Nice choice of words, Post and Courier. Punish the people responsible? Punish them for what? Having a controversial ideology? It's one thing if they were trespassing. But is having a controversial ideology a crime now? This is a slippery slope, folks. If the student loan bubble bursts while the "explosive" inflationary effects of QE and ZIRP are realized and the economy gets really bad--and it might--and people start standing up to the state, will the state "punish" us because we share an ideology it finds controversial? Will we not enjoy 1st Amendment protection?The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the distribution of Klu Klux Klan literature in the Forest Lakes Area of West Ashley.Deputies have collected numerous pieces of literature as evidence, and they are now encouraging residents who discover this literature on or around their property to discard it, Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Stanley said.
The fliers were from the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The faction’s literature also has been seen recently in other tri-county cities and it showed up this spring in West Ashley’s racially diverse Pierpont neighborhood.It is unclear what authorities can do to prevent such mail drops or punish the people responsible. Stanley said that the Sheriff’s Office isn’t pursuing charges against the distributors but that the agency’s investigation is still in its infancy.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Sheriff's Office To "Punish" Free Speech
distributing organizational literature around town.