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San Diego State’s University Senate — composed largely of faculty members — voted to adopt changes to the reappointment, tenure, and promotion process that require faculty to detail commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their review submissions.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office can’t take a joke. That became clear when one of its detectives, supported by a fully-armed SWAT team, arrested Waylon Bailey for domestic terrorism. His crime? A Facebook post comparing the March 2020 Covid lockdowns to a zombie apocalypse, complete with all-caps text, emojis, and the hashtag “#weneedyoubradpitt”.
If you are a resident of Eastpointe, Michigan, who peacefully criticizes the mayor during the city council’s “hearing of the public,” there’s a good chance you may find yourself shouted down, cut off, and ruled out of order. That’s what happened to Mary Hall-Rayford, Karen Beltz, Karen Mouradjian, and Cindy Federle when they criticized Mayor Monique Owens during Eastpointe City Council meetings.
If you are facing retaliation over protected speech, or if you are a college student or faculty member whose First Amendment rights may have been violated, reach out to FIRE to learn more about how we can protect your rights.