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Freedom of the Press

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  • Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]

    Everybody suffers when officers act like they're above the law [Commentary]
    Three years ago, I joined six of my friends in passing out vegetarian recipes and information at the Inner Harbor. Baltimore City Police officers ordered us to stop and demanded that we leave the property, under threat of arrest. So last week, we sued...
  • You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.

    You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.
    In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
  • Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture

    Narcoliterature explores realities of Mexico's drug culture
    In Mexico, the drug culture has spawned a genre of its own: Narcoliterature — a blend of fiction and, in some cases, investigative journalism — explores the realities of drug culture. Narcoliterature titles are among Amazon's 100 best-...
  • Google Moves To Comply With EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Ruling

    Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative...
  • Supreme Court turns down NYT reporter's plea for confidentiality

    The Supreme Court turned down a plea for protection from a New York Times reporter Monday, maintaining its stand that the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of the press does not shield a journalist from being required to testify about his...
  • Detroit's creditors want entire art museum collection to be fair game

    Creditors in Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy have engineered a new appraisal aimed at putting the Detroit Institute of Arts' entire collection in play as a possible chip to maximize the amount the city will be obligated to ante up for debt repayment....
  • The hard-line China of Tiananmen Square, on a global scale

    "I have tried very hard not to inject myself into China's internal affairs," wrote President George H.W. Bush to his Chinese counterpart, Deng Xiaoping, shortly after Chinese troops gunned down hundreds, perhaps thousands, of demonstrators in and around...
  • Union's appeal further ties up lawsuit

    A legal battle roiling between two Costa Mesa councilmen and the city's police union could soon be headed to a higher court. Thursday, the Costa Mesa Police Assn. appealed an Orange County Superior Court judge's decision to deny a request to strike down...
  • Ex-Bucks teacher can't sue over blog, judge says

    A former Bucks County high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students as "frightfully dim," "utterly loathsome," and "whiny" in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled....
  • Detroit child shot to death in bed; police hold 'person of interest'

    Detroit child shot to death in bed; police hold 'person of interest'
    An 8-year-old Detroit boy was shot and killed Wednesday while lying in bed, authorities said, and police are interviewing a "person of interest" in the case. Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody, a department spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times that...
  • Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]

    Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]
    Your recent articles, "Reshaped Baltimore County library board" (July 11) and "Balto. Co. police should not have contacted Dundalk activists, chief says" (July 28), seem to be spot-on regarding the limited amount of free speech and expression that are...