All we can say is, “What was that cop thinking?”
Woman Sues Over Ticket for Anti-Bush Bumper Sticker
By DANIEL YEE, AP
ATLANTA (Oct. 17) – A woman who was ticketed for having an obscene anti-President Bush bumper sticker filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against DeKalb County and its officials.
Denise Grier, 47, of Athens, Ga., got a $100 ticket in March after a DeKalb County police officer spotted the bumper sticker, which read “I’m Tired Of All The BUSH*T.” (The actual bumper sticker didn’t delete any letters.)
Although a DeKalb judge threw out the ticket in April because the state’s lewd decal law that formed the basis for the ticket was ruled unconstitutional in 1990, Grier is seeking damages for “emotional distress” against the county, according to the lawsuit.
Grier also seeks a declaration in federal court that her bumper sticker is considered protected speech under the First Amendment because she is “uncertain and insecure regarding her right to display her bumper sticker in DeKalb County,” the lawsuit said.
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