally allow him to stay there on that day—and I'm figuring (again, since you don't have a text link) that he refused to leave and that was the reason they had to call the cops.

        When a community center has to call the cops because you're refusing to leave or change out of a shirt you're legally not allowed to wear, they will indeed generally tend to want to bar you from the premises.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Sun May 20, 2012 at 04:51:32 PM PDT

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        •  It may even be an internal rule (0+ / 0-)

          Anyone who has the police called to remove them is automatically banned. That wouldn't be abnormal for a community centre.

          All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

          by subtropolis on Mon May 21, 2012 at 12:44:33 AM PDT

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      •  WHY was he banned? (0+ / 0-)

        Was it for wearing the t-shirt? Or his reaction to being asked to leave or remove it? Those pertinent facts i mentioned.

        All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

        by subtropolis on Mon May 21, 2012 at 12:42:42 AM PDT

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