Decals Bar Civilian's Vehicle From Marine Base

A civilian worker at Camp Lejeune has sued base officials for banning his truck and the anti-Islamic stickers on it.

Jesse Nieto's son was one of the sailors killed in the 2000 terrorist attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. A few months later, the former Marine started expressing his anger toward Islam with bumper stickers on the vehicle he drove to work at Camp Lejeune.

Nieto says in the lawsuit filed in federal court that base officials violated his free-speech rights by telling him to remove the stickers.

He says the rules against offensive speech aren't consistent, and leave decisions to the discretion of base commanders.

A Camp Lejeune spokesman did not immediately respond to an email
seeking comment Thursday.


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