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Court Rules "Zombies" Have Free Speech Rights 10

An appeals court in Minneapolis, Minnesota has overturned a lower court ruling, finding that a group of seven "zombies" had been wrongfully detained during a 2006 shopping mall protest. The decision allows the zombies to continue with their lawsuit against police who arrested them for disorderly conduct. "An objectively reasonable person would not think probable cause exists under the Minnesota disorderly conduct statue to arrest a group of peaceful people for engaging in an artistic protest by playing music, broadcasting statements (and) dressing as zombies," the appeals court ruled.


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Court Rules "Zombies" Have Free Speech Rights

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  • I was hoping for a story about how they were actually trying to get a horde of living dead to shut up.
  • Under the law, the shopping mall management has the right to bar anybody they want to from being on their property. If they refuse to leave, they can then be arrested for trespass. If the protesters were in fact on public property, then the article is correct -- the police should have left them alone.
  • They were only trying to locate those thieving bastards who were holed up in the mall riding out the zombie apocalypse.
  • all they can do is moan and stumble (and bite).
  • It feels good to know that the court upholds my right to drawl "BRAAAAAIIINNNNSSSSSSSSS"

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