NY Supreme Court rules that yelling obscenities at police is not illegal

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June 27, 2015- In 2011, Richard Gonzalez yelled obscenities at NYPD in a subway station. They claimed that he was disorderly, thus allowing them to search him. They found a knife, and he was sentenced to three years in jail.

The appeals court ruled that his yelling was not a “potential or immediate public problem”, therefore not disorderly warranting an arrest and search. The ruling is found here.

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