Criticism isn't a crime, and someone should let Whitewater, Wisconsin, police chief James Coan know that. Records show he has involved at least two detectives and several other city employees—all on city time—in a quest to find the identity of "John Adams," a blogger who has criticized him and other city officials.
"No injuries were reported."
"This book will not be on our store shelves, and we will not promote it. That said, it will remain in our online catalogue."
No one has a right to a Facebook platform, but purges can and should be criticized.
The First Amendment doesn't come with an exception for "disinformation."
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Unfortunately, qualified immunity remains intact.