Tag Archives: First Amendment

See for Yourself: Bob Malm Tries to Overcome First Amendment by Portraying Protests as a Form of Threat

Here’s a great email from Bob Malm, in which he deliberately tries to conflate First Amendment-protected protests on public property with threatening speech. At the same time, he tries to keep his posturing at arm’s length, by assigning the issue to his wife, Leslie, and unnamed “others.” Of course, deliberately mischaracterizing aspects of this conflict is part and… Read More »

See for Yourself: Bob Malm Urges Local Police Department to Abrogate First Amendment and Suppress Free Speech

This one is good. Leaving aside the fact that it clearly reveals Bob Malm as almost frantic to shut down criticism, we see Bob attempting to coax the Alexandria police department into rounding up protesters.  So what next? Bob accuses you of “defamation,” and “slander,” without knowing what the words even mean, and the police swoop down and… Read More »

Further Questions About Jeff Chiow’s Potential Ethics Issues

In an earlier post, I shared one attorney’s thoughts regarding Jeff Chiow’s conduct in this matter. Specifically, an attorney familiar with the case stated his opinion that Jeff is pursuing a personal vendetta. That raises the question: Are there larger ethics issues involved for Jeff Chiow and his representation of St. Dysfunction, aka Grace Episcopal Church and Dysfunctional… Read More »

See for Yourself: Email Conclusively Shows Alexandria City Officials Working with Grace to Suppress First Amendment Activities

I recently obtained a copy of the attached internal email, in which city of Alexandria police officials acknowledge in writing their efforts to identify legal strategies to suppress First Amendment-protected protests outside the church and online criticism. My opinion: The City of Alexandria should not be providing free legal advice in civil matters, and certainly not when the… Read More »