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  • Blaze Confirms: Conservative Blogger Arrested (Shortened Title)

    05/29/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/29/2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    This is a breaking story. Please check back frequently for updates. UPDATE I: The Blaze spoke to a clerk at the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County who confirmed that Aaron Walker was in fact arrested following his hearing with Brett Kimberlin. According to the clerk, he was arrested on second degree assault charges that were previously filed by Kimberlin when Walker, following a separate court hearing, took and held at bay Kimberlin’s iPad. Other reports on the web indicate that Walker was instead arrested for violating the “peace order” for which he was appearing in court. Walker laid...
  • Victoria’s Secret

    11/22/2019 4:28:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 22, 2019 | Mike Adams
    Victoria (last name withheld) is a senior at UNC-Wilmington where I have taught for 26 years. She is also an adult who exercised her First Amendment right to criticize me by name in a large online public forum. Unfortunately, some people who read her social media post incorrectly concluded that she had engaged in defamatory speech, which is not protected by the First Amendment. I disagree and write today in defense of her free speech rights. In order to establish appropriate context, I have reprinted her post below: "Hey guys, I’m working with an anonymous professor on campus to create...
  • Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet over 'you people' rant

    11/11/2019 12:38:58 PM PST · by airborne · 99 replies
    The London Free Press ^ | 11/11/19 | National Post Staff & The Canadian Press
    Sportsnet has confirmed that Don Cherry has been fired from Hockey Night in Canada over recent remarks that caused uproar. Cherry, 85, had singled out new immigrants in Toronto and Mississauga, Ont., where he lives, for not honouring Canada’s veterans and dead soldiers. “You people … you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey, at least you can pay a couple bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said Saturday night. “These guys paid for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada, these guys paid the biggest price.” In a statement issued...
  • Higher Education’s Enemy Within: nonfaculty staff push for action and social justice

    11/09/2019 4:59:36 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2019 | José A. Cabranes
    American higher education seems to be in a permanent state of crisis. Almost monthly, a federal court has occasion to reprimand some college or university for improperly chilling speech, even as some students continue to complain that campuses are too friendly to the wrong kind of speakers. Many institutions have cut back on faculty hiring, even as the cost of tuition grows. Two basic, and mutually reinforcing, phenomena are behind the chaos on campus. First, colleges and universities have subordinated their historic mission of free inquiry to a new pursuit of social justice. Consider the remarkable evolution of Yale’s mission...
  • YouTube: Police Arrest Pastor for Preaching About Drag Queen Story Hour

    11/07/2019 11:14:03 AM PST · by spirited irish · 47 replies
    Pacific Justice Institute ^ | July 26, 2019 | Brad Dacus
    Pt. 1: Brad Dacus talks with PJI staff attorney, Jorge Ramos, about a shocking story of an unjust arrest of a pastor who was leading a peaceful protest against a drag queen story hour in a public library. Jorge gives the legal case that PJI is taking on. Pt. 2 Brad Dacus interviews Pastor Afhsin Yaghtin, the pastor arrested and jailed for praying and preaching, about his experience with aggressive SWAT team officers including a sniper who blocked him from carrying out his free speech rights outside of a public library where a drag queen story hour was taking place
  • UK: Jewish Conservative....Handcuffed and Jailed on Suspicion of “Islamophobia”

    11/06/2019 7:29:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/6/19 | Fahrenheit 211
    Before I begin this piece I would like to ask readers NOT to contact any of the individuals named in this article. This is because to do so could be construed as ‘Perverting the Course of Justice’ and that is in British law an offence. I respectfully request that you the reader do nothing that could be seen as ‘perverting justice’. As an aside, the information that I am sharing is not that much different from what Count Dankula shared when he was arrested for a bullshit ‘hate speech’ crime, so I do not believe that any of the information...
  • An Anti-Free Speech Conference in Greensboro

    11/04/2019 6:40:10 AM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 4, 2019 | Branson Inscore
    Scholars gathered October 24 and 25 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to discuss free speech—and focused on its alleged pernicious effects. The takeaway was that the problem is not enough free speech in public, but too much free speech in public. The conference, “Finding Expression in Contested Public Spaces,” featured a keynote address and seven panels of scholars who presented their research and gave their thoughts on free speech. Keynote speaker Eric King Watts, an associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, opened the event with a speech entitled, “Tribalism, Voicelessness, and the Problem of Free Speech.” “There is...
  • Why America needs a hate speech law

    10/30/2019 4:36:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2019 | Richard Stengel
    When I was a journalist, I loved Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s assertion that the Constitution and the First Amendment are not just about protecting “free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” But as a government official traveling around the world championing the virtues of free speech, I came to see how our First Amendment standard is an outlier. Even the most sophisticated Arab diplomats that I dealt with did not understand why the First Amendment allows someone to burn a Koran. Why, they asked me, would you ever want to...
  • The Left’s Dangerous Assault on Free Speech

    10/25/2019 7:57:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 24, 2019 | Arthur Milikh
    Strange days, indeed, when America’s free press opposes free speech. “Free speech is killing us,” headlined a New York Times op-ed. Its author, New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz, argued that “hate speech” leads to violence. Worse, he claims it can cause totalitarianism and even genocide. To avoid this fate, Marantz says we must rethink the First Amendment, which would include government and private companies striving to limit “hate speech.” He agrees with a former American Civil Liberties Union official that one day in the not-so-distant future, legal “protection of hate speech” will “seem ridiculous in retrospect.” Some governments have...
  • 2 white UConn students arrested after video showed them shouting racial slurs

    10/23/2019 1:40:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/22/19 | Ben Kesslen
    Two white students at the University of Connecticut were arrested Monday after video that showed them shouting racial slurs prompted campus protests, university police told NBC News. Jarred Mitchell Karal, 21, and Ryan Gilman Mucaj, 21, face charges of ridicule on account of race, color, or creed. They were released with a court date set for Oct. 30 at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Connecticut. Karal and Mucaj’s charges could result in a $50 fine or up to 30 days in jail. NBC sent emails to the two men Tuesday morning requesting comment but did not immediately hear back. Campus...
  • The Totalitarian American Left

    10/18/2019 4:23:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 18, 2019 | David Limcaugh
    The left is becoming more unapologetically totalitarian every day. Every freedom-loving American should be alarmed. From hounding conservatives out of restaurants to spitting on Trump supporters at rallies, from firing employees for politically incorrect statements to fining people for "misgendering" a person, the left is on a path toward absolutism. Even some former and current leftists have recognized this intolerant trend and broken from their colleagues, lamenting their intolerance of opposing ideas and disturbing mission to suppress dissenting opinion. Just the other day, three incidents typifying the left's authoritarianism popped out at me as I was surveying the morning news....
  • Church band fights to perform at community event, wins

    10/05/2019 8:03:56 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | WND Staff
    'Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the Establishment Clause does not permit government hostility toward religion' A church worship band has been allowed to perform at a community festival after a major constitutional-rights group intervened. Event organizers had rejected the band, claiming Christian songs might "offend" some people.
  • This Pro-Life Billboard of a Baby Was Taken Down After a Pro-Abortion Politician Complained

    10/02/2019 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 1, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    A British advertising company caved into a pro-abortion politician’s pressuring this week and removed pro-life billboards that showed a developing baby in the womb. The Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK recently paid to run billboards in British Labour MP Stella Creasy’s district to draw attention to her radical pro-abortion agenda. Creasy, who represents Walthamstow, is behind the push to force Northern Ireland to legalize abortion. The billboards showed the image of a nine-week-old unborn baby and the website The baby has tiny hands and feet, eyes, nose and ears. Abortion activists slammed it as misleading, claiming the baby must...
  • Wisconsin woman hopes to create non-profit after winning First Amendment lawsuit

    10/01/2019 11:01:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies ^ | 9/30/2019 | Julia Fello
    A student who passed out Valentine's hearts with Christian Scripture written on them shared how she was treated on campus. The lawsuit she filed even caught the attention of President Donald Trump. "Who knew a little valentine would take me to the White House," said Polly Anna Olsen. The paralegal student explained she was handing out cut-out cards with messages that include 'Jesus Loves You! Romans 5:8' in memory of her mother who had recently died of pancreatic cancer. It was a tradition they shared together, giving out similar notes in nursing homes. She says the reception she received at...
  • 'Should be suspended': Kamala Harris suggests Twitter should silence Trump

    10/01/2019 2:29:43 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09-30-19 | Ellie Bufkin
    Sen. Kamala Harris suggested that Twitter should suspend President Trump's account after a firestorm of tweets in which he criticized the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment inquiry against him. "The president's tweets and his behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up," Harris said to Anderson Cooper during a Monday interview. "His Twitter account should be suspended," she said. "There is plenty of evidence to suggest that he is irresponsible with his words in a...
  • Biden campaign demands news channels stop booking Giuliani

    09/29/2019 1:15:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/29/19 | Justine Coleman
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential campaign called on news executives to stop booking Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani as a guest on news programs. Two top Biden campaign advisers in a letter addressed the leaders of news and cable networks and some anchors, saying that Giuliani's appearance on news networks is giving the lawyer and his "false, debunked conspiracy theories" undeserved credibility, The Daily Beast first reported. The letter has since been shared on social media. “While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough," the letter says. "By...
  • Meet Soros-Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin

    05/25/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 6 replies ^ | 5-25-2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Drug dealer, alleged child molester, and convicted perjurer, forger and Indiana Speedway Bomber (who is also believed to have played a role in the assassination of a grandmother), Brett Kimberlin spent 17 years in prison before his ultimate re-absorption into American society He started a non-profit dubbed “Justice Through Music (JTM)” that has, since at least 2005, been funded by George Soros’ Tides Foundation and Barbara Streisand among other leftists Along with his associate, Kimberlin also started an organization called “Velvet Revolution” that supports the Occupy movement JTM’s goal is to use music to foster “social justice” and fight Republican...
  • University of Florida Settles Lawsuit After Allegations Of Political Speech Suppression

    08/03/2019 4:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 2, 2019 | Lauren Cooley
    University of Florida’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter settled in court earlier this week, after suing their university for speech censorship and funding bias. The student group alleges the university imposed criteria that disproportionately impacted those looking to bring conservative speakers to campus.The crux of the suit revolved around money collected from mandatory student fees, which are dispersed to student groups via the student government. In its 45-page legal complaint, YAF said the student government failed to distribute funds to student organizations in a fair, viewpoint-neutral manner. Now with the suit settled, UF will change its policy in addition to paying $66,000 in...
  • ‘Soph’ Banned From YouTube for Violating “Hate Speech” Policy

    08/02/2019 7:43:26 PM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 36 replies
    Info Wars ^ | August 1, 2019 | Adan Salazar
    YouTube deep-sixed 14-year-old commentator Soph’s account Thursday, accusing her of promoting hate speech on her channel subscribed to by nearly 1 million people
  • Freedom of Assembly Under Fire

    08/01/2019 3:28:27 PM PDT · by River Hawk · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 31, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    Do law-abiding American citizens still have the right to gather peacefully to discuss their ideas without fear of government censorship and retribution? In my adopted hometown of Colorado Springs, the answer is "No" if you believe in strict border control or question whether the U.S. can survive as a nation-state. The answer is "No" if you wish to meet with others to express concern about the unsustainability of current U.S. immigration policy. The answer is "No" if you dare to speak unvarnished truths about the deleterious security and economic impacts of illegal immigrants, Third World and sharia-promoting Muslim refugees, temporary...