RIP Free Speech: Watch This Cop Give a Ticket for OFFENDING Someone with… Words

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Editor’s Note: It’s like a large segment of the young people on today’s college campuses have been brainwashed. Or lobotomized. Can’t decide which. Maybe it’s both. Apparently that’s cops included.

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(This post originally appeared at Watchmen News.)

Campus Ministry USA intern preacher, Joshua, was given a citation for disorderly conduct because someone claimed to be “verbally harassed” by the intern-preacher.

According to The Daily Caller:

“The University of Texas at Austin police department issued a disorderly conduct citation to an outdoor preacher on Tuesday after students complained that his message had offended them. The preacher, who was standing just off campus, recorded his interaction with several university police officers, who explained that it was illegal for him to offend the students.”

Goodness gracious, me oh my, sweetie pie! It’s such a good thing the University of Texas at Austin PD was there to right this terrible wrong! When the highly sensitive and easily offended youth cannot walk about without fear of a microaggression or a big, bad word attacking them, this world is indeed a dark and troubling place.

The officer actually said someone was offended and that these were real students walking about. He wrote a citation for disorderly conduct for offending someone. The words that were apparently offensive were, “anus” and “penis.” Apparently college students cannot hear those words. Wonder what they call those things in biology and health classes? The offending person asked if his words were protected by freedom of speech. The officer replied, “It does not matter freedom of speech. Someone was offended. That is against the law.” The officer said the offender could go to jail for offending someone.

“After a lawyer representing Joshua called the chief of police, the chief called Joshua and apologized. The citation was withdrawn.” Brother Jed told TheDC. A university spokesperson confirmed that the citation was later “voided,” adding that the officer who originally responded to the complaint is currently in the training process.”

“Ari Cohn, a lawyer with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) told TheDC that he found the video “deeply disturbing.” “Speech that simply offends others is protected by the First Amendment, and contrary to the officer’s statements, it is not the job of police to ‘do something’ about it. Issuing a disorderly conduct citation based on the content of speech violates decades of clear Supreme Court precedent,” Cohn said.”

“Even worse is that while Brother Jed is not a campus community member, and was not even on campus property, the officer justified his decision with the fact that students on campus across the way were offended. The implications for campus expression are dire,” Cohn went on to say. “If offending someone on campus is now grounds for criminal citations, students wishing to express themselves will much more likely censor themselves, or simply refrain from speaking at all. Such a result is unacceptable, legally and morally, at a state university bound by the First Amendment.” – The Daily Caller

Young people seriously need to start studying history and learn how vital it is to protect the few freedoms we have left.

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  • bosunj

    When words are outlawed only outlaws will have words.

    • doodaa

      Good one.

    • Jake Frizzell

      Very true.

  • bosunj

    The only way they’re going to get my words is to tear them from my cold dead mouth.

  • bosunj

    New TX law: Five day cooling off period and background check for words.

    • doodaa

      Thanks for the laughs, folks. No, I’m not offended.

    • RobertFl

      A dictionary is a weapon of mass destruction.

  • http://privacy.com MARCUS

    tell the officer you are offended by his citation. I’m sure that’ll go over well.

    • desertspeaks

      what if you “identify” as a police officer, don’t you get to beat and tase your victim and the bonus’s of a paid vacation, a raise and a promotion. Just like a real police officer, right??

  • ScroodeMcDuck
    • abrealistwriter

      Let’s find lawyers who specializes bring suits on this violation.

      • ScroodeMcDuck

        You don’t need or want a lawyer. Empower yourself and defend your own rights with the knowledge they don’t want you to have ! http://auspassport4ed.com/

  • Right to the Point

    “Young people seriously need to start studying history and learn how vital it is to protect the few freedoms we have left.”
    Or, set things right and get all their Liberties Restored……

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/political_reading_room/ disqus_3BrONUAJno

    Local police have long been clueless about first amendment rights. I was arrested in Laramie, Wyoming in the summer of 1987 for circulating a petition in front of the post office because it is prohibited in the Domestic Mail Manual.

  • BasicRules

    A citation for disorderly conduct, For offending someone.
    If that being the case, Then that pile of shit in the white house.
    Should be given a citation, For disorderly conduct every time he opens his mouth.

    • doodaa

      A citation for lying to the Public? I’m for that. There should also be mandatory impeachment/termination for public servants, that includes cops.

      • gingercake5

        I know, right? If the government shut down for a week, would any of us notice?

        • Razedbywolvs

          Yes. You could by cold medicine again.
          Or gas at a 100% discount.
          You could buy milk out of a cow on the side of the road, on your way home from work.

  • Broos

    Officer : A$$ $OUL.

  • Jim

    I guess I could wind in jail because somehow I offended some thin-skinned, mamby pamby whiny son of a bitch, and they got their little feeler hurt. Fucking straight out bullshit.

  • berrybestfarm

    This how backwards things have become. In my day the students on campus would have formed a protest…in support of the preacher’s free speech rights.

    • Reverend Draco

      Anyone who frequents the DS knows I’m not fond of proselytizing. . . I’m a firm believer in, you wouldn’t wave your man-penis around in public, don’t wave your religion-penis either.

      I may tell a guy to sit down and shut the fuck up – and have, on numerous occasions. . . but I would never sic the “authorities” on someone for speaking their mind.

      And I would have had words with this cop over his harassment of the preacher.

  • michael smith

    You have to SUE!!! The policy only changes the training when it costs more to continue what they are doing. Unfortunate, but Christians have to go all the way to push back the unconstitutional persecution becoming more and more common. With no monetary impact, there is no impact.

    The chief only does what he is told….after the fact.

    This guy cannot get back his day and the opportunity to do what he was doing on that day. These cops took that from him. He can’t get it back.

    It will continue to happen. Cops are not taught the Constiution, they are taught to fill out forms and broadly attempt to enforce laws. Cops mentality is to write the tickets, you argue before a judge, they get OT for having to show up…life goes on. They will not be “retrained”. They will not be reprimanded. Ongoing training for police is squeezed in the 15minutes of briefing when their shift starts.

    So much evidence…is worth at least $10k civil rights case…then a reprimand will be filed against the officer, and he sure as hell wont do that again!

  • Reverend Draco

    My inalienable right to speak trumps your non-existent right to not get rump-ruffled.

    Grow some fucking skin.

  • desertspeaks

    all participation trophy children should be lobotomized, bubble wrapped and put in the deep freeze, that is the only way they won’t be offended.

    • Reverend Draco

      They already are lobotomized and bubble-wrapped, aren’t they?

      • desertspeaks

        pretty much

  • Reverend Draco

    “Anus” and “Penis” are medical terms, for crying in the mud. . . dictionary or not, they’re medical terms!

    What the fuck is wrong with these idiots?

  • Reverend Draco

    I have a box of rocks – they want an apology.

  • Justin Thought

    “A university spokesperson confirmed that the citation was later ‘voided,’ adding that the officer who originally responded to the
    complaint is currently in the training process.” Translation: they sent the officer to Israel for further training, to ensure that next time there will be no living offender to contest the ticket.

  • GofokYurslf

    Pussified sissy Americans make me sick. Of course a domestic terrorist is stupid enough to give that ticket. It’s a sad time in America right now.

  • doucyet

    This cops stupidity offends me……..

    Who’s going to write him up?

  • Dow Jones

    USSANS are “offended” by anus, penis, ass and all the other orifices and appendages they may or might not have. USSANS are not offended by their “culture” of genocide, slaughter and global murder. Fuck me but these mother fukkers are fukking screwed.

  • varlog

    Don’t drop it, sue ’em. Make them pay for violating people’s Constitutional rights. It’s all they understand. Texas is turning into another California.

  • FiverPrometheus

    Insulting pathetic baby college pukes should become a new national pass time.

  • mirageseekr

    Time to start giving IQ tests and copies of the constitution to cops.

  • Brett Baker

    Here piggy piggy piggy. I’m offended by you piggy. Give me your ID little piggy. I was offended when I heard you say the word anus. you’re under arrest piggy.