College investigating instructor who threatened boycott over GOP signs

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Censorship, First Amendment, Labor, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Milwaukee Area Technical College is investigating a nursing instructor who threatened financial harm against Quality Healthcare Options owner Sally Sprenger because she displayed GOP campaign signs at her business.

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National Parks ‘listening sessions’ cost $38,320 and filter free speech

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Censorship, Colorado, Energy and Environment, Free Speech, Local Government, Local News, Regulations, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Photo by Marjorie Haun

‘Listening sessions’ seeking public comment on the plan to prohibit certain vehicles from Monument Road are costing taxpayers money and stifling speech.

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Keep politicians away from ethics commission, law expert says

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Censorship, News, Politics & Elections, Politics & Elections 1, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Governor's Office

Richard Kelsey, an assistant dean at George Mason University School of Law, wasn’t caught off guard when he read the Washington Post report that Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s chief of staff offered a job for then-state Sen. Phil Puckett’s daughter if the lawmaker stayed in office to keep Democratic control of the Senate.

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Camera ban, Take 2: League of Women Voters calls on the cops

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Local Government, Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Tim Jones.

The League of Women Voters called police Tuesday to stop video trackers from filming a candidates’ forum at Minnetonka City Hall.

Just minutes into the program, attention for the second time this week turned from candidates to a controversial recording ban, which, critics contend, conflicts with the democratic values espoused by the good government group.

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Focus of forum turns from candidates to video tracker

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Minnesota, News, Politics  /  No Comments

Photo from MN Jobs Coalition.

No reward has been offered to the person who identifies the guy who, apparently, took it upon himself to enforce a League of Women Voters ban on videotaping candidate forums at Edina City Hall.

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Protester challenges Supreme Court speech-free zone

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Censorship, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, National, News  /  No Comments

FIGHTING BACK: Harold Hodge was arrested for silently holding a protest sign outside the Supreme Court.

They didn’t kill him, but Capitol police arrested Harold Hodge for silently standing outside the Supreme Court with a 2-foot-by-3-foot sign reading, “The U.S. Gov. Allows Police To Illegally Murder And Brutalize African Americans And Hispanic People.”

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