Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 6 months ago

Constitution question?

If you swear at the police as long as you do not threaten them e.g. go f**k yourself is that protected by free speech?

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  • donnie
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    It may be constitutionally okay but very rude. I mean unless the police man or woman mistreated you then there is no reason to be swearing at them. While it may be free speech and they can not arrest you for that specificity messing with them is not a good idea. They may find something to arrest and/or fine you on just for making them mad. There also may be a situation where the police are planning on cutting you a break or a lighter fine but saying that got you arrested or ticketed. The police are also the people who may be in charge of saving your life.

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes it is. You can even tell them to go f**k themselves.

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  • 6 months ago

    While they're asking you what happened concerning a victim, lying on the ground, who is bleeding to death? I'ld call that a bad idea, dude.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Even if it is, I wouldn't try it unless the circumstances were extremely dire.

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  • Sharon
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    police don't pay any attention to the Constitution, and will treat you however they see fit so long as no cameras are active

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    It is. And you may prevail in court. However it might not stop a cop from kicking you in the stomach.

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You can. The cop is also likely to bring this up when you go on trial, complete with the recording on his body camera.

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  • 38lsb
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    How would you react if someone said that to you, you can exercise your free speech all you want but that still won't protect you from getting your **** kicked.

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  • 6 months ago

    i am a cop and i arrest everyone that is rude to me

  • 6 months ago

    Not if it could be interpreted as a threat by a reasonable person. Obscenities are often precursors to violence.

    So this may not be a Constitutional question after all.

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