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Charges dropped against Florida man who played Star Spangled Banner on 4th of July

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:47am 8/27/2015 at 11:47am
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I just received word from Caleb Rowland, the attorney for Lane Pittman, that the charges against Pittman for playing the Star Spangled Banner on the 4th of July in Neptune Beach, Florida:

Despite the delay, Mr. Pittman is pleased the State’s Attorney’s office declined to prosecute him for expressing his patriotism and...

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CA Court Lifts Restraining Order on Release of StemExpress Fetal Body Part Footage

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 5:59pm 8/21/2015 at 5:59pm
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Today a California court dissolved a temporary restraining order banning the Center for Medical Progress from releasing footage showing high-ranking StemExpress executives discussing the sale of fetal body parts.

The Alliance Defending Freedom issued a press release:

“The First Amendment protects every American’s free speech, regardless of how damaging the truth is...

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Florida man arrested for playing Star Spangled Banner on 4th of July rejects plea deal (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:30am 7/30/2015 at 8:30am
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On July 4, 2015, 22 year-old Lane Pittman decided to take his electric guitar and play the Star Spangled Banner on the street outside his friend’s house in Neptune Beach, near Jacksonville.

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American Flag burning protest didn’t go as planned

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 3, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/3/2015 at 1:00pm
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We wrote the other day of the “Burn the American Flags” Event to be held on July 1, 2015, in Brooklyn, NY, by a group called DisarmNYPD.

The event got a lot of attention from the media, as this image posted by the group behind the protest shows:

But there were counter-protesters —...

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Mob rule hoists Trump out of the free market

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 2:57pm 7/1/2015 at 2:57pm
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Today, popular department chain Macy’s announced that it is pulling Donald Trump’s line of menswear from its stores. Progressive activists renewed pressure on the company to adopt a more “inclusive” image following comments Trump made about immigrants.

Trump instigated a mass freakout last Sunday during an appearance on State of the...

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“Draw Muhammad” contest winner isn’t backing down (and neither should you)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 3:05pm 6/30/2015 at 3:05pm
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Controversial cartoonist Bosch Fawstin has received more than a dozen death threats since he took the top prize at the now-famous “draw Muhammad” free speech rally in Garland, Texas last month. The event descended into chaos after two armed terrorists attempted to storm the venue.

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SCOTUS treads lightly on internet threats

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 1, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/1/2015 at 5:45pm
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Remember Anthony Elonis? He was sentenced to four years in federal prison after he posted original rap lyrics and other content concerning his wife, co-workers, a kindergarten class, and even a federal agent. A lower court...

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#PHXmosque protests get loud, not violent

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:30am 5/30/2015 at 10:30am
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They came.
They saw.
They protested without hurting themselves or others.

I promised a round of applause for Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton if he and his city management and law enforcement teams managed to keep the peace between protesters and counterprotesters at last night’s free speech/anti-Islam/whatever you want to call it rally.

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Phoenix Mayor stands up for free speech he doesn’t agree with

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:00pm 5/29/2015 at 5:00pm
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Tonight, activists plan to protest outside of the Phoenix mosque frequented by the Islamic extremists responsible for shootings at a free speech rally in Garland, Texas.

Obviously, a controversy.

Local law enforcement officials aren’t taking any chances with this one; organizers for this protest have been less…filtered?…than those responsible for Garland’s...

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Free Speech Doesn’t Have a Big But

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 4:30pm 5/10/2015 at 4:30pm
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The newest edition of Afterburner with Bill Whittle is titled I Support Free Speech, But…

In the video, Whittle examines the controversy surrounding Pamela Geller and the limits so many of her critics are will...

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Who is defending Pam Geller’s liberty?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:15am 5/9/2015 at 10:15am
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The Pamela Geller incident, and the reaction to it amongst pundits and the press, has demonstrated some disturbing yet important truths. Mainly, it has highlighted how many people are willing to offer what Salman Rushdie called (in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders) the “Yes, but…” defense of free...

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Muslim Cleric Says Pamela Geller Deserves Death

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:00am 5/8/2015 at 7:00am
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By now, you’ve no doubt heard that Pamela Gellar hosted a free speech event in Texas which focused on cartoon images of Mohammed and that an Islamist terror plot to kill attendees was foiled.

Many in media – and not just liberals -have gone out of their way to blame the victim,...

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The media’s struggle with free speech: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:45pm 5/6/2015 at 6:45pm
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Days later and establishment media types are still struggling to define the Garland shooting at Sunday’s “draw Muhammad” event.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, son of late New Governor Mario Cuomo, waded into...

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Free Speech on Campus: ‘F*ck Masculinity’, ‘Fight the Straightness’

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:40pm 5/2/2015 at 8:40pm
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Let me preface this by asking: Is anyone really surprised?

This past May Day students and faculty at Cornell marched across campus and sat in a street intersection for over an hour delivering riveting speeches about everything they detest about this country, their university, and their peers.  They later paraded through the farewell party for...

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Georgetown demands edits to Christina Hoff Sommers video

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:45pm 4/27/2015 at 2:45pm
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When I wrote my previous LI piece about Christina Hoff Sommers lecture at Georgetown, I hoped that the “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” were the end to the attempted cen...

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Wisconsin Dems used battering rams against Scott Walker supporters – literally

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:00pm 4/20/2015 at 1:00pm
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We have been covering the “John Doe” investigations of Scott Walker and Wisconsin conservatives since January 2014, when it came on our radar after a state court judge quashed certain subpoenas.

Since then, we’ve had over 25 posts, detailing the depths to which Democratic prosecutors sank in the effort to get...

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Barry University suspends Project Veritas student journalist

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 6, 2015 at 6:10pm 4/6/2015 at 6:10pm
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Heads up, people.

Late Last month, Project Veritas released undercover footage from an investigation into the student org registration process at Barry University. A Barry student and PV plant named Laura secretly recorded several Barry staff members as they gave her advice on how to create a student group sympathetic to the...

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