Skip to comments.[Ward] Churchill wins CU suit but awarded just $1
Posted on 04/02/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT by Pondo
Ward Churchill won his case against the University of Colorado today as a Denver jury unanimously decided he was fired in retaliation for his controversial essay on the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
The jury gave Churchill $1 for
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The University will undoubtedly take him back. It’s a world gone mad.
Please tell me this is satire... $1 is way
too much compensation for that imposter!
Wish it was a joke. Another O.J. jury.
Please tell me this is a late April Fool’s joke.
APRIL FOOLS trick??? He is a FOOL and so is the jury. I am really turning against the AMerican people.
They may have wanted to give him zilch.
The Jury says, “Ya, it is because of what you said, and you can not be fired for what you said. However, we HATE what you said” -—
IF that is how they feel, this is a way to resolve it.
However, had I been on the Jury, I would have said he was fired for being a complete fraud and phony. He is not an Indian. He steals most of his written material. He does not have the credentials he has claimed.
BECAUSE of his controversial statements, the University did more research on this nut case.
“I cannot meet with you. Please re-read the instructions concerning damages if you find for the plaintiff but find no damages (you will have to) find in the sum of $1.”
I have a problem understanding the logic here. If there were no damages, there were no damages. Why would they have to give him a dollar if there were no damages? Giving him a dollar implies that there was a dollar’s worth of damages.
What the hell is the matter with the law?
Indian want wampum..didn’t get much.
Wonder if that grandstander David Lane is on the 1/3 contingency fee plan? LOL
And my diploma is once again about as useful as toilet paper.
Problem still is, regardless of the jury award, once the jury finds for the plaintiff, the judge gets to decide if he gets back pay or his job back.
August, 2003: Ward Churchill Caught On Tape Advocating Terrorism [vs Fellow Americans]
Audio link at Michell Malkin's website (included below)
Question from audience:
You mentioned a little bit ago, "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago," that's my question.
Churchill: I'm gonna repeat that, tell me if I got that right: Why shouldn't we do something and how do you you move so they don't see you coming.
As to the first part, not a reason in the world that I could see. I can't find a single reason that you shouldn't in a principled way there may be some practical considerations, such as do you know how (laughter from audience)
you know, often these things are processes. It's not just an impulse. And certainly it's not just an event.
And the simple answer, although it probably should be more complicated, but I'm not being flip and giving the simple answer, is:
You carry the weapon. That's how they don't see it coming. You're the one...
They talk about "color blind or blind to your color." You said it yourself.
You don't send the Black Liberation Army into Wall Street to conduct an action.
You don't send the American Indian Movement into downtown Seattle to conduct an action.
Who do you send? You. Your beard shaved, your hair cut close, and wearing a banker's suit.
There's probably a whole lot more to it, you know that. But there's where you start. .."
The audio is apparently no longer available -only transcript:
For all you'll ever need or want to know about
Wright's Marxist "Black Liberation Theology",
see my FR Home page:
"Their founding document [the Weather Underground's] called for the establishment of a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other "anti-colonial" movements to achieve "the destruction of US imperialism and the achievement of a classless world: world communism."..."-Berger, Dan (2006). Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity. AK Press, 95.
Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity (Paperback) by Dan Berger
From the New York Times, August 24, 2003
"they [the Weather Underground] employed revolutionary jargon, advocated armed struggle and black liberation and began bombing buildings, taking responsibility for at least 20 attacks. Estimates of their number ranged at times from several dozen to several hundred."
Article: Quieter Lives for 60's Militants, but Intensity of Beliefs Hasn't Faded
Here is a 4 minute video from 2006 in which Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are asked if Ward Churchill in the late 1960s, as he claims, taught the Weathermen bomb making techniques. Ayers says with a sneaky grin: "memory is a real MF-er".
"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English..."
--now President Barack Obama
So lying on his resume was okay? Geesh! What is that country coming to?
IIRC, it was also the verdict in "The Verdict".
A Pyrrhic victory.
I think the jury felt compelled to follow the jury instructions. I suspect they really wanted to find for CU, but didn't really buy the story of CU that his termination had "nothing to do with his 9/11 essay."
This is why you should always refuse to agree to follow the jury instructions when you are on voir dire for sitting on a jury.
If you are asked "Will you follow the instructions of the court?" Just answer "That depends on what the instructions are."
Of course you won't be sitting on that jury if that is how you respond.
I never got the check.
I bugged them about it for years. :-)
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