Police encroaches on student’s 1st amendment rights in Dayton, Ohio

In June of last year, students at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, experienced conflict with the police during a “Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally”. The rally was intended to raise awareness regarding the mandates of Obamacare that requires coverage to attain any birth control substances. Participants in the rally claimed police officials required them to place any signs or banners they we’re holding, face down on the ground because they appeared as “disruptive” on the college campus. The police’s reaction to the rally sparked uproar from the students, resulting in a lawsuit. Ultimately, Sinclair Community College accepted the 10,000 in attorney fees, and sided with the students, conveying they deserve freedom of speech rights without being censored or controlled.

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12 Colleges labeled unsatisfactory regarding Freedom of Speech

In there second year of investigating, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) believes they have narrowed down a list of 12 colleges that do not compose themselves with appropriate ethical standards regarding the freedom of speech for 2012. FIRE stays active around the country in hopes of regaining student’s rights of censorship that they deserve. They note that they do not include schools that make their policies and values public, allowing students to know what they are about to endure.

Check it out, the results may surprise you.