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Redheaded Mizzou Muscle Prof. Suspended

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:45pm 1/28/2016 at 5:45pm
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University of Missouri professor Melissa Click who famously called for “some muscle” to remove a student journalist from a campus protest was charged with assault on Monday and has now been suspended.

Reuters reports:

Missouri suspends professor who called for ‘muscle’ against student reporter

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Attorney General Walks Back Threats on “Hate Speech”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2:30pm 12/7/2015 at 2:30pm
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Following the San Bernardino terrorist attack that resulted in the murder of fourteen, Lynch made clear her concern was not for the victims nor the rise in violent terrorism attacks. Her concern? Hate speech.

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Poll: Millennials Cool With Restricting Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:01pm 11/22/2015 at 7:01pm
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Polling released by Pew late last week reiterates a disturbing trend among the millennial crowd — the desire to censor free speech.

Pew looked specifically at statements offensive to minorities.

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Dartmouth Students Stage Hostile #BlackLivesMatter Protest in School Library

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00am 11/17/2015 at 7:00am
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Dartmouth College students who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement recently staged a protest which invaded a school library. As we reported yesterday at College Insurrection, some students who were try...

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Colleges need to go all PATCO on anti-free speech student demands

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:19pm 11/15/2015 at 1:19pm
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Two generations of far leftist Humanities and Social Sciences faculty proselytizing, in which every student except for straight Christian white males is a victim of systemic discrimination and repression, have finally paid off.

We, or rather they, have created a cadre of little bullies who demand the repression of other students’ expression...

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Alan Dershowitz: Fog of Fascism Descending on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4:30pm 11/14/2015 at 4:30pm
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Esteemed Harvard law professor and author Alan Dershowitz addressed the controversy unfolding on college campuses like Yale and Mizzou in an appearance on the Kelly File Thursday night and called it what it is.

Zachary Leshin of CNS News provides a partial transcript:

Dershowitz: ‘The Fog of Fascism Is Descending Quickly Over Many...

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Yale and Mizzou’s Snowflake Protesters would say they’re defending freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:30am 11/13/2015 at 8:30am
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It’s sobering to see such staggering ignorance about free speech and freedom in general on display on American campuses this week.

The special snowflakes of the Snowflake Protests (Yale, Mizzou, etc.) are providing a window into the results of the progressive takeover of our education system —

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Shocked at Yale and Mizzou? Pro-Israel students have lived with intimidation for years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:30am 11/10/2015 at 11:30am
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The recent incidents at Yale University and U. Missouri of students-gone-wild against open discussion and press freedom have shocked not just conservatives, but also liberals.

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The fact that a professor was involved in the silencing has Twitter in a storm:

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France’s Marine le Pen to stand trial

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 25, 2015 at 8:30am 9/25/2015 at 8:30am
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It was about nine years ago that I realized how weakly France, and much of Europe, champions the right of freedom of speech as compared to the United States. The context of that learning was a French libel trial, but...

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Attempt to defund Wesleyan Univ student paper for criticizing #BlackLivesMatter

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 7:00am 9/23/2015 at 7:00am
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A Wesleyan University student named Bryan Stascavage who writes for the student paper, the Wesleyan Argus, recently penned an op-ed which was critical of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Since then, all hell has broken loose.

Here’s a sample of Stascavage’s column:

Why Black Lives Matter Isn’t What You Think

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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.

Fawstin appeared on last night’s...

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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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