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Arena, WI man wins $35,000 settlement for three-year court battle over FB comment.

ARENA, WI – Thomas G. Smith was awarded a $35,000 settlement after fighting criminal charges stemming from a profanity-laced Facebook comment.  Smith was subjected to a day of pretrial detention plus a ban on using a computer or cell phone … Continue reading

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Father playing guitar at park harassed by police.

MARIETTA, GA — June 1, 2013: A local resident was apparently deemed “too poor” to hang out and play his guitar while watching his son play in a public park located in a pricy area of Marietta, GA. He was … Continue reading

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