Spinkter sez, "Hamilton, Texas's Marion Stanford's homemade political sign was meant to support the #MeToo movement and spur people to vote. But the accompanying visual spurred criticism -- and a visit from law enforcement."
The cop called it "pornography" and said she could take it down voluntarily, permit the cops to confiscate it, or get arrested.
The sign was painted in commemoration of the Republican Senate's affirmation of a serial rapist to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.
“It is pornography, and you can’t display it,” Stanford recalled the police officer saying. She was given a few choices, she said: Take the sign down, refuse and get arrested, or let police confiscate it. She said she chose the last option.
City officials denied threatening arrest.
“It’s a political sign, and a citizen here placed a yard sign that featured a political animal taking an inappropriate position with a young child,” Pete Kampfer, Hamilton’s city manager, told the Dallas Morning News. “A police member visited the owner’s home, and the owner asked the officer to take the sign.”
A Texas yard sign depicted a GOP elephant with its trunk up a girl’s skirt. Police seized it. [Kristine Phillips/Washington Post]
The text of the proposed legislation has not been released.
“YouTube is disabling all comments on videos featuring young children as it attempts to head off an organised ring of paedophiles who were using its site to trade clips of young girls in states of undress,” says the Guardian’s Alex Hern.
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