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March 21, 2013
Democrats apparently know no bounds in their quest for gun control. The Second Amendment and the right to own guns and firearms by law abiding American citizens must not be overthrown or defeated by the current Obama administration. President Barack Obama and his conspiring drive-by news media have ruthlessly attacked and smeared the tea party, conservatives and talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Glenn Beck and other voices of freedom and truth. Now, Mr. Obama will stop at nothing to attack the Constitution and anything or anyone that stands in his way. There is no excuse or explanation for such uncalled for and savage hate speech being leveled against gun owners and red-blooded Americans.
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Susan Reimer | March 21, 2014
I never thought I could feel such gratitude toward a posse of motorcycle riders as I did the day Brendan Looney was buried beside his best friend, Travis Manion, in Arlington National Cemetery. They screened the grieving families of the two Naval Academy graduates from the hateful placards carried by the members of the Westboro Baptist Church who celebrated the deaths of those young men as evidence of God's retribution on our sinful nation. And riders revved their engines so the families could not hear the chants.
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NEWS
January 20, 2013
Columnist Marta Mossburg's column on the Maryland Council on American-Islamic Relations' protest against Pamela Geller as a speaker at the recent Maryland Conservative Action Network conference in Annapolis is factually incorrect ("A controversial speaker's right to be heard," Jan. 16). As a moderator at the conference, Ms. Mossburg was understandably biased in favor of Ms. Geller's hateful and hurtful views, but she failed to disclose this potential conflict of interest to her readers.
EXPLORE
May 22, 2013
I have to disagree with Diane Brown ("Only closed minds stifle opposing viewpoints, May 16) on both her key points about Ben Carson's remarks on marriage equality and the opposition to him giving the commencement speech at Johns Hopkins University this year. At best, Ben Carson's remarks showed a breathtaking lack of understanding, and at worst, bigotry. When opponents of gay marriage mention pedophilia and bestiality in the same sentence as homosexuality, they know exactly what they are doing: they are illegitimizing and belittling homosexual love as being as perverted and deviant as the other practices.
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By Nell Irvin Painter | May 8, 1995
IN THE aftermath of the atrocious slaughter in Oklahoma City, I am struck by the leniency accorded the white purveyors of hatred.Right now, the Michigan Militia and other neo-Nazi groups implicated in the Oklahoma City bombing, along with talk-show hosts who routinely advocate target practice on well-known political figures, have had all the chance in the world to vindicate themselves.This is in stark contrast to how the media reacted a year ago to anti-Semitic remarks made by the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan and his former aide, Khalid Abdul Muhammad.
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By Franklyn G. Jenifer | May 16, 1994
IN RECENT weeks Howard University has been branded a "citadel of hate," a "breeding ground for a new generation of anti-Semites" and a "bastion of bigotry."Such charges stem from the appearance of controversial speakers, notably Khalid Abdul Muhammad, who gained widespread notoriety as a result of the virulently anti-Semitic tone of a speech he gave at Kean College in New Jersey in November.The charges also reflect outrage over the nationally publicized statements by two Howard students who vilified and caricatured Jews, as well as the erroneous claim that the university had canceled a scheduled speech by a prominent historian who is Jewish.
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By Charles Levendosky | August 4, 1998
SEX AND lurking sexual predators aren't the only worries people have about the Internet. Web sites that blaze with hate and bigotry have also come under fire recently. Unfortunately, there are those who would hack a hunk out of the First Amendment to ban such sites.Hate speech on the Internet has grown rapidly -- through Web sites, e-mail, bulletin boards and chat rooms, according to a study published by the Anti-Defamation League last year. The ADL monitors the Internet looking for anti-Semitic speech propagated by neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | March 13, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Two longtime adversaries -- conservative Representative Henry J. Hyde, R-Ill., and the American Civil Liberties Union -- joined forces yesterday on a controversial new project: to curb colleges' censorship of students who say and write offensive and upsetting things.Mr. Hyde, complaining that "the demands of political correctness are casting a pall of intolerance over American universities," introduced a bill to ban campus codes against "hate speech" at any college or university getting federal funds -- including private colleges.
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By New York Times News Service | February 26, 1994
TRENTON, N.J. -- A Nation of Islam minister who is at the center of a firestorm over hate speech will not be barred from a special viewing of the movie "Schindler's List" on Monday if he shows up, a spokesman for Gov. Christine Todd Whitman said yesterday.The minister, Khallid Abdul Muhammad, could also take part in a panel discussion on racism and bias before the showing, said the spokesman, Carl Golden.The governor has organized the event in Menlo Park as a rebuttal to Mr. Muhammad's scheduled speech that evening at Trenton State College.
NEWS
September 18, 1999
Courts' technology needs upgrading, but it won't come cheapThe Sun's editorial "Upgrading Baltimore's low-tech court system" (Sept. 9)made one very important point, but was flatly wrong on another.The Sun is correct that the criminal justice system badly needs to upgrade, and in some cases initiate, information technology services. Some of us, backed by State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy, have been trying to do this for years.Data sharing, when we can get there, is the ultimate hope. Information -- and the ability to collect and analyze it -- is the most important game in town.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
As a journalist, I'm a big believer in free speech, but also in the idea that bigotry and wrongdoing are fair game for scrutiny. Regardless of your political leanings, it's fair to say that publicly ridiculing others in a confrontational and unconstructive way deserves calling out. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a campaign to confront bigotry as it exists across the globe. According to its 2012 annual report, the campaign launched in 2004 and chose May 17 "to commemorate the World Health Organization's decision in 1990 to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders.
NEWS
March 21, 2013
Democrats apparently know no bounds in their quest for gun control. The Second Amendment and the right to own guns and firearms by law abiding American citizens must not be overthrown or defeated by the current Obama administration. President Barack Obama and his conspiring drive-by news media have ruthlessly attacked and smeared the tea party, conservatives and talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Glenn Beck and other voices of freedom and truth. Now, Mr. Obama will stop at nothing to attack the Constitution and anything or anyone that stands in his way. There is no excuse or explanation for such uncalled for and savage hate speech being leveled against gun owners and red-blooded Americans.
NEWS
January 20, 2013
Columnist Marta Mossburg's column on the Maryland Council on American-Islamic Relations' protest against Pamela Geller as a speaker at the recent Maryland Conservative Action Network conference in Annapolis is factually incorrect ("A controversial speaker's right to be heard," Jan. 16). As a moderator at the conference, Ms. Mossburg was understandably biased in favor of Ms. Geller's hateful and hurtful views, but she failed to disclose this potential conflict of interest to her readers.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
It is always reprehensible to mock anyone's religious beliefs, and it is even worse when the mockery is expected to result in violence, injury or death ("Obama defends free speech," Sept. 27). The freedom of speech exercised in the notorious anti-Islamic video "The Innocence of Muslims" is a case in point. It is tantamount to falsely yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater, which is impossible to defend as free speech. Yet in some of the Muslim countries where the outcry against the video has been loudest, the notorious anti-Semitic libel known as "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is freely sold and published.
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By Raymond Daniel Burke | March 7, 2011
We can all understand a parent's grief at the sudden death of a child. One parent who should be in our thoughts is Albert Snyder. His son, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, was killed in Iraq in March 2006. Last week, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case revolving around the fact that Matthew's funeral, held at St. John's Catholic Church in Westminster, was utilized by members of a Kansas church as a forum to publicize its beliefs, among which is the inclination to give thanks for dead soldiers as a manifestation of God's hatred for the United States.
NEWS
March 20, 2008
Compensation fund helps rebuild lives The Sun's front-page article "Victims' fund assists felons" (March 16) was provocative and biased because it focused on exposing a small portion of the expenditures of the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. How could reporter Josh Mitchell have failed to notice that large portions of its funds are distributed to women, senior citizens and children who are victims of abuse? The Pro-Bono Counseling Project has worked with families and individuals for the past 10 years, including innocent victims of a drive-by shooting, elderly residents left beaten and tied up in their basement after a home invasion, women who were brutally beaten by a domestic partner and children who had been used in Internet pornography.
NEWS
May 26, 1994
Singapore is not model of justiceSo the Singapore authorities have cut a deal with young Stephen P. Freehill of Chicago on the vandalism charges that resulted in the caning of Michael Fay. How interesting.Whereas Fay is out more than $2,000 in fines, in prison for at least one more month (with family visits allowed only twice a month) and suffering the effects of four lashes with a wet cane, Freehill gets off with a fine of a little over $500.Earlier this month, Singapore's senior minister, Lee Kuan Yew, told Time magazine representatives that Singapore would lose its moral authority and its right to govern if it didn't cane young Fay.The Singaporean then accused American society of having gone fundamentally wrong.
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By GREGORY KANE | January 18, 1998
WELCOME, Baltimoreans, to Hate Talk 101.Tuesday, Radio One owner Cathy Hughes took to the air on WOLB, her talk radio station. She ranted and raved and railed against Uncle Toms, handkerchief heads and crackers, leaving some listeners to start a pool on exactly how many screws she had popped loose.The next day, it was her hatchet man's turn. C. Miles, who has single-handedly reduced the talk show format to levels of buffoonery previously thought unattainable, figured he was just the guy to defend Hughes' honor.
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By PHILLIP MCGOWAN and PHILLIP MCGOWAN,SUN REPORTER | December 21, 2005
Reaffirming recent denouncements of racist literature and the airing of a hate video, the Anne Arundel County Council unanimously approved this week a resolution condemning such messages. County Executive Janet S. Owens and other county leaders emphatically rebuked such speech in a joint statement released last week, on the heels of a hate video that aired for three consecutive nights on the county's public access cable TV channel. Racist, anti-Semitic and anti-immigrant fliers were distributed to neighborhoods in Severna Park and Arnold, in part to promote the video produced by the National Alliance, a West Virginia-based neo-Nazi group.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 21, 2005
LONDON - In the aftermath of the bombings of London's transit system, British officials are considering criminalizing "hate speech" in mosques, barring "fomenters of terrorism" from entering the country and loosening the rules for the government to eavesdrop on phone conversations and computer messages. Britain's three major political parties, divided on civil rights grounds over such measures before the attacks July 7, agree that some version of the proposals is needed to make Britain safer.
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