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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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  •  The idea that there can be a standard (1+ / 0-)
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    Tonedevil

    that is content free is flatly wrong in my opinion. I have no problem with booing down someone who has all the oportunities in the world to spread a message of oppression on the most powerful media stations in the world. I actually have no problem with people booing down any speaker who has that opportunity, whether I agree with them or not.

    And No, I'm not okay with them disrupting every speaker,but this isn't about every speaker, it's about someone who has actual power and has done actual damage to people. People I know. I personally have been and continue to be negatively affected by this piece of shit.

    •  It is about every speaker (0+ / 0-)

      Either speakers are respected or they are not. There is no difference with a group of conservatives college students shouting down a progressive speaker and students at Brown disrupting Ray Kelly. Either students have a fundamental free speech right to shout down invited guests or they don't.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 09:44:59 PM PDT

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      •  No, it isn't about every speaker (1+ / 0-)
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        Either students have a fundamental free speech right to shout down invited guests or they don't.
        I definitely think that they have the right, or should, whether I agree with them doing it or not. I think it's appropriate sometimes and not others, but the students definitely have the right.

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