What the judge was saying, in essence, was: We all agree that you were poor and scared when you did this violent, hurtful thing. More
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In Congressional testimony March 29, PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel warned against tactics “we see in oppressive countries around the world where there is no buffer zone between the hand of the state and what happens on a university campus.” https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2023/03/30/house-republicans-seek-ways-protect-campus-free-speech
PEN America: Suspension of Wayne State University Professor for Social Media Post a “Blatant Overreaction” https://pen.org/press-release/pen-america-suspension-of-wayne-state-university-professor-for-social-media-post-a-blatant-overreaction/
14 books—including Toni Morrison’s Beloved—have been banned from Spotsylvania School Libraries in #Virginia by a superintendent who insists the books he is banning are not being banned. #BannedBooks #FreeTheBooks #FreedomToRead https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/14-books-being-removed-from-spotsylvania-school-libraries/3317248/?_osource=db_npd_nbc_wrc_twt_shr