2013-08-01

Prince Albert

ACLU, representing a Deaf teenager, filed lawsuit in federal court against a VRS provider for violating his constitutional "freedom of speech" rights. The incident occurred when the Deaf uses the VRS to call a cigar shop, asking if they have "Prince Albert in the Can," and when the response was affirmative, he told him to "Let him out." The interpreter wasn't amused and gave him a stern lecture, notified him of his suspension because of their policy against "prank calls." Deaf (name withheld to protect his identity) became upset, feeling that's unfair since his hearing brother and friends does the same thing and get away with it.  The cigar shop owner just laugh it off when questioned by the media, "I am used to getting such calls every now and then." The VRS refused to comment on the case, pending litigation.

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