Arrested for readingthe bible...

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    In front of the DMV? Holy crap Caifornia has really gone to shit. Occupy movement can sit anywhere they want on public lands before midnight and not be arrested unless they get violent, but this guy gets arrested for reading the bible. Californians, you guys better wake up And start doing something about this stupid shit.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/29/taking-liberties-arrested-for-reading-bible/
     
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    Tea party and ows allowed to exercise 1st amendment rights in public places and this guy can't?
     
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    What law says that you cannot read in public?


    There has to be more to this than reading a book.

    (P.S. This should be in the religion and ethics thread. It will probably get more responses there also.)
     
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    They said he had a "Captive" audience. Like he took hostages because of the "CAPTIVE" audience. That's how far out they went to justify his arrest. Ridiculous.
     
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    True, but it seems politics plays a huge role in circumstances like this, so I figured I'd throw it in here.
     
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    He wasn't simply reading his bible to himself waiting for the DMV to open. I do wonder if the arresting officer gave him the chance to stop reading out loud to the people in the line........

    “He's creating an intimidating situation for people who simply want to get their drivers licenses renewed,” says Conaway, who says it’s OK to preach in public, but not when your listeners can’t leave.

    “He does not have the right to intimidate others and force them to listen and impede their ability to do normal business activities such as going to the DMV.”

    Many in the OWS movement have been arrested.
     
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    Aw, Hell.....FAUX Noise....gotta be Bullshit......

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    The title "arrested for reading the Bible" is misleading; it makes it sound as if the guy was sitting in a park reading to himself and then police came and threw him in jail.

    What the guy was doing was speaking directly and (arguably) aggressively to an (arguably) captive audience, in front of a government-run building, about a very controversial subject that not everyone wanted to hear.

    People have no choice but to go to the DMV; people take time off to the DMV. The guy is making it difficult for people to take care of their official government business in peace.

    Why couldn't he have just gone to a park? Not sure why the guy needed to be arrested, but he's annoying nonetheless.

    If the guy was speaking out of random doomsday prophecy, and other controversial and aggressive topics to the crowd (non-biblical), I'm sure he would have been arrested just the same; don't take this as an "attack against Christianity".
     
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    No, it was open that day. He picked a TIME when it was NOT YET open, and people were gathered waiting for the doors to open up.
     
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