Is yawning and eye-rolling disorderly conduct?

A district attorney in an Illinois town has been told to write a definition for "disorderly conduct," after a woman was told to leave a city council meeting for rolling her eyes and sighing. Illinois state law defines disorderly conduct as "an act in such unreasonable manner as to alarm or disturb another, or to provoke a breach of the peace."

In this case, one of the city council members claimed her behavior was disruptive, because her actions were not within the Mayor’s view. It is unclear if the councilman would have viewed her actions differently if they had been in front of the Mayor. Adding to the controversy is the fact that two other council members left after the woman was removed, apparently as a sign of protest. 

Body language police | The Chicago Tribune

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