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Giving the Middle Finger Is a ‘God-Given’ Right, a Quebec Judge Says

A Quebec judge declared that Canadians have a “God-given” right to give someone the middle finger. Neall Epstein was acquitted of criminal harassment and uttering death threats. Judge Dennis Galiatsatos wrote that it is “not a crime to give someone the finger”.

  • A Quebec judge declared that Canadians have a “God-given” right to give someone the middle finger.
  • Neall Epstein was acquitted of criminal harassment and uttering death threats.
  • Judge Dennis Galiatsatos wrote that it is “not a crime to give someone the finger”.
  • The case between the two men had played out over several months.
  • Judge Galiatsatos said that video evidence supported the accusation of reckless driving.
Giving the Middle Finger Is a ‘God-Given’ Right, a Quebec Judge Says
In dismissing a harassment case, the judge wrote that the right to make the obscene gesture is one “that belongs to every red-blooded Canadian.”

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