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Metal Mulisha licensee threatens suit over school ban

December 14, 2010 | 10:15 am

There are few things we appreciate as much as a good, old-fashioned dress-code kerfuffle.

In Sunday's paper, our compatriot Shan Li reported that the licensees of the motocross-inspired action-sports label Metal Mulisha were threatening to sue Murrieta Valley Unified School District  over a ban of the brand's logo.

Apparently, backers of the ban consider the jagged lightning-bolt letters and the helmet-wearing skull that make up the brand's logo Nazi-esque references that are tantamount to hate speech (which is prohibited under the school's dress code).

Read the full story here: "Clothing company threatens to sue over school district ban."

Hate speech or free speech? What do you think?

-- Adam Tschorn

Photo: In a 2009 file photo, Metal Mulisha Team Riders founder Brian Deegan practices a jump in front of a banner bearing the helmet-wearing skull logo that's currently banned as hate speech under Murrieta Unified's school dress code. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times