Skip to comments.College suspends student for asking questions about gun control [during a public forum]
Posted on 04/03/2014 5:03:13 AM PDT by virgil283
"A Connecticut community college suspended a student veteran for his aggressive questioning of Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy during a public forum,....
Shortly thereafter, Saucier received notice from the administration that he was suspended on grounds that his continued presence on campus would present a danger to the persons, property and/or academic process of the College....
The college attempted to persuade Saucier to plead guilty to the charges and undergo counseling. He refused, opting instead for a formal hearing. At the hearing, administrators refused to let him play his recorded video, which he argued would acquit him by showing that he did nothing wrong. Saucier was found guilty of all charges. His suspension was lifted, but any further trouble from him and he will be expelled, administrators said..... The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has accused ACC of violating Sauciers free speech and due process rights by disciplining him for speaking his mind and subjecting him to a sham trial....
ACCs myriad violations of Nicholas Sauciers rights, effective rewriting of its conduct procedures, and failure to rectify its errors should give all Americans great concern, said Peter Bonilla, director of FIREs Individual Rights Defense Program, in a statement. [H/T instapundit]
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/02/college-suspends-student-for-asking-questions-about-gun-control/#ixzz2xp9I2MvJ
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Sue the bastards!
What do you mean the camps aren't open? Maybe not yet...
Free speech for me but not for thee if thy words offend our ears.
Tyranny in Academia demonstrates how far the liberals have dominated and perverted the original concept of open inquiry and discussion that was the foundation of the concepts of “Callege” and “University”!
Are these people trying out for commandant positions at FEMA camps.
He’s better off not being in that cesspool.
This won’t end well for the college.
Clarification of the ‘school’ involved; Asnuntuck Community College.
So... questioning an elected official is now an “offense.”
The brave new world of “New Amerika.”
I know that there is a good economic reason for staying in Connecticut (one’s job is there), but aside from that, I see no reason to live there.
Having relatives there seems to me to be a weak reason. We have telephones, the Internet and automobile, bus, train and air transportation by means of keeping in touch.
If it’s not your job keeping you there, you really ought to think in terms of your basic freedoms and leave that miserable state.
Free speech. As long as it’s approved free speech.
Surrender your rights on campus...
In a sane America, that would have been true.
They have a few ways of forcing compliance.
they suspend you from school
they make you attend a reeducation camp
they sic the IRS on you
they look in your private information on government computers and leak it to the press
they accuse you of racism
Democratic looney tunes
His main problem was that he did not incite 20 other students to occupy the college admin building, trash the offices and spray paint graffiti everywhere...
Oh, and he forgot to wear his “Che” tee shirt... or maybe a “Rainbow Coalition” shirt.
“Why not just summarily send him to a re-education camp?”
Now you’re talking comrade. He should be frightened into complying with the agenda.
Followed the governor to his car afterwards? He’s an idiot.
Evidence? We already have the verdict and sentencing before the trial. Why do we need this evidence to slow things down?
Sorry, but I must disagree. This community college is in Connecticut. Not exactly a bastion of freedom.
“Aggressively questioning” a Republican on the other hand would have made him a hero with the school’s administrators.
Comrade, you are talking about the old days. In the glorious NEW REPUBLIC, so called "free thinking" individuals will be put in their place. They will be re-educated. Their thinking will be realigned so that there is no dissent.
If you read the article, he followed that guy out to his car after the event and called him a snake. He didn’t just ask questions at the event. Sounds like the kind of harassment that lefties are allowed to do, but that doesn’t make it right or smart.
sue them. seek damages.
Trial. Guilty. But curiously, no penalty. The lack of a penalty eliminates harm, thus no threat of an appeal or civil suit. However, the person is sufficiently frightened by the process. Now the person is conditioned to accept the lesson from the education camp.
The Department of Thought Control Commissars is working overtime.
In America, we are gifted with the First Amendment, in which Government grants us the right to free speech! Celebrate this historical right at the Free Speech Forum, scheduled at Muzzle Hall, on July 9, 2014!
Please be aware, the following topics are RESTRICTED and any violations will be met with expulsion, fines, and criminal prosecution:
The following topics are PERMITTED:
- Any questions about gun control.
- Any questions about abortion.
- Criticism of Obamacare.
- Criticism of increasing federal and state expenditures.
- Criticism of any Democrat politician, including Barack Obama.
- Questions about increased use of SWAT teams in routine law enforcement.
- Questions about plans to deploy 30000 government surveillance drones by 2015.
- Any statement challenging the settled-science over global warming.
- Any questions or criticisms of NSA universal American surveillance.
- Questions and criticisms of the Tea Party.
- Exclamations of loyalty to Barack Obama.
- Expressions of support for the expansion of Federal and State rights.
- Expressions of support for communism, socialism, or facism.
- Questions about the repeal of the Bill of Rights, amendments 1 through 10.
I think you left out that we are all free to gloriously praise the glorious leaders of Asnuntuck Community College.
That is so obvious as not to need to be in print.
Thats my only reason anymore, and I am currently doing interviews with companies in other (less rabid blue) states, i.e. the Carolinas.
“The debate is over”
You shall remain silent.
YES!!! Sue the bastards.
“So...questioning and elected official is now an ‘offense’.”
Only brilliant,intellectual, Progressives are allowed to noisily protest the actions of any right-wing, knuckle-dragging, bible-thumping, gun-loving Christian moron.
Right-wing, knuckle-dragging, bible-thumping, gun-loving
Christian morons are not allowed to protest the actions of brilliant, intellectual, Progressives because brilliant, intellectual, Progressives are genetically superior.
See? Ya’ know?
Long Live the Revolution and Long Live Brilliant, Intellectual, Really-Really Smart Progressives!!!!!
I hope you are not referring to me. Huxley and Orwell had this figured out a long time ago.
I'm guessing the claim Saucier followed the gun-grabber governor to his car as part of an escalating encounter while shouting obscenities had something to do with it.
Sue everyone involved into bankruptcy. Own their homes. Break up their marriages. Make their children cry.
The very raison de être for “higher learning” is the thing they loathe: hard questions.
Google belligerent claimant, and learn.
Good for you!
Consider my home state of Alabama. It’s a beautiful state, with the mountains in the north and the seashore in the south, although its seashores do not compare of those of the Carolinas. And its politics are the very opposite of those in New England.
“...although its seashores do not compare of those of the Carolinas...
Alabama beaches have whiter sand and clearer water than the Carolina beaches. But those Atlantic beaches have some surfing.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.