All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Freedom of Speech’

Sony Says It Will Release The Interview In Theaters

After all the chaos and controversy over the past couple weeks with regards to The Interview, Sony has now come out and announced it will indeed release the film in some theaters. It just won’t be getting the wide release it was originally expected to. Multiple outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, are sharing a statement from Sony Entertainment chairman and …

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American Flag Desecration Leads to Charges

A Blair County, Pennsylvania man was charged with desecration and insults to the flag after spray painting an American flag with the letters “AIM” and hanging it upside down outside his home. Neighbors and passersby were offended by the display, and contacted local police. Allegheny Township police Assistant Chief L.J. Berg arrived to the scene, removed the flag, and commented, …

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Duck Dynasty: #ISTANDWITHPHIL is Back on Twitter

Phil Robertson’s hashtag is back on Twitter #IStandWithPhil. The social media forum has apologized for “accidentally” blocking the link for the website for Robertson’s petition after his supporters expressed outrage and cried censorship. Now that the Twitter link is once again up and running, Robertson advocates can easily access the website for the petition. The header for the site: PETITION …

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Bristol Palin: “Leave Phil Robertson Alone!”

Two days ago former Vice Presidential candidate and Tea Party leader Sarah Palin spoke out in favor of “Duck Dynasty” reality star Phil Robertson. Now, her daughter Bristol Palin is doing the same. Bristol, 23, responded to the controversy in a blog post which she titled, “Leave Phil Robertson Alone!” Her main argument in coming to Robertson’s defense was the …

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Facebook First Amendment Rights According To The ACLU

Back in May, a federal judge ruled that a Facebook “like” is not considered speech that can be protected by the First Amendment. You can read more background on the story here, but basically, a man (Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ray Carter of Hampton, Virginia), believes he was fired from his job over a Facebook like. As far as the court …

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English Police To Investigate Racist Tweets Following England’s Euro 2012 Loss

Losing in the knockout stages of UEFA’s European Championship is never easy for fans or players alike, and as you might expect, fans of England’s football team were absolutely distraught following yesterday’s loss to Italy. England went down after losing yet another penalty shootout, thanks to the back-to-back misses by Ashley Young and Ashley Cole, both of which are black. …

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Censored Blogger: “People Need to Know the Truth”

For a man who’s been diagnosed with diabetes, you’d never guess that about Steven Cooksey. His life choices fly directly in the face of the American Diabetes Association’s recommendations for people living with the disease. He maintains a no-grain/low-carbohydrate diet, commonly known as the Paleo diet, and as a result is in fantastic health. Incredibly, because of his dietary decisions, …

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Should Sex Offenders Be Allowed On Facebook?

I am not a father. Because of this, I don’t possess the visceral, instinctual drive to protect my children at all costs. Of course, that doesn’t mean that I’m insensitive to the challenges of protecting kids both online and offline, it simply means that safeguarding a kid’s experience in any activity that they pursue is not always my first consideration. …

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Flashing Headlights To Warn About Police Is First Amendment Right

In a surprising move, a judge in Sanford, Florida ruled that a man who flashed his headlights to warn neighbors that a deputy had set up a speed trap nearby was lawfully exercising his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Thats right, a judge actually made a common sense ruling that makes sense! In Florida nonetheless! Ryan Kintner sued …

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SOPA/PIPA: The Aftermath of Web Blackout, ACTA, & What’s Next

Even though the SOPA and PIPA bills are essentially dead, they are still getting a lot of attention. Last week, the U.S. witnessed a powerful expression from both brands and consumers that demonstrated their strong opposition to the anti-piracy bills.

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