California's major airports supported LAX in its effort to bar the Hare Krishna religious group from collecting cash and now California’s supreme court agrees. California’s supreme court ruled that banning them from collecting donations in the airport was a reasonable security measure to protect harried passengers rushing to make travel connections. The group has been a fixture at the airport since 1974, but now :-( , no more.
In a ruling Justice Carlos Moreno said: “The problems posed by solicitations for the immediate receipt of funds that arise in any public place would be exacerbated in the often crowded and hectic environment of a large international airport.” YAY Carlos!
The Hare Krishnas are still free to preach and distribute pamphlets on airport property, and to ask passengers to send in donations later by distributing self-addressed envelopes. Damn!
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, Krishna Baby! Goodbye. Woh - Oh - Woha!