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More bloggers than ever face arrest for exposing human rights abuses or criticising governments, says a report.
Since 2003, 64 people have been arrested for publishing their views on a blog, says the University of Washington annual report.
In 2007 three times as many people were arrested for blogging about political issues than in 2006, it revealed.
In the last four years, British, French, Canadian and American bloggers have also been arrested.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Bloggers in France, the UK, and the United States have also been arrested for material published in their blogs…although the U.S. case involved a man who blogged about his attraction to young girls, and the UK case involved a blogger threatening a police officer's family.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
LMAO. I couldn't care less what you think about me encouraging others to flag posts. Don't like it? Too bad. If I see a thread that i think is important, I will try and draw as much attention to it as I can. Who cares if you approve or not.
In an era were we have near total infiltration and corruption of our corporatized and consolidated MSM outlets, the independent internet news sites and bloggers are like our last true REPORTERS trying to share the info that none of these bought and paid for shills will no longer touch with a ten-foot pole. We've got maniacs like Lieberman screaming for net censorship on youtube and trying to ram through the "homegrown terrorism Act", which labels anybody going against these idiots policies as potential "enemies of the state".
This is of the utmost importance.
Originally posted by ImaginaryReality1984
I cannot believe people are being arrested for blogging, don't get me wrong if someone blogged they were going to kill a political candidate, or just kill anyone for that matter, then they should be arrested.
Originally posted by spines
If I got a visit for every death threat I have ever screamed (or type-screamed...) at someone, mostly good ol' Counter Strike, then you people wouldn't see me...forever.
Arresting someone for threatning someones life is a little much.
Originally posted by AcesInTheHole
reply to post by Mad_Hatter
Dude are you serious? Did they have a search warrant?
Must have been one hell of a joke!
That's kind of scary to think about. What happened to freedom of speech?