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​Threatening Speech and Social Media

When it comes to bullying, harassing, and threatening on social media, where is the line between free speech and criminal behavior? In light of an unprecedented volume of school shootings, swatting, teen suicides, and other juvenile violence, local governments across the country are pulling out all of the stops to address the threats on social media that often lead to such disastrous consequences. Colorado has long had a harassment statute, and Denver has its own municipal code at play. In light of a recent challenge to Colorado’s statute, the validity of Denver’s code is also being questioned.

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