In an interesting update to the prior restraint, it is being reported that the Judge in NWA that issued the unconstitutional injunction received money from Goodson’s husband. Her actions in this matter make her unfit to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court.
The chief of police of Stamford, Connecticut, personally oversaw the arrest of a protester who held a sign that criticized the police department’s disrespect for freedom of speech. In April, Michael Picard staged a protest outside the Stamford courthouse with a sign that read “Fuck Free Speech —Stamford PD.” Picard was showing support for a buddy, Michael Friend, who had been arrested earlier that month for standing around in public holding a sign warning drivers of a police checkpoint designed to catch and ticket distracted drivers.
Source: Man Protests Police Department’s Violation of Speech Rights, So Cops Arrest Him
A California high school teacher was fired for calling American military troops “freaking stupid” and “the lowest of our low.” The teacher, Gregory Salcido, is also a city council member. At the time he made his controversial remarks, he was talking with his history class at El Rancho High School about why the wars in the Middle East had dragged on.
Source: Political Correctness Strikes Again: High School Teacher Fired for Offensive Comments About Troops
One of the dumbest opinions I’ve read in a long time.
At a time when President Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association, and others on the right are blaming video games for promoting violence— with nary a shred of credible evidence —a new book has leveled a completely different criticism at the gaming industry: “toxic meritocracy.” According to Christopher Paul, chair of the Department of Communication at Seattle University and author of The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture is the Worst , video games promote individuality, reward skill, and encourage players to do their best in order to win.
Source: Liberal Professor: Video Games Promote ‘Toxic Meritocracy’; Wouldn’t It Be Great If They Had More Pure Luck?
When I was a reporter for a South Carolina newspaper in the late 1980s, I wrote a story that delved into possible explanations for the sulfurous smell that often assaulted me as I drove from Charleston to North Charleston. Was it swamp gas?
Source: City Threatens to Sue Online Gadfly for Complaining About Bad Smells
A case out the United Kingdom is a perfect example of why legislation restricting “hate speech” is a terrible idea. In April 2016, Mark Meecham of Coatbridge, Scotland, posted a YouTube video of his girlfriend’s dog Buddha responding to the words “seig heil” by raising his paw in a Nazi salute and responding to the question “Do you want to gas the Jews?” by jumping to attention.
Source: Video of Dog Giving Nazi Salutes Earns Man Hate Crime Charge
First they came for the Nazis , and everybody cheered, because to hell with Nazis! We hate Nazis! But today the German authorities came for a far-left website, shutting it down and raiding organizers’ homes. German authorities say this site was used to help foment violent protests at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, where thousands of leftists marched and some black-clad individuals clashed with police .
Source: Germany Raids, Shuts Down Far Left Website. Will You Stop Praising European Censorship Now?