An Athens, Georgia woman received a traffic ticket estimated at $100 for displaying what an officer called “a lewd decal” when she was pulled over for having a bumper sticker that read “I’m tired of all the BUSHIT.” From:
The ticket is for $100 and under “offense” it says “Lewd decals.”
Georgia’s Supreme Court struck down a “lewd bumper sticker” law in 1991, after a defendant with a “Shit Happens” bumper sticker took the their case to court.
Even so, the DeKalb County Police Department had nothing to say about Grier’s ticket.
“We don’t comment on other officers’ tickets,” says Officer Herschel Grangent, who handles media affairs. “That officer is making his decision on the street. And it’s going through legal channels now.”
While I won’t bother to take sides on the the whole demonization of Bush thing that’s bound to come of this in the comments, I do want to point this out to our Bush apologist folks as an example of real curtailing and intimidation of freedom of speech that they proclaim that protestors have every right to. If anything, I would hope some right-wingers will see the hypocritical humor in all of this.