Brickbat: Fostering Sedition
The San Diego police department has issued 82 citations for seditious language since 2013. But after an investigation by local media, the police department has ordered officers not to enforce a century-old city ordinance banning such speech. Because such citations are considered infractions, those cited under the law are not entitled to a jury trial or legal counsel. The city attorney's office is drafting a repeal of the law.