Two weeks ago in Boston, Northeastern University suspended a student group — Students for Justice in Palestine (NU SJP) – for an assortment of infractions against Jewish students and those who support Israel. The stunts that got them suspended were consistent with the strategy of anti-Israel forces at universities around the country: Campus enemies of Israel directly target the free speech of pro-Israel student groups by having their speakers disinvited, their members intimidated, and their events shouted down. So it is with a fair amount of gall that SJP has now launched a shrill campaign, aided by Massachusetts media, claiming that free speech is a value they cherish and that theirs has been abrogated by the University.
The reason this duplicitous campaign has gotten a warm response in some circles has to do with a double standard in academia and the media. When it comes to certain protected groups, free speech is trumped by “sensitivity.” Two-thirds of universities have speech codes meant to provide a safe environment for minority groups. The use of certain offensive words is forbidden and the use of certain offensive symbols can shut down a campus. However, these protections hypocritically do not extend to pro-Israel Jews.
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Raz of Men’s Rights Edmonton recently appeared on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto, where he got some irrational harassment and scoffing, although he acquitted himself well. Make special note of how they questioned whether or not letting women off easy if they murder is really something people should be concerned about, then read the news below:
Almost on queue, after the scoffing of the Newstalk 1010 set, and the abuse Raz got for saying women are given special privilege and treatment in Canada and not equality, news broke in Canada that a woman who in 2010 killed one of her children, then in 2011 killed another one, hiding both in the trash, was let off with a wrist slap because of special laws that give women only light punishment for killings that would put a man in jail probably for life.
This leads many in the Men’s Rights Community, having said all along that the idea that Canada is a “rape culture” is nonsense, to start wondering openly: is the truth that Canada suffers from an Infanticide Culture.
Will Canada’s feminist establishment continue to defend these obscene laws giving special privilege to women? We predict the ones in power will–even if the ordinary, everyday coffee shop feminist thinks it should be different and keep repeating the obscene lie that “feminism is about equality.”
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The ‘ministry’ of Jesus supposedly began after the demise of John the Baptist, but the chronology does not work. In reality, the fable of Jesus was superimposed on a minor figure to ‘fulfil prophecy’ and appeal to an established cult following.
Gospel nonsense rewritten does not necessarily become more convincing. John’s manufacture of a miracle from a parable found in the synoptics is a howler.
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Legal troubles keep mounting for a New Orleans lawyer and former radio personality who climbed over the seat of a taxicab in 2012, tugged up her panties and pleaded for a tryst, then later got the cabbie arrested for allegedly trying to blackmail her with a cellphone video he took of the incident.
Now, the cabbie is taking aim at the city and the New Orleans Police Department in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed Friday.
White Fleet driver Hervey Farrell, 39, claims he was a victim of false arrest, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and kidnapping. The lawsuit names Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas and three police officers as defendants, along with Jennifer Gaubert, the lawyer.
Farrell, who lives in Metairie, was jailed in August on suspicion of voyeurism and extortion following a complaint from Gaubert that came a year after the April 17, 2012, cab ride from Bourbon Street to her home in Lakeview, with an apparent detour when the apparently drunken Gaubert hopped into the front seat.
Gaubert told police that Farrell, who had filed a civil complaint against her, was trying to extract money from her. Claiming they had engaged in consensual kissing, she reported Farrell had solicited $1,000 to make a battery charge stemming from the incident go away and to bury the racy video, in which Gaubert flashes her private parts, sweet-talks the cabbie and at one point “touched (his) clothing over his genital area,” according to the lawsuit.
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office later refused to prosecute Farrell, instead charging Gaubert with making a false statement. Gaubert faces a May trial date in that case before Criminal District Court Judge Arthur Hunter.
In the meantime, Municipal Court Judge Paul Sens convicted Gaubert, 33, on the battery count last week after hearing testimony from Farrell and viewing the cellphone video. Sens set a May 7 sentencing date. Gaubert is planning to appeal.
Until the ill-fated cab ride, Gaubert hosted a radio show on WGSO called “Law Out Loud.” Her web site, http://www.lolwithjen.com, was taken down last fall.
The cellphone video, submitted into the court record, captures her in the front seat of the cab, touching her undergarments while wheedling Farrell to engage with her. She reaches over toward Farrell’s lap. The cabbie stares ahead.
“No, I have to go,” he says.
“Two seconds,” she pleads, holding up a pair of fingers. “Are you serious?”
“Yes, I have to go.”
Gaubert remains insistent.
“Baby, baby, baby. It’s OK, it’s OK,” she coos.
“I love my girlfriend,” Farrell responds.
“That’s good, that’s good, that’s fine. I love my boyfriend,” she says. “Can you chill out for two seconds? You’re hot. You’re a (very) hot guy. I’m a girl. It happens.”
“No, I’m a faithful man.”
In his lawsuit, Farrell claims Gaubert repeatedly ignored his orders to get out of the cab. None of that appears in the video, which shows Gaubert finally exiting the car, saying, “Your girlfriend’s a lucky girl.”
Farrell argues police bought Gaubert’s story and issued a warrant for his arrest without checking it out, never questioning him. He claims he spent more than 27 hours in jail following his arrest and was forced to post a $21,000 bond and surrender his taxi permit pending an investigation. The city’s Taxicab Bureau got involved, and Farrell became the subject of widespread media coverage, suffering depression and emotional distress, the lawsuit states.
“Despite knowing that the information she had been circulating was false, neither Ms. Gaubert nor the NOPD took any steps to rectify the situation by removing or correcting the false information that had been circulating regarding Mr. Farrell,” the lawsuit states.
Neither Farrell nor his attorney could be reached Monday.
Cameron Mary, Gaubert’s attorney in the criminal court case, declined to comment, as did a Landrieu spokesman.