Censorious City of Renton Doubles Down the Dumb Against Mean Cartoons

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  1. Mad Rocket Scientist says:

    And, of course, when the city does get spanked with a hefty judgement, no one responsible will be fired.

  2. Linus says:

    Totally self-serving comment alert:

    Renton’s city attorney, who has practiced law for more than 30 years and has tried many First Amendment cases, disagrees with [critics'] analysis.

    This type of thing makes me feel much better about myself. I've met precious few colleagues who, when disagreeing with me or my client's position, do not pull out the "son, I've been practicing for X years, and when you get a little more experienced…." Sometimes, it's true—there's a procedural tip or secret I've not learned yet, or a piece of inside info (Judge Wabash will NEVER dismiss an NCO at the 14-day hearing) that I haven't yet been privy to. But most of the time it's idiocy like this: I've been in practice a long time, and so you should just shut up.

    If his analysis were accurate, isn't every political cartoonist who ever lived a career criminal?

  3. Justthisguy says:

    I f the SUPERLAWYER's virtual face were a speed bag, and you were wearing your virtual slapping gloves, as you are, that post could be paraphrased as SLAPslapslapSLAPslapslapSLAPslapslapSLAPslapslap…… n.

    I think I can now forgive you for giving any countenance whatsoever to the Southern Preposterous Lie Center.

  4. G Thompson says:

    So… does a SUPERLAWYER wear their Briefs on the outside of their Law Suits?


    I'm wondering here what would occur if someone who resides in another continent, so myself, started to create some more of these videos and sent them around the video tube sites, what the City of Renton would then do? hmmmm

  5. Xenocles says:

    You keep saying "Kings County." It's "King County." It used to be named after some other guy named King but now it's conveniently named after Martin Luther King Jr.

  6. Prefect says:

    I almost hurt myself laughing at the "Galactus versus Aquaman" bit.

  7. marco73 says:

    "Officers have been searching for the identity of the cartoonist for months."
    Wonder how much time/money has been expended trying to figure out who Mr Fiddlesticks really is.
    So I guess the crime rate in Renton must be zero, if they have this much time on their hands.
    I think your last paragraph says it all – "sooner or later the grown-ups are going to get involved." But I predict there will be another round of stupid first.

  8. DickWhiskey says:

    Uhm, awesome. Just awesome.

  9. Mannie says:

    So I guess the crime rate in Renton must be zero,

    No, just the solution rate.

    But be of good cheer. They still have priority out on stop sign runners, and the speed traps are all in place.

    For the record, I declare that Persecutor [sic] Shawn Arthur, Pig Ryan Rutledge, and Judge James D. Cayce fellate dead camels and pimp out their daughters on street corners. Molon Labe, assholes!

  10. mojo says:

    Aquaman? Oh, gee, he can talk to fish?

    Better to be Namor. At least you get a crown.

  11. mojo says:

    PS: Do fish have much to say, do you think?

  12. Miskellaneous says:

    Don't mix Marvel and DC.

  13. delurking says:

    So why aren't there about 8000 xtranormal cartoons making fun of these people by name?

  14. boom says:

    I thought this was all settled by Jerry Falwell and Larry Flynt a couple dozen years ago.

  15. Sid_the_Vicious says:

    It's funny how this has blown-up in the Chief's face. I live in Canada, and heard about it on Slashdot.

    There is a similar video on YouTube which lampoons the Ottawa Police Service. Even though we have much weaker free speech protections than you enjoy, I haven't seen the Ottawa Police Service trying to have the video taken down; nor have I seen them try to unmask the identity of its creator. FWIW, the video actually references the Ottawa Police Service by name. I guess they've just got thicker skins and/or know how to take their lumps when it's deserved.

  16. nrasmuss13 says:

    "Officers have been searching for the identity of the cartoonist for months."

    Brought to mind the old adage regarding two hands, a flash light, an ass (pardon my french), and the inability to find said ass. I wish them much luck. Also to Judge Cayce, I hope his scheduling problem works itself out.

  17. nrasmuss13 says:

    Still can't get that darned block cite thing right. How the heck do I close it off?

  18. Douglas Muth says:

    Eugene Volokh is Galactus and you’re, say, Aquaman

    And I call statements like this, "Appeal to my inner nerd". Excellent work! :-)

    As a non-lawyer (I'm a software engineer), I rather like your blog! I added it to my RSS reader and hope you write many more awesome posts like this one.

    All the best,

    — Doug

  19. And now there has been a shredding party of public records to cover the violation of free speech and protection against unreasonable search and seizure. http://www.kirotv.com/news/29256408/detail.html

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