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Should Donald Sterling go to jail for his racist comments?


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Freedom of speech is a right. Even vile and disgusting speech. besides, people make mistakes.

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I wouldn't need much more of an argument than this. Donald Sterling, as well as every other citizen of the United States is entitled to free speech. He didn't INTEND for his words to be heard, and if so, he probably would have kept it to himself. Jailing or even punishing someone for a PERSONAL conversation they had with their peer(s) which happened to be publicized is downright unfair, unconstitutional and wrong. EVERY person is entitled to their own opinion, and has the right to speak in accordance to their opinion -- this is in a sense the essence of American freedom, the right to speak your mind and share your views. I will admit that his remarks were rather ignorant and disrespectful, but you cannot take the future of a tycoon right out from under them because of something that person said in private without ANY intent of sharing.

A personal prejudice does not warrant jailtime...

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