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Handing out flyers could get you handcuffed

by Dara Kam | March 15th, 2010

Free speech advocates are up in arms about a House bill that would harshly penalize individuals handing out flyers on property owned by hoteliers.

The bill (PCB PSDS 10-03) would allow the seizure of cars, computers or items in cars if a person has been caught more than three times handing out fliers, such as those organizing unions.

The bill would also permit those handing out the fliers to be arrested without probable cause unless they have the written permission of the company that owns the property.

The proposal is slated to be heard in the House Public Safety and Domestic Security Policy Committee tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.

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4 Responses to “Handing out flyers could get you handcuffed”

  1. Be real Says:

    “The bill would also those handing out the fliers to be arrested without probable cause unless they have the written permission of the company that owns the property.” Please go back to journalism school Dara Kam, or maybe just fifth grade. The PBP needs to hire proofreaders.

  2. Ron Says:

    This is good. As long as it’s on private property. It should be up to the property owner whether to allow anything to be handed out on his property. Out front on a public sidewalk? That should be OK.

  3. Tongue Tied Says:

    These Idiots we have allowed to rule our lives can’t even read the US Constitution let alone abide by it! Some of the fliers come directly under Freedom Of The Press! The next move will be comments forbided between shoppers walking on the parking lots of Publix, where shopping cost a treasure!

  4. Steve Says:

    I bet if they are Political flyers, that will be ok or ignored. Did you know its illegal to put signs advertising businesses on the side of public roads, unless its for a political campaign. They of course made themselves exempt! Lousy, unashamed Hypocrites. No wonder, they are all laywers!

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