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After all these years, “F*ck tha Police” is still protected free speech
January 31, 2019
January 31, 2019. Say what you want about their methods, but the gangster rappers of N.W.A. took the battle for free speech to the streets. ...
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Whatever Mueller Finds, Gag-Orders and No-Knock Raids Should Appall EVERYONE.
January 30, 2019
January 30, 2018. If it's not happening to them, they don't care. And when it does happen to them, it's too late to care. ...
Netherlands prosecutes its own citizen for calling Turkish dictator a “Goat F*cker”
September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018. You read that correctly. The Dutch government prosecuted a Dutch citizen living on Dutch soil because he insulted a foreign government official. ...
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5 Examples of the Rise of German Free-Speech Nazis
September 05, 2018
September 5, 2018. To paraphrase Nietzsche, he who fights Nazis should be sure that in the process, he himself does not become a Nazi. ...
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Britain Has Fallen: Journalist Jailed for Covering Child Sex Trafficking Trial
May 28, 2018
May 28, 2018. Without due process, a man has been imprisoned for covering a trial in Great Britain. ...
If You Limit ANY Free Speech, This is What You Get
April 23, 2018
Police in riot masks arrested protesters for wearing masks. ...
Tolerance Cuts Both Ways: Freedom for the Speech We Hate
March 22, 2018
What this means is opening the door to more speech not less, even if that speech is offensive to some. ...
You Can Now Be Arrested for Sexism in Belgium
March 07, 2018
A Belgian court fined a man €3,000 ($3,700) for telling a female police officer that she should do a job more "adapted to women." ...
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Can You Protect Democracy by Destroying Free Speech?
February 20, 2018
The influence isn't the root of the problem, the system is. ...
This State Requires a Free Speech Permit
January 23, 2018
I won't pretend that I particularly enjoy impromptu religious sermons in public places. But regardless of my personal feelings, I believe people have the right to free expression, including religion and speech. ...
3 Recent Free Speech Wins in Court: Free Tweets, Owning Words, and Offensive Trademarks
December 19, 2017
Do Trump's tweets make you feel sad? Are you a public figure who has felt the wrath of Trump's twitter account? Has the President's use of 140 characters negatively impacted your career or personal life? ...
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Prostitution, Free Speech, and a Veteran Memorial: 3 Interesting Court Cases
October 30, 2017
Some people have too much time on their hands and are just looking for things to be offended about. ...
Survey Find Americans’ Views on Free Speech is a Whole Bunch of Crazy
October 14, 2017
The biggest thing this survey proves is that Orwellian double-speak is working. ...
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How Sex Traffickers Are Fighting for Your Rights
September 15, 2017
If you support free speech, you support sex trafficking. At least that's what politicians hope the public will think. ...
Gestapo is Back: German Homes Raided Over Facebook Posts
July 01, 2017
Already Germany has pretty strict laws against citizens using Nazi symbols and denying that the Holocaust happened. Apparently, lawmakers miss the irony of going full Gestapo on citizens for free speech, as offensive as it may be. But they are not stopping t ...
Why “Hate Speech” is Protected Free Speech
June 26, 2017
The left has always been particularly good at changing the meaning of words over time, a prime example being the word liberal which should mean freedom but now means everything I don't like should be banned. ...
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Guilty by Investigation: Sentenced to Scrutiny
May 14, 2017
Innocent until proven guilty may be a thing of the past if an investigation itself is punishment. ...