The top politico in Kansas City suffers local media scrutiny in a story our blog community brought to readers FIRST.
To wit . . .
CHECK FIRST AMENDMENT COMPLAINTS LEVELED AGAINST MAYOR Q PICKING UP MAINSTREAM MEDIA ATTENTION!!!
Even better, here's a worthwhile legal opinion . . .
Attorney Bernie Rhodes from Lathrop GPM says Hand has a great case.
"Mayor Q is called Mayor Q for a reason. He's the mayor," Rhodes said Monday. "As the mayor, he's a public official, and therefore he's bound by the First Amendment."
Rhodes said that means no government censorship is allowed.
Now. . .
To be fair, there is a great deal of legal debate surrounding the implications of social media access and there are no hard & fast rules that apply to every office-holder.
However . . . There's no denying that frustration with Mayor online is mounting as his controversial tenure moves closer to election season.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When resident Brian Hand searches for the verified Facebook page for Mayor Quinton Lucas, he can't access it. "It was done after posting criticism of having a children's play area next to a homeless encampment at the end of the St. Patrick's Day Parade," Hand said.