Coming soon to a police state near you?

How long before 9/11 Truth flyers are deemed to be hate speech and it becomes a crime to pass them out?

I couldn't have said it any better so, here is Mike Rivero's (of comment on the story below:

A 16 year-old girl will be held in jail WITHOUT BOND, for handing out politically incorrect fliers.

The issue isn't whether or not you agree with the content of the fliers (for the record, I do NOT) but the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and ideas, which is under attack via the so-called "hate crime" laws.

It is easy to support freedom of speech when the speaker says something you agree with. But the true test of your commitment to principles is when the speaker says something you absolutely do not like. Then and only then do we see who are real Americans, and who support tyranny.

Right or wrong, this young girl should have the freedom to voice her opinion. Under that same principle, those who do not agree with her have the same right to voice their contradiction. Out of that debate arrives consensus.

But when certain topics are declared illegal to speak about or think about, we are on the road to the thought police, because it won't be just about the gays next time.


No bond for accused teen

By Charles Keeshan
Posted Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A 16-year-old Crystal Lake girl facing a felony hate crime charge alleging she and a friend distributed anti-homosexual fliers at her high school must remain locked up until her case goes to trial, a McHenry County judge ruled Tuesday.


Citing concerns over the girl’s home environment and her already lengthy juvenile record, Judge Michael Chmiel denied the girl’s request for home detention. Instead Chmiel ordered her held in the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center while the case is pending.

The girl’s record, Chmiel said, features 13 contacts with police, including an arrest for marijuana possession in August. McHenry County court records show that within the past year the girl also has been charged for driving without a license, consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of tobacco by a minor, trespassing and three curfew violations.

“I’m concerned about you having some potentially negative influences around you,” Chmiel told her. “I think the environment is ripe for failure.”

The girl’s mother said her daughter had gone through some “rough spots” but had not been a problem in the home for at least a year. She later declined comment on the judge’s decision or the charges.

In part because of Chmiel’s ruling Tuesday, the girl appears to be heading quickly toward a trial, which now is scheduled to begin Tuesday.

She and her 16-year-old friend each face charges of hate crime, disorderly conduct and resisting a peace officer stemming from their arrest May 11 outside Crystal Lake South High School. The charges allege the girls were distributing fliers showing two men kissing and containing inflammatory language toward homosexuals.

Authorities say the fliers were directed specifically toward a male classmate — and neighbor of one of the girls — with whom they had been feuding. Both girls are suspended from school as a result, authorities said Tuesday, and likely will not be allowed back until at least the next school year.

Chmiel agreed Tuesday to place the second girl on home detention. She will be placed on electronic monitoring and allowed to leave only for school, counseling, work or other activities approved by a probation officer.

Unlike her friend, her trial does not appear imminent. Instead her lawyer Tuesday filed a motion asking Chmiel to throw out the hate crime and disorderly conduct charges.

“I believe it more attacks the speech, and at this point, they haven’t shown what conduct was truly disorderly,” said her attorney, Charles McKenney. “The issue should be her conduct, not the content of the flier.”

The girl’s parents declined comment Tuesday. Chmiel scheduled a June 26 hearing on her motion to dismiss the charges.

How about Popular Mechanics?

Just a question to ponder, do the media outlets that spread lies and disinformation about 9-11 have legal protection based on freedom of expression? I really think some in the media knowingly cooperate with the perpetrators of 9-11 in creating and supporting the official conspiracy theory. For these individuals in particular, is it a right to spread disinformation? This is just me thinking aloud. I hope they are liable for their actions and face consequences one day.

they are all...

laced with the military industrial complex. i don't like to speak (write) in such vague terms...but, look at the board of directors for the media conglomerates and the war-profiteering, no-bid contract havin' mf'ers. interesting connections, wouldn't you say? it's all about the money, or at least the illusion of it....
btw, stop buying diamonds. what a waste, unless you support modern day slave labor.