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Taking Liberties: iPhone, YouTube and the First Amendment

Taking Liberties: iPhone, YouTube and the First Amendment | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

Recently a YouTube video was uploaded that shows a women on the ground bleeding and getting punch by the Baltimore cops. The women getting beat up lucky had his phone on him and recorded the whole thing. Unfortunately the police caught him recording the whole thing, took his cellphone and deleted the whole thing. But another bystander was also able to record the some of the scene. Now the friend of the victim is suing the Baltimore Police Department for taking his phone and deleting the recording. His lawyer Jeon feels that the broke the law and disrespected the first amendment. Their constitutional right is being threaten because the police are breaking the laws and is able to get away with it. This is an unconstitutional act because this man was trying to help his friend out by recording the scene and became a victim.

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US Labor Dept. alleges discrimination by Cargill - BusinessWeek

US Labor Dept. alleges discrimination by Cargill - BusinessWeek | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

One of the largest meatpackers in the nation has discriminated over 4000 qualified applicants according the U.S labor Department. Some of the most affected victims include less likely to be hired were women, Asians, and Pacific Islanders. The Federal officials plan to cancel the company existing government contracts and prevent future contracts until the stop their discrimination. Their constitutional right is being threatened because even though they qualify for the job this company is not giving the chance just for their ethnic background. This act is definite unconstitutional because they are being deny base on their race, color, and gender.

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Update: Remington disputes OSHA citations, calls $170,000 fine "excessive"

Update: Remington disputes OSHA citations, calls $170,000 fine "excessive" | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

A firearm manufacturer Remington Arms Company is in disagreement that the federal workplace inspector has over fine there company with 17000 dollars. Occupational safety and Health Administration has argued that there were 35 violations. But Remington has always provided a safe place to work for all its employees. Their constitutional right is being threatened because they are a well known company that has always provided with both firearms, ammunition, one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles ever since 1816.this act is unconstitutional because the inspectors were fining them on silly things that were fine. They were just trying to get as much money as they could from.

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Blind New Jersey Man Fights For His Right To Bear Arms: Gothamist

Blind New Jersey Man Fights For His Right To Bear Arms: Gothamist | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

Steven Holper a legally blind and has been most of his life. He was granted by a jury the right to bear arms expect he was not allowed to shoot or load a gun. Mr. Holper is challenging his rights by stating that a nowhere in the constitution it states a blind man cant obtained a gun. This constitutional right is being threatened because police is trying to prove that Mr. Holper is an alcoholic and therefore he shouldn’t be permitted to possess of a firearm. The act is constitutional because even though he has a disability there is blind people that can do better things than those that don’t have disabilities. These people aren’t even giving him a chance to prove that he is able to fire a gun safely if he is ever in danger.

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Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles, Philadelphia - CNN.com

Police clear Occupy camps in Los Angeles, Philadelphia - CNN.com | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

The Los Angeles and Philadelphia have dismantled tents and arrested occupy protesters who refuse to leave city property. The Los Angeles police came to the area at twelve thirty am on Wednesday. An hour later the City Hall was evacuated. About 200 people were arrested which used about 1400 officers to do this. These protestors were practicing their first amendment. Their constitutional right was being threatened because they were not able to continue to practice their first amendment. This act was tremendously unconstitutional because this people weren’t doing anything wrong they had a peaceful protest and they were evacuated. Some were even arrested for refusing to leave.

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Catholic Schools’ 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' policy bad for gay students

Catholic Schools’ 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' policy bad for gay students | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

There is a new policy in Catholic school that forms a gay-straight club or alliances. Which they thought would abolish bullying in schools has made it an even more easy access. With this new policy students feel more rejected by their peers and the people around them. This new policy gets it support from Bill Clinton law made in 1993, in which states that people that are homosexuals can join the military if they mention it. Leaders feel that Catholic Schools have the right to their beliefs about homosexuality but since they are public schools they should not insist on a second class status for students that are or consider them homosexual. Their constitutional right is being threaten because these public Catholic schools feel that student that consider themselves homosexuals should have this second class status, when they join the gay-straight club.

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Excessive dog barking will cost you in L.A.

Excessive dog barking will cost you in L.A. | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

In Los Angeles California, the Angeles City Council voted to amend the city’s dog barking law. This would allowed pet owners to now be fined if the barking the barking would be determined to be excessive by the Department of Animal Services. The first offence is up to 250 dollars with subsequent fines more expensive. The fine can get as high as 1000 dollars on the third offence. Their constitutional right is being threatened because the eighth amendment cleared states that it prohibits to give excessive fines as well as excessive bails. This act is definitely unconstitutional because a dog’s nature is to bark and be a dog. There are dogs that can be a little aggressive over small things and start to bark repeatedly but this is no reason for a owner to get excessive fines.

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Asbury Park police: Man arrested on weapon possession charges

Asbury Park police: Man arrested on weapon possession charges | Our Rights as Americans | Scoop.it

A longtime Asbury Park resident was in possession of a nine millimeter handgun while visiting on Thanksgiving Day. His constitution rights were threatened when the police found the unloaded gun in his car and charge him of unlawful possession of a weapon. At no given time did this man ever point the gun at anyone or threatened anyone. This act was unconstitutional due to an innocent man taken to jail and charge for possession when the second amendment states that you have the right to bear arms. He was also not doing anything illegal; instead he was confronted by a young gang group.

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