Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Bandit signs

Aren't we in the process of removing Confederate monuments from display on the grounds that they are "public nuisances"? So what gives with this?
St. Charles Avenue is festooned with a variety of banners flapping from the city-owned lampposts along the 70-block-long neutral ground.

But the colorful flags promoting Loyola University’s latest fund drive, the services at Touro Infirmary, the anniversaries of local businesses and numerous other events and commemorations have been joined recently by banners with a more pointed message: 5-foot-tall images of a fetus and anti-abortion statements.

The campaign, sponsored by the Louisiana Right to Life Federation and New Orleans Right to Life, has raised questions about the propriety of using city property for political messaging.

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