Jim Thorpe, PA asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania

Q: School board president is using police to oppress points of view that differ. Restricting free speech.

They have use police to remove speakers for speaking out. I violated something for reading board minutes, a veteran was removed by police for pointing out hypocrisy. On one occasion I (the press) was removed by police, the police escorted me out, we discussed the situation and he allowed me to return, press pass in hand. One board member later attacked me on video, and the police asked him to leave, escorting him out.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Speech may be limited by time, place and manner. It sounds like things were getting a little out of hand. How much is hard to say, however if you feel that there was no reason for the removal,contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union.

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