Saturday, February 03, 2007

Will this despicable practice be outlawed?

A law is being proposed in New Jersey to ban use of dead soldiers' names and pictures for commercial or political purposes.

Assemblyman Sean Kean is sponsoring legislation that would make it illegal for someone to use a dead soldiers name or picture for political or commercial purposes without the consent of a family member....
Bradley Beach resident Sue Sullivan supports the measure. Her son, Lance Corporal Vincent Sullivan died while fighting in Iraq. She later found out that anti-war t-shirts were being sold on the internet with her son's name on them. She was appalled and angry when she asked the person selling the t-shirts to take her son's name off and he refused. Sullivan then contacted Assemblyman Kean to see if he could help.

Expect to see the ACLU opposing the measure.

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