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Local food vendor under fire for tweets as police investigate anti-Semitic complaint

Jerry Reddick, a.k.a. the Dawgfather.

A well-known local hot dog salesman is in some hot water over his personal Twitter account.

Jerry Reddick, also known as the Dawgfather, took to the social media platform yesterday in what he argued was a freedom of speech exercise.

The Halifax food vendor posted controversial comments about the Holocaust, Hitler, and the Twin Tower attacks, following with tweets that read, “I know you didn’t think freedom to insult worked both ways,” and “My point about free speech being limited was made loud and clear!”

According to the Chronicle Herald, Reddick made the comments to make a point about the public uproar over the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

Another comment on his Twitter account reads, “France has nothing to do with us as a people.”

He told the Herald he is not anti-Semitic, but a complaint was made to Halifax Regional Police yesterday afternoon and they’re now investigating the matter.

Reddick, who is also a practicing Muslim, has about 1,200 followers on his account.

He’s been selling hot dogs on the Dalhousie campus for years.

Police received the complaint yesterday at 2:50 p.m., and according to a release, they’re still in the early stages of their investigation.

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RH Concause

He has a right to say what he wants. Short of slander of individuals, free speech is not just for one side of a position or view of anything.

January 15, 2015 at 6:35 am


January 15, 2015 at 7:45 am