As soon as Stephanie Cook was notified by her attorney to contact the court for guidance on the next steps that she should take,she called the clerks office. Each time she was told that they had no record.
Stephanie Cook received a letter from her probation officer. The letter explained that Stephanie was to arrive at her scheduled correction officer appointment along with $150.00 at the appointed time, which she did. You had officers there to arrest her even though she had complied with all of the court's requirements.
Isn't it true that Stephanie was told when she was in your courtroom that if she ever said anything bad about law enforcement again that you would have her arrested? Isn't it true that you are good friends with the arresting officer? Isn't it true that he hugged you in the court room recently?
You know and realize that Stephanie Cook is the sole caregiver for her grandfather and that she has asked for a special release so that she can remain his caregiver so he will not have to be placed in a special care facility. You made it clear how you operate when you repeatedly denied Kay Stevens requests for a protection order. If you recall Kay Stevens was murdered by her ex-husband in front of her establishment. We really do not expect you to care about an elderly man or the possibility of his family having to place him in a nursing home. Stephanie Cook has done nothing wrong since her initial arrest. Is it true you made good on your promise to place Stephanie in jail if she did not stop posting on law enforcement? You kept your promise.
I copied a definition of freedom of speech since you may not have learned anything about it in law school.
Norman Rockwell Freedom of Speech Painting
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This article is about freedom of speech in general. For freedom of speech in specific jurisdictions, see freedom of speech by country. For free speech restrictions on Wikipedia, see WP:Free speech. For other uses, see Freedom of speech (disambiguation).
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Freedom of speech is the right to communicate one's opinions and ideas without fear of government retaliation or censorship. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.
Governments restrict speech with varying limitations. Common limitations on speech relate to libel, slander,obscenity, pornography, sedition, incitement, fighting words, classified information, copyright violation, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, right to privacy,right to be forgotten, political correctness, public security,public order, public nuisance, campaign finance reform,perjury, and oppression. Whether these limitations can be justified under the harm principle depends upon whether influencing a third party's opinions or actions adversely to the second party constitutes such harm or not. Governmental and other compulsory organizations often have policies restricting the freedom of speech for political reasons, for example, speech codes at state schools.
The term "offense principle" is also used to expand the range of free speech limitations to prohibit forms of expression where they are considered offensive to society, special interest groups or individuals. For example, freedom of speech is limited in many jurisdictions to widely differing degrees byreligious legal systems, religious offense or incitement to ethnic or racial hatred laws.
The right to freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights lawin the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 of the ICCPR states that "everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference" and "everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice". Article 19 additionally states that the exercise of these rights carries "special duties and responsibilities" and may "therefore be subject to certain restrictions" when necessary "[f]or respect of the rights or reputation of others" or "[f]or the protection of national security or of public order (order public), or of public health or morals".[2