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police officers & free speech

2007-09-06 13:16:17.698416+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Wow. Usually I agree with the 9th Circuit, but this one has me shuddering: Court upholds firing of police officer who developed porn web site featuring his wife:

"His activities were simply vulgar and indecent," said Judge Ferdinand Fernandez. "They did not contribute speech on a matter of public concern."

But one member of the three-judge panel said the court's rationale might apply equally to an off-duty officer who angered some members of the public by marching in a gay pride parade.

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#Comment Re: Military staff as well made: 2007-09-06 13:52:52.197343+00 by: m

An airforce staff sargent was demoted 3 pay grades and discharged for appearing in Playboy. Other military, male and female, have been demoted and/or discharged for similar actions.

This seems to be a big mistake to me. Recruiting could get a big boost with a couple of centerfolds typifying (not) the personnel one will be serving with.