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Anti-cop Speech is Not a Crime. It’s Protected by the First Amendment

Anti-cop Speech is Not a Crime. It’s Protected by the First Amendment

2017-02-23 00:00:00

Freedom of speech is being threated this week by a criminal prosecution brought by the State of Michigan against Nheru Littleton, a Detroit man being charged with making a “terroristic threat” for statements he posted on Facebook last year in the tense period following the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the subsequent attack on Dallas officers during a protest there.

ACLU of Michigan Defends Free Speech Rights of Man Arrested, Charged for Facebook Comments

ACLU of Michigan Defends Free Speech Rights of Man Arrested, Charged for Facebook Comments

2017-02-21 00:00:00

Pushing back against chilling efforts to criminalize free speech on social media, the ACLU of Michigan will appear at a court hearing tomorrow in defense of a Detroit man charged with directing “terroristic threats” at police officers after he vented about killing cops in a Facebook post last year. 

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February 21, 2017 Free Speech, Detroit Police, Facebook
Pushing back against chilling efforts to criminalize free speech on social media, the ACLU of Michigan will appear at a court hearing tomorrow in defense of a...
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