Bernalillo County to consider home picketing ban

October 7, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County commissioners on Tuesday will consider a proposed ban on picketing outside private residences.

KRQE ( ) reports that the proposal is an [auth] outgrowth of recent anti-abortion picketing and that it would give the county a picketing law similar to one now on the books in the city of Albuquerque.

Commissioner Maggie Hart-Stebbins supports the proposed ordinance. She says people have a right to be safe and secure in their homes.

She cites picketing conducted outside a physician’s home in August that included graphic photos and loud chanting.

Commissioner Wayne Johnson says the proposed ordinance violates the First Amendment.

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