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Blackhawk School Board Tells BeaverCountian.com It Can’t Publish Meetings Without Permission (Surprise! We Did It Anyway!)

The Blackhawk Area School Board is demanding that BeaverCountian.com not publish video of its public meetings without asking for permission and waiting for the Board to vote its approval. BeaverCountian.com has published the recording it made of last night’s Board meeting in direct violation of those requirements, believing them to be grossly unconstitutional. As part…

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John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Silence_Dogood
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Silence_Dogood

I hope they see this and try to do something about it. It’s hilarious to watch governmental bodies try to exert authority they don’t have and get slapped down. Go ahead. Waste the precious dollars you have trying to litigate this in court. Then, you can quickly get voted out of office when you come around and say, “oh… we need to raise property taxes because we don’t have enough money this year because we tried sue the Beaver Countian for trying to hold us accountable and we lost in epic fashion.”

John Q Taxpayer
Member
John Q Taxpayer

These fucking idiots don’t know the law, so they just make up their own rules and think it supersedes the law. Anything or any body, committee, commission, authority, group or whatever you want to call it, and is fully funded or partly subsidized with tax dollars is, in fact open to the public and can be attended by and recorded by the public. No matter if they like it or not.

Raven
Member
Raven

Chilling. Such a basic matter, and they are clueless about the Sunshine Law. Big Brother is alive and well. “Mother may I?” What happens if Mother doesn’t want it to be published? Ever? Maybe they should move the tables into the library’s Fiction section and out of the nonfiction area. And, they can change the wall spelling from “NonFiction” to Non-fiction or non-fiction or nonfiction or even Nonfiction, as well. Actually, given the authoritarian attempt at secrecy, maybe “Alternative Facts” on the wall would allow them the leeway with the law and public that they need, and they can say anything they want without any fears of accountability.

Wise Owl
Guest
Wise Owl

Need further proof that ALL politicians think they are above the law, local, county, state, federal all reek of corruption.

concerned
Guest
concerned

Is anybody concerned these are the people we elected to teach our children, (The future of this country), history, such as why we fought the revolutionary war, or Goy. and how the Government is suppose to be “of the people and for the people”? Do they even bother to mention the constitution anymore? We’ve taken God and prayer out of school, now let’s take the constitution out. Tomorrow we’ll focus on taking the parents rights away. It almost worked for Hitler with the “Hitler Youth”, Maybe it will work in BlackHawk this time.

marshamoore
Member
marshamoore

Very few school boards are full of educators. Most are comprised of high school graduates who rely on their life experience to vote. Every board member should have a copy of the Sunshine Act at their disposal. God and prayer are not applicable to all Americans, so it need not be in schools, but in a school club. It’s really disturbing that the solicitor, Kustra, doesn’t know any better.

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