Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Terry Jones in Dearborn

So Terry Jones (you remember him, the guy who burned a Quran on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks?) is suing the city of Dearborn because he wants to hold a rally in front of the Islamic Center of America and the city wants him to sign a liability waiver saying that the city holds no responsibility if anything happens during the rally.
I really don't know how I feel about this. They have made other people who wanted to have events in the city sign this waiver before. Jones' argument is that he would have to buy insurance for the event in case of anything happening, he can't afford the insurance, which means he won't be able to have the event.
The city claims that they are doing this because of the location of the center and how there really is not a lot of space for a rally to take place.

I guess I can see their point. If it ends up being a large rally, there really is not a lot of space for people to be without impeding traffic, parking or pedestrians. I guess he could have the event on the strip of grass between Altar Road and Ford Road, but I don't even know if that is public property.

More on this story as it progresses.


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