The ‘Living Mans’ case gets stranger by the day

In another weird twist I was NOT expecting (my predictions on this case have been way off . . . really way off), The Living Man was given NO additional jail time AND is allowed to confront the mayor at public meetings as long as he does not get within in 15 feet of the mayor (he wouldn’t want to scuff his sneakers 🙂

So why do I think the judge decided this, oh, it may have to do with that pesky 1st Amendment that so many politicians struggle with. Mayor Selfie had this to say in his letter to the judge (full transcript below the story);

“It was clear to me that Mr. Bruce’s disapproval of my leadership had crossed the line from a policy debate and delved into a pattern of threatening and harassing communication that included not just me, but my family,” the letter said.

While it pains me, I will agree with Paul on one thing, even if you know it is hyperbole, don’t use words like ‘bullets’ when addressing politicians. I know our own leader of this great nation has stooped to that level, but there is never a need to confuse the delicate leaders of this great city with our POTUS’ offensive language, or at least language they believe is threatening, that being said, I really think that TLM was well within his rights, and not having a record of ever hurting anyone in the past, except their feelings, the judge really had no choice.

As a person who has followed 1st Amendment cases, and is a proud member of the National Coalition Against Censorship, I take this sh*t seriously. Elected officials may not like you playing imaginary violins in the back row at council meetings, but they signed up for this, they have taken an oath of office to highest law of the land, the US Constitution, and if they don’t like it they have two choices, 1) they can practice the same rights afforded to them and debate their accusers in a public forum OR 2) resign. But jailing people because your feelings are hurt is what they do in countries like Russia.

I’m going to enjoy TLM’s public inputs moving forward. I really need to start selling popcorn in front of Carnegie and make a little money from all this corruption.

Not sure who drew the spikes around the city seal, but it was a nice touch 🙂



4 comments ↓

#1 "Where's my damn bus?" on 10.30.19 at 9:47 pm

So after all of this, all that has been accomplished is that he has now been legitimized, and thus now, free to get “cancer” with the rest of us.

( – and Woodstock states: “Hey, maybe the ‘cancer’ thing is part of the real sentence, huh?…. But why are we all going to jail, too?”)

#2 LJL on 10.30.19 at 10:32 pm

I’d like to know how much this goat rope cost us.

#3 Conservative Here on 10.31.19 at 11:13 am

I am continually lost on the constant Woodstock references in many comments on these posts. Are we talking the old Woodstock from Charlie Brown, if so I am not old enough to remember the cartoons very well.

#4 "Very Stable Genius" on 10.31.19 at 1:32 pm

CH,

That Woodstock never really said much, but appeared to have great curiosity.

However, with age comes self-confidence, too. 😉