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Is yelling HE HAS A GUN !!! at a crowded Dark Knight Rises Movie protected under the First Amendment ? : I say this as it relates to Jones's movie which was the cause of American deaths in Libya

Jeff King 2012/09/13 19:32:39
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  • Professor Wizard 2012/09/14 14:33:30
    no it's not
    Professor Wizard
    Really...

    Yelling that equates to yelling FIRE!

    NOT gonna be a good outcome - especially for the person yelling it!
  • JackSchitt 2012/09/13 20:47:20
    yes it is
    JackSchitt
    +1
    The way I understand it...it is. For half a century (1919 - 1969) it wasn't because it created a "clear and present danger" to the people in the theater.

    Since 1969, the Supreme court ruled that in order for speech NOT to be covered under the 1st amendment, it can’t just create a dangerous situation for others....it has to DIRECTLY encourage them to commit specific criminal actions of their own.

    So to answer the other part of your question, yelling "HE HAS A GUN!" at a crowded theater does relate to this Muslim movie issue - neither one is directly telling anyone to commit a crime - neither one is illegal.
  • Rust 2012/09/13 20:30:36
  • Cal 2012/09/13 20:13:56
    no it's not
    Cal
    +1
    Just like yelling fire in a crowded room isn't legal, neither would that. It would be inciting panic...and probably a disorderly conduct charge would be added on.
  • freedomsox 2012/09/13 19:53:11
    no it's not
    freedomsox
    The movie still is.
  • Jeff King freedomsox 2012/09/13 20:17:27
  • freedomsox Jeff King 2012/09/13 21:25:48
    freedomsox
    Protected under the 1st Amendment.
  • Superman 2012/09/13 19:40:12
    no it's not
    Superman
    However, is insulting someone or something on video comparable?

    Is that the argument you're making? That an immediate potential life threatening situation is the same as someone insulting someone you like on film?
  • Jeff King Superman 2012/09/13 19:44:13
  • Superman Jeff King 2012/09/13 19:47:23
    Superman
    So, different rules for different people? We live in a world where if you belong to one group less is expected of you?

    And the actions of people in another part of the world are cause to prosecute people here under whats essentially the foreign mentality - casting the US Constitution aside?
  • In Love With Liberty 2012/09/13 19:36:54
    yes it is
    In Love With Liberty
    +1
    I don't understand the question.
  • Transquesta 2012/09/13 19:35:52
    no it's not
    Transquesta
    Putting out an anti-Muslim/Mohammad propaganda flick is hardly the same as yelling fire in a crowded theater--UNLESS you're willing to concede that Muslims have no control over themselves. If you admit that, then everything we think we know about Islam needs re-examination.
  • Jeff King Transqu... 2012/09/13 19:38:37
  • Transqu... Jeff King 2012/09/13 20:15:57
    Transquesta
    +1
    I could not possibly agree more!

    And I would suggest that each of us get an excellent start on this by reading the Koran! There's nothing like going straight to the . . .uh. . . 'prophet' to get the true scoop on this once benign religion.

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