i was shocked to read this b/c it is contrary to what I always have heard. Quickly skimming an article about it, several Court of Appeals in other geographic locations have criticized this decision. The crux of the problem is that Puerto Rico gates its public streets. In the US, gated communities are private property. I wonder if anyone will appeal to the Supreme Court. My legal database is down. Other courts aren't rushing in to agree. The big problem is that Puerto Rico can't de-gate itself now.
I'm not certain why public streets would be gated.
When the Witnesses come by, I tell them they are on private property and they have no First Amendment rights on private property. I've questioned when private property such as a home begins. Sidewalk law varies. Q- do they have a right to climb your stairs w/o your permission? I read a document leaked from the WT that put apartment complexes and private property in nether land. They told Witnesses to go right ahead. The legal dept wasn't promising to stand behind them if they were arrested, too. My apt. complex does call the police if they do not leave.
Something to research. I would love for someone else to do it. It is very nice to know it is limited to Puerto Rico.