In this installment of 3D Politics Live..
-Is a verbal offer to sell a product or service... protected free speech?
Can a city charge a fee to individuals who sell on the sidewalk?
We look back at an incident from 6 years ago, in Las Vegas media. Here's what the metro police posted, this week.
“The LVMPD PIO has received a number of requests reference a video circulating on social media of a water seller being taken into custody,” said a statement released Monday by Metro.
‘The video is from an incident in July 2013 which was fully investigated by LVMPD Internal Affairs. The investigation showed no policy violations occurred. In addition a lawsuit filed by the individual in the video was dismissed by the courts.“Please note per Clark County Code 6.04.130 it is illegal to sell any merchandise, goods, items, wares or services on any portion of a public right-of-way. The officers involved in this incident were conducting a lawful investigation of an individual selling items on a portion of a public right-of way.”
The arrest occurred a year before the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man selling cigarettes, by New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Garner’s dying words — “I can’t breathe” — became a national rallying cry against police brutality.
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