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ACLU Redwoods Chapter Names Richard Salzman Patriot of the Year

Richard Salzman: Please buy me a pizza before I am arrested for holding this sign.

Richard Salzman: Please buy me a pizza before I am arrested for holding this sign.

Congratulations, Richard.  Well-deserved!!  Among the many ways in which Richard has contributed to American values was his lawsuit against the so-called “progressive” City of Arcata, filed to prevent the city from arresting people for holding signs requesting money.  Salzman’s court victory is well-documented at his blog: http://richardsalzman.blogspot.com/

A potluck dinner will take place 4/1/2013, 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Church (24 Fellowship Way,  Bayside,  CA).  Salzman will accept the award in memory of his father who, Salzman writes, was a card-carrying-member of the ACLU since before he was born.

  1. Oh well
    January 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    LOL. It’s things like this that keep me at odds with local progressives, despite voting Democrat (sometimes Green) in every election.

  2. Mitch
    January 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    The court decision led to my all-time favorite example of what Kevin Hoover thinks is objectivity — a headline reading “Salzman Claims Victory in Panhandling Lawsuit.”

    Next in The Eye: “2+2=4, claims mathematician”

  3. January 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Absolutely, well deserved.

  4. That Other Anonymous
    January 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    “Salzman will accept the award in memory of his father who, Salzman writes, was a card-carrying-member of the ACLU since before he was born.”

    LOL — yup, it’s those prenatal fellow travelers that you really have to watch out for!

  5. That Other Anonymous
    January 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Bur seriously, congrats to Richard. That panhandling ordinance was an abomination, trampling on the first amendment rights of some of the most vulnerable members of society, in order to make sure no one else “felt uncomfortable.” Apparently the Arcata City Council members who supported it were hallucinating an imaginary amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed that no one would ever be made “uncomfortable” with the aesthetically displeasing experience of seeing a panhandler in a downtown area.

    And before the usual morons start whining about “aggressive panhandlers” blocking people’s paths or pursuing and harrassing them, allow me to point out that Richard’s lawsuit did not challenge the portion of the ordinance that banned that sort of “aggressive panhandling.” That portion or the ordinance is still in effect today.

    Also, congrats to Shane Brinotn, the only member of the Arcata City Council to oppose the overreaching and unconstitutional ordinance, and who correctly predicted that it would be struck down by the courts.

  6. Smart 5th Grader
    January 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Hoover is so benevolent and deferential to the city of Arcata, I was surprised he printed Kash Boodjeh’s letter to the California Department of Finance. But Kash cc’d Kevin and painted him into a public corner. I notice the Arcata story has all but dried up or covered up.

  7. Curious
    January 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Will Rose Welsh be invited to the potluck?

  8. Yep
    January 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Mitch, I believe that Eye report was based on a press release. It’s normal to use the word “claims” until more information is available, such as an interview with the city. Moreover, it’s Salzman we’re talking about. I’m sure you’ve read the NC Journal article about the man. Of all people on the North Coast, when Salzman makes statements intended to be factual, it’s totally appropriate to use the word “claims.”

  9. Dan
    January 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Congratulations Richard. Richly deserved.
    Thanks for putting your neck out there,
    for the benefit of us all.

  10. anonymouse
    January 28, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    So much for any respect for the ACLU.

  11. Anonymous
    January 28, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Not Rose, but her dad Jim, is one of the best defenders of whats right..Where Rose came from I’m not sure? Kick all the poor again, thats why we are in the financial problems we are in today. Damn entitlements.

  12. Anonymous
    January 28, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    #11 you are an ASS! Rose is as honest as her father, Both are class acts who agree on most subjects and have the class to agree to disagree on the few they don’t. This suit was a no brain’r. Richard was only picking the low hanging fruit,

  13. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Shouldn’t the award go to the lawyer that actually won the case (or at least be shared)?

  14. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

    LOL! All the Arcata lib-tards who supported this dumb ordinance also supported Obama. One correction out of two ain’t bad.

  15. Smart 5th Grader
    January 29, 2013 at 10:55 am
  16. Mitch
    January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

    So, #12, are you saying that Arcata’s city council and city attorney have no brains?

  17. Smart 5th Grader
    January 29, 2013 at 11:17 am
  18. Mitch
    January 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

    SFG,

    Your bile isn’t even on the right thread. You’re almost too perfect to be for real.

  19. Smart 5th Grader
    January 29, 2013 at 11:53 am
  20. TJ
    January 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    anonymouse :
    So much for any respect for the ACLU.

  21. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    (Arbitrarily censored –Mitch)

  22. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Not to well edumakated r ya The fascists foundations are socialism. Just asking? How many of Arcata’s PC cool=cats have homeless living with them in their carbon neutral , eco-groovy homes?

  23. Just Watchin
    January 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    See Mitch…..I told you to get out front and invite a homeless person into your home !!!

  24. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    #12 you are the only one entitled to an opinion. When did Rose start posting as Anon,oh when she is defending herself. Who cares why but isnt everyone entitled to eat a meal? With the money thats wasted on war, I think in comparison feeding our hungry is minor.

  25. Anonymous
    January 29, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    24 you are still an ASS and a fool, Rose always uses her name when posting.

  26. January 30, 2013 at 9:56 am

    When didd we alll get tobe numbers?? and why are we censored at will??

  27. January 30, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Hank targetted Richard and Shane back when Richard was writing- letters–and Shane was. ? running for his first elected office Remember?

  28. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Mitch has censored a Martin Luther King Jr. quote on this thread, he called it “bile”.

  29. Elmer Fudd
    January 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    So did Richard use a dozen Pseudonyms to nominate himself or is this actually legit?

  30. Anonymous
    January 31, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I’m sure it’s leget. There ain’t much to pick from with these yo-yos.

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