While plenty of peace groups may have FBI agents in their midst, I doubt they're as proud of theirs as we are of ours. Coleen Rowley, freewayblogger, FBI agent and one of Time Magazine's Persons of the Year for 2002, sends us this summary of her recent meeting with the Minnesota Highway Patrol:
"Our meeting today with three commanders of the Minnesota Highway Patrol, facilitated by ACLU Attorney Teresa Nelson went just great! The three commanders acknowledged our rights under Minnesota law to display banners from pedestrian overpasses as long as we do not block pedestrian traffic; affix the banners to the fencing; or drop any item off into the traffic below from an overpass. We advised we do none of these things and that it has been our policy to accommodate public safety by canceling the bannering when driving conditions are not good (i.e. when it snows).
Even better, the Highway Patrol is going to ensure that all their officers and dispatchers are reminded of this policy allowing us to exercise our first amendment rights without any further harassment."