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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   The assault on the First Amendment continues as court rules that you can't falsely yell "Bingo" in a crowded bingo hall   (nky.cincinnati.com) divider line 4
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2013-03-19 05:10:02 PM
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BarkingUnicorn: Mr Guy: Do you really believe you should be allowed to criminally prosecute everyone that confuses and mildly annoys you, for, in their own words, up to a couple minutes?

If it was intentional and they don't see anything wrong with it, yes.  Such was this case.


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2013-03-19 12:54:21 PM
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WinoRhino: BarkingUnicorn: You guys are what is wrong with free speech.

This. It's amazing to listen to people interpret the first amendment in a vacuum with no regard for context or proper behavior in society. "Hurr durr I have free speech! I can go to a park where there are dozens of children playing and loudly converse about sex while cursing! It's my RIGHT!" This wasn't a first amendment issue. This is a disorderly conduct issue. He went in, yelled bingo with the intent to cause disruption and ruin people's enjoyment. If that's not clear to anyone they're simply being intentionally ignorant.


are you equating using profanity and talking about sex in front of children with yelling bingo as a joke?
i'm not sure what you yet, but YOU are what's wrong with something or other.

This guy was charged with a crime and went to court, potentially facing jail time?  That means this took resources and therefore cost money to prosecute someone for basically being stupid.

not the same.
besides, Miller v California establishes quite clearly that profanity is not protected under the free speech clause.  Not sure Bingo falls under the umbrella of profanity.
2013-03-19 12:22:49 PM
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As someone who went to a bingo hall and actually tried to have fun (before Mr. Poopypants behind us got all serious and called over the "manager").. I agree with the Weeners, It's for your own safety.  Crazy biatches know no age limits and Granny unloading her handbag over your head is no fun...
2013-03-19 12:18:00 PM
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Wow, that's a very poor ruling, and I hope that it get struck down.

Establishments can ban the guy, throw him out for good, but to charge him criminally is an abuse of the judicial system and is really quite unconstitutional, IMNSHO.
 
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