privacy http://wlrn.org en Broward Public Defenders Terminated Over Facebook Comments About Palestinians http://wlrn.org/post/broward-public-defenders-terminated-over-facebook-comments-about-palestinians <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Degrading Facebook comments about Palestinians caused two assistant Broward County public defenders to be fired on Tuesday.</span></p><p>The Facebook comments were published in a story by the Sun Sentinel, which discussed the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli boys by Islamic militant group Hamas. The remarks from assistant public defenders Gary Sheres&nbsp;and Bruce Raticoff referred to Palestinians as "filthy swine," "cockroaches," and even suggested they be "burn[ed] to the ground."</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:15:49 +0000 Selima Hussain 35247 at http://wlrn.org Broward Public Defenders Terminated Over Facebook Comments About Palestinians In a World... Of Relentless Surveillance: DRAGNET NATION http://wlrn.org/post/world-relentless-surveillance-dragnet-nation <p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 33305 at http://wlrn.org In a World... Of Relentless Surveillance: DRAGNET NATION A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Surveillance http://wlrn.org/post/quest-privacy-security-and-freedom-world-surveillance <p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 29707 at http://wlrn.org A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Surveillance Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States http://wlrn.org/post/abortion-drives-bigger-wedge-between-red-and-blue-states Regional disparities over the abortion issue have grown during the past two decades, leading to an ever widening gulf between the nation's most conservative and most liberal regions.<p>A new <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2013/07/29/widening-regional-divide-over-abortion-laws/">Pew Research Center survey</a> reports that an eight-state region — Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma — has grown significantly more conservative when it comes to abortion, with opposition to legal abortion increasing by 12 percentage points since 1995-96. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:45:37 +0000 Frank James 18223 at http://wlrn.org Abortion Drives Bigger Wedge Between Red And Blue States