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    Oregan Man Wins Right to Flip Off Cops

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    FoxNews.com - Oregon Man Wins Right to Give Police the Finger

    Oregon Man Wins Right to Give Police the Finger


    Published November 02, 2010
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    An Oregon man has settled a federal lawsuit over what he says was his First Amendment right to express himself by giving the finger to sheriff's deputies.
    The Oregonian reports Robert Ekas settled the suit for $4,000.
    In his lawsuit, Ekas said that in July 2007, he flipped off a Clackamas County deputy while driving, and the deputy gave him tickets for illegal lane change and improper display of license plates. Ekas was acquitted on the citations. A month later, he gave the finger to another deputy, who detained him but wrote no tickets.
    Ekas alleged he was being harassed.

    Ol boy should really be a badass and flip off an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member and then get back to us on that harassment claim.

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    Back at you Mr. Ekas for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Ol boy should really be a badass and flip off an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang member and then get back to us on that harassment claim.
    ^^^^^^Ooooooohhhh yeah, I like that idea!!

    County officials say it was cheaper to settle the case than to proceed with defending the suit.
    It's just sad that this is far too often the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Back at you Mr. Ekas for free.

    I believe the correct spelling is EkASS.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    So what will he file when he gets it back?



    Personally, I think he fits into the kiss blowing category. I may know a guy who has gotten the finger when on duty and he's winked and blown a kiss back. Jus' sayin'....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    So what will he file when he gets it back?....
    The agency could get sued again for discrimination if they punish an officer for just that. It's terrible cycle.

    Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:

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    Why were his citations dismissed??? That's ridic.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

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    I was thinking the same thing.
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    I want his mother, sister, all his aunts, nieces, hell even his nephews, to all start marrying cops. His wife, if he has one, needs to leave him for a cop. Then I want him to attend a family reunion.
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    My dad used to have a mug depicting a motorcycle officer issuing a citation to a motorist. The caption read, "Next time you wave at me, use ALL your fingers!"

    This happened to me once, and upon receiving the one-fingered salute, I promptly returned it in kind. The :cough: gentleman :cough: later complained, of course neglecting to inform the OIC that he flipped me off first. When the Lt. asked me about it, I explained to him that our community is very diverse, and I am not familiar with every subtle nuance of every culture. As I was driving, I saw a man perform a gesture with his hand through the open window of his vehicle. I assumed the man was greeting me in his culture's customary way. Not wanting to insult the man, and in an effort to make him feel welcome in our community, I simply returned the greeting I had been given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11001001 View Post
    My dad used to have a mug depicting a motorcycle officer issuing a citation to a motorist. The caption read, "Next time you wave at me, use ALL your fingers!"

    This happened to me once, and upon receiving the one-fingered salute, I promptly returned it in kind. The :cough: gentleman :cough: later complained, of course neglecting to inform the OIC that he flipped me off first. When the Lt. asked me about it, I explained to him that our community is very diverse, and I am not familiar with every subtle nuance of every culture. As I was driving, I saw a man perform a gesture with his hand through the open window of his vehicle. I assumed the man was greeting me in his culture's customary way. Not wanting to insult the man, and in an effort to make him feel welcome in our community, I simply returned the greeting I had been given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Did it work?
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    I see your diversity training wasn't wasted.
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    Same here in PA. Former co-worker, good solid cop now a Sgt. cited a driver for fingering him while facing each other in traffic, something about took too long to park
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    A monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..

    Lightning crashes a new mother cries, her placenta falls to the floor. The angel opens her eyes,the confusion sets in before the doctor can even close the door..
    The views and comments of E-man are mine and mine alone and therefore might not reflect the views of others or people in my current department. As such since this is still America I can post what I want without fear of retribution. I think.

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