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Kingston police arrest man who told kids Santa isn
This happens in developed country where they advocate freedom of speech!!
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.
Last edited by Rock and Glock; November 20th, 2012 at 08:19 PM.
Ya know, it really cheapens real events worth discussing when people try to make issues out of non-issues.
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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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His behavioral problems let his mouth get him arrested. No more; no less.
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