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Breaking News: "Please Don't Feed Our Bums!"

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"The sticker is the issue."

- Frank Gormlie, attorney, grassroots activist and editor/publisher of the OB Rag at obrag.org

On June 23, 2010, with local police standing watch, emotions of bystanders ran high as Frank Gormlie sought signatures on his petition requesting that The Black, a head shop in Ocean Beach, CA, cease selling a sticker that Frank said was very close "to hate speech which is illegal."

The sticker, created by Ken Anderson and a friend, began being sold about two weeks ago at Ken's place of employment, The Black. This three-and-a-half square sticker says, "Welcome to Ocean Beach. Please Don't Feed Our Bums!"

Hats and tee shirts with the same sticker are also available for purchase at The Black.

The story of this sticker has captured national interest as can be seen in the following video from myFOXphoenix.com.

WATCH:

I look forward to your comments.

Thanks,
Christine

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