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Tullytown Council Continues to Remove Signs Advertising this Site
Former Tullytown Councilman George Fox wants to make a point: Citizens still have the right to advertise their political dissent. The problem is that Tullytown Borough just doesn't get it. Fox has continually placed a sign along Levittown Parkway that advertises this site tullytownnews.com.
A frequent target of the site is Council-member May Kucher who has pressed for the removal of the sign each time it is posted. The issue goes back to September 2012 when multiple witnesses saw Kucher remove the signs. Fox took that issue to a district court in Morrisville where he prevailed. The judge in that case District Justice Michael Burns stated in open court that he found Kucher's testimony not credible.
The case eventually went to federal court with Fox again prevailing and Tullytown's insurance carrier paying damages of $7,500. To Fox it's not about the money but rather the principle of the matter, "Our rights are useless if we don't exercise them," Fox stated.
Given that Kucher is named in the suit the big question is whether Tullytown taxpayers will be forced to pick up her legal fees as was the case with the first sign theft incident. In that case Kucher insisted she was removing the signs in her official capacity as a council-member.
Sidewalk Protesters Receive Rude Welcome
From Tullytown Council
Protesters who peacefully and respectfully rallied for Rt. 13 sidewalks received a less than warm welcome from Tullytown Council-members Rick Adams, May Kucher, Matt Pirolli and sister Holly Pirolli. The group, from Sidewalks Are For Everyone (S.A.F.E.), a not-for-profit group formed by Sharon Rearick, a mother whose son was killed by a hit-and-run driver on New Falls Road two-years ago, came to the council meeting pleading to allow PENNDOT to install free-of-charge sidewalks along their portion of Rt. 13. Council would have none of it, let alone listen to the pleas. More
Despite Court Loss Tullytown Continues to Remove Political Signs
Like it or not our citizens continue to have 1st Amendment, as well as other, rights. Certain members of Tullytown Council just don't seem to understand that fact. Yet their "misunderstanding" (the politest term available) seems to only apply to certain individuals. A quick view of Levittown Parkway reveals a considerable showing of political signs, not so for signs that advertise this web site though, those signs are banned. More
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About the Civil Rights Action Against Tullytown
Following the Tullytown Council meeting of September 2 it should be no secret that current Councilmen Ed Armstrong and Ed Czyzyk, along with unsuccessful council candidates George Fox and Robert Campanaro have filed a court action against Tullytown Borough for an unspecified civil rights violation. More