Practicing free speech is about to get expensive for some residents of New York City.
The New York City Commission on Human Rights announced that people who call someone an illegal alien, ask someone to speak English or say anything that has the “intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person with limited English proficiency” can receive a fine of a quarter of a million dollars.
New York City has made it illegal to threaten to call ICE based on a discriminatory motive or to tell someone "go back to your country." Hate has no place here. pic.twitter.com/1rgQ52oI68
— City of New York (@nycgov) October 1, 2019
This isn’t the first time the organization has tried to censor speech they feel is harmful. Their most recent policy, which also carried a $250,000 fine, targeted landlords and employers who don’t use gender pronouns preferred by their tenants and employees.
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