Flaming Or Just Free Speech

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    The bar at BayWalk was packed with patrons dancing and slurping frozen daiquiris.

    Suddenly, a man in a crowd of 200 at Wet Willie's began cursing at police. After a confrontation, he was wrestled to the ground.

    Keith Stewart, Uhuru member and cornerman for boxing champ Ronald "Winky" Wright, watched the arrest with friends.

    "We're going to beat some cop a-- tonight," Stewart shouted, according to court documents. "We're going to burn the city down."

    The crowd grew hostile on that October night, police say. In the few minutes that followed, Stewart was arrested and charged with inciting a riot, a rarely used felony statute.

    Was Stewart exercising his right to free speech, or had he crossed a line into endangering police and patrons?
    http://www.sptimes.com/2004/06/14/Southpinellas/Flaming_words_or_just.shtml
     
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    crossed the line and incited a riot, obviously.
     
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    ;)

    There are so many things we do agree on. :D
     
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    That is not protected, and neither is yelling 'fire' in a theater.
     

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