Kent officer tickets man for 'Impeach Bush' sign

A soft-spoken teacher posted the words "Impeach Bush" in a public garden, and Kent police cast him as an outlaw.

Today Kevin Egler is fighting that in Kent Municipal Court, and the case is emerging as a free-speech issue of interest well beyond the boundaries of placid Portage County.

Police ticketed Egler for unlawfully advertising in a public place because he put up a free-standing sign near the intersection of Haymarket Parkway and ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dale Penn - Aug 9, 2007 - 7:48 AM PDT
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William Wittmeyer
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by William Wittmeyer - Oct. 1, 2008

A relatively unimportant story from the "mistake by the lake". The more interesting part of the story to me is how the bias of the reporter enters the story: soft spoke, (always a positive attribute), "cast as an outlaw" (misdemeanor only) etc. The secord question is why is this story running? What is the agenda of the editor in selecting this story to run? Why this and why not news on Mugabe's latest human rights abuses, or perhaps the killing of a newpaper editor by a group of Black Muslim thugs in Oakland?

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Mike LaBonte
3.3
by Mike LaBonte - Oct. 1, 2008

Lacks the police viewpoint. Contains useful details. Interesting topic.

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Dale Penn
4.0
by Dale Penn - Oct. 1, 2008
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