Black Jack Passes Funeral Protest Ordinance
The City of Black Jack City Council joined several other local municipalities in passing an ordinance regulating funeral protests.
Ordinance 1049 states, no person shall picket or engage in other protest activities, nor shall any association or corporation cause picketing or other protest activities to occur within three hundred (300) feet of any residence, cemetery, funeral home, church, synagogue, or other establishment during or within one (1) hour before or one (1) hour after the conducting of any actual funeral or burial service at that place.
Mayor Norm McCourt stated, “This ordinance will allow the families who have lost love ones, time to provide the proper respect without unwanted interference from outsiders. We felt it would be prudent to incorporate this restriction into our code since we have a cemetery and several churches within our city limits.”
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