The Ray Kelly shoutdown - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Erez
    • 08.11.13 | 00:10 (IST)

    Petr beinart recently wrote in the daily beast about free speech and the right to free speech. Police commissioner for NYC Ray Kelly who was scheduled to give a lecture at brown university was shouted off stage by students in the audience who don't agree with his wide scale discriminative surveillance and unlawful stop and frisk programs that Kelly was quoted saying to instill fear in Latinos and black youths. It is understandable why there was heckling, though not why brown, an equal opportunity university would invite Kelly for a lecture, not a opened discussion on his controversial programs. Peter writes off the students as fascist among other name calling for what when down in the name of free speech, on Kelly's part. My question to haaretz is does this seem representative of your paper and your reader community? Thank you

    from the article: Peter Beinart to join Haaretz as senior columnist
    First published 23:08 04.11.13 | Last updated 23:08 04.11.13
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