Woman Arrested for Warning Drivers About Speed Trap
Supporters gathered at a rally in Houston, Texas for a woman being called a “speed trap hero.” Gregg Jarrett reported that Natalie Plummer noticed police on the lookout for speeders, so she held a sign on the sidewalk with the words “speed trap” on it in order to warn drivers. She was arrested and jailed for obstructing traffic. Plummer believes her First Amendment rights were violated, but does she have a case?
Trial attorney Rachel Self said on America’s News HQ that she believes Plummer is actually helping police because people are going to slow down as a result of her sign. Jarrett noted the common practice of motorists warning each other about speed traps by flashing their lights, which is some states is legal. Fox News legal analyst Bob Massi weighed in, saying, “The thing that bothers me
about it, is why not at best, at best if there’s a problem, why not just issue a citation.”
So what about her constitutional right to hold up the sign? Self said, “In this particular instance she was on a public sidewalk holding up a two word sign that didn’t pose a danger or a threat to herself or others. If anything, it made it safer.”
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