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  • Jackson altercation opens free speech debate

    Emily Mieure and Rebecca Huntington, Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 2, 2020

    JACKSON — When Kevin Hernandez denigrated the president in the direction of a man wearing a pro-Trump hat, he was met with a fist to his face and a criminal citation for picking a fight. The scuffle happened June 14 near Town Square on the sidelines of a peaceful racial justice protest. The incident brings up questions about the applicability of criminal provocation, a rarely used town ordinance. And the fallout of the fight ranges from regret over a missed opportunity for civil dialogue to First Amendment questions about what constitutes polit... Full story