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VA Tech Shooting and 1st Amendment rights

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Sindawe, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. Sindawe

    Sindawe Member

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    This story just came up on Fox News. Apparently a CU Boulder student was arrested by campus police after making what are described as threatening comments during an in class discussion about the VT shootings.

    On one hand, I can understand making note of the fellow. This does strike me as going beyond the pale given his history of "pushing the envelope" of free speech.
     
  2. Lobotomy Boy

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    I know there is a tendency towards overreaction by the nanny state, but at the same time taking threats seriously is a responsibility of the state. It will be interesting to see how this plays out, to see whether his First Amendment rights have been violated or if he acted in a legitimately threatening behavior.
     
  3. El Tejon

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    Ahhh, the Ivory Tower! What a shining palladium of Free Speech.:rolleyes:

    At least the preening hypocrites in academia can **** about their "beloved free speech."

    When "Free Speech" is a weapon to attack Western Civilization, it is to be protected at all costs. When "Free Speech" scares the sissies directly, they run screaming to the university administration.;)
     
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