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Crosses may be burned on someone elseâ??s property, so long as you have their permission.

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Sec. 14-12. Cross, symbol, etc.; burning, placing, painting; consent required. (a) Burning, on private property. It shall be unlawful for any persons to set fire to or burn, or attempt to set fire to or burn, or assist in setting fire to or burning, any cross, symbol or emblem upon private property owned or occupied by another within the city or its police district, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in committing any such act secures, in advance, the consent so to do of all the owners and occupants of such property. (b) Placing, on private property. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or install, or attempt to place or install, or to assist in placing or installing, any cross, symbol or emblem upon private property owned or occupied by another, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in committing any such act secures, in advance, the consent so to do of all the owners and occupants of such property. (c) Burning, on public property. It shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to or burn, or attempt to set fire to or burn, or assist in setting fire to or burning any cross, symbol or emblem in the public streets, roads, or other public places. (d) Painting, on private property. It shall be unlawful for any person to write, paint, mark, place or install, or attempt so to do, or assist in so doing, upon private property owned or occupied by another, any mark, writing, sign, cross, symbol or emblem, upon private property owned or occupied by another, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in committing any such act secures, in advance, the consent so to do of all the owners and occupants of such property. (e) Painting, on public property. It shall be unlawful for any person to write, paint, mark, place or install, or attempt so to do, or assist in so doing, in the public streets, roads or other public places, any mark, writing, sign, cross, symbol or emblem, unless the person so committing, or attempting to commit, or assisting in so committing any such act is permitted so to do by ordinance or action of the governmental authority in charge of such public streets, roads, or public places. Where a person is on trial for violation of this section, the burden shall be upon him to establish that he has secured the consent required hereby. (Ord. of 3-8-49, §§ 1--7)

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