Sunday, August 05, 2012

Street Preachers Can Proceed Against Police For Interference With Their Activities

In two related decisions, Muniz v. City of San Antonio I, (WD TX, July 30, 2012), and  Muniz v. City of San Antonio II, (WD TX, July 30, 2012), a Texas federal district court permitted two Christian street preachers to proceed with several of their claims against the city of San Antonio and police officers for interfering with their preaching and handing out religious literature on public sidewalks at 10:00 and 10:30 at night. The cases involve two separate incidents, one of which resulted in one of the plaintiffs being arrested and held overnight.