In New York, a new censorship standard has been announced. The following ads are not to be allowed:

The advertisement, or any information contained in it, is directly adverse to the commercial or administrative interests of the MTA or is harmful to the morale of MTA employees or contains material the display of which the MTA reasonably foresees would incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace, and so harm, disrupt, or interfere with safe, efficient, and orderly transit operations.

Notice that they are not banning material that incites violence. They are banning material which might provoke someone into violence. What this means is that those who threaten in or engage in violence are the ones who get to define the standard.

That is not how the First Amendment works, DOH! There is no exception for speech which might provoke someone into violence.

I hope the MTA is sued, and I hope they lose.