Judge orders New Jersey woman to remove f**k Biden flags from outside her home or face daily $250 fines

A JUDGE has ordered a New Jersey woman to remove her "f**k Biden" flags from outside her home or face daily $250 fines.

Roselle Park resident Andrea Dick caught the attention of locals after she started displaying six anti-Biden, pro-Donald Trump flags – with one showing Trump holding up two middle figures and the caption "f**k Biden".



According to NJ.com, Mayor Joseph Signorello claimed Dick's "vulgar" display violated town laws which banned "obscene materials" – but he said the political nature of the display was not a problem.

"It's been brought to our attention less because of the political aspect of it, but the vulgarity of it," Signorello said.

"The real problem is, from a neighbor perspective, is it's a block away from an elementary school.

"It's in a high visibility area for children. Most of the ire was drawn from a lot of local parents."

Roselle Park Municipal Court Judge Gary Bundy ordered Dick – and her mom, the property owner, Patricia Dilascio – to take down the flags or face daily $250 fines, according to reports.

But Dick was defiant when she was told by city officials to remove the display and said she's ready for a fight.

"I'm not taking them down," Dick said.

"I refuse to take them down… today I got a phone call from code enforcement… I said nothing against you, but I'm not taking them down.

"I said I have a right, freedom of speech, and I'm leaving them up there."

She told NBC New York the messages are her way of showing support for Trump, who she says "should have won the election".

'CENSORSHIP'

Dick's attorney, Michael Campagna, said restricting the woman's right to display the flags was "censorship".

"I am a firm believer in the First Amendment," Campagna said, NJ.com reported.

"I may not believe in what you're saying, but I absolutely believe that you have the right to say it. That's what our democracy is about.

"If you tell people that they cannot say something, that they cannot print something, that they cannot put a sign up, we're going into censorship."

Campagna added: "In Nazi Germany, when Hitler didn't like something, they burned the books and then they burned the people.

"I don't think we want that to happen in Roselle Park."

But Bundy said "freedom of speech is not simply an absolute right".

"This is not a case about politics. It is a case, pure and simple, about language," the judge said.

"This ordinance does not restrict political speech. Neither this town or its laws may abridge or eliminate Ms. Dilascio's freedom of speech.

"However, freedom of speech is not simply an absolute right.

"It is clear from state law and statutes that we cannot simply put up the umbrella of the First Amendment and say everything and anything is protected speech."

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