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Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:24 AM

Bobby Jindal on Westboro Baptist Church: We will lock them up

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Gov. Bobby Jindal has threatened to arrest Westboro Baptist Church members if they picket the funerals of the Lafayette theater shooting victims.

"Let me be very clear. If they come here to Louisiana, if they try to disrupt those funerals, we're going to lock them up. We're going to arrest them," Jindal said during an interview on "Face The Nation," the CBS Sunday morning political talk show.

Jindal made those comments despite the U.S. Supreme Court having affirmed the group's right to protest such events.

Louisiana law prevents protesters from interfering at funerals. The demonstration must stay 300 to 500 feet away from funeral proceedings for two hours prior to the event until two hours after it concludes. They are also not allowed to block or interfere with a funeral route. Jindal issued an executive order Saturday indicating he plans to enforce this law should the Westboro Baptist Church come to Louisiana.

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Reply Bobby Jindal on Westboro Baptist Church: We will lock them up (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 2015 OP
JI7 Jul 2015 #1
RKP5637 Jul 2015 #11
surrealAmerican Jul 2015 #19
silvershadow Jul 2015 #2
cstanleytech Jul 2015 #25
jtuck004 Jul 2015 #3
oldandhappy Jul 2015 #4
Sam_Fields Jul 2015 #5
LynneSin Jul 2015 #18
geomon666 Jul 2015 #6
bluestateguy Jul 2015 #7
davidpdx Jul 2015 #8
TexasTowelie Jul 2015 #9
LynneSin Jul 2015 #17
BeanMusical Jul 2015 #23
davidpdx Jul 2015 #36
jwirr Jul 2015 #22
gordianot Jul 2015 #10
radiclib Jul 2015 #12
Brother Buzz Jul 2015 #29
Jamastiene Jul 2015 #13
Bossy Monkey Jul 2015 #14
brooklynite Jul 2015 #15
LynneSin Jul 2015 #16
Chipper Chat Jul 2015 #20
BeanMusical Jul 2015 #24
yardwork Jul 2015 #32
The CCC Jul 2015 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2015 #26
L0oniX Jul 2015 #27
markbark Jul 2015 #28
tblue37 Jul 2015 #30
douggg Jul 2015 #31
Big Vincenz Jul 2015 #33
olddots Jul 2015 #34
Ruby the Liberal Jul 2015 #35

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:25 AM

1. what if they had said they were going to picket funerals of some gay person(s) ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 07:23 AM

11. Yep, then he would be out in front leading the charge with his bigotry. He is

clearly an example of one unfit to serve.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:48 AM

19. ... or a Planned Parenthood clinic?

Is there a history of arresting obnoxious protesters he agrees with in his state?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:39 AM

2. In this case, I rather agree with Jindal, as unlikely as that is. SCOTUS erred on that

 

front as well, which I had forgotten about. A grieving family and community's peace and dignity trump any right to picket. Especially when what you are picketing has not a single connection to the families/communities involved, imho.

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:21 AM

25. No scotus did not err on that ruling, to rule against them would have put other peoples speech

at risk that the government wanted to silence.
That doesnt mean the westboro people are not complete assholes for doing what they are doing but being an asshole isnt a crime you can be arrested for, if it was most of the Republicans in the Senate and House would in jail right now.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:40 AM

3. Just piss on that First Amendment. Not like you have any respect for the rest of it, Adolph. n/t

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:50 AM

4. This ought to be good for a 1 point jump in the polls.

Sort of hope he does it, lock 'em up I mean.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 02:55 AM

5. Jindal's elevator doesn't go all the way to the top.

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Response to Sam_Fields (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:47 AM

18. Sorry in this case I highly doubt Jindal's elevator is even in order

I think in this case you might have to take the stairwells.

And welcome to DU

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:22 AM

6. Bobby Jindal is such a piece of shit.

He's actually going to make me defend the fucking Westboro Baptist Church animals.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:38 AM

7. Um yeah, you can't do that.

Snyder v. Phelps (2011).

We're done here.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:34 AM

8. Jindal is an idiot

I don't agree with Westboro, but publicly stating you are going to suppress someone's 1st amendment rights is idiotic. There are plenty of other ways to stop Westboro with out resorting to that type of tactic. People have banded together at times to form a human shield between themselves and the place a funeral has taken place in the past. I'd rather see a counter protest to put Westboro in their place then Jindal threatening to arrest them. That's playing right into their hand which means more lawsuits.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:56 AM

9. But Louisiana has plenty of money to defend lawsuits.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:46 AM

17. WBC is hoping that an idiot like Jindal will do exactly that - toss them in jail

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This organization loves to litigate and would love nothing more than a chance to take Jindal and the state to court.

If Jindal is smart he'll find some corner far away from the funeral to let WBC have their 30 minutes of embarassment. About 1000 counterprotestors will show up to ensure that no one will really see WBC and then WBC will crawl back down in to the dungy rat hole they came from.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:41 AM

23. +1

They would be in the spotlight, which they love, and would present themselves as martyrs. Yuck.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 01:20 AM

36. Yeah I've read the stories about that

They are grifters using their bad behavior to try to get the reaction they want so they can sue.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:25 AM

22. Totally agree. Not only is he attacking the 1st Amendment but he is opening his state to a huge

lawsuit that will eventually funnel money into the very "church" he wants to stop.

My first reaction was to laugh and say "prosecuting Christian" anyone?



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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:02 AM

10. This may win the daily contest of stupidist Republican.

Jindal so wants a right wing bump in the polls, Westboro Baptist Church so wants a Court case, a match made for each party. Throw in a few knuckle dragger confederate battle flag morons would round this off. Donald Trump could be primed to make an offensive comment.
Meanwhile a family has to bury a member who died in a senseless act of violence in a State with a senseless Governor who has preemptively invited a senseless protest.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 07:25 AM

12. Here is how you deal with these people

With Moore free speech.

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Response to radiclib (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:40 AM

29. Here's how West Coast high school kids do it

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 08:42 AM

13. If the law is already on the books there, why does he need to issue an executive

order to enforce a law already on the books?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:00 AM

14. Only Bobby Jindal could manage to be wrong the one time that he's right.

Freedom of speech is freedom of speech. Arresting a bunch of lawyers is just a way to assure that your law against interfering with funerals gets thrown out. Westboro protests tend to get taken care of by people of good will standing in front of them. Decry them and otherwise ignore them, Bobby. Kind of like Cousin Oliver.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:32 AM

15. Sorry Bobby -- religious freedom doesn't mean only for YOUR type of religion...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 09:43 AM

16. Why? Their message absolutely disgusts me but that doesn't mean they should be locked-up

Westboro Baptist has a constitutional right to make assholes of themselves. Just because 99% of the country does not like the message they have to offer means they should be behind bars. If Bobby Jindal feels he doesn't like the message of Westboro Baptist then what other messages will he not like and decide to lock up those people.

I was honored to stand with the people who protested against Westboro Baptist when they showed up at the Biden Funderal here in Wilmington Delaware. But Bobby Jindal locked them up for their message I would stand in protest against Bobby Jindal not because I support Westboro Baptist but because I would want to protect everyone's right to Freedom of Speech. It's a slipperly slope when someone starts locking people up for First Amendment Rights violation.

And I will say this much, WBC will stay within the boundaries of the law. When they came to Delaware they were told they could stand along Dupont & Pennsylvania Avenue which was 3-4 blocks north of the Church where the Biden funeral was being held. For people who do not know the area it looked like WBC was protesting a Cadillac dealership and not a funeral. They were nowhere near the church or those waiting in line to enter the church. It sounds like they have the same setup in Louisinana.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:19 AM

20. Serious question from a Yankee:

How did this man get elected Governor?

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:42 AM

24. It's a mystery to me also.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 12:06 PM

32. I would like to know as well, and I live in the south.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 10:23 AM

21. Bobby Jindal on Westboro Baptist Church: We will lock them up

The WBC is about as worthless an organization as they come, but they have the right to protest whatever they want.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:27 AM

26. Jindal, being a nitwit, will play right into their hands.

WBC lives and thrives on litigation. They are deliberately provocative in order to have an excuse to sue. If Jindal locks them up he will have a big fat lawsuit on his hands. WBC is reprehensible, but they have First Amendment protection and they push it as far as they can.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:29 AM

27. Everyone should picket WBC every fucking day all fucking day long.

 



Want a laugh ...type "fuck this guy" in Google.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:31 AM

28. Hmmm... Here's a suggestion:

Direct them to an abandoned parking lot a few miles away from the funerals.
Call it a "1st Amendment Zone"

Hey, if it worked for Dubya...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:52 AM

30. Thanks to his destruction of the Louisiana budget, that state cannot

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afford the lawsuits the Phelpses will file. The reason Fred had his kids become lawyers is that suing people whose buttons they press enough to goad them into doing something that even slightly crosses the line is a (perhaps THE) major source of their funding.

The LA taxpayers will have to pay again for this fool's grandstanding.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 11:53 AM

31. Bobby J wants to deny religious freedom

to his fellow Christians.

That makes a nice precedent.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 03:27 PM

33. oh, governor piyush

 

how you do go on

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 05:53 PM

34. Oh Bobby you're soooooooooooooooo butch !

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2015, 06:23 PM

35. Unfortunately, it would have been better to ignore them

They live for the publicity and the lawsuits. With SCOTUS already ruling in their 1st amendment favor, all that will happen is that they will show up and then the taxpayers of LA will fund their activities for the next decade.

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