Skip to comments.AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters
Posted on 04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT by marktwain
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Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct". The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy. The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in". The campus policy does not prohibit holsters. The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community" and for a general prohibition on engaging in conduct that violates university rules.
In practise, this is a gag on any protest that the administration disagrees with. From campusreform.org:
Is this just because I have a holster on me? Parten asks the officer after turning over his identification.
Yeah, it is, because somebody called it in, the officer replies matter-of-factly. You know there's a no-weapons policy out here, but still you want to push it.
Uh ... this is a protest, Parten submits after a short pause, evidently caught off-guard by the notion that an empty holster might violate the policy.
Did you get permission to wear it? the officer queries him.
I don't need permission to wear it, Parten replies confidently.
You need permission from the university.
To wear a holster? he asks with undisguised incredulity.
Standing his rhetorical ground, the officer simply shrugs off the challenge and says, There's a no-weapons policy here.
It's not a weapon.
I understand that, the officer concedes. Take it up with Dean of Students, then, because y'all are gonna be written up for disciplinary [sic], and I will put in there your attitude, you understand?
Did the administration have a real appreciation of freedom of speech, or did it simply toss the cops under the bus when it got push back from alumni donors?
“and the cop that issued the citation, Officer David Turppa, was suspended for a week without pay.”
Should have fired his fascist ass.
...played by Keenan Wynn, also known for his role as Sergeant Bat Guano in Dr. Strangelove.
Amazing that so much stupidity goes on at institutions of “higher learning”!
At that point, I'm afraid I would have asked the intellectual giant in uniform just what made him think he was qualified to carry a weapon since he obviously have to take several classes at the University to raise his IQ to mere room temperature.
He probably is a political appointee.
Not just the gun was criminalized, but also the thought of the gun.
They have criminalized thoughts and are using the police to prosecute.
A story correction: this incident occurred in Mobile, at the University of South Alabama. The story erroneously makes it appear that this happened in Tuscaloosa.
Thank you for the clarification and correction.
Time to demand that no federal funds or loans for students who go to schools that allow hate, intolerance and discrimination.
The Boy Scouts weren’t even allowed to use public property because they were so intolerant they wouldn’t allow their boys to camp with homosexuals.
Intolerance is intolerance.
Well, that’s a relief.
Are all “educators” fascists and idiots? Just askin’...
Got no idea. Most engineering professors seem fairly reasonable in my experience
Ping to the state list.
I’m sorry for the late ping. I was teaching and couldn’t get to it.
I consider turbans to be a greater threat. Maybe they should ban those too?
No, I don’t think we are, nor do I think that the only place to learn manners is in the south. However, ...
More likely they developed this appreciation after speaking to the kid’s father’s lawyer.
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