Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Audio, Video & News Tweet Updates @ http://LACityNews.com (LA Times & Associated Press Cover FEDERAL COURT ORDER Against City of Los Angeles for ILLEGAL 1st Amendment Violations


New video, audio, posts and news tweets for 10.27.10 @ http://LACityNews.com. Including video of Zuma Dogg BLASTING the CRAP COP who drove him off Venice Beach and into homelessness, after she claimed to merely be "enforcing the spirit of the law," by writing a ticket to someone for having a Hannah Monanta cardboard display on the boardwalk for parents to take pictures of their kids with, while visiting Venice Beach. IS THAT NOT SPIRIT OF THE LAW? (http://LACityNews.com for video of ZUMA DOGG TAKING OVER THE MEETING!) 
Vendors victorious in dust-up over Venice Beach rules

By The Associated Press (via http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org)


10.27.10 LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has struck down city regulations governing who gets to sing and sell along crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles.

U.S. District Judge Dean Pragerson ruled last week that the city's weekly lottery system for distributing permits to boardwalk vendors and performers during the summer season violates the First Amendment.

Pragerson issued a temporary injunction, saying the city should issue permits on a first-come-first-served basis.

The judge also struck down a rule barring amplified sound and musical instruments between 9 a.m. and sunset in certain areas.

The city's 2008 ordinance, which was revised last year, was contested by 13 performers.
Plaintiff and street performer "Zuma Dogg" told the Los Angeles Times yesterday that the city should have changed the ordinance to address performers’ concerns.

"You have to pay a permit fee for free speech, and that's wrong," he was quoted by the newspaper as saying..

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