Cumberland Times-News


February 17, 2014

Given the legal precedent, why is county worker suspended?

Wow, what a county!

Like many readers of the Times-News, I have followed the saga of the profane county employee and the Allegany County Commissioners with amazement.

Given that the U.S Supreme Court ruled in 1971 that use of the “F” word in public places is legal under the First Amendment (Cohen v. California), on what grounds is this employee suspended? And more to the point, if the county has funds to pay this individual for three months while “suspended” for no legal reason, surely there must be some funds to back up the beleaguered food bank.

Gene Gall


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