Is this not a freedom of speech

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    Is this not a freedom of speech

    Kingston police arrest man who told kids Santa isn

    This happens in developed country where they advocate freedom of speech!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednirb View Post
    Kingston police arrest man who told kids Santa isn

    This happens in developed country where they advocate freedom of speech!!
    Oh please! He was arrested for public drunkeness and violation of probation...not for exercising his 1st ammendment right to be a jerk.
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    The article stated "The man is facing public intoxication charges and breach of probation". It is not a free speech issue.
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    He has the right to say it. He also has the right to face public intox. charges which is why he was arrested.
    Lucky for him, being a jerk is not against the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Oh please! He was arrested for public drunkeness and violation of probation...not for exercising his 1st ammendment right to be a jerk.
    I wouldn't imagine that dispelling myths would be considered a crime in Canada anyway, despite not having the 1A.
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    Is this not a freedom of speech

    Ya know, it really cheapens real events worth discussing when people try to make issues out of non-issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    I wouldn't imagine that dispelling myths would be considered a crime in Canada anyway, despite not having the 1A.
    Are you trying to say there's no Santa?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Ya know, it really cheapens real events worth discussing when people try to make issues out of non-issues.
    Makes one wonder why 90% of the crap that makes the news is ever considered worth knowing. So a public drunk spoke out ... like knowing he did so's going to change anyone's life for the better.
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    I have no idea on what Canada's free speech laws, or lack thereof are. That having been said, he was neither arrested for nor charged with speech violations. He was charged with good old fahion D&D and violating the terms of his parole. Unless that parole term said you can't disabuse kids of the notion that there really is a Santa, it is not a free speech issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Are you trying to say there's no Santa?
    No, but the D&D was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    No, but the D&D was.
    OK, whew, you had me scared there for a minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    OK, whew, you had me scared there for a minute.
    Just don't get me started on the Tooth Fairie. Yaaarrgghhh! "A nickel, for all that pain and blood and ...? It's a conspiracy, man!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Just don't get me started on the Tooth Fairie. Yaaarrgghhh! "A nickel, for all that pain and blood and ...? It's a conspiracy, man!!"
    I always got a quarter.
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    His behavioral problems let his mouth get him arrested. No more; no less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksholder View Post
    He was charged with good old fahion D&D
    You can be arrested for playing Dungeons and Dragons in Canada?

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