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View Diary: NYPD's Ray Kelly Booed Off Stage at Brown University Before Lecture on "Proactive Policing" (250 comments)

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  •  jamis - not true at all (4+ / 0-)
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    Bill W, Wisper, orestes1963, BvueDem

    The protest was organized by several student groups, most of whom had no direct contact with the NYPD. If the college Tea Party, or Young Republicans, or College Conservatives did the same thing they would be acting on the principle that, in their view, the liberal ideas are a threat to the US and its founding principles, and would be sincere in their beliefs. The Koch brothers would just be helping them focus on one aspect, liberal speakers invited on campus.

    The fundamental issue is that when a college invites a guest to speak, any guest, on any topic, they should be allowed to speak. When any group decides to silence speech on the basis of the speaker, or the content of their speech, you are on a slippery slope that can lead to fewer speakers and less free speech. This type of behavior can easily cut both ways and should never be condoned.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 09:23:52 AM PDT

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