La. ACLU: Giving Police The Finger Is Protected Free Speech

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This undoubtedly isn't sitting well with law enforcement.

The Louisiana ACLU on Monday issued a letter to State Police Superintendent Kevin Reeves reminding him that the public has a constitutionally-protected free speech right to give "the finger" to his troopers.

The civil liberties group cited a case last December where a driver made the obscene gesture to a trooper near Rayville and was arrested for felony public intimidation. The state attorney opted not to prosecute the case.

The Associated Press reports that State Police call the matter an "unfortunate incident" that will be used as a "training opportunity".

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