Homeless advocate and gadfly Robert Norse, who has cost the city $150,000 in legal expenses by taking his freedom of speech case to federal court, will take calls and possibly debate city offiicals on KSCO-AM (1080) Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon.
Norse will be on KSCO owner Michael Zwerling's show. It will likely be "don't miss" radio – the ultra conservative host with the ultra liberal protestor. In this case they have some common ground: both are vehemently anti-government.
Norse's case will be heard Oct. 29 in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
In 2002 Norse gave a Nazi salute to the council when then Mayor Christopher Krohn cut off a speaker. In 2004 Norse was ejected from a council meeting for talking in the audience. He claims his Nazi salute was a "mock" salute and a First Amendment right. He also says that he was only whispering during the meeting.
Norse, 65, said he would drop his $50,000 claim for damages if the city stops arresting people for illegally camping on public property and if it would relax rules limiting how long people can take when addressing the council.
You can read Norse's most recent commentary on the situation here.