Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A strange view of free speech

Perhaps Señor Lopez thinks he is enforcing Mexican law

Protesters at the Denver airport over the weekend were told by police that it was illegal to exercise “free speech without a permit.”

Denverite reported that over 200 people gathered at the Denver International Airport on Friday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

In video posted to YouTube, Police Commander Tony Lopez can be seen advising demonstrators that they are in violation of the law.

“Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech without a permit,” he explains.

Lopez warns in the video, which lacks context, that even carrying a copy of the U.S. Constitution was prohibited in the airport.

“I cannot carry the Constitution without a permit?” one protester asks.

“Correct,” the officer replies.



Anonymous said...

free speech without a permit

How do some peoples minds become so twisted ?

Bird of Paradise said...

Stupid buricrats and even more stupider politicians who dictate you must have a stupid permit in order to speak becuase some whining little snowflake might get offended

Anonymous said...

Many larger US airports have draconian laws preventing assembly or protest of any sort without permission for the stated aim of enhancing security. Out founding fathers line about those who give up freedom for security deserving neither applies here.


Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

As that popular new age saying gose ITS HARD TO FLY LIKE A EAGLE WHEN YOU WORK FOR TURKEYS and the turkeys are running the airports

Gooniebird said...

The Denver Airport isnt that the one that looks like a egg carton turned upside down?

Malcolm Smith said...

I would have thought that doing anything in an airport other than airport business would be prohibited - simply to prevent disturbances of airport business. The right to free speech does not mean you have the right to say it anywhere you like. You can't interfere with other people going about their lawful business.

Anonymous said...

Denver airport. Almost as left as LA and SF. Go figure that police officer is not walking alongside the while smoking a joint. Next thing we learn will be that Denver supports Trump.

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Our airports are run by a whole bunch of blabbering dunderheads their so darn foolish and rediculous as well