Thursday, August 04, 2011

Protecting Kids from Pro-lifers: Calif. Law

California bureaucrats hope to maintain their indoctrination stranglehold on students with a new law that censors free speech on public property near schools.

For background, read 'Teaching Gay History' Law for California and also read Parents Fight California Gay Agenda Indoctrination

-- From "Calif. law protects students from harassment" by The Associated Press 8/3/11

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making it a misdemeanor to disrupt students as they enter or leave school.

The governor said Wednesday he had signed AB123 by Democratic Assemblyman Tony Mendoza of Artesia.

Mendoza wrote the bill after an appeals court determined that an anti-abortion group had the right to display large photographs of aborted fetuses during a 2003 demonstration outside a California middle school.

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From "Jerry Brown signs school safety law prompted by abortion protest" posted at Los Angeles Times 8/3/11

"Because of the disturbing nature of the photographs, some students at the scene became angry, some began to cry, and others stared while standing in the street creating a traffic safety hazard," Mendoza said.

. . . a federal court found that the 1st Amendment rights of anti-abortion activists were violated when they were ordered to stop circling Dodson Middle School in a truck with billboard-sized photos of aborted fetuses.

The legislation, which takes effect Jan. 1, creates a new misdemeanor crime for creating a disturbance on or next to an elementary or middle school campus where the action threatens the physical safety of students.

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From "Group seeks to strike down California censorship of graphic abortion signs" by Steve Jalsevac, 8/4/11

The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR) is preparing a lawsuit to strike down a California “school safety” law. The law sought to address the controversy over a March 2003 CBR anti-abortion demonstration on the streets around Dodson Middle School in Rancho Palos Verdes.

“Students, who were walking to and being dropped off for classes, became agitated because of the disturbing nature of the photographs,” according to the CBR. “Some became angry, some began to cry, and others stared while standing in the street and on the sidewalk. The school’s administrators notified the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the sheriffs detained the demonstrators, based on the determination that Penal Code section 626.8 had been violated.”

The CBR filed a subsequent lawsuit and eventually won on appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Ninth Circuit ruled that Los Angeles County violated the pro-lifers’ First Amendment right to Free Speech and their Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable police seizures when they halted the peaceful demonstration. Los Angeles County was forced to pay CBR’s $260,000 legal fees.

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