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Posted on 06/21/2019 4:24:07 PM PDT by xxqqzz
FAQS AND BACKGROUND ABOUT THE LAWSUIT FILED BY GIBSONS BAKERY AGAINST OBERLIN COLLEGE INITIAL INCIDENT On November 9, 2016, an Oberlin student inside Gibsons Bakery was accused of shoplifting by Allyn Gibson, Jr., a bakery employee and the son and grandson of the business owners. According to witnesses, the student ran out of the store and Allyn Gibson, Jr. chased him onto Tappan Square and initiated a physical altercation. Two other students became involved in the altercation. When the police arrived, they arrested all three students. Allyn Gibson, Jr. was not arrested. Witnesses reported that Mr. Gibson had initiated the physical contact. What was the legal outcome of the arrests? Eight months later, in August 2017, as part of a plea deal, the three students plead guilty and read a statement saying that the Gibsons were not racist. In November 2017, one year after the incident, the Gibsons filed a civil lawsuit claiming that Oberlin College and certain Oberlin administrators participated in defaming the business. NOVEMBER 2016 PROTEST How did the protest start? Students reported that the protest arose out of students concerns about the physical altercation, the police response to the altercation, and concerns voiced by some students of color of disparate treatment while shopping in the bakery. Word of the incident and arrests quickly spread among students. Students organized their own protest, which took place the following day. Approximately 150-200 students participated. What role did College administrators
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Looks like they are slow learners. Double the penalty.
Heh, nice try, buttwipes.
I’m sure it’s a crock of poop.
I came close to attending Oberlin. Sadly, I do not believe their statement. Oberlin no doubt hopes it will placate the alumni. Oberlin’s evasive explanation sure didn’t placate the jury.
The President of the college appears to want to appeal the verdict. I also found the Chair of the Board is linked to Soros!
I wonder if this misrepresentation of the facts after the verdict is actionable?
It’s not our fault; some faculty weren’t professional; we’re addressing that...
Bilge, bilge, bilge.
We’re really nice people and we shouldn’t have to kowtow to these unrealistic, over-demanding Neanderthals.
...sob, sob, sob...
Oberlin lost in the Justice Court, now they are trying to win in the Court of Public Opinion.
How much did Oberlin pay their lawyers to write this garbage?
Reading this condescending, bureaucratic BS makes me much more sympathetic to the bakery. The jury should have given them all college facilities and the endowment to boot. Kick out these worthless students, fire the still-more-worthless faculty and administration, and close the place forever.
What a crock. Show the Gibsons the MONEY.
Had conservative student told the lies, and committed the vandalism and terrorism the leftie students did, they would have been expelled, not urged on.
They just keep digging.
Used to be that having a college was a positive for a local community.
Man they'll take the gullibles money for any old nothin degree!
PT would be proud!
In upcoming phases, Oberlin will be more proactive about explaining the case and illuminating underlying issues that have high stakes not just for the College, but for free speech on campuses across the nation. Oberlin has a duty to help the public understand the value liberal arts colleges offer not only to their students, but society more broadly, and the threats posed by a case like this.
Seems a little late for that now, and it seems like they think they are somehow special and above the law. I am having a hard time seeing what value they offer, and with their attitude why anyone wouldn't want them to have to pay whatever damages are allowed by law.
Yes, it is. It is a new defamation.
“Allyn Gibson, Jr. chased him onto Tappan Square and initiated a physical altercation”
In other words he ran after him and attempted to detain him until police arrived. Lying, spinning sacks of crap.
Oberlin is a far left institution, despite being Michelle Malkin’s alma mater.
Therefore, Oberlin is almost certainly lying.
Gibson's Bakery ought to file the suit and find out.
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