Judge Throws Out Federal Suit on Scranton Protester Arrested for Likening Bush to Hitler


_45462655_bush226apA federal judge has thrown out a civil rights suit filed by a northeastern Pennsylvania man arrested after holding up a sign likening President George W. Bush to Adolph Hitler at a parade. Forty-one-year-old Kurt Shotko of Scranton, Pennsylvania, filed suit claiming the arrest violated his right to free speech and police arrested him without cause.

Shotko and another man were convicted of disorderly conduct for blocking others’ views of Wilkes-Barre’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2005.

U.S. District Judge James Munley ruled Monday that the statute of limitations had run out on the First Amendment claim and cited the convictions in dismissing the wrongful arrest argument.

Shotko’s suit named the city of Wilkes-Barre, its police department, mayor and other officials.

{AP/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This man should be in jail, not “suing” anyone.
    Sheigetz actually likes Hitler, just needs to do “Bush-bash”.

  2. That’s just stupid what you wrote. Why do you think people should be in jail for holding up signs?

    You have a short memory, pal.

  3. Ridiculous, he is not Dr.Saharov, z’l!
    He deeply hates Jews(remember the front page of the degenerate Greek newspaper on November 4, 2008: “Yeudons(Yeshka’s “killers”) thrown out of power!”0