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11/05/2003 Archived Entry: "Flashing your headlights is protected speech"

REMEMBER HARLEY "BILL" WALKER, the Tennessee man who got a traffic ticket for flashing his headlights in a neighborly gesture to warn other motorists of a speed trap? He was charged with interfering with the duties of a police officer.

Well, it cost him $1,000 to fight the $75 ticket, but the feisty old guy just won his case. A judge ruled that Walker has a good old all American free speech right to flash his headlights.

I heard Walker interviewed on NPR tonight, and he sounds like one heck of a guy, fully aware that a little thing like this citation is part of an overall erosion of liberty. You go, Harley!

Posted by Claire @ 07:16 PM CST

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