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Trucker Hats: First Amendment Protection

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by DETO, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. DETO

    DETO Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 25, 2002 Messages: 11,350 Likes Received: 154
    <span style='color:pink'>Trucker Hats: First Amendment Protection
    How did we all miss last week's US District Court ruling in Mastrovincenzo v. City of New York? Two "graffiti artists" named Mastro and Nac got an injunction against the city; they sell tagged trucker hats on the street without a license, and argued (successfully!) that, as art, they're protected by the First Amendment. Says the court:

    • Plaintiffs offer for sale in public places without a license articles of clothing that they individually decorate with text and images in what they label a graffiti style. [...] Both Plaintiffs paint articles of clothing, especially hats, using paint pens and spray cans, and sell them from sidewalk displays. [...] Each charges between $10 and $100 per hat.

    See, they don't need a license, because, somehow, taking a sharpie to a trucker hat makes it art. The real question: why aren't we all downtown demonstrating to put these trucker hat-decorating monsters back in jail?
    Rulings of Interest [US District Court]
  2. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    they should have pushed for the death penalty
  3. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16
    actually trucker hats should be banned, as well as the people who wear them should have indeceny charges leveled against them
  4. Easy E

    Easy E Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2004 Messages: 426 Likes Received: 0

    nobody with a life.
  5. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    i wonder if real deal truckers are pissed that new jacks bit their hat style.
  6. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

    Joined: Jun 28, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 3
    fuck the trucker hats!!...u fools walk around my city wit ur trucker hats on smokin ur parliments wit ur abercrombie sweaters killin everything we no bout graffiti...fuck um alllllllllll
  7. eseLokE1uno

    eseLokE1uno Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 1,280 Likes Received: 0
  8. InDY_500

    InDY_500 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 5,169 Likes Received: 67
    there really shouldnt even be all this legal booshit.....are they goin after these guys cause of what they do or what they did it with....

    but yet theres always people tryin to sell like gold or radios or so on so forth in the middle of the streets....why doesnt anyone say shit to those fuckers......
  9. dirtydoses

    dirtydoses Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2002 Messages: 6,003 Likes Received: 254
    in a perfect world, trucker hats would explode when you put them on, that way all the sophistos would be gone.

    ahhh dreams.
    fuck trucker hats.
  10. ment2

    ment2 New Jack

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 0
    i doubt they notice, all they do is drive a truck on the highway all day and go inside afterwards... or something.

    the funny thing is yall were rocking them and posting pictures of them half a year ago.
  11. sneak

    sneak Guest

    man, i got myself one when i was in your city. a souvinere, i never bust it out and about.
  12. TheoHuxtable

    TheoHuxtable Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 5, 2004 Messages: 2,113 Likes Received: 1
    Like Easy E said, who cares?

    "NEWS! Woman caught picking her nose in public place"

    "THIS JUST IN! Teenagers Loud In Public Library"

    "EXTRA! EXTRA! Dog reportedly pisses on Fire Hydrant"
  13. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    you have been confirmed to be an idiot
  14. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,164 Likes Received: 37
    trucker hats suck..

    Although i just purchased a personalized one the says in huge letters across the front...

  15. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,164 Likes Received: 37