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Chilly warning: Free speech might not be hassle free

By Michael Mayo Oakland Park residents who spoke against detox center get ‘intimidation’ letter Imagine speaking at a city commission meeting on a hot-button topic and then a few weeks later getting a letter from a corporate lawyer that reads: “We intend to examine all of your records, yard signs, notes, surveillance tapes, telephone and cell phone records, letters, emails (including those on private e-mail accounts), social media, documents and writings concerning …This not only includes paper writing and records but also electronic, taped and computerized writings and images…hard drives, PDAs, laptops, text messages, calendars…and all types of electronic storage media.” …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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4-year-old boy dies after family was hit by car | Video

By By Kate Jacobson, Sun Sentinel UPDATE: The four-year-old child has died, Sunrise police announced Sunday morning. The 8-month-old boy remained in critical but stable condition while the children’s mother, Natali Munzer Alja’ouni, 37, was in critical but stable condition. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Wisconsin Governor Refuses Atheist Demands to Remove Scripture from Social Media Pages

By Heather Clark MADISON, Wisc. – The governor of Wisconsin is refusing the demands of a prominent atheist activist organization to remove a Scripture citation from his Twitter and Facebook pages. As previously reported, the Madison-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Walker this past week after becoming aware that he had simply posted “Philippians 4:13″ as his status on his social media accounts last Sunday. The Scripture reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” “This braggadocio verse coming from a public official is rather disturbing,” FFRF wrote in the letter. “To say, ‘I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me,’ seems more like a threat, or the utterance of a theocratic dictator, than of a duly elected civil servant.” Walker’s Facebook status last Sunday. It demanded that the governor delete the post, contending that it is unlawful for Walker to endorse religion on his official social media pages. “On behalf of our membership, we ask you to immediately delete this religious message from your official gubernatorial Facebook and Twitter,” the letter stated. “May we hear from you at your earliest convenience?” However, Laurel Patrick, the press secretary for Walker, …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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