Julie Montanaro reports that a case involving publication of home addresses of police officers (previously covered on PogoWasRight.org here) has been decided:
A federal judge has struck down a Florida law as unconstitutional and word is spreading quickly among law enforcement officers today.
That law prohibited anyone from publishing an officer’s home address and phone number, but a judge ruled that law violates a Tallahassee man’s right to free speech.
A Tallahassee man filed suit, with the ACLU’s help, after he posted comments about a Tallahassee Police officer on the web site ratemycop.com along with her home address, phone number, email address and the fact that she had 7 children.
Robert Brayshaw was arrested for it – twice – but never convicted and now a federal court judge has awarded him 25-thousand dollars in damages after declaring the law invalid.
Read more on WCTV.