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Sam Houston State University Student Newspaper on Free Speech Wall Vandalism
Today, The Houstonian, a student newspaper at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), has a thorough article about the vigilante censorship of four student groups' "Free Speech Wall" by SHSU professor Joe Kirk, and FIRE's efforts on behalf of the wronged students. The article points out that student Morgan Freeman has filed a complaint about the vandalism with the university police, and that the report has been sent to the Huntsville Municipal Court. FIRE will be watching to see if SHSU takes this complaint as seriously as is warranted.
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