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A student art project showing a pig dressed in a police uniform was removed before the opening of an art show in Madeira, Ohio, after complaints, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The artwork was being displayed in the Madeira Municipal Building, which also houses the police department, WCPO-TV reported — and that sparked outraged calls to
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Did Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) violate the First Amendment with action she took against a reporter Friday? What happened? On Friday, the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra broke the news that Ocasio-Cortez had seemingly changed her accent while speaking to a predominantly black crowd at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. “This is what organizing looks like,
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In 2014, a Pittsburgh rapper was convicted of issuing terroristic threats and intimidating witnesses with violent rap lyrics that specifically targeted police officers who had arrested him in the past. The rapper, Jamal Knox (stage name Mayhem Mal), is still in prison. His lawyers are appealing the convictions related to his lyrics, saying they were
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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones on Wednesday, saying Jones violated the First Amendment rights of two Black Lives Matter activists by blocking them on Facebook, according to The Sacramento Bee. Activists Tanya Faison and Sonia Lewis say they were blocked after comments they left on the
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A group of self-described First Amendment auditors are using cellphones and cameras to film police headquarters, jails, federal holding centers, and other public buildings around the country. The activists say they are filming public servants in an attempt to capture their conduct. Not everyone likes their tactics, but are they really dangerous terrorists? What are
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Korean activists aren’t happy with a mural painted outside a Los Angeles public school because they say part of it looks similar to the Japanese imperial flag known for its “rising sun” rays. Image source: KABC-TV video screenshot “It’s in the middle of Koreatown on public school, not private property, and the sun ray thing,
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Right-wing broadcaster Alex Jones announced Saturday evening that YouTube had frozen his video channel and would delete it on Sunday, after CNN pursued the social media giant and its advertisers. The announcement came just hours after CNN published a story, “Advertisers flee InfoWars founder Alex Jones’ YouTube channel,” in which journalists Paul P. Murphy and Gianluca
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A group of free-speech lawyers filed the most serious legal challenge yet to Twitter’s censorship policies Tuesday in San Francisco County Superior Court, seeking a ruling preventing Twitter from banning users purely on the basis of their views and political associations. The 29-page complaint contends that, under a California legal doctrine that recognizes some private
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