Monday, December 24, 2012
A woman in Louisiana, with assistance from the ACLU, has won the right to keep her Christmas display up: A string of multicolored lights arranged to look like a hand giving her neighbors the finger.
From the Associated Press, via SFGate.com:
Sarah Childs was in a dispute with some of her neighbors in Denham Springs, just east of Baton Rouge, so she decided to send a message with her decorations. Neighbors complained and police threatened to arrest her, so she and the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana sued the city.
A judge ruled in her favor Thursday.
"I imagine it will be back up before too long," ACLU of Louisiana executive director Marjorie Esman said of the display.
Childs erected the lights on her roof last month. She has removed them twice — once after a police officer told her she could be fined and again after another officer threatened to arrest her, her lawsuit said.
Since we're a family publication (we consider ourselves the cool cousin of Tucson's extended family of news publications; you can make your own comments about the Star's role in this metaphor) and it's the holidays, we're including the photo, courtesy of the UK's Daily Mail, after the jump.