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The ACLU, already battling with Flint, Michigan Police Chief David Dicks over saggy pants, today sued him in federal court for banning officers from talking to the media.
The ACLU argues in its lawsuit on behalf of three officers that the gag rule over officers violates their First Amendment. Last week, one of the ACLU’s clients, Sgt. Richard Hetherington, was fired for speaking to the media, according to the ACLU.

The city reinstated Hetherington but has not rescinded the gag rule.

In July, the ACLU of Michigan wrote a letter asking the police chief to halt the policy.

“It is unfortunate that the police chief would rather drag his city through lengthy and expensive court proceedings than uphold the Constitution,” said Kary Moss, ACLU of Michigan Executive Director. “By ignoring our previous attempts to resolve this issue amicably and out of court, the police chief has thumbed his nose at the Constitution and exhibited a blatant disregard for the best interest of his force and the residents he has sworn to protect.”

The lawsuit asks the court to strike down the policy as unconstitutional and award two of the officers an unspecified amount in damages.

Dicks could not be reached for comment.
 
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They still won't recognize the Second Amendment as an individual right though. I guess thumbing your nose at the Constitution is OK when it's on your own terms. Just a bunch of hypocritical commies.
Yes, but they're spending money and resources on this case, which means less of both for the rest of their socialist agenda.

Always have to look at the bright side. :cool:
 
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