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    Man who gave trooper the finger has charge dropped - Yahoo! News

    DENVER (AP) — A harassment charge has been dropped in the case of a 35-year-old Colorado man who faced prosecution for displaying his middle finger to a Colorado State Patrol trooper.
    The State Patrol said in a statement late Friday that it asked that the case be dropped.
    The American Civil Liberties Union had argued that while the gesture may be have been rude, it amounted to protected free speech.
    According to the ACLU, Shane Boor was driving to work in April when he saw a trooper pull over a car. As Boor passed by, he extended his middle finger in the trooper's direction.
    Boor was later stopped and received a criminal summons ordering him to appear in court to answer a criminal charge of harassment, which carries a possible six-month jail term.

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    The Finger as Free Speech. Gotta like that.
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    A harassment charge ought to have a pattern of behaviour directed at an individual not "Oh, he hurt my feewings."

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    At least he wasn't texting.
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    Sticking the middle finger up is an obscene gesture. Obscenity is not protected by the 1st amendment.

    That being said, I can't figure out how the charge would have been harrassment.

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    It just means "fuck you" = close enough to speech to be covered for me.
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    Amen.
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