Video of Dog Giving Nazi Salutes Earns Man Hate Crime Charge

A case out the United Kingdom is a perfect example of why legislation restricting “hate speech” is a terrible idea. In April 2016, Mark Meecham of Coatbridge, Scotland, posted a YouTube video of his girlfriend’s dog Buddha responding to the words “seig heil” by raising his paw in a Nazi salute and responding to the question “Do you want to gas the Jews?” by jumping to attention.

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United Nations Issues Rare “Early Warning” – Signals Potential Civil Conflict In America

Here is the most interesting phrase:

CERD also called on the Government to ensure that the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly are not exercised with the aim of destroying or denying the rights and freedoms of others, and also asked it to provide the necessary guarantees so that such rights are not misused to promote racist hate speech and racist crimes.

Does this mean, free speech unless this group deems it to be “hate speech?”

A United Nations Committee tasked with combating racism on a global scale has issued an ultra rare “early warning” for the United States citing “alarming racism” trends . As StockBoardAsset.com notes, this rare signal often preludes the potential for civil conflict .

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Gov. Cuomo Wants a New Hate Crime Law. Would Police Use It to Suppress Protests?

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants harsher criminal penalties for rioting, but his proposal could easily blow back on peaceful protesters. Pointing to last weekend’s violence in Virginia, Cuomo is pushing to expand the state’s hate crime laws with what he’s calling the ” Charlottesville provisions .” Under the new rules, according to the Auburn Citizen , rioting that targets a protected class would become a more severe felony than it is now, leading to a potential penalty of seven years in prison.

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Violent Charlottesville Protester Claims ‘Free Speech Does Not Protect Hate Speech’

From where did the idiotic idea that hate speech isn’t free speech originate?  People that espouse that view are woefully misinformed and have no appreciation as to the dangerous steps we have taken if we allow government to control speech.

YouTube Yesterday Jason Kessler, who organized the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that ended in deadly violence on Saturday, tried to hold a press conference at City Hall. As Ron Bailey reported here, the event was shut down before it began by “an angry crowd” that “surged in and grabbed” Kessler.

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Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

Image caption The men made the gesture outside the Reichstag building in Berlin Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament on Saturday. Criminal proceedings have been started against the middle-aged men for using symbols from a banned organisation.

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