A new blog called Talk Back Northampton has joined the debate. It raises concerns about censorship. The lead post of 9/21 is an open letter from “AC”, and is similar to the comment presented and discussed in our post, “A Response to First Amendment Concerns”.
We observe that Talk Back Northampton presents a petition online. This petition asks the signer to type in a name and email address. We have concerns that “signatures” so collected may not be verifiable, such that even if hundreds of people appear to sign it, we can’t be sure if these are separate individuals, if any reside in Northampton, or even if they are in the pay of Capital Video. For our own petition, we ask people to sign on paper and provide their physical address.