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  • NYT's Fuller's Bizarre Take on First Amendment at Berkeley: 'Can Cause Physical Pain'

    09/23/2017 9:26:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 23, 2017 | Clay Waters
    At Berkeley, there are both unequivocal voices championing the importance of free speech, no matter how inflammatory, and professors who say lines need to be drawn on campuses. These professors argue that the First Amendment needs to be reassessed for reasons that include the rise of internet trolling and cyberbullying and that some scientific research now shows that hateful speech can cause physical pain.
  • Let Right-Wing Speakers Come to Berkeley? Faculty Is Divided

    09/22/2017 7:27:48 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2017 | THOMAS FULLER
    BERKELEY, Calif. — The class is called symplectic geometry, a high-level course in mathematics that provides elite graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, a better understanding of, among other things, planetary motion. But symplectic geometry will not be meeting for its scheduled session on Tuesday because the professor, Katrin Wehrheim, is one of dozens of faculty members who have canceled classes ahead of a series of scheduled appearances by right-wing speakers next week in the latest round of Berkeley’s free speech wars. “It’s just not safe to hold class,” Professor Wehrheim said. “This is not about free speech....
  • The End of the First Amendment

    09/20/2017 4:42:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, I visited the University of California, Berkeley. The preparations for the visit were patently insane. First, the school charged the sponsor group, Young America's Foundation, a $15,000 security fee. Then, the school blocked off the upper level of the auditorium, fearful that radicals from the violent far-left-leaning group Antifa would infiltrate the speech and begin hurling objects from the balcony onto the crowd below. Finally, the school ended up spending some $600,000 on additional policing, including the creation of cement barriers and hiring of hundreds of armed police officers for a prospective riot. All this so that I...
  • UC Berkeley Faculty Want to Shut Down Campus for Free Speech Week

    09/18/2017 4:57:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Mark Tapson
    “This is a clear threat to public higher education.” A faculty letter addressed to the UC Berkeley campus and the Berkeley community at large is calling for a complete boycott of classes and campus activities during the upcoming “Free Speech Week," which will feature conservative speakers whose very names inspire college students to seek safe spaces and therapy. The Berkeley paper called The Daily Californian reports that the letter was co-written by seven faculty members, including Michael Cohen, a campus associate teaching professor of African American studies. The letter urges fellow faculty members to take three steps: cancel classes and...
  • A message to UC Berkeley from MILO and the Berkeley Patriots (video only)

    09/18/2017 9:09:39 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 9-18-2017 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Milo Yiannopoulos- Berkeley “Free Speech Week,” an event organized by student group the Berkeley Patriot and underwritten by MILO Inc., will occur as scheduled, running from September 24 to September 27 on the campus of UC Berkeley, despite attempts by the university to use bureaucratic maneuvers and strategic media leaks to disrupt the event and dissuade headline speakers from attending. The paperwork was filed on deadline, and MILO, Inc. transferred the required $65,758.76 to UC Berkeley to arrive at 8 AM ET Monday. Nevertheless, the University has not yet indicated it will grant access to Wheeler and Zellerbach. This move...
  • Menacing White Supremacist Terrorizes Berkeley

    09/16/2017 9:51:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2017 | Michael Barone
    The city of Berkeley was on alert. Barriers were erected to stop violent protesters. Bank of America boarded up windows. Police were authorized to use pepper spray if merited. Traumatized UC Berkeley students were offered counseling if needed. A campus crowd chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, white supremacists have got to go.” And a large sign read, “We say no to white supremacist b-s.” What was causing this disturbance? Why the massive disruption? As tweeted by Tariq Nasheed, “Suspected white supremacist Ben Shapiro, who tries to mask his racist rhetoric by claiming to be jewish, is in Berkeley now #BenAtBerkeley.”...
  • I’d like to thank social justice warriors for drawing my attention to Ben Shapiro...

    09/15/2017 2:51:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 15, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I’d like to thank social justice warriors for drawing my attention to Ben Shapiro’s excellent speech at UC Berkeley Although I’ve watched plenty of brief clips of Ben Shapiro at YouTube in the past, I’d never before watched an entire speech of his.However, after social justice warriors tried to prevent him from speaking at UC Berkeley, I decided to watch the entire thing.And here it is:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP_9cRUzqMwThe speech itself makes up only the first 28 minutes of the video. I watched the entire 28 minutes. And I loved it. (The rest of the video is a Q&A, which I did not watch.)So...
  • Berkeley Police release mugshots of Ben Shapiro protesters

    09/15/2017 1:02:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | September 15, 2017
    Berkeley Police released the mugshots and identification of five of the nine people arrested Thursday night protesting at the University of California, Berkeley during an appearance by conservative speaker Ben Shapiro. Four of the five people identified were arrested for carrying a "banned weapon." Sarah Roark, 44, of San Francisco, Michael Paul Sullivan, 29, of Hayward and Eddy Robinson, 44, of Oakland, were all arrested for carrying a banned weapon. Hannah Benjamin, 20, of Fremont, was also arrested for carrying a banned weapon but she was accused of battery on a police officer, too. Kerem Celik, 18, of Saratoga, was...
  • Shapiro to Antifa: America is laughing at your inferior intellect, you know

    09/15/2017 10:53:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/15/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    Get ready for eight minutes of solid gold response from Ben Shapiro to Antifa and the radical Left at UC Berkeley for their attempts to shut him down on the basis of his supposed service to white supremacy and the Donald Trump administration. “To believe this,” Ben says of these nonsensical accusations, “you’d have to have your head so far up your ass that you can see your own colon first-hand.” The real thugs, Shapiro says in this PG-rated speech, are those claiming to be fighting “intellectual thuggery,” a premise Shapiro demolishes with glee in his speech (some language NSFW):
  • Show of force works as Ben Shapiro delivers speech to UC Berkeley audience

    09/15/2017 8:32:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    The violence and destruction that accompanied Milo Yiannopoulos’s unsuccessful attempt to deliver a talk at UC’s Zellerbach Hall was thwarted last night at the same venue, thanks to the widely-reported expenditure of $600,000 on installing jersey barriers, and positioning large numbers of police, authorized to use pepper spray. The antifa warriors were not up for fight with superior forces. Inside Zellerbach Hall on Thursday night, conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro delivered his speech as planned to an engaged, respectful audience of about 600 to 700 people. Police were present inside the hall, but not highly visible, and no hecklers...
  • Ben Shapiro Speaks, Everyone Lives To Tell The Story. Film At 11.

    09/15/2017 5:01:43 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 9.15.2017 | David Blackmon
    Conservative writer Ben Shapiro, who manages the “DailyWire” blog site, made his scheduled appearance at Cal Berkeley on Thursday, and amazingly, no riots broke out, though two Antifa morons were arrested even before the event began. To watch the University’s preparations for the event, one would have thought an army of black-masked thugs or something was coming to destroy the campus and its easily-triggered student body, but no, it was just little Ben Shapiro, who sounds exactly like a 30 year-old Richard Dreyfuss, and is about the same size. Boy, what an imposing figure he makes, armed with his speaker...
  • WATCH LIVE 7 PM PT: Hurricane Ben {Shapiro} Hits Berkeley

    09/14/2017 6:15:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    dailywire.com | Sept. 14, 2017 | DAILY WIRE
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  • Berkeley Receives Grant To “Honor The Legacy” Of Marxist Terrorist Group (Your Tax Dollars at Work)

    09/14/2017 7:56:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/14/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In this week’s episode of Your Tax Dollars At Work, we bring you a nearly $100K grant handed out by the National Park Service (NPS) to U.C. Berkeley. You might be wondering what Berkeley is doing that involves parks, but it turns out not to really have anything to do with the grand spectacle of nature. It’s a grant to compile information intended to celebrate and “honor the legacy” of the Black Panther Party (BPP).I’ll just let that sink in for a moment. Hey! Maybe this is something that Ben Shapiro can bring up tonight when he’s speaking there....
  • Berkeley Profs Take Stand—Against Free Speech

    09/13/2017 8:15:34 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 29 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The university that has proudly proclaimed itself to be the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement may also become its graveyard. "In a letter addressed to the UC Berkeley campus and the larger Berkeley community, 76 faculty members from various departments have called for a complete boycott of classes and campus activities during the so-called 'Free Speech Week' to be held on campus September 24-27," Hank Reichman writes in the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "The week is sponsored by the Berkeley Patriot, a conservative student newspaper, and includes 'Feminism Awareness Day' and a...
  • Naked rant closes Berkeley council meeting on topless ordinance

    09/13/2017 1:55:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2017 | By Amy Graff
    When the Berkeley City Council tabled a vote Tuesday night on the adoption of an ordinance that would make public displays of the female breast legal, an activist shed her clothes and stood on top of council members' tables. Gypsy Taub, a 48-year-old nude activist and video producer, ranted to protest the way two council members, Sophie Hahn and Susan Wengraf, reacted to comments from residents who spoke in favor of the ordinance. "Every single one of them was in favor of the legislation, in favor of letting women decide for themselves whether to wear a bra or not," Taub...
  • Berkeley City Council Okays Police Department's Use of Pepper Spray to Control Violent Protesters

    09/12/2017 7:12:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/12 | Rhea Mahbubani, Jodi Hernandez
    With Berkeley having become a political battleground for the far-left and far-right, its City Council on Tuesday approved the police chief's request to lift a 20-year-old ban on the department's use of pepper spray. The City Council called for a special meeting at 3 p.m. and voted 6-3 in favor of Chief Andrew Greenwood’s proposal. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin said the new rule will allow police officers to use pepper spray on violent people in a crowd — not for crowd control. Until Tuesday, officers had been prohibited from using pepper spray as a way to control crowds, Greenwood wrote...
  • While Milo Says He And 'Uncle Steve' Are Confirmed For Berkeley Free Speech Week, Confusion Lingers

    09/12/2017 7:08:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/12 | Rhea Mahbubani and Gillian Edevane
    “The University cannot yet confirm exactly when or if they will be here, nor can it confirm a list of speakers," a UC Berkeley spokesperson said.Confusion is brewing at the University of California, Berkeley — once again about planned speeches by a number of controversial right-wing commentators. On Tuesday, a statement issued by MILO, Inc., a nonprofit headed by former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, began making the rounds on the Internet. It confirmed that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will attend Free Speech Week, organized by student group, Berkeley Patriot, between Sept. 24 and 27. Ann Coulter...
  • Video showing campus police officer seizing cash from man's wallet causes outrage

    09/12/2017 11:45:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    Boston25New.com via WPXI ^ | September 12, 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. - A University of California, Berkeley, police officer taking the cash out of a hot dog vendor's wallet has caused outrage in the community. An alum took cellphone video of the campus police officer citing a street food vendor for not having a proper license. The video, taken after Saturday's Cal football game, also shows the officer going through the street vendor's wallet and taking out his cash. KTVU reports that Cal alum, Martin Flores, asked, "Are you going to take his hard-earned money?" The officer responds, “Yup.” Flores then says, "People can drink on campus on football...
  • Report: U.C. Berkeley Is “Bracing For” The Arrival Of Ben Shapiro

    09/10/2017 12:32:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Later this month, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro will be landing at Berkeley, an event which is apparently being treated by the locals as some sort of Category Five Speechstorm. We already learned that the school is offering special counseling sessions for traumatized locals, and security concerns “forced them” to initially only sell half the tickets for the auditorium where Ben will be speaking.But you can’t be too careful in the face of a natural disaster like someone showing to, er… talk. Inside of a venue where only people who are willing to pay for tickets will be able to...
  • UC Berkeley Mocked for Offering Counseling to Students Stressed By Ben Shapiro Speech

    09/09/2017 3:53:54 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 42 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9.9.17 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    There has been a lot of buildup ahead of Ben Shapiro‘s speaking engagement at UC Berkeley. Between the university initially blocking him from its campus and its efforts to limit the crowd size, it’s becoming quite the anticipated event.