Where's the Dramamine? Part Fourteen
Two editorials from the St. Petersburg Times. First comes this-
Protecting loud, unfriendly speechThen contrast the above Times' stance with this editorial. Run the day before!
A Times Editorial
Published June 22, 2007
The St. Pete Pride festival is an annual event where hundreds of gays and lesbians, their families and supporters come together to enjoy a day of revelry, celebration and fun. The parade and festival should be a symbol of St. Petersburg's hospitality toward the gay community. But last year a small group of religious protesters used the occasion to spout their bigotry. The city is looking for ways to contain the protesters during this year's St. Pete Pride event set for June 30, but it needs to keep the First Amendment at the fore as its planning goes forward.
Crackdown needed on Ybor City clubsToo much noise is good, too much noise is bad. Why don't the St. Petersburg Times editorial boards take the ear muffs off their brains. Or rather put them back on. I'm so confused, how about you?
By A TIMES EDITORIAL
Published June 21, 2007
The city is considering several moves, such as forcing clubs to close earlier than 3 a.m. That’s worth considering, but the benefit seems limited. What’s to stop the party from moving off Seventh Avenue, or for the problems to kick in earlier than midnight, the typical start time the police see now? The city needs to seriously toughen the penalties for clubs that break the noise ordinance.
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