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    Students and the First Amendment

    by By T.R. Hanrahan
    Inside jewplin
    August 11, 2013


    Two students in the Joplin R-8 School District had the idea to do a very brave thing.

    They created a blog, Joplin Schools Watch, to ask questions about how the district is being run and how decisions are made and how dollars are spent.

    It was gutsy, public interest, citizen journalism in the best traditions of the profession. And high school students who care about their community and their educations produced it. And, sadly, they seem to have been taught a lesson – a wrong-headed lesson – for their trouble.

    According to the students, the Joplin district suggested to their parents that pressure be applied at home. The high school newspaper adviser also approached one student about stifling the project and an implication was made that his editorial position on the school paper might be in doubt. The district responded to public records requests in typical school administration fashion by claiming the retrieval and reproduction costs are ridiculously high.

    From July 23 to July 30, there had not been a post to the blog. But on July 31 a new post went up and I was assured by one of the reporters that the blog would go on. Unfortunately, it appears that it will not.

    The problem we have in the United States right now is that the freedom of expression we so need and cherish doesn’t trickle down to high school reporters.

    In 1969, the United States Supreme Court upheld students’ rights to symbolic speech in Tinker v. Des Moines and stated firmly that students did not shed their First Amendment rights “at the schoolhouse gate.” Unfortunately, later decisions not only shed students of those rights within the confines of the schoolhouse, but also stripped them from their grasp nearly everywhere.

    In 1988, the SCOTUS issued its ruling in Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeir and handed school administrators the right to censor student speech simply for “legitimate pedagogical concerns.” The Tinker standard required “material and substantial disruption,” which is a higher standard for schools to meet.

    Sadly, courts have applied the looser Hazelwood standard more and more broadly. The result being that student speech off campus or online is in play for censorship if it might be read and reacted to by the school community.

    Even when the tougher Tinker standard is applied to a case, courts seem inclined to side with over-sensitive administrators.

    Close to home, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2012 ruled against two Lee’s Summit North High School students who started a blog with commentary about the school. While the blog contained racist and sexist comments, the speech would be considered protected if the students were not in high school.

    The court ruled “the location from which the [students] spoke may be less important than the district court’s finding; that the posts were directed at Lee Summit North.”

    Under such logic, the students running Joplin Schools Watch could be suspended or otherwise disciplined for speech that would be protected for any of us not enrolled in the district.

    This week, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that students wearing bracelets inscribed with “I [heart] Boobies” were not engaging in either lewd speech and were not likely to cause a material and substantial disruption of school operations. It is sad and ridiculous when adults with advanced degrees are made so uncomfortable by students expressing critical thinking skills that they feel the need to suppress it.

    In July, I spoke with the students running the Joplin Schools Watch blog. Their reporting seemed to be accurate and ethical. The questions they raised were reasonable and justified. There were no racist or sexist views expressed. They simply asked questions and made observations about the governance of their school district. That is called journalism, sure. But it is also called citizenship.

    But because the reporting portrays the district and district officials in a poor light, administrators likely threatened or actually came after these gutsy students.

    It is ludicrous to think that such reporting would cause a material and substantial disruption. But courts seem to be inclined to swallow that argument without much consideration and give administrators a blank check to stifle student dissent whether on campus or elsewhere.

    I have seen it first-hand on college campuses and heard the horror stories from high school students. What is so threatening about a young person with an idea, contrary view, or desire to explore a controversial subject? Isn’t education about asking and exploring and not taking everything at face value?

    And schools also write vague clauses into student conduct codes and policies that let the administration interpret them as they see fit. Here is one from the Missouri Southern State University Student Handbook revised in 2011:

    “Conduct which adversely affects the student’s suitability as a member of the academic community.”

    If the reporting is accurate and professional, the work is done off-campus and after school hours and does not use district equipment and resources, then it is immoral – if sadly, not always illegal – to take action against these reporters. But that is just what school districts seem to be doing. And it is the wrong lesson to be teaching.

    T.R. Hanrahan is a freelance reporter and editor based in Kansas City. He has taught journalism at Missouri Western State University and at Missouri Southern State University and served as adviser to The Chart at MSSU. He has a master’s degree in mass communication with an emphasis in media law from Pittsburg State University.



    My Racism is better than your Racism

    I gotta love it whenever ZOGling whigger ass-clowns, decrying censorship, act as if there ought to be limits on "free speech" and that of course that limit is racism.

    So then, having carved out exemptions for free speech, they then whine that their "rights" are being violated by others.

    No, let's understand something: Neither Hanrahan nor Randy Turner really believe in free speech. What they believe in is the typpycull ZOGling whigger ass-clown notions of "free speech for me and thee eating bree, but not for those racist assholes living in single-wide trailers or dumps mortgage free." They like to draw lines imprisoning others within their prejudices while they run wild of even the pretense of self-restraint..

    Which is why so many of us no longer read newspapers or want to go to colleges in order to become middle-brow edjewmacated retards. Why we have our own blogs and forums and say as much racist things as we please, without asking permission from Hanrahan or Turner.

    Why should I care that little whiggresses caged in the Whigger Factory being edjewmacated can't question their imposed authority any more than a Tyson's chicken can question being groomed for a lifetime job at KFC?

    Most us us have really nothing to hold us together except government force. And when that wanes, then watch our culture collapse under the onslaught of barbarians both outside and mainly inside the gates.

    Hail Victory!!!

    Pastor Martin Luther Dzerzhinsky Lindstedt
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    August 11, 2013 at 8:19 am

    You Nazis may be insane . . . .
    . . . . but us whiggers are typpycull!!!

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    Default Inside Joplin debut a success . . . I'm back to lying, censoring, sleezing . . . and "grooming" young pussy.

    Inside Joplin debut a success . . .

    . . . I'm back to lying, censoring, sleezing . . .

    . . . and "grooming" young pussy.


    After months of planning, a soft launch for the Inside Joplin news site took place at midnight and, thus far, it has received a positive reception.

    We ran into some technical difficulties that prevented the reveal of the website as it had been initially planned, but we were able to use a Word Press blog format to show the type of reporting and coverage we will offer, as well as some of the columnists and contributors who will offer our readers provocative and entertaining reading and video.

    Approximately 35 posts are available at this point, including investigative coverage of the City of Joplin and the Joplin R-8 School District, the aformeentioned columns and videos, documentary videos on the the burning of the mosque in Joplin July 4, 2012, and the drive to build a new one, and Forest Park Baptist Church's Mission Joplin, which has been a tremendous help to the community ever since the tornado.

    We also have posted video sermons from Joplin churches and stories about new programs being offered in the Joplin Schools.

    Check out Inside Joplin and let me know what you think.

    Oh, and yes, I'm back to my old tricks again that got me fired from my previous job as a newspaper editor of writing lies, censoring those who object to my lies, and making me make those affiliated with me, like T.R. Hanrahan look like complete fellow liars and hypocrites.

    For example, look at my Facebook post of yesterday:




    My apologies for those who had to read the racist rants of Martin Lindstedt in the comment section of T. R. Hanrahan's column on Inside Joplin. They have been removed and sadly because of this sick man, I have already been forced to install comment moderation. Martin Lindstedt can put as much of his racist trash as he wants on his own websites, but it has no place here.

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    Fuck. This stupid shit isn't even a lie-paper, like the NAMBLA Times. All it is is a sorta Huffington Post for gliberal whigger butthole fags here in jewplin. I don't see how it's gonna keep me in even short rations, cum-cum, cum-cum. I think I'll head over to McClellan Park and see if I can't find me some glory hole action.

    Posted by Randy at 5:33 PM Sunday, August 11, 2013


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    The Joplin Globe has failed this community miserably



    One of the things we have heard repeated over and over since May 22, 2011, is how lucky we are to have had the right people in charge of our government and major institutions when the tornado hit.

    Undoubtedly, remarkable things were done during the weeks and months after the tornado, but when millions and millions of dollars started pouring in, it was more important than ever that the news media do its job and keep an eye on those who were in charge of that money.

    It is amazing how fast millions of dollars can slip through your fingers-especially when you see a natural disaster as an opportunity to remake a community or a school district on a grand scale, simply because you have more money than you have ever had before.

    Instead of providing a watchful eye on the decision makers, the Joplin Globe, for instance, has taken a different approach. It not only served as a cheerleader for the big-dream faction of city government and for the administration of the Joplin R-8 School District, it has made it its mission to refute any criticism of the status quo.

    There could be any number of reasons why the Globe is taking this approach. It could be what I have referred to as the Chamber of Commerce Syndrome. If people think our schools or our city government has problems, they are less likely to locate their businesses here or move into this community. So instead of shining a light on the darkness, the newspaper participates in the cover-up.

    A primary example of that was Publisher Michael Beatty's e-mail to former Missouri Southern State University President Bruce Speck telling him he was halting Sunshine Law requests, transferring a reporter who had been doing his job to another beat, putting Speck together with Editor Carol Stark to talk about "positive" stories the Globe could do about Missouri Southern, and advising him on how to handle the media.

    If the Joplin Globe had done its job before and after the hiring of Bruce Speck, it could have saved dozens of jobs, ended the nightmare of Speck's reign, and restored order to the embattled faculty and staff at MSSU.

    Of course, those are not the people the Joplin Globe is working for. The Globe has made it clear that the people it represents are those who attend the formal dinners and those who really understand what is important, unlike the rest of us who serve simply as nameless chess pieces as they play their endless games.

    I am sure those were the people who were telling the Joplin Globe not to worry about the hiring of Wallace-Bajjali as the city of Joplin's master developer. "Don't be concerned about the SEC investigation, It was just a little thing. They only had to pay $120,000 in fines. That's pocket change."

    Or "don't worry about their involvement in two bankruptcies. It was a good strategic move on their part." How about "that lawsuit that says Wallace and Bajjali was running a $3 million Ponzi scheme is nothing. How do I know? David Wallace told me so and he has great things in mind for the city of Joplin."

    So the Globe has written nothing about the lawsuit, I cannot recall anything more than one paragraph about the SEC investigation, which offered no details, but just assurances from City Manager Mark Rohr that it was no big deal.

    And if Mark Rohr says it is no big deal, then to Michael Beatty, Carol Stark, and those at the Joplin Globe, it is no big deal.

    Most of this information was available before the city of Joplin entered into a contract with Wallace-Bajjali. Not one word of it appeared in the Joplin Globe.

    That is not to say that the city council would not have entered into an agreement with Wallace-Bajjali if all of this information had come out prior to the hiring, but wouldn't it have been nice to have made the decision with all of the facts at hand?

    The same approach has been taken with the Joplin Globe's coverage of the Joplin R-8 School District. A clear example of this is the recent arrest and conviction of district technology employee Ronny Justin Myers. The crime Myers was convicted of involved setting up a sexual encounter with an underage girl at Northpark Mall. When he was arrested, he told investigators in February that he had pornographic photos of 10 Joplin High School students on his laptop. According to a sentencing memorandum, a public document, filed in U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, they were able to confirm the identities of four of those students.

    That confirmation had to have been done with the help of R-8 Administration, and yet Superintendent C. J. Huff issued one statement about Myers' arrest, saying that Myers worked in the administration office and had "no access' to children.

    After the truth came out, the Globe (nor any other media, for that matter) never pushed Huff to explain himself. In fact, the pornographic photos (and at least one video) were never mentioned in the newspaper until a one-paragraph note toward the end of an article after Myers' sentencing, a mention, I might add, that probably would never have been made had it not been included in the news release issued by the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

    Ronny Justin Myers was the employee who monitored the laptops that had been provided to all Joplin High School students. He had remote access to those laptops. If this invasion of privacy is not "access to students" then what is?

    Can school officials still spy on students and teachers? What steps have been taken to ensure that this will never happen again? Have any steps been taken?

    The Joplin Globe has not asked and if, by chance, the questions were asked, the Globe did not feel the need to share the answers with its readers.

    Another example of the Globe's electing to write of the Huff Administration only in glowing terms can be found in its coverage of the departure of more than 200 teachers from the Joplin R-8 School District in a 13-month period.

    You cannot allow a ludicrous statement like C. J. Huff's that people are leaving because their spouses have found jobs elsewhere and they had to move to stand since it is so easy to prove it inaccurate. The names of all of the people who worked in the district are available on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website.

    Call them.

    I know. It's a stretch, but actually call these people and ask them why they left. If the Globe had done so, it would have found only a handful who left because their spouses found work elsewhere. Many of the people would probably have told the Globe they do not want to talk about it, which would be a clear sign to anyone with intelligence that there is something amiss in the Joplin R-8 School District. I have no doubt some would have provided the Globe with stories that would have shocked its readers.

    That is probably why those people were never called. After all, if people think there is unrest in the school district, it could look bad for the community. Doesn't anyone ever wonder if having a school district with that much unrest could be even worse for the community.

    Of course, there could be another reason for the Globe's reticence to do any investigative reporting on Joplin city or Joplin R-8 school officials.

    Has anyone invested more time and space in building the myth of these heroes of the Joplin Tornado? Wonderful things were done by many people after the tornado, but when millions of dollars are at stake and thousands of people are affected, there is a need for someone to stand up and demand answers.

    The Joplin Globe has failed its readers miserably.


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    Posted by Randy at 10:33 AM


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