Skip to comments.College Professor Leads Students in Vandalizing Pro-Life Display on Abortion
Posted on 04/14/2006 5:31:32 AM PDT by rhema
Heighland Heights, KY -- A college professor at Northern Kentucky University encouraged her students to vandalize a pro-life display members of the campus Right to Life group set up to oppose abortion.
Not content with urging students to trash the memorial, Dr. Sally Jacobsen participated in the vandalism and was caught on camera by reporters from the student newspaper. Members of the Northern Right to Life, the campus pro-life group, set up hundreds of crosses on a campus lawn to memorialize the babies who have died from abortion since Roe v. Wade.
After Dr. Jacobson and NKU students destroyed the display, members of the group decided put new crosses up in their place and camp out overnight on Thursday to make sure they weren't vandalized again.
The student group also told The Northerner student newspaper it plans to press charges with local police.
"We called the police and told them that we decided to press charges," Julie Broering, treasurer for the group, said. The decision came after members of the pro-life club held a day-long meeting and vote.
Campus police reports indicate several young women destroyed about 400 crosses from the display in the grass in front of the campus center on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba has confirmed that Dr. Sally Jacobsen encouraged students in her British literature class to "exercise their free speech" by vandalizing the display.
Jacobson's class meets on Wednesday evening and reporters from The Northerner caught her and NKU student trashing the pro-life display.
"I am very disappointed that this happened," Votruba told The Northerner. "At a university, the opposing views should be able to bump up against each other. Responding with pamphlets or speeches would have allowed the power of ideas to compete."
The student newspaper indicated about 10 students joined Jacobson in vandalizing the display. Police arrived two hours after Jacobson's class period and found the crosses in trash cans across campus.
David Tobergte, an administrative sergeant with the University Police said those involved could face felony theft charges and any students could also face university sanctions regarding the incident.
Dean of Students Kent Kelso apologized for the incident and said those involved would be punished. He indicated he would press for a full police investigation.
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So nice to see that college, where one used to go to to form an opinion and debate it's merits, hasn't changed.
I thought college is a place to exchange ideas...what is going on with these professors and 'guest speakers'. Like that Latino woman Bill Oreilly had a recording of in Arizona...saying Republicans hate Latinos!! These institutions are really run by liberals and democrats... it is all coming out!
Looks like typical bull dyke feminists.
Leftist scum at it again, guaranteed she won't be fired for exercising her "free speech".
The nazis used to debate their opponents at political rallies by smashing their heads. Give the Democrats time and they will adopt that tactic as well.
Yeah. Uh huh. Sure.
Except for the "professor", who has "tenure", I'm sure.
So, by her thinking, I can exercise my free speech and go and burn an abortion clinic, right?
Could use a little exercise, couldn't they?
ROFLOL! What's a British lit class got to do with the issue of abortion or free speech? Nothing. Dr. Sally Jacobsen is just using her influence to advance a personal agenda and should be terminated.
Getting a little fast and loose with the First Amendment, aren't we? I wasn't aware that freedom of speech included the freedom to vandalize.
Murdering bitch psychopath!!!
See, for liberals, the right to protest and resist is only reserved for themselves. Conservative protest should be prosecuted.
This is the world where unrestrained liberalism takes us.....prisons for conservative protesters and re-education camps for the rest.
Another example of liberal tolerance.
College is now the place that people exchange soiled underpants......boys wearing girls' and girls wearing boys'!