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  • Oklahoma voters to decide on return of Ten Commandments

    04/21/2016 7:13:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 21, 2016 9:59 PM EDT | Sean Murphy
    Oklahoma voters will decide in November whether to abolish an article of the state constitution so that a Ten Commandments monument can be returned to the Capitol grounds. The House voted 65-7 late Thursday for a resolution calling for a statewide vote on whether to remove a constitutional prohibition on the use of state funds to support a religion. The state Supreme Court relied on that section of the constitution in June when it ordered a 6-foot-tall granite Ten Commandments monument moved from the Capitol grounds. The monuments removal angered many Oklahomans, particularly Republican lawmakers who vowed to return the...
  • North Carolina transgender bathroom law faces federal court test

    03/29/2016 6:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 03/28/2016 | Colleen Jenkins
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people barred under a new North Carolina law from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, arguing the measure is discriminatory and threatens their personal safety. North Carolina last week became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms or locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match the gender on their birth certificate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The state's Republican-dominated legislature passed the law during a one-day special session called to repeal a Charlotte city ordinance that would...
  • ACLU Survey/Fundraising Letter Confirms Its Anti-Christian Bias

    04/20/2016 3:10:33 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/18/2016 | Steve Byas
    Though not sure why, this writer recently received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). As is often done by many of these political lobbies, the survey is designed more to inspire donations to the organization than to obtain opinions. The letter begins with their concern that were seeing a relentless and wide-ranging assault on our fundamental freedoms. Well, one would have to agree with them on that, when looking at the efforts of the Obama administration to go after our Second Amendment rights, and the push by leaders in both political parties to enter into multilateral trade...
  • Duck Dynasty' star's NASCAR prayer enrages liberals

    04/15/2016 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 39 replies
    Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedways Duck Commander 500. And it was a mighty fine invocation, indeed. I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House, he prayed. Help us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
  • ACLU Fights for Rights of Illegals

    04/15/2016 5:30:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 4/12/2016 | Staff
    According to the American Civil Liberties Union, illegal immigrants should not have to pay so much to bond out of detention. In a lawsuit filed against the federal government, the ACLU insists that immigration authorities should consider an aliens financial situation before setting the bond amount. Poverty or lack of financial resources should not deprive a person of his or her freedom while in civil immigration proceedings, said ACLU lawyer Michael Kaufman. Such detention violates the due process and equal protection guarantees of the Fifth Amendment, the Eighth Amendments Excessive Bail Clause and immigration laws. They arent citizens! Worse, they...
  • Minnesota school district restores prayer in schools [But there's a catch...]

    04/13/2016 9:40:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Do you think the ACLU will be suing any time soon?  Because there’s a catch.  Brendan of Supreme Patriot noticed something: Buried deep in a PBS article about how the St. Cloud, Minn., school district is accommodating a large Somali population was a telling example of religious bias. While public schools have appropriately been barred from leading students in corporate Christian prayer, this district is going out of its way to satisfy the desires of the Muslim community. PBS approvingly writes: In St. Cloud’s middle and high schools, the district allows prayer time for students, including Muslim students, as...
  • ACLU Sues to Make Bail More Affordable for Illegal Immigrants

    04/12/2016 11:34:51 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | Caroline May
    The government should consider individuals financial resources when setting the bond amount for aliens in removal proceedings, the ACLU argues. In a class lawsuit filed this month, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California and the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project say the federal government sets unacceptably high bond amounts for foreign nationals in deportation proceedings because it fails to consider their ability to pay. The result, the ACLU argues, is lengthier incarceration rates for poorer aliens.
  • Christian cross has no place on L.A. County seal, judge rules

    04/07/2016 1:57:32 PM PDT · by kingu · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7th, 2016 | Abby Sewell
    In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on the county seal. A divided Board of Supervisors voted in 2014 to reinstate the cross on top of a depiction of the San Gabriel Mission, which appears on the seal among other symbols of county history. They were sued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and a group of religious leaders and scholars, who said placement of the cross on the seal unconstitutionally favored Christianity over other religions.
  • Court Requires NYPD to Purge Docs on Terrorists Inside U.S.

    03/23/2016 5:33:01 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 18, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents. As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say has been critical to the departments understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat. The court settlement also stipulates that the NYPD make...
  • ACLU accuses Kentucky prison of illegal anti-gay mail ban

    03/23/2016 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 11:34 AM EDT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a ban on letters, magazines and other mail sent to inmates at a Kentucky prison that contains material with gay-related content, news reports said Wednesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Kentucky ACLU legal director William Sharp has written to the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex to object to a policy that prohibits prisoners from receiving items that promote homosexuality.
  • Muslim Group Objects To Police Efforts To Protect Themselves In The Event Of Riots At RNC Convention

    03/19/2016 12:02:39 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 18 Mar, 2016 | Casey Harper
    Muslim activist group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the American Civil Liberties Union and others have formed a coalition questioning Cleveland police and their plan to use riot response equipment at the upcoming Republican Nation Convention. The groups will hold a press conference Monday to present their demands regarding the citys plans to buy riot equipment ahead of the Republican National Convention in July, The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports. The city received a $50 million grant to pay for additional security, though it is unclear how all that money will be spent. The groups do not totally oppose riot...
  • ACLU Attempting to Force Catholic Hospital to Kill Babies in Abortions

    03/14/2016 7:18:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Emily Derois
    In December, LifeNews reported the American Civil Liberties Union sued a Catholic health system in an attempt to force its staff to perform abortions, despite their religious and personal pro-life convictions. On March 23, the court will examine the evidence and determine whether to dismiss the ACLUs lawsuit against the Trinity Health Corporation. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, the ACLU explained that their doctors refused to perform abortions on five women who suffered preterm, premature rupture of membranes. This complication arises when the amniotic sac breaks and...
  • ACLU Board Member URGED People To KILL Trump Supporters

    03/14/2016 5:34:41 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 44 replies
    clash daily ^ | March 14, 2016
    Arent liberals supposed to be the tolerant ones that want everyone to be able to think freely without fear of consequence? Well, this completely destroys that narrative. This ACLU board member was caught inciting violence against Trump supporters and is now paying for it. DENVER (CBS4) A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Loring Wirbels Facebook post was captured by The Daily Caller a right-leaning online newspaper. The post states, The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who...
  • For Donald Trump, Get Em Out Is the New Youre Fired (ACLU Backs Trump)

    03/13/2016 10:05:58 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 58 replies
    nytimes.com/ ^ | MARCH 13, 2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    While Mr. Trump complains that protesters are violating his First Amendment rights, many of his critics wonder about their own ability to speak out. At a Trump campaign event held at Valdosta State University in Georgia last month, several black students complained to the police that they did not understand why they were kicked out. Lee Rowland, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said that because campaign events are considered political theater, candidates who rent event spaces have the right to disinvite anyone they choose. Those who resist could be charged with trespassing.
  • ACLU Colorado Board Member Resigns After Encouraging Shooting Trump Supporters

    03/13/2016 9:15:40 AM PDT · by ak267 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-15-2016 | Alex Swoyer
    An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Board Member in Colorado has resigned after making national news headlines for urging people to kill Donald Trump supporters. Loring Wirbel of Colorado Springs, posted on Facebook, The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before Election Day. Theyre not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, theres always force
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds North Carolina Choose Life License Plates

    03/12/2016 6:31:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    After a long battle in the courts, pro-lifers in North Carolina will finally be allowed to display their support for unborn babies on their license plates. On Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Choose Life license plates that state lawmakers approved in 2011 are constitutional, according to WRAL. The battle over the North Carolina pro-life plates went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, LifeNews reported. In June 2015, the high court ordered the 4th Circuit Court, which previously struck down the law, to reconsider the case in light of the Supreme...
  • Clay Higgins leaves the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office (Tough Louisiana Cop Hounded Out)

    02/29/2016 1:07:51 PM PST · by BerniesFriend · 15 replies
    Clay Higgins leaves the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Clay Higgins, the charismatic Sheriff's captain who put St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers on the international map with his viral videos, has resigned from the Sheriff's Office. Higgins made the announcement Monday morning on the steps of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse. He says he was not forced to resign, but he felt he need to turn in his badge, which the Sheriff accepted. "I will not kneel to violent street gangs. I will not kneel to murderers or the parents that raised them. I will not kneel to a discredited,...
  • New App Funded by Tax Dollars Connects Teens to Birth Control, ‘Sexuality Education’

    02/23/2016 12:54:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 22, 2016 | 3:40 PM EST | Penny Starr
    A Pennsylvania-based non-profit group dedicated to giving young people access to birth control and "sexuality education" has launched a free app that connects "teens and young adults ages 14-24 with accurate, timely information about sexual and reproductive health." AccessMatters launched the app, dubbed "It Matters," last week, and a spokesperson with the organization told CNSNews.com that the app was funded by grants from Health and Human Services' Title X Family Planning and the Centers for Disease Control's teen pregnancy prevention program. "Users can find answers to common questions on topics such as relationships, birth control options, LGBT health, STDs (Sexually...
  • The ACLU doing what the ACLU does

    02/13/2016 1:44:45 PM PST · by HarborSentry · 6 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | February 13, 2016 | Rand Koch
    The ACLU and its friends are close to admitting that there weren't enough examples of real "torture" for them to complain about. Having sued to get images from evidence files of military legal cases, the ACLU finally got 198 images involving soldiers accused of mistreating prisoners. There were about 2,000 photos, but most are withheld because, quite understandably, the military doesn't want to provoke the the jihadists. The ACLU doesn't care if it provokes more violence. They want to see all the photos no matter who gets hurt. But this wasn't interrogation, either by the military or the CIA. It...
  • Kim Davis obeying orders in gay marriage case, judges rules

    02/09/2016 6:24:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:03 PM EST
    Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. United States District Judge David Bunning denied the American Civil Liberties Union's request to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered to remove her name and title or face the possibility of further punishment. He found that Davis has allowed her deputies to issue licenses to anyone eligible since September and that the altered licenses are likely valid under Kentucky law. ...
  • BREAKING: Kim Davis defeats ACLU attempt to force her to violate her conscience

    02/09/2016 2:13:04 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/16 | Ben Johnson
    ROWAN COUNTY, Kentucky, February 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A federal judge has turned down the ACLU's attempt to force Kim Davis to violate her conscience while issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Although Governor Matt Bevin granted a religious accommodation for the county clerk to issue altered marriage licenses to homosexuals, the ACLU brought a lawsuit seeking to force Davis to issue the old forms with her full name on them. "There is absolutely no reason that this case went so far without reasonable people respecting and accommodating Kim Davis' First Amendment rights," said Mat Staver, the founder and chairman...
  • Utah bill could allow executions of human traffickers

    02/02/2016 1:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 4:14 PM EST | Michelle L. Price
    A proposal allowing Utah to execute someone convicted of human trafficking even if the criminal didn't actually kill the person would be unjust, costly and likely unconstitutional, opponents of the death penalty argued Tuesday. The bill from Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, would make human trafficking a capital crime in Utah if the victim dies. Under current state law, someone convicted of trafficking that results in a victim's death faces five years to life in prison. Ray said trafficking is a terrible crime, and the state has to do something to try and deter it. [...] The American Civil Liberties Union...
  • Court weighs practice of Christian prayers at meetings (Rowan County NC)

    01/27/2016 12:34:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 3:09 PM EST | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A federal appeals court wrestled on Wednesday with whether local government leaders in North Carolina are violating the Constitution by holding exclusively Christian prayers at their meetings - the first time a court at that level has addressed the issue since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a town government's favor in a similar case in 2014. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union urged a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the lower court's ruling that the Rowan County Commissioner's practice of opening their meetings with prayers that almost always referred to...
  • Silencing the Lambs

    01/26/2016 6:54:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Robert Knight
    "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." In George Orwell's dystopic novel 1984, the totalitarian Big Brother regime issues perverse edicts reflecting the opposite of what is said. Likewise, in the American Civil Liberties Union's dystopic world, "silence is freedom of speech." The latest example unfolded recently in the Pittsburgh suburb of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, where the ACLU bullied the city council, which had been considering allowing faith leaders to give rotating prayers before the meetings. The Council had long been opening with recitations of the Lord's Prayer, and after a complaint from a single, disappointed petitioner morphed into...
  • Judge Orders Temporary Stop to Stricter 'Nipple Law'. (ACLU)

    01/25/2016 3:26:36 PM PST · by aimhigh · 53 replies
    Ozark's First ^ | 01/25/2016 | Ozark'sFirst
    On Friday evening, the United States District Court issued a preliminary injunction in the 'Free the Nipple' lawsuit. The injunction on the case Free the Nipple , et al., v. City of Springfield stops Springfield from enforcing a discriminatory provision in the City's indecent exposure law that made it illegal for women to show any portion of their breasts beneath the areola as an act of protest. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed the suit on Oct. 26 following the plaintiffs’ August protest in which they appeared at Park Central Square without shirts, but with their nipples covered.
  • Court Requires NYPD to Purge Docs on Terrorists Inside U.S.

    01/18/2016 6:57:30 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | January 18 | Adam Kredo
    The New York Police Department has been directed by a U.S. court to remove from its online records an investigation pertaining to the rise of Islamic extremists in the West and the threats these individuals pose to American safety, according to legal documents. As part of a settlement agreement reached earlier this month with Muslim community advocates in U.S. District Court, the NYPD will purge from its website an extensive report that experts say has been critical to the department's understanding of radical Islam and its efforts to police the threat. The court settlement also stipulates that the NYPD make...
  • ACLU Kicks God Out of School in Ben Franklin's Backyard

    01/12/2016 1:29:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Glenview Elementary School in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, was already far along the safe road to political correctness. The suburban Philadelphia-area school's annual Christmas concert, held on Dec. 23, was called the Holiday Concert, and Christmas break had become Winter Break. Its website has a link to the 79-page, state-issued, anti-bullying guidelines. So far, so good. But the school had not bent entirely to PC fashion. After each recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, the pupils recited the words, "God bless America." Although this was not a required action, the school had been doing it to honor fallen first responders...
  • Washington State bathroom bill obliterates men’s and women’s rooms

    01/08/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/8/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OLYMPIA, Washington, January 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Washington State will now require public buildings, including schools, to allow individuals to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Having taken effect on December 26, the transgender bathroom rule was created by the State Human Rights Commission and has been in the works since 2012. It eliminates a previous separate standard for schools, which allowed them to look at locker room use for transgender students on a case-by-case basis. Human Rights Commission executive director Sharon Ortiz, along with ACLU staff attorney Margaret Chen, said the rule clarifies law that previously...
  • NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police

    01/07/2016 12:59:41 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 7, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police By tom hays, associated press NEW YORK -- Jan 7, 2016 The New York Police Department will strengthen safeguards against illegal surveillance of Muslims in investigations of terror threats and install a civilian representative on an advisory committee that reviews the probes under the terms of a settlement of two high-profile civil rights lawsuits, lawyers said Thursday. The announcement of a deal following months of negotiations formally ended litigation over accusations that the nation's largest police department cast a shadow over Muslim communities with a covert campaign of religious profiling and illegal...
  • School stops saying 'God Bless America' after ACLU threat

    01/06/2016 5:36:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    For more than a decade boys and girls at Glenview Elementary School would start the day by gathering on the playground to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The children of Haddon Heights, New Jersey would conclude their patriotic service by saying "God bless America." It was a tradition birthed by two kindergarten teachers in the aftermath of the Muslim terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 - a way to honor those who lost their lives on that terrible day. But that tradition ended Monday - thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. The school's principal sent a...
  • New Jersey School Skips Legal Battle, Will No Longer Recite “God Bless America”

    01/05/2016 3:18:58 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | January 5, 2016 | Mike DeNardo
    Students at a Haddon Heights Elementary School are getting a real-life lesson in Constitutional law. Staffers at Glenview Elementary School say it became a daily ritual for students to say "God bless America" after the morning recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Muslim ACLU Activist Explains ... Not

    12/30/2015 6:55:03 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 29, 2015 | Carly Hoilman
    The deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan said in an op-ed Monday that she refuses to condemn radical Islamic terrorism in order to prove her allegiance to the United States. Rana Elmir wrote that she’s “consistently and aggressively asked” to condemn Islamic terrorism, and is tired of having her religious views linked to atrocities like the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in Paris and San Bernardino this year. “I emphatically refuse,” she wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. The op-ed was titled: “Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I’m Muslim.”
  • 'I Emphatically Refuse': Muslim ACLU Activist Explains Why She Won’t Condemn Islamic Terrorism

    12/29/2015 10:00:09 AM PST · by amorphous · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Dec 2015 | Carly Hoilman
    The deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan said in an op-ed Monday that she refuses to condemn radical Islamic terrorism in order to prove her allegiance to the United States. Rana Elmir wrote that she's "consistently and aggressively asked" to condemn Islamic terrorism, and is tired of having her religious views linked to atrocities like the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in Paris and San Bernardino this year. "I emphatically refuse," she wrote in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. The op-ed was titled: "Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I'm Muslim."
  • Muslim ACLU Official: ‘I Emphatically Refuse’ to Condemn Islamic Terrorism

    12/28/2015 3:36:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 68 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/28/15 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.
    Rana Elmir, an American Muslim and deputy director of the ACLU of Michigan, says that she “emphatically” refuses to condemn jihadist terrorists “just because I’m Muslim.” In her provocative article in Monday’s Washington Post, Elmir claims that she is often asked to condemn Islamic terrorism, to which she replies: “I emphatically refuse.” She then goes on to compare the systematic slaughters wrought under the name of Islamic terrorism with “the terror advanced by mostly white men at the alarming rate of one mass killing every two weeks in this country.” Elmir draws a parallel between the Islamic State and “Dylann...
  • The ACLU Finally Supports Real Liberties

    12/18/2015 7:06:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    It wasn't until last week that I realized the ACLU opposed gun control. The co-chair of the Colorado ACLU announced his support for use of guns in self-defense on Facebook. Unfortunately, in the resulting furor he was forced to resign. Indicating that he owned a firearm apparently was too much for his colleagues to bear. Of course, Loring Wirbel's original endorsement was a bit unusual. He wrote: "we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, 'This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have...
  • ACLU leader forced to resign after making violent threats towards Trump supporters

    12/13/2015 7:05:38 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 16 replies
    http://www.allenbwest.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Michele Hickford
    Yes, we conservatives are the hate-filled bigots because we still use terms like "illegal immigrants," "Islamic terrorists" and oh yeah, "Merry Christmas." Yes, very hateful - and you know the American Civil Liberties Union would be first in line to point that out, except... What happens when one of their OWN squeaks out a little bona fide hate speech? His rant was accompanied by a USA Today article calling Trump a ‘fear monger in chief.’ The original post, which has been taken down, read, ‘The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for...
  • When The Truth Would Do

    12/13/2015 6:04:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    When I was a press secretary in the U.S. Senate, my boss instilled in me an important lesson: Don't put anything in an email you don't want to see on the front page of the Washington Post the next day. It was an obvious lesson once you thought about it, but it was one many people never seem to learn. I worked in the Senate in 2006, before Facebook and Twitter. But the lesson should be even more true for social media. I don't understand why some people don't get this, but it happened again last week. I broke a...
  • Police Won’t Investigate ACLU Board Member’s Call To ‘Shoot’ Trump Supporters

    12/11/2015 10:04:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-11-15 | Alex Pappas
    Police in Colorado Springs, Colorado have decided against investigating a board member of the state's American Civil Liberties Union after a post appeared on his Facebook page about shooting supporters of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. "There is not an investigation underway as the contents of the threat do not address a specific individual who could be considered a victim," Lt. Mark Comte of the Colorado Springs Police Department said in an email to The Daily Caller. As The Daily Caller reported, the Facebook page of a man named Loring Wirbel, the co-chair of the ACLU's Colorado Springs chapter, recently included...
  • Colorado ACLU Honcho Says Trump Supporters Should Be Shot [semi-satire]

    12/12/2015 12:01:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Dec 2015 | John Semmens
    In a post to his public page on Facebook, Loring Wirbel, a board member of the Colorado ACLU and co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter, justified shooting anyone who supports the idea that Donald Trump should be elected president. "Not too long ago Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was asked if he would be willing to travel back in time and kill Hitler in his crib," Wirbel recalled. "Gov. Bush quite sensibly said yes. Well, Donald Trump is our era's Hitler and we wouldn't have to travel back in time to take the action necessary to prevent him from ushering...
  • ACLU Board Member Resigns After Urging People To Kill Supporters Of Trump

    DENVER (CBS4) A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
  • ACLU board member resigns after Facebook post about shooting people who...

    12/11/2015 6:12:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 12/11/15 | Megan Schrader
    Loring Wirbel has resigned as co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado after facing mounting criticism for a Facebook post that said people voting for Donald Trump should be told "I will have to shoot you before election day."Wirbel told The Gazette Thursday night that the post wasn't meant to be taken seriously."It was intended totally as a joke," Wirbel said. "They are taking that stuff out of context. It's smear politics."However, Wirbel said he could see how the post was offensive.Daniel Cole, executive director of the El Paso County Republican Party, was...
  • Colorado ACLU Board Member: Shoot Trump Voters 'Before Election Day'

    12/11/2015 7:59:17 AM PST · by arl295 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 10, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Loring Wirbel, board member of the American Civil Liberties Union's Colorado chapter and co-chair of the ACLU's Colorado Springs chapter, called for supporters of GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be shot before they vote for the billionaire businessman. Comparing Trump to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, Wirbel wrote in his Facebook page: The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, "This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day." They're not going to listen to...
  • ACLU Board Member: Trump Supporters Should Be Shot!

    12/10/2015 7:57:04 PM PST · by servo1969 · 262 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-10-2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberals are taking their war on leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to a new level-beyond calls to assassinate Trump-with a call to shoot his supporters before they can vote for him! "The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, "This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day." They're not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there's always force, as Laurie would say.' Loring Wirbel, a board member of the...
  • Tolerating the Intolerant

    11/24/2015 7:15:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Robert Knight
    If, as Franklin Roosevelt said, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself," we might have to redefine "fear." To the progressive Left, "fear" means taking common-sense precautions to protect our citizens, such as the House's 289 to 137 vote on Thursday rejecting President Obama's Syrian refugee plan. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has assailed the more than 30 governors who don't want Syrian migrants placed in their states, accusing them of "fear mongering." In a press statement, the ACLU said that, "For more than 75 years, the Supreme Court has made it clear that the federal...
  • County Jail Run for Profit: Inmates = Slaves

    11/19/2015 4:46:45 PM PST · by Talkwire · 67 replies
    Civil Rights Attorney ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jaye Ryan, Attorney at Law
    Jails are NOT profit centers, and people in custody are not slaves. Privatization of jail system phones and commissary has resulted in overcharging inmates, and a lucrative revenue source for the Contra Costa County Jail. Remember our justice system is based around the presumption of innocence, "Innocent until proven Guilty". In fact, in 78% of Contra Costa County jail detainees are awaiting trial. These are people who could not make bail and are in the jail awaiting their day in court. Pre-sentence inmates are milked like revenue cows to make money for the County. The Contra Costa Jail makes $1.5Million...
  • ACLU: Missouri needs to protect students' free speech rights

    11/11/2015 5:15:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2015 4:36 PM EST | Summer Ballentine and Alan Scher Zagier
    Free speech advocates are expressing concern that instructions from University of Missouri police on how students should report "hateful and/or hurtful" speech could stifle legitimate differences of opinion. [...] The university's student conduct code prohibits harassment, which it defines as "unwelcome verbal or physical conduct" against "actual or perceived membership in a protected class ... that creates a hostile environment." The conduct code also forbids bullying, retaliation and threatening or intimidating behaviors. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri responded with a statement calling for the university to not compromise the right to free expression in its efforts to fight...
  • Sinai Terror Attack Could Easily Have Been in Minneapolis

    11/07/2015 8:29:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Before the Russian Airbus 321 was blown apart 30,000 feet over the Sinai by what a growing consensus of intelligence experts believe to be a bomb planted by a passenger or airport worker, a man who would later fight and die for the Islamic State (IS) worked at the Minneapolis airport with security clearance and access to the tarmac and aircraft. It could have happened here. It may yet. As Investor’s Business Daily reported in September, 2014: Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul has reported the case of Abdirahmaan Muhumed, who, before he went to Syria to fight and die...
  • ACLU: As a Matter of Science, Biologically Male Transgender is ‘A Girl Through and Through’

    11/06/2015 10:10:37 AM PST · by xzins · 105 replies
    CNS ^ | November 5, 2015 | Sam Dorman
    An American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer representing a biologically male transgender student in Illinois says that his client should be allowed to shower in the girls’ locker room because "as a matter of science," he is “a girl through and through”. Although the Palatine-Schaumberg Township High School District 211 allows transgender students to use locker rooms of the gender they identify with, it requires them to use private shower stalls or changing areas so as not to appear naked in the company of the opposite sex. The student filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of...
  • ACLU: Documents prove FBI flew surveillance planes during Baltimore (/Ferguson) riots

    11/01/2015 3:11:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    WBAL ^ | 10/30/15 | Kate Amara, George Lettis
    BALTIMORE —The FBI was flying spy and surveillance planes over west Baltimore during the April riots. Two surveillance planes were spotted flying over west Baltimore during the riots, circling for days. "We've done it in Baltimore, we did it in Ferguson as well, as I recall," FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress this week. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland said Friday that it has obtained reams of documents through a Freedom of Information request from the FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration that detail the flights.
  • NYPD has some scary-sounding x-ray vans and its refusing to talk about them

    The New York Police Department has equipped x-rays in some of its vans but its refusing to talk about them due to security concerns. Even though these x-ray vans reportedly cost$825,000a piece, NYPD is staying completely silent about them and their purpose. Those are issues Id prefer not to divulge to the public at this time, NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said, NYMag reports. I will not talk about anything at all about this it falls into the range of security and counter-terrorism activity that we engage in. Bratton was asked to comment on a request from the NYCLU...