ACLU Sues King Co. Over Canceling Anti-Israel Bush Ads

by lewwaters

In December, King County Washington accepted ads indicting Israel for “War Crimes” that were soon canceled due to public outrage, mentioned HERE, cancellation HERE.

In the current atmosphere of hateful rhetoric being condemned, the ACLU of Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against King County claiming “King County violated the First Amendment rights of the group that sought to place the ad on the sides of Metro Transit buses.”

The ads, created by the the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign set off a firestorm of criticism prompting “three other organizations planning to run counter-ads portraying Israel as a victim of Palestinian terrorism.”

King County Metro Executive Dow Constantine said when canceling the ads and counter-ads, “The escalation of this issue from one of 12 local bus placards to a widespread and often vitriolic international debate introduces new and significant security concerns that compel reassessment.”

Read more at the Seattle Times

With the ACLU support of “hate crimes” legislation, perhaps they should define just what is “hate speech” and “free speech” from their ranks as they seem to be all over the board on the subject.

Leave a Reply. Comments are moderated. Spam & off topic comments will not be approved at Blog Author's discretion. THIS IS NOT A FREE SPEECH ZONE!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: