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‘Not every opinion is valid’: Free speech wall torn down

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by JayEarth
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I think that this story speaks for itself, but this is another story highlighting an attack against free speech at Universities. I recently graduated from Carleton University and I wish I could say that these kind of events were rare. This piece has many priceless quotes including “Only someone who had gone to university could write something so utterly stupid,” referring to the public explanation given by the individual who tore down the free speech wall.

Much more in the news article itself, but you have to read it to believe it.

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CA Fresno State student claims racism against whites

Fresno State student is disciplined for questioning racist poem published in school newspaper. He video tapes his questioning of school officials.

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Twitter ‘insult’ leads to prison for Kuwaiti activist

A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country’s ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following the case said, as the Gulf Arab state cracks down on criticism of the authorities on social media. According to the verdict on Sunday — published by online newspaper Alaan — a tweet written by Rashid Saleh al-Anzi in October “stabbed the rights and powers of the Emir” Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. Anzi, who has 5,700 Twitter followers, was expected to appeal the verdict, said the lawyer, who asked not to be named.

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Oregon Teen, Posts Facebook Status About Drunk Driving, Gets Arrested

If there's a surefire way to get caught for committing an offense these days, it's airing the details on social media. Jacob Cox-Brown, an 18-year-old from Oregon, learned that lesson on New Year's Day when police showed up at his door after they were alerted to a Facebook post he wrote about driving drunk, KGW.com reports. "Drivin drunk... classsic ;) but to whoever's vehicle i hit i am sorry. :P," the status update read, according to the news outlet.

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Oregon Teen Arrested After Posting Drivin Drunk Facebook Status

The Oregon teen who was arrested after he posted a ‘Drivin drunk’ status update on his Facebook page New Year’s Day says it was all a misunderstanding.

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Flipping Off Police Officers Constitutional, Federal Court Affirms

WASHINGTON -- A police officer can't pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday. In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the "ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic violation or impending criminal activity."

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Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Burning of the School

Posted January 3rd, 2013 by StrayLite
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I heard this song a lot when I was a schoolkid in the 60s/70s. I've even sang it a few times. It helped me to vent frustration from "authorities." If schoolkids were to sing this song these days the government would send out the SWAT team.

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Woman may "Flip finger" w/ Xmas Lights says Judge

Posted December 24th, 2012 by snowdog2012
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NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana woman ran afoul of police when she gave her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting, hanging Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger.

A judge ruled in her favor Thursday.

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Judge issues temporary court order to allow Christmas light "birdie".

Louisiana woman in dispute with neighbors says F---you with Christmas light message. Police officer says it violates city obscenity statute... which doesn't exist. ACLU helps her in court. She's harassed by neighbors and police with other petty citations.

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Christmas in Prison

Posted December 20th, 2012 by PC Harris
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Katherine Olejnik and Matt Duran Have Not Been Charged with Any Crime, and Yet They Have Been Locked Up for Three Months and Counting.

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