T-Shirts in Boston: No Free Speech
He’s not so tolerant about T-shirts.
He has ordered the seizing retailers stocks of T-shirts with the motto “Stop Snitchin.’”
The claim is that this apparel is used to intimidate witnesses who might report a crime or cooperate with the police.
Government does have a right to punish people who try to intimidate witnesses. But at a minimum they should have to show that some identifiable individual tried to intimidate another identifiable individual. At that point, they should arrest the individual and seize the T-shirt as evidence.
Going around seizing things that must might be used in a crime goes way too far.