Hell no, we won’t go!
Picketing at a funeral service is not allowed unless you do it 60minutes before or after the service.
11.28.064 Funeral Picketing
a. As used in this section, “funeral” means the ceremonies, processions and memorial services held in connection with the burial or cremation of the dead, as well as memorial services held in connection with the death of any person.
b. As used in this section, “picketing” means protest activities engaged in by a person or persons stationed before or about a cemetery, mortuary, church, mosque, synagogue, temple, or other place for religious observances, or other places for funeral services, during the period from 60 minutes before to 60 minutes after any funeral.
2. It is unlawful for any person to engage in picketing during the period from 60 minutes before to 60 minutes
after any funeral at any cemetery, mortuary, church,
mosque, synagogue, temple, or other place for religious
observances, or other places for funeral services.
3. Each day on which a violation of this section occurs shall constitute a seperate offense.
(History: Ord. POC-1792 ‘1, 93)
People People, I think the point of this article isn’t the of is the law stupid, it is completely on the side that the law had to be made because some people arent quite human beings (*cough* westboro *cough, cough* baptist church.)
Basically if they pull this stunt again its a way for the state to pull tax status.
I remember reading the article in the news paper when this terrorist organization tried this too many times they ended up boxed in at the hotel, funny. High five to the locals and the police for being slow to respond and making so called immediate stop to ‘Visually Inspect Vehicles”. But then again it pretty much was the last time i remember police doing something news worth that was positive.
what about those westboro nutjobs?
I do not see where this is a dumb law. It is one of the best laws I have seen. I have a few VN Vets in my family and I know I would be angry as hell if there where picketers at any of there funerals.
Exactly as the first two said. There are a bunch of stupid people that think its “God’s will” and go and picket the funerals of our fallen soldiers, who I admire dearly for their sacrifice for our country. This law is a great thing because it protects the families of the soldiers, and anyone else they decide to randomly picket. They are stupid and we need to do more to prevent their actions. I also appreciate the bikers who come and counter protest the Phelps. They at least have the guts to stand up against these freaks and it really shows how much they care about our country too.
i dont get it
yeah I agree, it is a good idea to keep this one around
I actually agree with this law, because there is a demented group of protesters still trapped in the vietnam era who picket funerals of fallen soldiers and chant things like “baby killers “, so imagine your at a loved ones funeral and some jackhole with his group of “mommy didnt hug me enough” lemmings, shouting insults at your dearly departed, if you ask me it’s not severe enough.