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    Stricter offensive bumper sticker law takes effect


    Starting Friday [July 1], Tennessee drivers caught with obscene or patently offensive bumper stickers, window signs or other markings on their vehicle visible to other drivers face an automatic $50 fine….
    Tennessee code 55-8-187 had allowed judges to decide on a fine from $2 to $50 based on their opinion.


    Democratic State Representative Gary Moore, of Joelton, however, co-sponsored a House bill to stiffen the fine after he got several angry calls from constituents.


    “On two different instances they had their children in the car with them and they pulled up on a vehicle that had an obscene bumper sticker,” he said. “I think it will make drivers a little more aware that there is a law out there.”


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    "The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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    I think that ^^^ would qualify.:D
    Of course, depending on the cop and the judge, so could a anti-abortion, anti-Islam or anything else.
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    Grandstanding BS.
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    Who exactly decides what is offensive?
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    In the video, they explain. Any one who sees what they consider as "Offensive" call it in to the police.

    From there, the police will view the "Offending" sticker and the officer can decide to issue a $50 ticket. Or send it to a judge. Or the "Offender" can challenge it in court.

    So its the officer of the judge who decide if the sticker is offending.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    In the video, they explain. Any one who sees what they consider as "Offensive" call it in to the police.

    From there, the police will view the "Offending" sticker and the officer can decide to issue a $50 ticket. Or send it to a judge. Or the "Offender" can challenge it in court.

    So its the officer of the judge who decide if the sticker is offending.
    And by what standard are they using? IMO, having this subjective of a law is quite the can of worms.
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    Lewd Bumper Stickers Upheld in Georgia
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    A state law banning bumper stickers with lewd or offensive messages wrongfully restricts a motorist's right to self-expression, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.

    The ruling on Friday came in the first challenge to the law, which went into effect in July 1987 and prohibited stickers or emblems describing sexual acts, excretory functions or parts of the human body.

    Writing for the court, Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke said, "The peace of society is not endangered by the profane or lewd word which is not directed at a particular audience."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Lewd Bumper Stickers Upheld in Georgia
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    A state law banning bumper stickers with lewd or offensive messages wrongfully restricts a motorist's right to self-expression, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.

    The ruling on Friday came in the first challenge to the law, which went into effect in July 1987 and prohibited stickers or emblems describing sexual acts, excretory functions or parts of the human body.

    Writing for the court, Chief Justice Harold G. Clarke said, "The peace of society is not endangered by the profane or lewd word which is not directed at a particular audience."
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    Everyone remove your offensive bumper stickers and add a pair of truck nuts. See if they pass a bill for those.
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