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Protesters Shut Much of St. Louis Down Following Acquittal of Former Police Officer

As we reported earlier, the Judge who presided over the murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley issued a not guilty verdict this morning. In anticipation of the announcement, Governor Eric Greitens activated the National Guard and law enforcement agencies beefed up their presence following vows of “mass shutdowns” by activists. Rumors swirled yesterday that the verdict would come down this afternoon around | Read More »
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If You Must Destroy Statues, Consider These Four

I’m a hard-liner on free speech and think that these people running around tearing down statues are foolish in the extreme. However, if they absolutely must tilt at windmills statues, here are five that I would like to submit for their consideration: This statue of Che Guevara in New York City Located in Central Park, “El Che” is a sculpture by artist Christian Jankowski. Apparently, it’s | Read More »
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Where the Streets Have No Name – Confederate Drive Is History

Weeks before the tragic events of Charlottesville, the City of St. Louis was embroiled in a controversy over the removal of the Confederate memorial located in Forest Park. Though talk of relocating the memorial began in 2015, Mayor Lyda Krewson, who assumed office in April of this year, revived the discussion, strongly advocating its removal. Arguments were raised on both sides of the issue.  There were | Read More »
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Twelve Cleveland Browns Players Take Knee For Anthem, Including First White Player

Prior to their preseason game against the New York Giants on Monday night, 12 Cleveland Browns players took a knee during the National Anthem to protest racial and social injustice. Among them was tight end Seth DeValve — the first known white NFL player to kneel for the anthem. …

So… We’re Just Gonna Call “Free Speech” an Alt-Right Thing Now?

Counterprotesters hold signs before conservative organizers begin a planned “Free Speech” rally on Boston Common, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston. Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that 500 officers, some in uniform, others undercover, would be deployed to keep the two groups apart. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) So, with the Boston Free Speech Rally over, and the liberal counter-protesters apparently dispersing, I suppose we should | Read More »
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Who Was Arrested At The Boston Free Speech Rally?

Police prepare to escort organizers from the bandstand on Boston Common after a “Free Speech” rally staged by conservative activists, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston. One of the planned speakers of a conservative activist rally that appeared to end shortly after it began says the event “fell apart.” Dozens of rallygoers gathered Saturday on Boston Common, but then left less than an hour after | Read More »
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