Freedom Of Speech Essay

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Freedom of Speech In the United States it is a right to be able to say what you want to say, but this right is often violated. It is violated when there is conflict between an officer and a person leading to the officer getting mad and arresting the person. Speech is a right that everyone in the United States has. That right is violated way too much by law enforcement. “Buffer Zones”, which are zones that are set up around abortion clinics to keep the media away, are also a form of suppressing our freedom of speech. They keep protestors and media away from the building which is illegal based on our freedom of speech. A woman in New York is arrested for expressing her protesting and taking videos of police officers to make sure that they are …show more content…
The incident in Ferguson also had many unlawful arrests for people who were in the streets protesting for their rights. Many people were arrested just for yelling at police officers which is not illegal. Those people were wrongfully arrested. A man attending a university claims that colleges restrict your speech more than what is legal. He claims that you can only say what the professors want you to say and if you say anything inappropriate you may kick out of the class. I agree with this man. I personally feel that my speech is very restricted in school. I have gotten in trouble way too many times for only saying something that the teacher did not like. This needs to be changed so that I can say whatever I want to say in class and not get in trouble for it. If something is said in class that is not directed at the teacher than why is it their business anyway. This is only right based on the First Amendment right that I have as a United States citizen. Speech is my right and under no circumstances should I not be able to say what I want to say in class or anywhere …show more content…
These cases are most common when tempers flare and a cop unlawfully arrests a person for doing something that is legal. A woman in Harlem had this happen to her. “A Harlem activist… slapped the city with a lawsuit Wednesday claiming police officers have repeatedly violated her free-speech rights… (Edwards). This woman is arrested a lot just because she speaks her mind to the police and does not back down. She is only one of the many activists in America that are arrested for speaking their mind to the police. “In each of the three Manhattan incidents, she claims her First Amendment rights were violated to prevent her from legally protesting against authorities” (Edwards). The woman claims that police violate her rights all the time while she protests. Schools are a big place in today’s world where speech rights are borderline

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