"He mowed an easily-read obscenity that was about three feet tall," Conboy said. Local media reported that the phrase was about 30 feet long across the yard.
Irate neighbors quickly discovered that they had very little legal recourse. Miller's actions are protected under the First Amendment.
"It's not neighborly, it's in bad taste, it's an affront to people with children, but it's not a crime," Conboy said of Miller's message. "It's his editorial reply to the city and his neighbors that he's mad about his lawn. And it's protected speech."
Friday, September 30, 2005
I bet he wrote F$%^ You!!
Don't complain about your neighbor's grass to the authorities--you might end up in the news!