‘Shoot A Cop’ Bumper Sticker, no problem, just free speech!

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from MRC,

A picture of a black BMW with a Virginia license plate and a plausibly homemade white bumper sticker is stirring up controversy, and for good reason.

The bumper sticker on the vehicle plainly reads, “Shoot A Cop,” in bold, capitalized letters.

Concerned locals contacted NBC12 about the image to ask whether it was a serious threat.

NBC12 legal analyst Steve Benjamin said that, while disturbing, the bumper sticker’s message is protected by the driver’s First Amendment rights.

As obnoxious and stupid and potentially dangerous as that might be,” he said, “that’s the expression of a message, and that’s protected by the First Amendment.

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