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AAUP Letter to FAU’s President Saunders

HomeFrom aaup.org.

In a letter to the president of Florida Atlantic University, the AAUP defended a communication professor’s right, under principles of academic freedom, to speak on matters of public concern without fear of institutional discipline. The letter also urged the president to “issue a statement recognizing the university’s responsibility to protect academic freedom” in this case. The text of the letter is as follows:

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Colorado Theater Massacre’s Phantom Shooter Suspects

On March 12 a judge entered a not guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes, the man Aurora Colorado police say single-handedly killed twelve theater-goers and wounded dozens more on July 20, 2012. On April 1 the prosecution will announce whether it will seek the death penalty in the case. Yet abundant witness testimony suggests Holmes likely had at least one other accomplice and may not have even been the shooter.

The following detailed article provides a wealth of information and analysis on this tragic and shocking incident that deserves a broad airing. Like the Sandy Hook School shooting, the Aurora episode has numerous peculiarities and unanswered questions. It is republished here with minor editing and the kind permission of original author Vera Blake.

Disclosure: Vera Blake wrote a piece in support of my writings and public statements on the Sandy Hook shooting that appeared on her blog in January.-JT Continue reading Colorado Theater Massacre’s Phantom Shooter Suspects

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“Preliminary Investigative Report: Actors Involved with the Sandy Hook Massacre”

Updated March 7, 10:00PM

This article was originally received via email on March 5 and was posted on March 6. I have since observed enough inconsistencies with the piece and experienced enough disagreements with its author to remove it from the site and issue the following:

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An Inquisitive Couple’s Visit to Newtown, Connecticut

Updated February 17, 2013

Photos and Commentary by Scott DeLarm
Edited by James F. Tracy

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My partner and I became fed up with the mainstream media’s depiction of what took place in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. So on January 20 we traveled there from our home in Ottawa Canada in an effort to visit the sites and respectfully approach the locals.

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