Free Speech

Free Speech

Our support of the Bill of Rights and the first amendment right to free speech is unequivocal. This includes challenging activities or actions that seek to curtail, limit or erase the free speech of others. However, we reserve the right to exercise our free speech by critiquing the speech of others, such as hateful speech, that is contrary to our core values, which support liberty and justice for all.

SFPD photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

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"I can't breathe" t-shirt

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Michael T. Risher

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UC Davis students at press conference

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My School My Rights - Know Your Rights
My School My Rights - Know Your Rights
My School My Rights - Know Your Rights
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The Confederate battle flag flies above the South Carolina capitol grounds in July 2012.
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