War protestor abuses dead soldier's family

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  1. LuvRPgrl
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    This is currently on AOL news

    "The parents of a slain Tennessee soldier are suing the maker of this T-shirt for including their son's name on a list of soldiers who died in the Iraq war. The shirt has "Bush Lied" on the front and "They Died" on the back. Robin and Michael Read of Greeneville, Tenn., claim the online merchant has intentionally inflicted them emotional harm.





    The lawsuit filed by Robin and Michael Read of Greeneville, Tenn., accuses Dan Frazier of Flagstaff of intentionally inflicting emotional harm by including Spc. Brandon Michael Read's name on casualty lists printed on "Bush lied -- They died" T-shirts without permission and by ignoring a demand to remove their son's name"

    NOT TO MENTION THE VAST MAJORITY OF READERS AGREE WITH THE SOLDIERS FAMILY
     
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    bad taste but free speech
     
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    Not necassarily. Unless you are going to claim his death somehow made him a public figure his family does have a right to privacy. They won't win though.
     
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    Depends on Tennessee law. Some states do have laws giving next of kin rights over uses of their dead loved one's name and image. I think the T-shirt maker should respect the parents' wishes, even if no law supports them.
     
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    The T-shirt maker already said he wont respect ANY of the parents nor any of the families of dead soldiers wishes. He stands by his free speech right and will keep making the t-shirts.
     
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    Let ME see one. I'll "ask" for it first.:evil:
     
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    Peeps like him are seriously pathetic
     
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    This kind of falls in line with my comments in another thread about some guy punching a wheelchair bound girl at a Bush book opening. There just any thread of decency in this person. I don't know how he looks at a mirror.
     
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    it's free speech because its political least that's what the federal judge said:

    "U.S. District Court Judge Neil V. Wake later issued an injunction shielding Frazier from criminal prosecution pending a final ruling on a challenge filed by Frazier on First Amendment grounds.

    In his ruling, Wake acknowledged that Frazier's use of soldiers' names may increase the hurt of loved ones but said the shirts are political speech and thus protected by the Constitution."

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    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0425shirtsuit0425.html

    also what about this 10 million injury claim?

    what happened to tort reform?
     

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