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Victim punished for outing vandals

Free Speech
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 3/06/13, 09:55 am

The leader of DePaul University’s Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter is fighting charges he intimidated 13 students who vandalized a pro-life display. After the students confessed to the crime, Kristopher Del Campo released their names to the public.

School officials charged Del Campo with “disorderly, violent, intimidating or dangerous behavior to self or others,” and violating the school’s judicial process for sending the list of vandals to the national YAF organization. The organization posted the list on its blog. Del Campo is appealing the charges.

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Rocky future for freedom on social media

Free Speech | Facebook and Twitter blackouts for conservative organizations becoming more common
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 2/28/13, 09:58 am

Why did Facebook last month shut down the account belonging to conservative group “Chicks on the Right” after it posted a blog post criticizing White House spokesman Jay Carney?

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School reinstates administrator suspended for supporting traditional marriage

Free Speech
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/08/13, 10:30 am

The Gallaudet University diversity officer suspended for signing a petition calling for a statewide referendum on marriage in Maryland was reinstated Monday.

School President T. Alan Hurwitz announced Dr. Angela McCaskill’s return to work in an email sent to students, faculty, and staff. The statement did not elaborate on the reasons for McCaskill’s reinstatement. Officials at Gallaudet, the Washington, D.C., college for the deaf and hard of hearing, declined to comment further.

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