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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