Posts tagged: pickets
Stebbijo: To openly picket at a mexican food stand is not free speech — it is a form of harrassment for racial purposes only. These guys are NOT picketing the hot dog or barbeque foodstands which we also have in CDA. They are pretty obvious when they wave their KKK flag - that they are protesting races that they do not approve. The police force —next time they show up at a legal mexican food stand needs to move in and arrest them. Period.
Question: Stebbijo raises a good point. Local supremacists are harassing a legitimate business with their intimidating pickets. Why isn't that malicious harassment instead of an example of free speech?
AryanWomen88 (Re: Vandals, bigots target struggling stand): I just returned from N gov way & Sherman ave at the Cda park (where supremacists were picketing Saturday afternoon), and had the chance to speak with imperial wizard Shaun Winkler, he is more racist than even i am, It doesnt matter if you agree or disagree with the kkk , you should all take a opportuinty to go down and talk with him to hear thier reasoning to why they are out there its not just about the food, he says they will be at one of the taco stands every friday at lunch. so go down and talk with him or protest him or whatever, afterall he says he believes in everones right to free speach. … I dont believe they should be able to set up taco trucks where every they please and have them on all street corners, why dont they purchase or lease buildings that are vacant to run a legitement restaurant? Putting a taco cart on every corner makes our town look like trash!
DFO: I know this post is unsettling. It was posted by a person involved in the local racist protest against the three Mexican food stands in Coeur d'Alene. I view this as an opportunity to let the supremacists what you think of their protests.
Mark Salmon, of SpoCOOL, checked out El Chiludo's at 3000 Government Way, to see why the Mexican food stand was giving picketing local neo-Nazis such heartburn: “The result of our research: They were, in fact, neo-Nazi-Jackasses. I suppose the Jackass-signs they were carrying around had already given them away, though it's probably transparent that we just wanted to try Chiludo's tacos. In that sense the Jackass-picketing backfired, seeing how it's now bringing Chiludo's—a truck we weren't aware of—customers. Which they deserve. This is not a bad little taco truck. Their lengua—beef tongues—might be the best in the region, in fact. They're nicely tender, great texture, and have a good flavor to them, with some nice subtle seasoning. Definitely a hit.” (Courtesy photo: Stebbijo's Place)
Question: Has the picketing by neo-Nazis of the two Mexican food stands off Appleway (Taco Works is at Best & 6th, next to Lyle's) backfired? It seems as though the pickets are bringing customers to the stands.
The Arizona Legislature has approved emergency legislation to head off picketing by a Topeka, Kan., church at the funeral service for a 9-year-old girl who was killed during Saturday's shooting in Tucson. Unanimous votes by the House and Senate on Tuesday send the bill to Gov. Jan Brewer for her expected signature. The bill prohibiting protests at or near funeral sites would take effect immediately. The Westboro Baptist Church said Monday it plans to picket Thursday's funeral for Christina Taylor Green. She is one of six people who were killed in the shooting that injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others/Associated Press. More here.
Question: Does this action infringe on the free speech rights of Fred Phelps & his Westboro Baptist Church followers?