Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Appeals court rules against Occupy Chicago

Occupy Chicago rally on the
night of the 2011 arrests
When I asked the arrogant members of Occupy Chicago if they had a permit to march in city streets or camp out wherever they wanted, they'd curtly reply, "The First Amendment is our permit."

An Illinois appeals court disagrees with them--but agrees with me.

From NBC 5
The ruling by the Illinois 1st District Appellate Court reverses a lower court finding that Chicago's 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew at Grant Park violated the protesters' freedom of speech and other rights.

The unanimous appeals court opinion posted Tuesday afternoon argues the city had legitimate interests in closing the park overnight, including to dissuade common criminal activity after dark.

The ruling says the First Amendment "does not guarantee the right to employ every conceivable method of communication at all times and in all places."
Sadly, the Occupy movement didn't go away--it only morphed into the anti-police movement.

1 comment:

teriobrien said...

These Occupy goofs understand the Constitution almost as well as Obama. LOL!