Judge Says Flipping Someone Off is a Form of Free Speech

 

While I can't say with 100% certainty, I think it's decisions like this that led Handel to fall in love with law....

A Michigan judge has ruled that giving someone the middle finger is considered a form of free speech.

In making the decision, which was handed down in a state federal appeals court in a lawsuit filed against the Detroit Police Department by Debra Cruise-Gulvas.

Gulvas says she was stopped and given a speeding ticket back in 2017.

As Officer Matthew Minard began to pull away, Gulvas flipped him the bird.

He then stopped his car, got out and changed her ticket to a more serious offense.

Although the judge acknowledged that Gulvas had been "rude," he noted that Minard "should have known better."

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