Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fallen Hero's Parents Sue Anti War Profiteer

Saw this on Drudge and felt important to pass along.

The "online retailer" they are speaking of is When clicking on the t-shirt for larger picture there is a long list of press releases regarding the use of soldiers names.

This reads under the shirt on the front page; "These shirts are illegal in five states and could soon be illegal nationwide. As seen on CNN, NPR, USA Today, and of course, FOX-News." Proud bastage isn't he. Spit

The parents of a 21-year-old soldier killed in Iraq are suing an online retailer for including their son's name on antiwar t-shirts that list the names of thousands of military personnel killed in the war.

In a $10 million federal lawsuit, Michael and Robin Read allege that the manufacturer of the shirts is using their son Brandon's name in a commercial venture without their permission. The Reads's complaint, a copy of which you'll find below,[ here was filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greeneville, Tennessee; it names Dan Frazier and his firm Lifeweaver, LLC as defendants.

While the lawsuit makes mention of Frazier's free speech right, the Reads contend that protection ended when the Arizona businessman used Brandon's name "for profit."

Last year the Reads lawyer asked Frazier to remove their son's name and provide proof of such. The request was ignored.

I certainly hope this lawsuit is won plus sends a message to those who use our fallen heroes for anti-war propaganda and profit. The scum of the earth they are.

I wish the Reads luck on their lawsuit. Last year Arizona passed a law barring anyone from using soldiers names on items for sale without permission from their legal representatives. The ACLU stepped in and cried foul resulting in a federal judge issuing a injunction halting enforcement of the law.

Cross-posted at MPJ

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