Anytime someone is “roughed up” unnecessarily, then that is wrong, if that is what happened. On the other hand, a store has a right to ask people to leave. If it was thought that a person was soliciting and mabe driving away customers, then it has a right to ask the person to leave. The second time around, if a criminal trespass warning had been already issued, an arrest is in order.
Yes, and the pastor offered to leave, and was-still- arrested. The article made this out to the be first offense.
Some of these ‘street evangelists’ can be quite obnoxious and aggressive (we had some like that at the University I attended) and even Anti-Catholic so I think we need more information on what this guy was doing/saying before he was asked to leave.
Yeah, we had some annoying folks at our college campus that told us all we were going to hell because we go to college, and if you go to college that automatically means you are fornicating, masturbating,drinking and doing drug. sigh we debated with him for forever, but there was no reasoning. Did you know, that according to him, Ghandi and everyone else whoever existed is in hell? XD Sounds like thats the place to be then…lol!
But to me, I didn’t think the article meant anything other then a private conversation. I didn’t pick up that maybe he was preacing. In that case, yes he sould have been asked to, and allowed to leave.
But if he was just having a simple conversation, we seriously need to wake up and smell the roses, cause I’m definitley getting 1984 vibes…