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Professor Who Trashed Pro-Life Abortion Display Apologizes, Will Retire
LifeNews ^ | April 19, 2006 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 04/19/2006 2:01:59 AM PDT by rhema

Highland Heights, KY -- The Northern Kentucky University professor who encouraged her students to vandalize a pro-life display -- and then led them in trashing it -- has apologized. Dr. Sally Jacobson, a tenured 27-year British literature professor, issued her apology just days after saying she saw nothing wrong what she did. "I deeply regret my impulsive action in dismantling that display," Jacobson said late Tuesday. "It was a mistake of judgment for me to invite my students to participate in that action."

Jacobson told WKRC-TV in a taped interview that she hoped her actions did not damage the reputation of the college.

"I really love NKU and care very much about my students and don't want them to be harmed," she said. "At this point, I really want the university to be able to defuse the firestorm of attention around this."

NKU has suspended Jacobson and she will officially retire at the end of the school year. WKRC reports that other professors have taken over her classes for the remainder of the semester.

Local police are investigating the vandalism, which saw Jacobson and several students destroy a pro-life cross display Northern Right to Life set up in the grass outside the student center. A reported from the student newspaper caught Jacobson and her students destroying the display.

University officials authorized the pro-life display, meant to memorialize the 47 million babies who have died since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

NKU President James Votruba, who issued a statement Monday apologizing on behalf of the school, appreciated Jacobson's apology but said the infringement of free speech and the disregard for the exchange of ideas couldn't be tolerated on a college campus.

"This was a very serious lapse in judgment," he told the television station.

"You don't invite students to participate in breaking the law or inhibiting other's free speech. You just don't do that if you're a faculty member," Votruba said.

He indicated he thinks NKU has "responded appropriately" to the concerns about the vandalism.

Votruba said he and Jacobson will meet soon to discuss the professor's retirement.

Read prior coverage: Professor Who Vandalized Pro-Life Display on Abortion Placed on Leave

Professor Who Vandalized Pro-Life Display Defends Actions

College Professor Leads Students in Vandalizing Pro-Life Display on Abortion

Related web sites: Northern Kentucky University


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: abortion; education; prolife
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Dr. Sally Jacobson tears down the main "Cemetery of Innocents" sign displayed by the campus pro-life group.

Pro-abortion students remove crosses from the display.


1 posted on 04/19/2006 2:02:05 AM PDT by rhema
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To: rhema

Would love to see her lose her pension and be charged criminally.


2 posted on 04/19/2006 2:07:15 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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mega-kudos to the reporter who snapped her in the act..


3 posted on 04/19/2006 2:09:05 AM PDT by D-fendr
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To: rhema

Congratulations to the President of NKU. He, unlike many of his peers across the country, understands and appreciates the importance of a "free exchange of ideas".

Again, congrats to him, and I hope the people of Kentucky appreciate what a rare gem is he!


4 posted on 04/19/2006 2:09:13 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: rhema

Libs really hate that ol' First Amendment...when they don't agree with what somebody has to say.


5 posted on 04/19/2006 2:55:09 AM PDT by SIDENET (Gonna shake it, gonna break it, let's forget it better still)
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To: SIDENET

Intolerant Speech Threatens Minority Free Expression
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1616898/posts


6 posted on 04/19/2006 3:08:56 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: ncountylee

She has lost her job and admitted she was wrong. I hope the charges are dropped.


7 posted on 04/19/2006 3:18:11 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg
So you think that if someone commits an act of vandalism there should be no legal consequences?

L

8 posted on 04/19/2006 3:21:38 AM PDT by Lurker (Anyone who doesn't demand an immediate end to illegal immigration is aiding the slave trade.)
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To: CindyDawg
I hope the charges are dropped.

Absolutely disagree. Criminal acts must be dealt with in a court of law.

9 posted on 04/19/2006 3:21:58 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: D-fendr
According to what I read on WND she didn't 'retire' she was terminated. There's a bit of a difference there.

L

10 posted on 04/19/2006 3:22:25 AM PDT by Lurker (Anyone who doesn't demand an immediate end to illegal immigration is aiding the slave trade.)
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To: CindyDawg
She has lost her job and admitted she was wrong. I hope the charges are dropped.

I hope she is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

11 posted on 04/19/2006 3:23:06 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: rhema
a tenured 27-year British literature professor,

She is also listed as a Womens Studies professor.

Her home page has been removed. You have to used cache to find it.

Dr. Sally Jacobsen.

She is trying to apologize to avoid criminal prosecution. She should be prosecuted for what she did.

She incited a riot, led a group of thugs on campus to trash a display that was sanctioned by the college (and the Constitution), and then lied about her activities to a reporter.

12 posted on 04/19/2006 3:23:35 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: CindyDawg
She has lost her job and admitted she was wrong. I hope the charges are dropped.

Actually she admitted to a "lapse in judgment" but also said she doesn't think what she did was wrong.

13 posted on 04/19/2006 3:23:55 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: rhema
That is her on the right.

This is the photo she showed on her home page that was take several years ago.


14 posted on 04/19/2006 3:25:46 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: VRWCmember

< Actually she admitted to a "lapse in judgment" but also said she doesn't think what she did was wrong. >

Including the students was wrong, she said, but I don't think anything she said was what she really felt.


15 posted on 04/19/2006 3:28:24 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (Jack Bauer wears Dick Cheney jammies.)
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To: rhema

What I find disturbing is her reasoning.

“Any violence perpetrated against that silly display was minor compared to how I felt when I saw it. Some of my students felt the same way, just outraged,” Jacobsen said.

Her feelings trump civility and law.
With reasoning like this, its no wonder our kids are loosing direction.


16 posted on 04/19/2006 3:29:13 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (This line intentionally left blank)
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To: Lurker

No. There are consequences to all our actions. IMO, it takes hate and fear to do something like that. I would rather see her put the crosses back up, thinking about what they represent and come to understand why charges were dropped and her enemies forgave her.


17 posted on 04/19/2006 3:30:57 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: rhema
"At this point, I really want the university to be able to defuse the firestorm of attention around this."

Oh, how these liberal fascists always want to MOOOOOOOOOOOVE ON...didn't they name a website and an entire organization around that tactic? :)

18 posted on 04/19/2006 3:32:36 AM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: ncountylee

I think I heard that a suit was or will be filed but it will be civil not criminal. Has anyone else heard this? Amen.


19 posted on 04/19/2006 3:32:42 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: CindyDawg
I hope the charges are dropped.

Why?

20 posted on 04/19/2006 3:33:25 AM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: who knows what evil?
We are a Nation of Laws and we ALL must adhere to them. Amen.
21 posted on 04/19/2006 3:34:30 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: rhema

Don't let the doorknob hit you on the way out.


22 posted on 04/19/2006 3:34:40 AM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Only 4 out of 3 Democrats actually vote.")
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To: VRWCmember; All
Dang. I didn't know there were so many freepers up this early:') You guys may be right. It's just my way. Even my preacher disagrees with me. That's ok though.
23 posted on 04/19/2006 3:34:56 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: rhema

I'm entirely satisfied with this result.

Now I eagerly await further resignations at schools in Alabama {science-teacher and anti-President video}, Colorado {geography teacher and anti-President rant}, and South Dakota {"9/11 victims deserved what they got, and were just a buch of little Eichmanns.}


24 posted on 04/19/2006 3:36:25 AM PDT by 9999lakes
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To: CindyDawg
No. There are consequences to all our actions. IMO, it takes hate and fear to do something like that. I would rather see her put the crosses back up, thinking about what they represent and come to understand why charges were dropped and her enemies forgave her.

The State cannot dispense God's justice. The Law cannot turn the other cheek. Carried to your extreme it would basically allow anyone to talk their way out of anything.

The good professor seems sorry only because she realizes that she will probably get her students expelled. She underestimated the firestorm she would generate.

25 posted on 04/19/2006 3:37:00 AM PDT by Sam the Sham (A conservative party tough on illegal immigration could carry California in 2008)
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To: CindyDawg

She needs to be made an example of. For too long libs have been able to get away with anything by a non-apology apology after the fact.


26 posted on 04/19/2006 3:37:17 AM PDT by thoughtomator (That new ring around Uranus is courtesy of the IRS)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
Her feelings trump civility and law.

That is what happens when you have had abortions in the past and have not come terms with what you did.

27 posted on 04/19/2006 3:38:16 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Sam the Sham

I was just thinking that putting the crosses back up, handed to her slowly one at at time , with a history might have more of an impact than a fine.


28 posted on 04/19/2006 3:40:43 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: SkyPilot

Yup. And thats the difference between Liberals and Conservitives.


29 posted on 04/19/2006 3:41:16 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (This line intentionally left blank)
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To: SkyPilot

I was wondering about that.


30 posted on 04/19/2006 3:41:25 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Caleb1411; machogirl; Rodney King

ping for the latest


31 posted on 04/19/2006 3:46:32 AM PDT by BufordP ("I am stuck on Al Franken 'cause Al Franken's stuck on me!" -- Stupid)
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To: CindyDawg
Having the folks who put up the display forgive her is a completely separate issue from paying the price for her criminal act.

Besides, I haven't heard her ask for anyones forgiveness, have you? I'm not much of a Christian but I'm pretty sure that there are two sides to that forgiveness thing.

One has to truly repent of ones actions before one can be forgiven, right?

And I'm not up early...I'm working very late. I'ts been a busy night down in the EOC. Hopefully I'll be out of here on time this morning and I can get home to get Lurker Jr off to school and then get some sleep.

L

32 posted on 04/19/2006 3:47:29 AM PDT by Lurker (Anyone who doesn't demand an immediate end to illegal immigration is aiding the slave trade.)
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To: Lurker
I'm really not a bleeding heart. Jails have a purpose. Shoot, we have "leaders" that ought to be behind bars. Something about her bothers me though. What was it about the crosses that made her snap and do this where everyone could see her? She even brought students. Even without the photo , there was no way to keep this a secret. The people she hates may be the ones that can help her. JMO Anyway, this psy stuff getting way to deep, even for me. Maybe, I'll feel some righteous anger after I have had some sleep:')
33 posted on 04/19/2006 3:58:55 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: D-fendr
mega-kudos to the reporter who snapped her in the act..

I'll bet the photos were what contributed to her downfall. Without them, the University could hide behind a "so-and-so said it happened, but the professor denies it."

34 posted on 04/19/2006 4:02:36 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen; kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul; Raquel; Kelly_2000
“Any violence perpetrated against that silly display was minor compared to how I felt when I saw it. Some of my students felt the same way, just outraged,” Jacobsen said.

Apparently to her memorializing babies that are killed because of abortions are "silly"?

Just where does one get to that point of reason?

35 posted on 04/19/2006 4:07:56 AM PDT by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: Northern Yankee

In the Lib crowd, it goes pretty far - even Oprah.

In Conservitive crowd, jail.


36 posted on 04/19/2006 4:13:11 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (This line intentionally left blank)
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To: CindyDawg

IIRC she was due to retire soon anyways. She just moved it up some weeks.


37 posted on 04/19/2006 4:13:31 AM PDT by ahayes
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To: CindyDawg
Disclaimer: I don't know what I'm talking about.

Okay, with that out of the way, Here's how I would do the "accounting" on what she did. There are three sides to her action. She committed a, well, misdeed against "the Peace"; she injured the people who put up the display by destroying their work; she stomped all over the ethos of an educational institution and over the legitimate expectations of a professor.

So she owes "the Peace" something, something like a fine and/or some time in the pokey where she is deprived of the freedom she misused.

She also owes the folks who put up the display recompense for the damage she did to their property and to the product of their labor AND for the violation of their rights. These days, at least here in central VA, property crimes like this are often handled as part of the criminal sentencing procedure. Bad guys, uh, persons, are -- as PART of their punishment -- told to work with "Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR)" to compensate those they have harmed, in addition to a fine and/or other punishment for violating the civil order.

Losing the protection of her tenured status (assuming she had any) and being required to leave the university faculty seems adequate for her putting her "outrage" ahead of the requirements of an academic community.

That's how I see it. And I don't want the state to be very merciful to someone who stomps on the first amendment as she did. A week in the pokey (and she has to serve the entire week and not on weekends) and $1k fine would be adequate, IMHO.

38 posted on 04/19/2006 4:22:11 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (If you find yourself in a fair fight, you did not prepare properly.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I agree. Photos were important evidence. Every conservative student these days ought to be given video/audio recording equipment to take with them to school every day.


39 posted on 04/19/2006 4:23:39 AM PDT by 9999lakes
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To: ncountylee
"I deeply regret my impulsive action in dismantling that display," Jacobson said late Tuesday. "It was a mistake of judgment for me to invite my students to participate in that action."

I wonder why she and her students were not charged with criminal mischief? Go figure.

40 posted on 04/19/2006 4:24:01 AM PDT by dokmad
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To: rhema
Here is a picutre from yesterday's thread. She is on the right. BARF..

Posted here by Rodney King

41 posted on 04/19/2006 4:30:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Don't mess with Texas.)
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To: CindyDawg

No, she is going to pay for violating First Amendment Rights... and after her life is over... she will go to hell!

LLS


42 posted on 04/19/2006 4:32:38 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Preserve America... kill terrorists... destroy dims!)
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To: singfreedom

absolutely agree!...how refreshing to find a college president with courage in this day and age!


43 posted on 04/19/2006 4:33:45 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: CindyDawg
'I'm sorry' doesn't cut it, CindyDawg....

Do you think she would have apologized or anything else if she hadn't been caught in the act.

I think not!

44 posted on 04/19/2006 4:35:10 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: All

Just like Michael savage said those pro abortion is always and old yenta or someone that has no chance in getting pregnate


45 posted on 04/19/2006 4:37:15 AM PDT by Kewlhand`tek (Those that can't , Teach. Those that can't teach , Report)
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To: CindyDawg
I know you're not Cindy. Get some sleep and think about this when you are better rested.

I have a feeling you'll come around to my way of thinking on this one.

Have a great day.

L

46 posted on 04/19/2006 4:39:53 AM PDT by Lurker (Anyone who doesn't demand an immediate end to illegal immigration is aiding the slave trade.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Wow, what a looker! Nice K-Mart earrings there...


47 posted on 04/19/2006 4:40:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: COBOL2Java

You know its refreshing to see a NAZI brownshirt be punished for her actions. I hope she goes goosestepping off happily ever after. My guess is she will be hired by some "prgressive" college within the year. You have to hand it to the NAZIs, they stick together.


48 posted on 04/19/2006 5:03:05 AM PDT by tigtog
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To: CindyDawg; VRWCmember
She has lost her job and admitted she was wrong. I hope the charges are dropped.

I hope she is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I demand that she and her students who committed the vandalism be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Apology and/or HR action by an employer in no way negates the requirement for punishment under law for a criminal act.

I hope the courts punishe this bunch of "vandalism is free speech" slime so harshly that, forever more, the mere mention of "Jacobson, et al" will represent the fact that "free speech" does not include or condone vandalism of the property or labor of others!

49 posted on 04/19/2006 5:03:44 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Shaitan's most successful disguise)
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To: Arrowhead1952
BARF is right. Seems to be a requirement for leftists.

Are some young people so desperate for a "hero" that they would follow in the steps of such bitter hags?

50 posted on 04/19/2006 5:05:55 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. A. Lincoln)
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