ACLU sues library for blocking Wiccan...

ACLU sues library for blocking Wiccan websites

There are 16 comments on the The Hill story from Jan 3, 2012, titled ACLU sues library for blocking Wiccan websites. In it, The Hill reports that:

The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri sued a local public library on Tuesday for allegedly blocking websites related to Wicca, a modern pagan religion.

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“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#1 Jan 8, 2012
If the Library allows website for christian sites. Then the library should be allowing Wiccan/Pagan sites as well islamic and all religious websites..
Horseswaggled

Clarksville, TN

#2 Jan 9, 2012
Dear ACLU:

My name is Horseswaggled named individually. On 01/09/2012 I called the President of the United States who I won't name individually about your ACLU complaint filed 01/03/12 ---Case: 4:12-cv-00004-NAB filed IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION--- to talk to President of the United States who I won't name individually about this case. I was told by the phone answerer who I won't name individually that I couldn't talk to the President of the United States who I won't name individually.

My tax dollars pay for the President of the United States who I won't name individually and therefore my AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES were violated.
I think my ACLU case should take PRESIDENCE over the cracker Salem mo. librarian named individually which I will not name , BOARD OF TRUSTEES SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY NAMED a body corporate, and the CITY OF SALEM, MISSOURI NAMED a municipality and political subdivision of the State of Missouri because it would draw more media attention.

Thank you and have a wonderful ACLU day.
Horseswaggled named individually
orwell

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 9, 2012
They weren't just blocking certain sites, they were making lists of people they thought were visiting "improper" websites (including things like the aforementioned Wiccan websites) and TURNING THEM IN TO THE POLICE. So you could be on a watch list at the police station because the librarian doesn't approve of your web-surfing.
Horseswaggled

Clarksville, TN

#4 Jan 10, 2012
4:12-cv-00004-NAB Has nothing about a list now does it?

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#5 Jan 11, 2012
orwell wrote:
They weren't just blocking certain sites, they were making lists of people they thought were visiting "improper" websites (including things like the aforementioned Wiccan websites) and TURNING THEM IN TO THE POLICE. So you could be on a watch list at the police station because the librarian doesn't approve of your web-surfing.
You sure it wasn't a "witch list" they were putting together?? Bawhahaah
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#6 Jan 11, 2012
Just curious, but why would the cops care about Wiccans?

Around these parts the cops leave the harmless Wiccans, potheads and hippies alone unless they are causing some kind of trouble, which they never do.
bad call

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 11, 2012
Horseswaggled wrote:
Dear ACLU:
My name is Horseswaggled named individually. On 01/09/2012 I called the President of the United States who I won't name individually about your ACLU complaint filed 01/03/12 ---Case: 4:12-cv-00004-NAB filed IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION--- to talk to President of the United States who I won't name individually about this case. I was told by the phone answerer who I won't name individually that I couldn't talk to the President of the United States who I won't name individually.
My tax dollars pay for the President of the United States who I won't name individually and therefore my AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES were violated.
I think my ACLU case should take PRESIDENCE over the cracker Salem mo. librarian named individually which I will not name , BOARD OF TRUSTEES SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY NAMED a body corporate, and the CITY OF SALEM, MISSOURI NAMED a municipality and political subdivision of the State of Missouri because it would draw more media attention.
Thank you and have a wonderful ACLU day.
Horseswaggled named individually
. I think the ACLU is one of the most anti American groups ever, and personally they should be tried for treason in my humble opinion. But the librarian and rest were wrong on this one, in my humble opinion..
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#8 Jan 11, 2012
bad call wrote:
<quoted text>. I think the ACLU is one of the most anti American groups ever, and personally they should be tried for treason in my humble opinion. But the librarian and rest were wrong on this one, in my humble opinion..
Your opinion isn't humble, it's ignorant. You're also completely missing the whole American way of dealing with this, ironically.
Religious Scholar

Salem, MO

#9 Jan 11, 2012
I have studied religions all of my life and have written many commentaries and articles explaining some of the more mysterious aspects of spiritualism from ancient Hebrew, Egyptian, Babylonian, Mayan, and many native cultures and beliefs throughout human history. All of religious origins are occult, which is defined as "hidden". It is up to the seeker to unveil what is "hidden". That is part of the spiritual journey of the soul. A librarian ought to know that, but in this area, where there is an overdose of cops and government to enforce a particular way of life, the only allowance for culture or religion people are given is towards a crude and watered-down and barely recognizable Westernized Christianity.
bad call

Chicago, IL

#10 Jan 11, 2012
Strel wrote:
<quoted text>
Your opinion isn't humble, it's ignorant. You're also completely missing the whole American way of dealing with this, ironically.
screw you, who made your arrogant ass king? I think the ACLU is running America and its my right to think and express it, so its within my civil rights to tell you to get bent haha
bad call

Dallas, TX

#11 Jan 11, 2012
Meant ruining not running.
larry

Warsaw, MO

#12 Jan 11, 2012
Bad call you are 100% correct!!!
OOTA

Pleasant Hill, MO

#13 Jan 11, 2012
bad call wrote:
<quoted text> screw you, who made your arrogant ass king? I think the ACLU is running America and its my right to think and express it, so its within my civil rights to tell you to get bent haha
In most instances I would agree with you, but on this one I think the ACLU should get involved. However, if the person that was denied access to the websites happens to be black, then you will probably see Obama drinking a beer with the librarian and the person who complained.
OOTA

Pleasant Hill, MO

#14 Jan 11, 2012
I'm sure that this wouldn't have happened at all if the person would have been looking up information on how to be a muslim. Some religions are protected by the federal courts, you know.
bad call

Chicago, IL

#15 Jan 11, 2012
OOTA wrote:
<quoted text>
In most instances I would agree with you, but on this one I think the ACLU should get involved. However, if the person that was denied access to the websites happens to be black, then you will probably see Obama drinking a beer with the librarian and the person who complained.
I do agree with you on that somewhat, as I stated in original post I think librarian and others involved were wrong to block those sites both on freedom of speech and religion grounds.
Horseswaggled

Clarksville, TN

#16 Jan 11, 2012
bad call wrote:
<quoted text>. I think the ACLU is one of the most anti American groups ever, and personally they should be tried for treason in my humble opinion. But the librarian and rest were wrong on this one, in my humble opinion..
THE REST WEREN'T NAMED """"INDIVI DUALLY"" but had names. Get the POINT??? A real ACLU would be keeping the white color clowns from hiding behind corporations, LLCs, State Government, etc..when they supposedly don't do their jobs.

This NETSWEEPER which looks like a world wide SPY network for big brother to me, made junk catch all software jailing information and sells it to US probably at 20X what it should be. The librarian might not of knew how to through their maze of BS and did HER JOB.

The 14 page complaint
http://www.scribd.com/doc/77095840/1-Complain...

http://www.netsweeper.com/what-we-do/netsweep...
5 billion URLs categorized (and counting)

Our cloud-based AIs scan and categorize new web content based on the usage patterns of Netsweeper users worldwide. This translates into 10 to 15 million new URIs categorized and added to our Master Category Name Servers every day. When you factor in the activity across all Netsweeper deployments, including both allowed and blocked content, Netsweeper servers are processing about a million URIs every second.

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