Free Speech

6 Out Of 10 Colleges and Universities Severely Restrict Free Speech.

Posted December 20th, 2012 by ddpaulbell
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The Foundation For Individual Rights In Education(FIRE) surveyed 409 schools and found 6 out of 10 maintain severely restrictive 'red-light' speech codes.

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Man charged over Facebook comments threatening to shoot kids

Posted December 18th, 2012 by flash3780
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Free speech? Pfft! This kid says something stupid on Facebook and then winds up in jail with $100k bond. He's charged with "inducing panic". Really? Where's the riot?

"Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed."
--Anna Quindlen

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Nurse found dead after DJ prank call, Radio DJs removed from show

Posted December 7th, 2012 by ecigarettes
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A nurse at the hospital that was duped by a prank call from two Australian radio DJs concerning Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, has apparently committed suicide, the hospital confirmed Friday. The nurse "was recently the victim of a hoax call," King Edward VII Hospital said in a media statement. The DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in the prank call, in which some details of the Duchess of Cambridge's condition and care were given.

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Christian Union Bans Women From Speaking At Meetings

Posted December 5th, 2012 by ecigarettes
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A university's Christian society has banned women from speaking at events and teaching at meetings, unless they are accompanied by their husband, it has been revealed. An email sent out by president Matt Oliver to all BUCU members said: "It is ok for women to teach in any CU setting... However we understand that this is a difficult issue for some and so decided that women would not teach on their own at our weekly CU meetings, as the main speaker on our Bristol CU weekend away, or as our main speaker for mission weeks.

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Ohio man gets jail for mocking disabled girl

Posted November 28th, 2012 by hurricane101
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William Bailey of Canton will spend a month behind bars after he was caught on video making fun of the way a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy walks.

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How Free Speech Died on Campus

A young activist describes how universities became the most authoritarian institutions in America.
At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt. At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran. Welcome to the most authoritarian institution in America: the modern university—"a bizarre, parallel dimension," as Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, calls it.

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Kent, UK man arrested after photo of burning poppy posted on internet

Posted November 12th, 2012 by TheAllen4
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Police in Kent have arrested a man after a picture of burning poppy was posted on a social networking site. According to the website of the CPS, the Malicious Communications Act 1988, section 1, "deals with the sending to another of any article which is indecent or grossly offensive, or which conveys a threat, or which is false, provided there is an intent to cause distress or anxiety to the recipient".

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Man charged with terroristic threat for tattoo of pig

Posted November 9th, 2012 by phonon
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A 20-year-old St. Louis Park man was charged today in Hennepin County District Court with one count of making a terroristic threat for allegedly posting a picture on his Facebook page of a tattoo on his left biceps that depicts a pig wearing a police hat and uniform, as well as the name of the officer on the uniform patch.

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Des Moines store near Obama rally has a message for the Secret Service

Posted November 5th, 2012 by wallacenolen
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A store in Des Moines IA had a message for the secret service which is really cute!

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Judge Orders Kan. Newspaper To Reveal Name Of Commenter

Posted November 1st, 2012 by Sammy316
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A northeast Kansas newspaper has been ordered to identify a person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial for which that commenter was serving as a juror.

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