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13 House Democrats offer bill demanding government study on Internet hate speech
TheHill/Drudge ^ | 16 Jan 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 01/17/2014 6:00:53 AM PST by shove_it

Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) and 12 other House Democrats, would look at how those media are used to "advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate."

The Hate Crime Reporting Act, H.R. 3878, is meant to update a 20-year-old study from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). That study, delivered to Congress in 1993, looked at hate speech on radio, TV and computer bulletin board

Jeffries says the NTIA needs to see how hate speech is transmitted over the various new modes of communication that have sprung up over the last two decades...

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hakeemjeffries; hatespeech; internethatespeech
Let's outlaw so-called 'hate speech' laws.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 6:00:53 AM PST by shove_it
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To: shove_it

I agree, “Hate” legislation is absolutely and completely unconstitutional.


2 posted on 01/17/2014 6:01:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: shove_it
Yes - because this topic is at the very top of our national crisis list. /sar
3 posted on 01/17/2014 6:03:03 AM PST by yobid
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To: shove_it

IOW, let’s study ways to silent speech we don’t agree with.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 6:03:29 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: shove_it

Who gets to decide what is and what isn’t “hate speech”? The commie DemocRATS?


5 posted on 01/17/2014 6:03:32 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: shove_it
violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate

Like the "knock-out" game?

6 posted on 01/17/2014 6:03:58 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: shove_it

I read stuff like this and begin to feel like I live in a parallel universe……..


7 posted on 01/17/2014 6:04:41 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: shove_it

Gee...Hakeem is all for this. Go figure. Net Nevtrality here it comes...stand and when you can’t stand any more, stand more...ask God for strength as we’re gonna need it.


8 posted on 01/17/2014 6:06:12 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: All

Oh yeah......It’s REALLY important that someone hundreds of miles away can call me names....I’m so, so scared!!!!! I’m afraid to log on anymore because of what someone might say to me...(tremble, tremble)

I really think our so-called politicians have got much, much more important things to concern themselves with than “internet hate speech”....


9 posted on 01/17/2014 6:08:19 AM PST by Boonie
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To: Arm_Bears

The knockout game is not a hate crime,
but pointing out the ethnicity of the perps and victims IS.


10 posted on 01/17/2014 6:09:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: shove_it

http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3878/cosponsors

Cosponsor Date Cosponsored
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 01/15/2014
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 01/16/2014
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 01/16/2014
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 01/16/2014
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]


11 posted on 01/17/2014 6:09:18 AM PST by maggief
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To: shove_it

Let them. The democrats start jacking with the internet and it will be the fastest way to run the young away from them.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 6:09:58 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: shove_it
I HATE DEMOCRATS!

(Just trying to help with the study.)

13 posted on 01/17/2014 6:10:13 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: shove_it

“Act to Prevent Discussion of Islam”?

“Act Banning Unsavory Things from Being Said About Persons of Color, LGBTs, and Wymyn, But Not Against Heterosexual White Christian Males”?


14 posted on 01/17/2014 6:11:20 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: maggief

Thanks for rounding up the usual suspects.


15 posted on 01/17/2014 6:13:07 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They’ll probably demand that the “study” be outsourced to SPLC. Which is a race-baiting group that makes it’s living off of screaming “HATE” at every available opportunity.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 6:13:45 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: maggief

That list of cosponsors looks like a list of some of the Stalinist usual suspects.


17 posted on 01/17/2014 6:13:47 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: All

Rep Hakeem Jeffries (Dim-NY).

18 posted on 01/17/2014 6:14:31 AM PST by Liz
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To: shove_it

They might discover that THEIR side is the greatest ‘offender’!.....................................................


19 posted on 01/17/2014 6:15:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: shove_it

Somehow I don’t see this including Jihadist websites.


20 posted on 01/17/2014 6:18:49 AM PST by AU72
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To: shove_it
In a related story: 13 Republican House members introduced legislation banning hate speech by the House Democratic Caucus. /sarc
21 posted on 01/17/2014 6:25:26 AM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: shove_it

Could also be titled: “13 Democrats running to a camera saying ‘Me, Me, Me. Look at me!”


22 posted on 01/17/2014 6:27:40 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: shove_it

Hate speech is anything that offends liberals.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 6:37:31 AM PST by BinaryBoy (RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: AU72

The damn Muslims are probably pushing it.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 6:41:34 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Mich Patriot

I HATE DEMOCRATS!
(Just trying to help with the study.)

I’ll second that (to help with their study) and it’s getting worse every day.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 7:11:46 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: cripplecreek

I have a strong feeling that someone named Hakeem isn’t worried about that 200 year old parchment.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 7:14:45 AM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: shove_it

In other words, shut down 4chan.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:03 AM PST by struggle
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To: shove_it

In other words, shut down 4chan.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 7:17:03 AM PST by struggle
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To: GSWarrior

It is called censorship.


29 posted on 01/17/2014 7:18:09 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: shove_it
Hate speech on the internet and the airwaves?

Are they going to start with the DUmp, Daily KOokS, and pretty much the entire MSLSD programming schedule?!

These define the word 'vile'.

30 posted on 01/17/2014 7:31:55 AM PST by mellow velo
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To: shove_it

And so it begins. The systematic destruction of the internet to prevent the masses from learning what they don’t want us to know. And to shut us up, of course, since political correctness has become such a joke.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 8:28:05 AM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: shove_it

Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 01/15/201 - He’s a flamer on an epic scale. I hear around these parts his “husband” specializes in producing commercial porn videos that depict straight males succumbing to homosexual advances. I’m serious.

So we have Sen. Baldwin - the lesbian and Rep. Pocan the homo due to the huge numbers of queens and fairies that flocked to Madison in the 1980’s - so that must be what they’re talking about with this “hate” horseshit. People with things they’d like hidden like to control speech.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 8:35:19 AM PST by februus
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To: shove_it

Please remember, hate is literally “in the eye of the beholder”. What one person can argue as a moral issue another can declare to be “hate”. The Bible is a hate speech document to militant gays.

This entire line of thinking (to remove “hate” speech from public discourse) is just a thinly veiled attack on free speech. The main point of free speech is “who decides?” on what should be allowed...this is just another step in the direction of the politically correct saying, “we do”. Mentioning “Jesus” publicly is “offensive”, you have teachers that really think it is not allowed to say his name in school.

I swear we’re doomed...it can’t see an end to this madness. At some point somebody very innocent is going to be found “guilty” of something and punished to an extreme. At which point we’ll have to start making a decision....


33 posted on 01/17/2014 8:37:49 AM PST by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: shove_it

So there going to shut down NBCCBSABDCNNMSNBC?.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 10:00:26 AM PST by Vaduz
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