OVERLAND, MO (KPLR) – An Overland woman painted a political sign on her garage door and the next thing she knew the police were at her front door. Jeanine Molloff said, “I would never censor somebody else.”
Jeanine Molloff said the city of Overland was trying to censor her anti-trump sign. It reads: “Trump is Nazi scum.” Someone complained to police.
Overland Police Chief Mike Laws said, “We have an ordinance where if graffiti is placed on the wall then the property owner has to remove it.”
Officers showed up at Molloff’s door telling her the sign had to be removed. Molloff said, “This is selective enforcement.”
Citizens were on Molloff’s side. Holly Deckard said, “Everyone’s entitled to their opinion not everyone has to like what you got to say.” Kyle Cawvey added, “That person is protected under the first amendment right freedom of speech.”
The chief checked with the city attorney and heard the same thing. Chief Laws added, “Putting writing on your own wall it isn’t considered graffiti it’s protected speech so I have issued an order to our police department not to bother her anymore so she’s allowed to keep it.”
Jeanine Molloff said, mazel tov, that means thank God, alleluia in Yiddish. Madden asked: Do you feel like a winner? No, the fact it had to come to this is truly a sad commentary on the degradation on what is supposed democracy in this country
Will she take down or paint over the sign? She would only say eventually, eventually.