School Can Ban American Flag Shirts Over Safety Concerns, Federal Court Rules
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says high school officials in Northern California acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights.
Lets just cut to the chase here and go straight to the money quote from these Nanny sonsabitches;
The court said schools have wide latitude in curbing certain civil rights to ensure campus safety.
Now that we have once again been told when and where we can have our rights by some fucking cocksuckers in the government, let's see what their reasoning is for this particularly infuriating decision.
Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican independence celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on that day.
Now we can divine the weasel factor here.
"Our role is not to second-guess the decision to have a Cinco de Mayo celebration or the precautions put in place to avoid violence," Judge M. Margaret McKeown wrote for the panel. The past events "made it reasonable for school officials to proceed as though the threat of a potentially violent disturbance was real," she wrote.
You see, the fucking school could take care of this problem by remembering exactly what fucking country they are in to begin with and act like responsible AMERICANS, but no.
This shit ain't over yet though.
William Becker, one of the lawyers representing the students, said he plans to ask a special 11-judge panel of the appeals court to rehear the case. Becker said he would appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if he loses again.
"The 9th Circuit upheld the rights of Mexican students celebrating a holiday of another country over U.S. student proudly supporting this country," Becker said.
It's the same damn thing as trying to fly the flag of Mexico over the Stars and Stripes in my opinion.
Do you see this problem come St. Patrick's Day anywhere?
Fuck no ya don't.
Somebody needs to get their fucking priorities straight here.
A whole bunch of somebodies apparently.