Kuncinich confronts TowerCity over Mifunes right to Free Speech
Lisa A. KriegerMore info here, original pdf here and original diary "Tower City Mall Security ejects TriC JazzFest Band for Anti-Bush tshirts " here.
Tower City Center
1100 Terminal Tower
Cleveland, Ohio 44113-2207
I am greatly concerned about actions taken by the management of Tower City Center to censor the band Mifuné and infringe on their First Amendment rights.
It is my understand that during a performance yesterday, Friday, at Tower City Center the management of Tower City Center abruptly halted Mifuné's performance and forced them to suspend their show because of T-shirts some members of the band were wearing.
Rights protected under the First Amendment, including the freedom of speech and expression, are the bedrock of our democracy. I believe actions taken yesterday by mall management violated the band members First Amendment rights and run contrary to our community's long-standing tradition of respecting many different points of views.
I hope you will reconsider your actions, and allow Mifuné to play again at Tower City,
Dennis J. Kucinich
Member of Congress
Tags:[Dennis Kucinich], [Anti-Bush], [Cleveland]