City council took away free speech

Published 4:00 am Saturday, May 25, 2019

Citizens of Bogalusa:

Tonight I witnessed a miscarriage of justice at our Bogalusa City Council meeting. A citizen was removed from the meeting as he spoke to the council and audience. His crime was he criticized a member of the council, and President Teddy Drummond (who he criticized) had him physically removed from city hall by city police.

I, and many other veterans, fought just for that right of free speech. What has happened to our rights? I for one believe that people like Drummond should not be allowed to serve on the city council, and we should hold a recall and get rid of him.

Angelo Pepe