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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Another Frivolous Lawsuit by the GA ACLU

Back in March, Denise Grier was pulled over by a Dekalb County police officer and ticketed for a "lewd" bumpersticker. The bumpersticker said "I'm sick of all the Bushit". The ticket was tossed out as the law regarding lewd bumperstickers was declared unconstitutional in 1991. You would think that would be the end of it but not it GA where the ACLU reigns supreme.

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Denise Grier...

Denise Grier, 47, is seeking damages for "emotional distress" as well as punitive damages against the officer who stopped her in the Atlanta suburbs. She also wants a declaration in court that her bumper sticker is constitutionally protected speech under the First Amendment.

Grier filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against DeKalb County and its officials.

While I do believe that the officer involved was wrong, the remedy was the dismissal of the ticket. But "emotional distress" and "punitive damages" - give me a freakin' break. How much of our taxpayer money is going to fall into the ACLU's deep pockets? Another liberal hits the civil rights lawsuit lottery.

From the get-go, Grier was counting her money. She gave interviews to The Progressive and other media outlets wailing about the "gross abuse of her freedom of speech". Grier even complained that the office had his hand on his weapon when he approached the car - a ridiculous statement knowing the perils that patrol officers face day to day.

Seems that vulgar car decals run in the family...

Last year, she says her 20-year-old son was pulled over in Athens, Georgia, for having a bumpersticker that said, “Bush Sucks Dick. Cheney Too.”

The police officer made the young man remove the sticker. Grier said she would "rather go to jail than remove the sticker".

Yeah, yeah - I know all about Freedom of Speech but it doesn't excuse stupidity. If you want to express your political views do so without vulgar language in public. I can swear better than anyone but I would not drive around with it on public display where everyone, including kids, can read it. It's called Decency... But it's nice to know that the ACLU will defend NAMBLA and obscene or vulgar language. I'm sure that is how our founding fathers intended it.

Note to Ms. Grier - real nurses don't go to dinner with friends and drive home wearing their stethoscope around their neck... I was in my nurse’s uniform with a stethoscope around my neck. I hope the Director of Infection Control at Emory doesn't read your interviews or you could get a little notice from them. But hey - you've already got an "in" with the ACLU. I am sure they would jump at the chance to make a little more money.

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