ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County commissioners on Tuesday will consider a proposed ban on picketing outside private residences.
KRQE (http://bit.ly/1aeIICo ) reports that the proposal is an 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.