Watch what you say about police officers

by Walter Olson on April 13, 2014

Court order muzzles gun advocate after his arrest [ACLU of Missouri]:

To express his opinion that Officer [Jerry] Bledsoe was using his position to harass him for exercising his Second Amendment rights, [Jordan] Klaffer posted recordings of the May 1 encounter on YouTube and Facebook. And, on Instagram, he posted a picture of Bledsoe alongside a photo of Saddam Hussein, with the caption “Striking Resemblance.”

Officer Bledsoe retaliated by obtaining a court order that prevented Mr. Klaffer from posting videos, pictures, and text data criticizing Officer Bledsoe on the Internet. “A government order prohibiting criticism of government is the worst kind of censorship,” explains Tony Rothert, legal director of the ACLU of Missouri.

Meanwhile: Virginia state trooper sues police activist in small claims court over his actions and statements following a traffic stop of his car in which she participated, the videos of which wound up on YouTube.

{ 2 comments }

1 Mannie 04.13.14 at 9:58 am

So go out and post the ACLU page on this. Make it go viral. Monroe Effect, Jerry Bledsoe.

2 Rich 04.14.14 at 11:16 am

What about the right to peacefully protest a redress of grievances? Isn’t it historically correct that the only one’s that could tell the truth about the King, or the King’s men, was the court jester?
Rich.

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