‘Funeral Protection Zone’ Bill Signed to Safeguard Arizona Services

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After a unanimous vote from both chambers of the state legislature, a bill that protects the Arizona victims’ funerals from protesters was signed by Governor Jan Brewer.

The bill was introduced to show support for the families of the Tucson shooting victims. ¬†The bill essentially creates a safe zone for the victims’ funerals, banning protesters from a 300-foot radius of funeral services for an hour before, during and after the ceremony.

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Members of the notoriously hateful¬†Westboro Baptist Church, the group that pickets American soldiers’ funerals with anti-homosexual signs, had already announced that they plan to protest the Arizona funerals. The new bill will make that plan just a bit more challenging.

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After all of the politically-charged fire that has been slung back and forth since Saturday’s shooting, it seems like there are times when Republicans and Democrats can agree, after all. (via AZCentral.com)

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