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NYCLU’s Latest Free Speech Struggle Involves a Speeding Ticket From a ‘Shitty Town’

He may not be Mario Savio, but the right of 22-year-old Willian Barboza to write “fuck your shitty town bitches” on a speeding ticket he received in Liberty, NY, (he crossed that name out and devastatingly wrote “Tyranny”) is the latest free-speech struggle for the New York Civil Liberties Union. The group is suing Liberty on Barboza’s behalf, after a judge charged him with aggravated harassment, had him handcuffed to a bench, and ordered him to pay $200 bail. The charges have since been dropped, but the struggle for Liberty rages on.

NYCLU Free Speech Struggle Over Speeding Ticket