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Posted: 4/5/2006 8:18:04 AM EDT
SAN DIEGO -- In the wake of last week's immigration-reform protests, one school district is taking drastic measures, banning all symbols of patriotism, both U.S. and Mexican.

Beginning Monday, the Oceanside Unified School District is banning all flags and patriotic clothing. According to school officials, some students are using the garments and flags to taunt classmates.
Some critics of the move are calling it a violation of free speech protections guaranteed by the Constitution.

The American Civil Liberties Union points to the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines. In that case, school officials attempted to stop students who were protesting the Viet Nam War from wearing black armbands.

"The school has to be able to show a strong likelihood that there is going to material and substantial disruption of school, and if they don’t meet that standard, then they can't censor student speech," said Kevin Neenan of the ACLU.
School officials in Oceanside now say that flags -- whether they are U.S. or Mexican or any other country's -- have now become a divider on campuses, saying that some students are using them to taunt other students

Keith Brentlinger displays the U.S. flag outside Hatter, Williams and Purdy, his Oceanside business.
"To me, it's everything," said Brentlinger "I mean, like I said -- we truly live in the greatest country in the world."
Brentlinger said he was shocked on Tuesday when marching immigration-reform protesters tore down the flag outside his business.

"Some of them just grabbed the flag, and pulled it off its aluminum pole, and it got ripped," said Brentlinger.
Brentlinger told NBC 7/39 that he put up a new flag the next day.
"Some protesters drove up in their car and snagged the flag from our building and took off," said Brentlinger. "I was extremely, extremely upset. I mean, it was just ... insulting is the word."

School officials are saying that the ban is just temporary and that they were just trying to prevent violence. They would not say how long the ban would be in effect.

UnFucking Believable
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:50:57 AM EDT
The only good thing about California is VIVID Video.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:02:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WS4LIF:
The only good thing about California is VIVID Video.



And every other video company based out of Van Nuys
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:08:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 9:11:11 AM EDT by Gunkata]
HEY WHERE ARE THE PICS FROM SPEED STEEL!??.. *OFF TOPIC*

back on topic.. I hate Kalifornia. It's a garbage state..
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:14:20 AM EDT
There's nothing wrong with California that couldn't be fixed by removing all of the Kalifornians! ;-)

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:46:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By watchdawg:
There's nothing wrong with California that couldn't be fixed by removing all of the Kalifornians with Napalm and tactical nuclear strikes! ;-)




But alas if we tried that the Governator would single handedly shoot down our airstrikes with the handheld minigun from Predator and then invade oregon. The only solution is to elect Chuck Norris to be the governer of Oregon.


For Chuck Norris jokes go to this website, you wont be dissapointed.
http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 3:31:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By watchdawg:
There's nothing wrong with California that couldn't be fixed by removing all of the Kalifornians! ;-)




Or better yet - watching it fall into the ocean.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:16:58 PM EDT
Ahhhhhh....so happy to be free of that slave state.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 1:49:17 PM EDT
Unfortunately they are getting rid of all the californians, they're sending them to OregonKommyfornians make me sick.
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