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Is a person protected by the First Amendment's free speech rights if he drives around in his car with the "N" word prominently displayed in bold letters? It may be a first, but as WAFB's Paul Gates reports, a man who lives in Amite has been ticketed by local police for doing just that.
The man tells us he was ticketed for obscenity by the police officers for trying to make a living selling a book he has written. Johnny Duncan is a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement in the south, particularly, in the Florida Parishes in the 70s. He has written about that in a self-published book of life experiences, poems, essays and historical surveys that offer credible insight into the black experience, including the birth of the "N" word, which is prominent in the title of his book. When Duncan was asked why he did that, he says, "Because it's gonna attract attention. It's gonna attract attention
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