Reader: Cop-Hating Comments Deserve a Year in Jail

Eric Brandt, left, sharing his feelings.
Eric Brandt, left, sharing his feelings.
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Our post about Eric Brandt, well-known for riding his bicycle in Westminster beneath a finger-flipping sign that reads "FUCK COPS," getting sentenced to ninety days in jail for messages he chalked on a sidewalk inspired an energetic back-and-forth among readers over freedom of speech and whether there should be any limits on it.

Here's the take of someone who doesn't have much sympathy for Brandt.

Preet Kahlon writes:

90 days isn't enough. People are so hypersensitive to how cops react to CRIMES. Don't put yourself in a shitty situation in the first place. Boo hoo motherfuckers. I'd give him a year

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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