No Planned Amplified Street Protest Without a Permit in Pasco County

No Planned Amplified Street Protest Without a Permit in Pasco County

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Joan Hepsworth started this petition to roakley@pascocountyfl.net

REQUIRE COUNTY PERMITS and SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ANY PRE-PLANNED AMPLIFIED PROTEST IN PASCO COUNTY FL

Stop hateful angry groups from screaming at and playing loud music to disrupt other citizens through heightened manual and electronic bullhorns and amplified means at public events or on public sidewalks at businesses in Pasco County FL without a substantial permit fee and crowd security requirements provided by the protesting permit holders.

We all believe in the 1st amendment and the right to assemble and speak freely. Say whatever you like. It is your right to scream your head off about anything without violence. But trying to drown out another group's right to assemble by screaming your varied beliefs through amplified means is not only disruptive it also incites riot, distracts drivers,assaults individuals, scares children, and forces our local Pasco Law Enforcement Officer's (LEO's) to be pulled away from more meaningful and effective policing in our County neighborhoods. LEO's should not have to tell you to turn it down to be safe and keep moving as is required to protest on a public sidewalk under the 1st amendment!!! YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT BEFORE YOU PROTEST!!! These things could be easily learned through the permitting process.  Don't make local LEO's babysit your group on your 1st amendment rights to speak freely!!!  Protesting permit holders should be charged a substantial fee to cover the need to have local law enforcement on hand to ensure public safety during their time of pre-planned amplified protest. This will also allow local LEO's to prepare for any potential problems the protesting group may create for the time of their permit. When any group assembles for a public "parade", "festival" or planned "citizen's rights march" they are required to prove to the city or county that they are acting in a safe and responsible manner by acquiring a permit at a government office if for nothing else but to name the responsible party. ALL groups should be required to do the same if they want to use amplifiers to benefit from their 1st amendment right in public!!!  

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