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LIBERAL CA APPEALS CT: ANNOYING CYBER TALK ILLEGAL

LIBERAL CA APPEALS CT: ANNOYING CYBER TALK ILLEGAL

California Liberal Appeals Court: students annoying and immature Internet communications now hate crimes

The Los Angeles Police Department detective who initially investigated hostile website postings by students against a student, identified only as D.C., had declined to pursue charges against the other students, saying their "annoying and immature Internet communications did not meet the criteria for criminal prosecution."

And the commonwealth attorney agreed.

But an appeals court has declared internet ramblings to be "dangerous" clearing the way for lawsuits and more against those who express their opinions about gay rights and traditional marriage.


This court case is discussed here.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/private-school-students-gaybashing-not-free-speech-court-rules.html

But the courts in California have ruled its okay to call a woman names becuase teenagers are (yes you guessed it) "unpredictable and immature".

Last year, a federal judge ruled that a Beverly Hills junior high school went too far in suspending a student for posting a video on YouTube calling an eighth-grade classmate "spoiled" and "a slut."

"The court cannot uphold school discipline of student speech simply because young persons are unpredictable or immature, or because, in general, teenagers are emotionally fragile and may often fight over hurtful comments," U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson wrote in a 60-page opinion in the Beverly Hills case.

Public Advocate can only guess some California judges have arrested development when they decide "anti-gay" speech is more hurtful than "name calling" in general.


Both cases are reported here
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cyber-speech18-2010mar18,0,338093.story?track=rss

RULING: Judges decide that messages on Web site are not protected by free speech
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_14697025?source=rss

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