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What They're Saying
June 24th, 2011 2:06AM



"There are some things that even police officers are aware of. One of them is called the First Amendment. I don't condone the use of profanity, I don't agree with it, but it does happen to be a protected right. However, I think the stadium as a property owner can restrict certain behavior."

-- Foxboro, Mass., police Chief Edward O’Leary after four New England Revolution fans were arrested during last Saturday's game against Chicago after a profanity-laced chant, prompting hard-core regulars to accuse team officials of squelching free speech. O’Leary, however, said three people were put into protective custody for being intoxicated and a fourth man was arrested for disorderly conduct and destruction of property. (Boston Herald)

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