FEDERAL RULING: Los Angeles City Council BROKE LAW in Censoring Public Speaker, Zuma Dogg - READ FULL SUMMARY JUDGEMENT & YouTube STATEMENT FROM Zuma Dogg, HERE:
UNITED STATES/AUGUST 07, 2013:
FEDERAL RULING (AUGUST 08, 2013) - Zuma Dogg vs Los Angeles City Council: "The court finds the discussion of a councilman’s alleged criminal activities is relevant to a discussion of funding that the City intends to give to that councilman’s District. Indeed, this incident is exemplary of why it is unconstitutional to restrict speakers from making personal attacks in City Council meetings; it chills speech critical of elected officials, which is speech at the heart of the First Amendment. In one of the largest cities in the world, it is to be expected that some inhabitants will sometimes use language that does not conform to conventions of civility and decorum, including offensive language and swear-words. As an elected official, a City Council member will be the subject of personal attacks in such language. It is asking much of City Council members, who have given themselves to public service, to tolerate profanities and personal attacks, but that is what is required by the First Amendment. While the City Council has a right to keep its meetings on topic and moving forward, it cannot sacrifice political speech to a formula of civility. Dogg “may be a gadfly to those with views contrary to [their] own, but First Amendment jurisprudence is clear that the way to oppose offensive speech is by more speech, not censorship, enforced silence or eviction from legitimately occupied public space.” Gathright v. City of 18 Portland, Or., 439 F.3d 573, 578 (9th Cir. 2006). The city that silences a critic will injure itself as much as it injures the critic, for the gadfly’s task is to stir into life the massive beast of the city, to “rouse each and every one of you, to persuade and reproach you all day long.” (#PLATO, Five Dialogues, Hackett, 23 2d Ed., Trans. G.M.A. Grube, 35 (Apology).) 24 The court GRANTS summary judgment to Plaintiffs on the as-applied challenge to the Rules of Decorum."
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COMPLETE RULING, including long-awaited ruling on Venice boardwalk 42.15, which has had an injunction, since October 2010. Click here for full page version of this embedded page.
ABOUT THE PLAINTIFF/ICON, ZUMA DOGG - CLICK HERE FOR BIO PAGE.
HERE IS THE MESSAGE FROM ZUMA DOGG: "The FEDERAL RULING THAT #LACityCouncil BROKE LAW in CENSORSHIP of ZUMA DOGG is NOT a personal story about Zuma Dogg vs City Council. L.A. Council, like cult leaders, have (Sheep-People) Angelinos brainwashed like cult members -- and it means that The People are not getting their full range of expression/are being chilled/silenced/censored by Council, This gives Council a free pass, cause much of what could be said, about them and projects/decisions, is not being allowed to be said, Imagine if folks could REALLY tell council what they think? Council might not try to get away with some of this stuff, in such insulated comfort and might think twice. They just DESTROYED the city, with full knowledge, and had duct tape on The People's mouth, like hostages. It's called, 'a chilling effect,' in the political legal word (and horror film genre). The extent of which I had to walk a mental tightrope, with council winds blowing -- for being off topic and other nonsense (which sure does break your train of thought, as the judge notes), really DID have a chilling/censorship effect. AND, it was ALL ILLEGAL=ALL THOSE YEARS. I wonder why the media/bloggers/activists I tried to get to help expose this, patted me on the head and told me how much they hope this wraps up, BUT NEVER MENTIONED/POSTED/BLOGGED A WORD? Meanwhile, your TRUE OUTRAGE should be the amount of L.A. City time and GENERAL FUND is being spent to prepare for the jury trial to award my damages. (A LOT MORE THAN I PROPOSED TO SETTLE FOR, a couple years ago, when I tried to get people to report on this, to end the wasteful spending.) WAIT TILL YOU HEAR THE TOTAL COST of Zuma Dogg vs L.A. City Hall...and the clock continues to tick as the city's general fund continues to bleed. City is COMMITTED TO SPENDING WHATEVER IT TAKES WITH AN ENDLESS BOTTOMLESS PIT OF YOUR TAXPAYER MONEY TO KEEP SPENDING ON THIS, after they ALREADY LOST -- and the Jan. 2014 jury trial is only for a jury to decide how much the city owes me in damages (not for them to defend their guilt/innocent=THEY ALREADY LOST!)
STAY SILENT, SHEEP-PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES. Just pay the new taxes they will hit you with to pave the streets, while they spend the money they have, on attorney fees, over this matter." - Fake Steve Perry/Barry Gibb/Snoop Dogg/Brian Johnson/Robert Plant/Frida & Agnetha