Tag Archive: First Amendment

Sep 26 2016

Liberty Update: NC Riots, MA’s “Illegal Guns,” & Free Speech Blamed For Everything

Transcript as follows: Riots in NC come this week after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott outside an apartment complex in Charlotte. Police were present on an unrelated call and say they saw Scott get into his car with a gun and approached, demanding he drop the gun and get out of the car. …

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Mar 22 2016

Cruz Calls for Special Police to “Patrol & Secure Muslim Neighborhoods”

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Terrible news out of Brussels, Belgium, today as ISIS claims responsibility for attacks that have killed at least 30 and injured about 230 more. The 2016 Presidential candidates have already taken to various media outlets to give statements about the attacks and give their condolences to the friends and families of the victims. Ted Cruz, …

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Jan 03 2015

Hoodie Ban Could Cost You $500 in Fines (Or Jail Time)

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Laws associating hoods with crimes are nothing new. Oklahoma already has a law on the books banning the use of hoods during a crime. Many similar laws – like this law from 1923 – are associated with the Klu Klux Klan. Fast forward to today, when protesters are taking to the streets more than ever, …

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Oct 29 2014

Students Suspended For Airsoft Facebook Photo

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Once upon a time, there were two students who attended Bristol-Plymouth Vocational, a vocational high school located in Bristol County, MA. There is a large hunting community in Bristol County, and neighboring Plymouth County is the only red county in the entire state. The area is a tiny little nest of Second Amendment supporters in …

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Sep 22 2014

WA City Implements Body Odor Ban

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A new trespassing law in the city of Burien, WA makes it illegal to stink. Specifically, the law implements a body odor ban in public places including parks, libraries, and city hall. Showing up to any of these places with an offensive odor could end with you being removed from the premises and banned for …

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Sep 03 2014

Teacher on Leave, Under Investigation After Writing Book About Fictional Shooting

Last month, a South Carolina student was suspended and arrested for writing a fictional story about shooting a dinosaur. Last week, in similar zero-tolerance fashion, the school board and police of Cambridge, Maryland, placed an eighth-grade language arts teacher on administrative leave and began an active investigation. Police are slow to release details but officials …

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Aug 20 2014

Teen Arrested, Suspended For Shooting Dinosaur in Writing Assignment

It’s that time of year again – when children go back to school and new “zero-tolerance” policy stories abound. Many students returned to their institutions of learning just this week, but Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina has wasted little time in getting down to business. 16-year-old Alex stone has not only been suspended, …

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Jul 07 2014

Footloose: NYPD Cracks Down on Illegal Subway Dancers

Kevin Bacon would be very disappointed in the New York City Police Department and their decision to crack down on subway dancers. Police have arrested over 240 people for dancing for change in the city’s subways this year, as opposed to less than 40 arrests by this time last year. The reasoning? “Broken windows” – …

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May 27 2014

Mandated Trigger Warnings Threaten Free Speech and Common Sense

A new trend rising among liberal colleges and their oh-so-progressive students is that of a mandated trigger warning – a warning system for potentially offensive or emotional material. The idea behind it is that sometimes materials found on a college syllabus could induce, create, or revive trauma. The use of trigger warnings first appeared in …

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Apr 30 2014

“Hate Crime Reporting Act” to Destroy Free Speech

Obama’s Department of Justice may soon be scouring the internet, TV, and radio in search of “hate speech” and doling out punishments as judge, jury, and executioner. At least that is the intent of a new bill introduced by Senator Ed Markey, D-M.A., and Representative Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. S.2219 would require the Department of Justice, …

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