|A Public Service Announcement|
From the State of Tennessee
The specific law outlaws posting a photo online that causes "emotional distress" to someone and has no "legitimate purpose." While the law does state that there needs to be "malicious intent," it also includes a massive loophole, in that it says that you can still be liable if the person "reasonably should know" that the actions would "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress."Clearly, this law is an abject violation of the First Amendment for free speech, and cannot stand. It would allow anyone to shut down another's free speech based on an individual's subjective tastes and biases.
It must be repealed immediately, or be overwhelmed with massive civil disobedience. Let's flood Tennessee with crude drawings of Muhammad eating bacon sandwiches. That's my entry above! (Uh, but I didn't make it, honest. I found it over at Crooks and Liars, I think. Or maybe it was Democratic Underground.)
Read it all here.