A Light at the End of the Tunnel? – LA Council Member Jan Perry Introduces Legislation to stop “Broadcasters” promoting slander

Kudos to Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry who recently introduced legislation that calls upon media companies to ensure “on air hosts do not use and promote racist and sexist slurs” while broadcasting for a wonderful start to ebbing the constant airwave slander and abuse that goes on not only in the United States but globally every day.

Please read the article from the Huffington Post from March 21st below where  just three days after singer Whitney Houston passed away, KFI AM hosts John and Ken dismissed her as nothing more than a “crack ho.” Nearly one month later, the LA city council began to consider  whether to take an official stance against the slurs uttered that day

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On March 23 the legislation was passed and it certainly seems that there is a “light at the end of the tunnel” and a beginning for these “shock Jocks” to think  before they speak about the deceased, the innocents and anyone else that cannot speak for themselves.

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There have been many of these “broadcasters” all over the world who have taken aim at not only Whitney Houston, but also Michael Jackson.  One example is “The Dean Blundell Show” based in Canada who taken aim at the late Mr. Jackson, his children and his family.  Recently Kurt Loder of MTV News said that Mr. Jackson was a child molester.  Loder made the controversial statement on the “Jeff and Jeremy in the Morning” radio show on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

“Stop Global Airwave Abuse” works with “Cadeflaw” a group that is attempting to pass a law that will stop the defamation of the deceased in the state of California.  Together we work in attempting to bring these people to the forefront and make a change on public airwaves.

“There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one” Michael Jackson

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  1. #1 by Cadeflaw on March 24, 2012 - 11:20 pm

    Great article SGAA and a fitting headliner. This is a teaser to the law being authored and passed. Thanks for chiming in.

    • #2 by SGAA on March 24, 2012 - 11:31 pm

      Thank you we can do this together!

  2. #3 by SRMK on March 25, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    @SGAA,

    A fascinating site and story on a much needed subject. I hope Councilwoman Perry example is followed by many. I hope other law makers come to realize enough is enough.

  3. #4 by MJJJusticeProject on March 25, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    What an outstanding turn of events. Keep it going.

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