Video sparks free-speech debate in Okla. Copies of movie 'Tin Drum' are seized from stores, homes
A debate over free speech is heating up in Oklahoma, where police seized videotapes of a critically acclaimed foreign film that a county judge had ruled was child pornography and obscene.
Oklahoma City police confiscated rental copies of the 1979 film The Tin Drum from three homes and six video stores. Tulsa officials are threatening to do the same.
American Civil Liberties Union officials said they will seek a federal review. ``This kind of insensitive disregard for our fundamental rights of expression and free speech is clearly outrageous,'' said Joann Bell, executive director of the Oklahoma ACLU.
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