Judge Ignores First Amendment to Protect Police State Thug
Bill Quick

Man ordered to take down police officer’s name and picture from Internet

As the ACLU of Missouri puts it, in its case page related to Klaffer v. Bledsoe (filed E.D. Mo. Feb. 25, 2014): [Jordan] Klaffer is a gun owner who frequently fires his gun at objects on private property. On May 1, 2013, Jerry Bledsoe, a police officer, confronted Klaffer while responding to a noise complaint. Klaffer videotaped the interaction, where Bledsoe issued an ultimatum to Klaffer to surrender his guns or be arrested.

Klaffer refused to give up his guns and was arrested for disturbing the peace. To express his opinion that Officer Bledsoe was using his position to harass him for exercising his Second Amendment rights, Klaffer posted recordings of the May 1 encounter on YouTube and Facebook. And, on Instagram, he posted a picture of Bledsoe alongside a photo of Saddam Hussein, with the caption “Striking Resemblance.”

Officer Bledsoe retaliated by obtaining a court order that prevented Mr. Klaffer from posting videos, pictures, and text data criticizing Officer Bledsoe on the Internet. “A government order prohibiting criticism of government is the worst kind of censorship,” explains Tony Rothert, legal director of the ACLU of Missouri.

Jackbooted thug Bledsoe is about to become quite well-known in certain internet circles.  Here’s the video that judge thinks he’s preventing from being seen:

What’t the name of the judge, by the way?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Judge Ignores First Amendment to Protect Police State Thug — 10 Comments

  1. According to Insty, the judge is Scott T. Horman.

    First attempt to google didn’t turn up much on this black-robed buffoon.

    However, now a search for “black-robed buffoon” should turn up his name.

  2. Good to see that you and Insty are putting this dick’s name out there. Let that cop and the asshole judge find out how it’s impossible to put that genie back into the bottle.

    Heck, I haven’t posted in a couple of months. Seems like the ideal subject that I should comment on. Because up theirs.