Articles Tagged With ‘Free Speech’

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Orcutt student ordered to take off Bill Clinton ‘rape’ shirt

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Orcutt Academy High School administrators ordered an 11th grade student to remove a shirt he was wearing that pictured former president Bill Clinton with the word “RAPE” underneath. [KCOY] Brett Abel said he wore the shirt in order to encourage... (Continue reading)

Is free speech a defense against corruption in California?

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The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that votes cast by elected officials constitute protected free speech. In the decision, the state’s high court sided with former city council members who allegedly voted for a garbage hauling contract in exchange for... (Continue reading)

California KKK rally turns violent (video)


Two Ku Klux Klan members were stomped on the ground and three counter protesters were stabbed as violence erupted at an Anaheim KKK rally before the event even started. On Saturday, a KKK group planned to hold a walking protest... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay council passes on public comment crackdown

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The Morro Bay City Council discarded the advice of its city attorney who suggested cracking down on public speakers who use council meetings to announce political campaigns. [Tribune] At the Jan. 12 council meeting, Morro Bay resident and former councilwoman,... (Continue reading)

Discourse, diversity and democracy

Debbie Peterson

OPINION By DEBBIE PETERSON As the target of criticism over my role on the steering committee of the SLO County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (a position also held by the fearless publisher of CalCoast News, Karen Velie),... (Continue reading)

Which California representatives talk the most?

Rep. Lois Capps

Congresswoman Lois Capps spoke more often than 47 of California’s 53 House representatives in 2015, but she did not address her colleagues even half as many times as one California congressman. [LA Times] Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) spoke on the House... (Continue reading)

Common sense?

Rick London

OPINION by RICK LONDON For many of us these days, making sense of certain human behaviors seems to defy common sense. In fact common sense doesn’t seem very common anymore. But was common sense ever very common? Before slavery was... (Continue reading)

Atascadero planner mocks the public on Twitter


By KAREN VELIE Over the past four years, an Atascadero planner has made a series of negative comments on Twitter about people who speak during public meetings, the homeless, old people, churches and several public officials he calls teabaggers. These... (Continue reading)

Do whining college students respect free speech?

Peter Scheer

BY PETER SCHEER There’s nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whinings of students at a... (Continue reading)

Is San Luis Obispo County censoring the public?

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero man who attempted to voice his opinion in an email to a San Luis Obispo County planning commissioner had his correspondence commandeered by planning department staff who determined it to be a “personal attack.” San... (Continue reading)

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