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  •  I'd think you'd be perfectly free to picket a bank (9+ / 0-)

    or a Starbucks or a gas station or a WalMart or a Verizon store or the like... provided you don't run afoul of whatever the local cops decide to call "trespassing" or "interfering with commerce" or "obstructing traffic" or "disorderly conduct" on a given afternoon.

    In fact, if more people did picket places like this there'd be more of an opportunity to get people on the news stating that they're just "emulating the tactics of the forced-birthers, and if they can do it why can't we?"

    Or more importantly, "If we can't, why can they?"

    Maybe we need to run a few plays out of their playbook and see what happens.

    Funny story: there's a church here in Columbus that was a few months back actually being picketed by an extreme forced-birther group for being insufficiently anti-abortion.  The church complained, called the cops, and it ended up in court. It'll take me a bit to dig up links, but it was pretty entertaining.

    Disclaimer: IANAL, and DNACS (Definitely not a Constitutional Scholar :)
     

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    by here4tehbeer on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 12:48:54 PM PST

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