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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two Republican state lawmakers are introducing a bill that they say will crack down on people they call looters and rioters – those who perpetuate violence or damage to property as part of protests. State Representative Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison) says the bill protects free speech of protestors. “This bill, in no way,… Read More
Demonstrations condemning police brutality and systemic racism continued throughout the weekend across the US, as worldwide, activists joined in solidarity. In Hong Kong, police have banned the annual Tiananmen Square vigil set to mark the 1989 massacre of peaceful protesters by authorities. In Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, coronavirus is threatening the Indigenous communities that make up a majority of the region’s population.
CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland will pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a protester arrested during a flag-burning at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Steven Fridley of Cleveland was one of more than 15 people arrested near the site of the GOP convention. A judge threw out the charges against… Read More
A Michigan woman was engaging in constitutionally protected free speech when she made a crude hand gesture, a federal court ruled.
This is the October 31, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet. On this week’s show, our reporters covered a bipartisan coalition aimed at protesting a new free speech policy at Ohio University. Hear about how some Southeast Ohioans get their groceries in a unique way. One event at the Athena Cinema sparked a discussion about contemporary… Read More