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Legal or Not Legal: Audiotaping a conversation with management and posting it online?

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LdiJ

Senior Member
WIKIPEDIA PAGE FOR 'US CONSTITUTION 1ST AMENDMENT': "Despite the common misconception that the First Amendment prohibits anyone from limiting free speech, the text of the amendment only prohibits the federal government, along with the states and local governments, from doing so." Is the local police department in a county or large city, like NYC, considered to be "state, or local governments"? If so, and if they were to tell me to leave or be arrested, it would seem that they would clearly be violating my first amendment rights.
As long as what you are doing doesn't violate anyone else's rights or violate any other laws, you won't be arrested. It's when the manner in which you exercise your free speech violates the law or someone else's rights that one gets arrested.
 


nsf

Member
As long as what you are doing doesn't violate anyone else's rights or violate any other laws, you won't be arrested. It's when the manner in which you exercise your free speech violates the law or someone else's rights that one gets arrested.
Agreed, thank you.
 

cbg

I'm a Northern Girl
What type of "harassment" were you being subjected to? Racial, religious, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or genetic background? If it's not on that list, the EEOC will politely tell you pound sand.
 

Eekamouse

Senior Member
What type of "harassment" were you being subjected to? Racial, religious, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or genetic background? If it's not on that list, the EEOC will politely tell you pound sand.
I get the feeling it might have been whenever anyone disagreed with him or in his strange little mind "disrespected" him. He strikes me as being very entitled and deluded about how important he is in the regular world. His plan to picket is not going to have the enormous and devastating effect he thinks it will. I really doubt anyone besides him is going to care about how wrong he was done by his former employer.
 

cbg

I'm a Northern Girl
If you are right, Eek, and you very well may be (that goes along with the rather subtle point I was attempting to make) then I have to wonder whether the average person would agree that he was "wronged".
 

Shadowbunny

Queen of the Not-Rights
Let's face it: OP is only interested in answers that agree with his seemingly distorted views. Nothing said that isn't in lockstep will be ignored. So here you go, OP:

You have been HORRIBLY wronged. Every network and cable news show will be clamoring to cover this story of gross injustice. I predict a multi-billion dollar book deal for you. Your former manager will be forced to leave the country in disgrace -- verily I say that her entire family will be driven to leave because of the humiliation. YOU WILL BE VINDICATED. In fact, I predict an MOH for your valiant efforts. So post your recording, picket your little heart out, and you will win the hearts and minds of all who listen to your epic tale.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
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nsf

Member
You still didn't answer my question. Let me rephrase. What do you expect to accomplish?
Hello. In short, after doing a little more legal research into the first amendment, I have decided to change what I hope to accomplish. Since it seems clear that it would be illegal (from a court of law standpoint, not a law enforcement officer, like a police officer, standpoint) for me to stand in front of my former place of employment "willfully and maliciously carrying on certain activities designed to injure management", I will not do that at all, rather, I will solely focus on the other half of what I originally intended to accomplish. Since I can no longer work there, inside the building, I will work outside the building, educating people, with my sign, and (trying to) drive them to my website for monetary purposes.
 

cbg

I'm a Northern Girl
Please let us know when the defamation suit is filed against you. Some of us would like to be there to cheer the prosecution on.
 

quincy

Senior Member
... I will work outside the building, educating people, with my sign, and (trying to) drive them to my website for monetary purposes.
If you will be carrying your sign on public property, be sure you get a permit from your city and adhere to the conditions of the permit. If you will not be carrying your sign on public property, be prepared to be escorted off the private property by the private property owner.
 

cbg

I'm a Northern Girl
You really do have an inflated idea of the interest the rest of the world has in your affairs, don't you?
 
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