Skip to comments.Charges Dropped Against Man Arrested While Praying Outside Chicago Abortion Clinic
Posted on 08/04/2010 1:37:58 PM PDT by topher
The city of Chicago has dropped its case against a man who was charged with disorderly conduct for praying outside an abortion clinic.
A clerk at the Cook County Court confirmed Wednesday that the case against Joe Holland -- a 25-year-old graduate student arrested while praying the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility -- had been dropped. The case gained widespread attention after it was reported by FoxNews.com on Monday.
We are pleased that the City of Chicago has dismissed these false and baseless charges against Joe Holland, his attorney, Thomas More Society Executive Director Peter Breen, told FoxNews.com. The First Amendment protects prayer on a public sidewalk in Chicago the same as in any other city in the country."
... Earlier it had contended that Holland violated the city's new "Bubble Zone" ordinance, which prevents people near a health clinic from approaching within eight feet of another person with the intent to speak to them or hand them a leaflet without their consent. It also prevents people from interfering with another person's ability to enter or exit the building.
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Somebodys gonna get RICH!
They prevented him from praying there for a while.
I wonder if they are rubbing it into Planned Parenthood's face for violating the constitution (FoxNews that is...)
Interesting. Also, no charges have been preferred against two Chicago homeowners who recently shot and killed thugs who had broken into their homes. Each had used a pistol which he was not “legally” permitted to have in King Daley’s little paradise!
Exactly, he has a duty to sue in a case like this one.
A few years ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill that protected from prosecution people who defended themselves or their property with a handgun, even if the handgun is banned by local ordinance. This was after a guy on the North Shore got burglarized by the same intruder two nights in a row, and shot him on the second night, with a gun his town had banned.
I don’t know if that is why the people you mentioned haven’t been charged, but could be.
“...charged with disorderly conduct for praying outside an abortion clinic.”
The time will come when praying inside one’s home will be considered disorderly conduct.