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Florida City Prepares To Outlaw First Amendment

Florida City Prepares To Outlaw First Amendment

By Isaac BabcockSeptember 11, 2012
4:36 p.m.

Winter Park is one vote away from banning protests in neighborhoods forever, as the City Commission gave preliminary approval on Monday to make an “emergency public safety ordinance” permanent.

The ordinance, which would ban anyone from protesting within 50 feet of a residential home in the city, comes after anti-abortion protestors picketed the home of a notable resident on Aug. 18.

“I literally had to push through these folks who were carrying massive protest signs and signs that said, ‘Jenna Tosh kills babies and hurts women,’” Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando CEO Jenna Tosh said at the Aug. 27 Commission meeting. The head of the women’s health care provider is also the sister-in-law of “Tosh.0” show host and University of Central Florida alumnus Daniel Tosh.

That night the Commission passed an emergency 60-day ordinance banning protesting in residential areas. On Monday, Sept. 10, the Commission voted to make that ordinance permanent.

Read more: http://www.wpmobserver.com/news/2012/sep/11/winter-park-bans...

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In going to court a few years ago, on the way in everyone had to remove their belts, and empty their pockets like usual to go through the metal detector. I had a bottle of water in my hand, and hey, water is not metal right, it should be okay.

As soon as I walk through the metal detector, the officer says, "Hey you, you can't bring water inside the court house." I say, "What, are you kidding me? What do you want me to do, walk back and put it in my car?" He says, "You can, but you can throw it away if you want." So, while holding up the metal detector line over a bottle of water, I just decide to drink it.

While I am drinking it, one officer says to the other, "Water is fine, there is no rule against bringing water in the court house." Then the other blurbs, "Yes there is, remember that time that lady snuck vodka in a water bottle and got wasted?" I said, "Forget about it gentlemen, I drank it." <==== Long metaphor of how our country is legislated. One person can really screw it up for everyone.

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