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3 Broward County Police Officers Made No Attempt to Enter the School and Stop Nikolas Cruz

Others cops who arrived on scene were “stunned and upset.” Robby Soave|Feb. 23, 2018 5:59 pm Amy Beth Bennett/TNS/NewscomScot Peterson, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school resource officer who declined to confront alleged mass killer Nikolas Cruz in the midst of his attack, wasn’t alone in remaining safely away from the massacre: three Broward County sheriff’s […]

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Armed School Resource Officer Stayed Safely Outside School While Mass Killing Was Underway

A school resource officer who worked at Marjory Stoneman Douglas was on campus at the time of the mass shooting, but did not enter the building to engage the killer—even though the SRO was armed. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel suspended the SRO, 54-year-old Scot Peterson, after watching video footage of Peterson declining to enter […]

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Wellesley College Activists Protested Author Alice Dreger for Being Transphobic, Even Though She’s Not

Alice Dreger, an historian and bioethicist who resigned from Northwestern University after administrators censored her writing, spoke to students at Wellesley College earlier this month. Her visit provoked a sizeable protest from activists who view her as an enemy of the transgender community, even though Dreger’s views are not remotely transphobic. “When you have someone […]

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Black Panther Actor Bambadjan Bamba Is a Dreamer

Screenshot via CNNThe cast of Black Panther, currently the biggest movie in America, includes at least one beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allowed people who came to the country as kids to avoid deportation and apply for work permits—allowances the Trump administration is now working to end. Bambadjan Bamba, […]

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Cops Can Arrest 14-Year-Olds for Having Sex in Kansas, But This Bill Would Change That

A Kansas state legislator has proposed a bill that would decriminalize consensual sexual contact between kids under the age of 14—a much-needed update to the state’s draconian laws, which currently criminalize sexual contact up to age 16. Democratic Rep. Dennis Highberger’s bill, HB 2738, would remove the criminal penalties associated with consensual sexual acts committed […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

Josh Edelson/ZUMA Press/NewscomSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court’s second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems […]

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Calling the Cops Every Time a Student Seems Sad, Angry, or Lonely Isn’t Going to Stop Mass Shootings

Monica McGivern Xinhua News Agency/NewscomIt’s easy to prevent future mass shootings: We just need to spend a couple billion dollars hiring more security guards, installing alarm systems, metal detectors, and bulletproof glass, while undertaking a broad cultural shift toward reflexively reporting sad loners to the authorities. That’s the flawed thinking of a number of commentators—ostensibly […]

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Princeton Professor Cancels ‘Hate Speech’ Class After Backlash from Offended Students

Students yelled expletives at Lawrence Rosen during class Robby Soave|Feb. 14, 2018 4:55 pm Patrick NouhaillerRemember the Princeton University professor whose students walked out of class after he used the N-word in order to make an important point about hate speech? The class, “Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography,” is now cancelled for the […]

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Democracy in Chains Author Nancy MacLean Calls Autism a Leading Cause of Libertarianism

Screenshot via Joe Friendly / YoutubeNancy MacLean, the Duke University historian who wrote Democracy in Chains, the deeply conspiratorial and much-criticized biography of public choice economist James Buchanan, told an audience in New York last week that Buchanan and other early leaders of the limited-government movement “seem to be on the autism spectrum.” According to […]

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Students Walk Out on Prof Who Teaches ‘Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography’ for Using the N-Word

Patrick Nouhailler’sYou’d think that students who sign up for a class on “Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography” might have understood what they were getting themselves into. But no, several students in Lawrence Rosen’s Princeton anthropology class walked out last week, and made formal complaints, after Rosen provided examples of supposedly offensive speech. Among […]

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