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F-Bombs Are Protected By Free Speech

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F-Bombs Are Protected By Free Speech

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F-Bombs Are Protected By Free Speech

F-Bombs Are Protected By Free Speech

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A policeman pulled over Robert McIntosh in Boulder, Colo., because he was driving 21 mpr over the limit in a school zone. McIntosh cursed at the officer, who then arrested him. But McIntosh won an out-of-court settlement for $21,000.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a victory for the first amendment. A policeman pulled over Robert McIntosh in Boulder, Colorado. He was driving 21 miles an hour over the limit in a school zone. Mr. McIntosh cursed the officer who stopped him. The cop arrested him for that, but McIntosh won an out-of-court settlement for $20,000. Cursing like a sailor is free speech. Officials have yet to comment, but once they do they can be as profane as they would like to be.

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