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From WOOD TV8: Cursing woman released from jail Original story.

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‘Blank this blank’ puts woman in jail ACLU attorneys, who are fighting for her freedom, compare it to a customer’s frustration after a long wait at the Secretary of State’s office, or in the return line at the mall. “Like any of us who’ve had frustrating experiences in a bureaucratic environment, she essentially muttered a swear word to herself,” Reynolds said. But in this case, the attorneys say, it was in the clerk’s office at Berrien District Court in Niles, and it was overheard by clerks. Was this woman rude? Sure. Does she deserve to […]

Fight for the Future and Access collaborated on this short, informative video about a serious threat to the free and open internet that could have devastating effects for human rights and free expression around the globe. Find out more at What is the ITU?

The clip shows activists Ashley Jessica and Jason Bermas handing out flyers warning travelers about the dangers of x-ray body scanners at Albany International Airport in New York. Almost as soon as the activists begin to hand out the flyers, they are confronted by an aggressive airport official later named as Douglas I. Myers, the airport’s Director of Public Affairs. Myers orders the activists to leave the top floor and later takes the unprecedented step of closing off the entire level and preventing families from meeting their loved ones. He subsequently claims the activists need […]

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