Cory Doctorow: ‘The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has offered Occupy protesters a get-out-of-jail card: all they need to do to skip their court dates is pay $355 for private “free speech lessons” where they will be taught a highly selective version of Constitutional law that holds that the First Amendment doesn’t include the kind of protest they enjoy. It’s like they combined traffic school with Maoist “self-criticism sessions” from the Cultural Revolution to make something worse than both combined.’ (via Boing Boing).
- The Irony of Free Speech in California (jonathanturley.org)
- LA City Attorney to Occupy: pay for brainwashing lessons on limits of free speech and we’ll drop the charges (boingboing.net)
- #OccupyLA: Take ‘Free Speech’ Class After Arrests for Exercising Freedom of Speech (crooksandliars.com)
- City offers to teach Occupy L.A. protesters a free-speech lesson (latimesblogs.latimes.com)