Free Speech

Policemen secure the area around a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired on February 14, 2015 outside the venue of a debate held on Islam and free speech. According to Danish media, the French ambassador to Denmark attended the discussion. Unidentified assailants fired on a building where the debate was being held, the French ambassdor to Denmark told AFP from inside the venue. Reports said that Swedish artist Lars Vilks, the author of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons published in 2007 that sparked worldwide protests, was also at the debate.  (Credit: MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Copenhagen Shootings Were ‘Felt By People Across The Globe’

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday called a shooting that was believed to be motivated by terrorism in Copenhagen was an “attack on our core values.”

02/14/2015

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ed Koch Applauds Russian Justice System In ‘Pussy Riot’ Case

There has been nearly unanimous outrage over the two-year jail sentence handed down for the members of the Russian punk band, but Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is defending the punishment.

08/22/2012

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NYCLU Criticizes Central Islip School District Suspensions

The NYCLU said in a letter to the Central Islip district that the students who walked out of class to protest budget cuts were exercising their constitutional rights and “should be praised for their idealism.”

04/25/2011