CSUF prof allegedly assaults conservative student on campus

A California State University, Fullerton professor allegedly assaulted a College Republicans member in broad daylight during a demonstration against President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

“A man claiming to be a professor has assaulted one of our protesters,” the CSUF College Republicans announced on its Twitter account Wednesday night, adding, “We are in contact with the police.”

The incident occurred when the Students for Justice in Palestine marched across campus in opposition to President Trump’s executive order on immigration restrictions from several Muslim-majority countries. When the College Republicans arranged a small counter protest, the professor came up alongside the marching Republicans, traded words with them, and allegedly assaulted one of the members.

Cal State Fullerton has refused to identify the professor, though Breitbart reports that the campus police department has acknowledged that a report has been filed for “battery” and that one of the CR members wishes to press charges.

“The CRs organized a counter protest, with just signs, to multiple student organizations who created an Anti-’Muslim Ban’/Anti-Trump protest, which consisted of speakers and various activities,” explained Amanda McGuire, vice president of the CSUF College Republicans. “After some time they began to march around the campus with our group following no less than 100-200 feet behind. Along the route a professor came up and started asking questions asking if there were any professors with us (there wasn’t) [and] stating that only uneducated people would be out here counter protesting.”

McGuire identified the professor as Eric Canin, a part-time faculty member specializing in cultural anthropology.

“He continued to engage our group even though some of our members were over the conversation, and finally I turned and saw him lunge for a sign,” she told Campus Reform. “Another member steps in between and he gets shoved, so he shoves back. Professor Canin managed to also push an ASI (student government) student [who was] trying to break up the scuffle.”

“I thought it was awful,” McGuire remarked. “We started the counter-protest displaying our views on immigration and students got to see other people who held different views. The professor’s actions were completely wrong and unwarranted to respond in a physically violent way to a student on the basis of simply disagreeing with his politics.”

Campus Reform reached out to both CSUF and professor Canin for comment, but neither had responded in time for publication.

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Anonymous group plans to dox Berkeley CRs, threaten careers

A group of anonymous bloggers known as “OLAASM” plans to publish the names and emails of Berkeley students who intended to join the College Republicans after Wednesday night’s riots.

In fact, in an email sent to the students in question by OLAASM, the anonymous “anti-fascist” group alerts prospective CR members that “it is in the public interest to know who supports this kind of thing,” with the unidentified messenger noting that he “fully plan[s] to publish the list of your names as attendees at the aforementioned campus event.”

“People who signed up on the sheet were contacted with these ominous and threatening emails.”   

“You [are] all receiving this email because you provided your names and emails to the Berkeley CRs at the Milo Yiannopoulos event this week at UC, Berkeley and that sign-up list was leaked,” the email, obtained by Campus Reform, continues. “I’m currently writing a story about the event, the signup sheet, the College Republicans’ lack of security protocols, and your attendance at this questionable event promoting the hateful bigot, Yiannopoulos.”

The email goes on to solicit responses from the prospective CR members to a series of questions, the last of which asks whether they expect to face any “negative repercussions” for their participation in the conservative club.

“Are you worried that your attendance at this event—and the College Republicans’ lack of discretion/security with their email list—might have negative repercussions for you? For your athletic career? For your friendships? For your careers?” the anonymous blogger queries ominously.

While OLAASM contests that the allegedly “leaked” sign-up sheet was due to a lack of “discretion” on behalf of the CRs, one member of the group explained to Campus Reform that it was actually snatched by an “antifa affiliate” in broad daylight.

“An antifa affiliate grabbed our sign-up sheet while tabling. We chased him down and were able to recover it, but he took a photo of it and biked away quickly,” Berkeley CR member Naweed Tahmas told Campus Reform, noting that “people who signed up on the sheet were contacted with these ominous and threatening emails.”

“The harassment and targeting has continued even after the Milo event. People who are not even members of the Berkeley College Republicans, and want to just hear a different viewpoint, are still being targeted by these left-wing radical groups,” Tahmas told Campus Reform.

Notably, OLAASM, which apparently stands for “Occupy Los Angeles Anti-Social Media,” refuses to disclose its identity, explaining on its website that it “eschew[s] authorship, believing it provokes ego and craving.

“We promote anonymity, collective decision-making, community and truth,” a description for the group planning to dox Berkley’s CR chapter suggests. “We have modeled this blog, tumblr, and twitter feed on the Black Bloc tactic—erasing identity and promoting solidarity—as a symbol against the corruption inherent within our movement, representing that of the wider world.”

Campus Reform reached out to OLAASM for comment, asking if it would be willing to disclose its identity as it is choosing to do with that of the CR members, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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OCC may punish student for recording prof’s anti-Trump rant

The student who recorded an Orange Coast College professor calling Donald Trump’s election “an act of terrorism” in a classroom rant is still in a state of disciplinary limbo over the video.

The student, who has remained anonymous for fear of retribution, recently attended a hearing with school administrators to discuss the potential punishment for recording Professor Olga Perez Stable-Cox’s December diatribe, but despite mulling the matter for almost four hours, OCC officials have yet to render a verdict.

Shawn Steel, RNC Committeeman and attorney for the OCC College Republicans, told Campus Reform that the administration had placed a hold on the student’s account, preventing the student from registering for classes, or even viewing previous grades, until December 31, 2099.

Calling the hold “a punitive action without notice” and observing that its 83-year duration is “a long time,” Steel said he called Orange Coast College’s President to defend the student, and was able to strike a deal whereby the hold would be lifted if the student agreed to meet with the interim Dean.

During the hearing with Interim Dean Victoria Lugo, which lasted for nearly four hours, the student told administrators that professor Stable-Cox is generally a good instructor, explaining that the decision to record her was made only after she began attacking Trump and accusing those who voted for him of supporting white supremacy.

Steel told Campus Reform that the hearing “wasn’t pleasant because the Dean didn’t understand what an attorney would be doing [there],” referring to his own presence as the student’s representative, but recalled that the student made an excellent speech, telling administrators that he was “deeply offended” by Stable-Cox’s remarks.

According to Steel, the administrators revealed that an investigation of Stable-Cox is currently “pending,” after which Lugo chided the student that the recording has become an international issue and has brought unwelcome attention to OCC.

“The interim Dean is to make a decision that goes directly to President [Dennis] Harkins,” Steel said, but added that “I have no idea what that recommendation will be, nor do I have any idea what President Harkins will do at that recommendation.”

“It is premature to say if it will be a light reprimand or expulsion. We just don’t know,” he concluded. “We believe that Orange Coast College would like this entire incident to disappear.”

Since the recording was made public in early December, progressive OCC students have rallied around Stable-Cox, with the Feminist Club, Planned Parenthood Club, OCC Young Democrats, and OCC Pride Club all circulating a petition to make Cox “Professor of the Year” for her disparaging comments about President-elect Trump and his supporters.

Moreover, Orange Coast College Republicans President Joshua Recalde-Martinez told Campus Reform that both he and Steel have received threats of physical violence over their defense of the student.

Screenshots obtained by Campus Reform show Recalde-Martinez being called “a disgusting human being,” and eventually being told that “someone is f***ing your girlfriend now.”

Another person even threatened to “hunt down” his grandmother, sisters, and mom to “rape” and “burn” them, declaring, “I will kill each and everyone of you fuckers. Genocide to the whites. Death to Trump.”

Still another message inexplicably reminds Recalde-Martinez that “your [sic] a ‘Mexican’ Republican,” calling him an “effing puto” and demanding that he “quit picking on old ladies” while casually disregarding the usual rules of spelling and punctuation.

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Students petition to fire prof for shaming Trump supporters

Students at Orange Coast College have started a petition to fire Olga Perez Stable-Cox, the professor who called the election of Donald Trump “an act of terrorism” during an in-class tirade.

Cox, who teaches Human Sexuality, has made national headlines for claiming that Trump is a “white supremacist,” and stating that Vice-President-elect Pence is “one of the most anti-gay humans in this country.”

The petition denounces Cox not merely for her comments about Trump and Pence, but also for asking all Trump supporters to stand up in front of the entire class, which the anonymous student who submitted the video asserts was an attempt to isolate and publicly shame those who voted for Trump.

“We the students, community members, and taxpayers will not stand for community college students at Orange Coast College being targeted and bullied by their professor in class,” the petition says. “We understand that classrooms are meant for education and not indoctrination, and professors should not use their positions of authority to create a hostile learning environment. We acknowledge everyone has a right to free speech and teachers have academic freedom over their curriculum and how it is taught.”

“However, when discussion switches from curriculum to inflammatory remarks targeting students, it crosses a line,” the petition continues. “By calling the election of Donald Trump ‘an act of terrorism,’ and asking Trump supporters to stand, in another of her total of three Human Sexuality classes of close to 200 students, she clearly abused her power, and we will not stand for it. Professor Olga Perez Stable Cox has no place continuing to teach at Orange Coast College.”

Shawn Steel, RNC National Committeeman and attorney for the OCC College Republicans, told Campus Reform that such behavior is far from uncommon in college classrooms today, and applauded the students for taking a stand against efforts to bully them into forsaking their beliefs.

“The incident at Orange Coast College reveals the cancer in higher education where highly paid instructors are abusing their authority on a regular basis,” he said. “Electronic recording can bring about light to a deep, dark, leftist secret. The struggle going forward ultimately is to grow true intellectual diversity among faculty.”

“We started the petition…so [campus administration] would understand that we the students, community members, and taxpayers do not support the continued employment of Olga Perez Stable Cox,” added Orange Coast College Republicans President Joshua Recalde-Martinez, telling Campus Reform that “We hope that the petition will gather enough signatures to build an even stronger case for Professor Cox’s removal.”

As of press time, roughly two days after the petition went live, it had garnered 334 signatures toward its goal of 20,000.

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College rejects conservative group for anti-communist views

Samford University recently declined to recognize a prospective Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter because of the group’s “inflammatory” anti-communist stance.

Karalee Geis, the student spearheading the effort to establish the group on campus, told Young America’s Foundation that she and other would-be YAF members spent at least 20 minutes presenting their case to the Faculty Senate, which then convened privately for another half-hour to discuss whether to approve the group.

“I would have expected some roadblocks if this was any other school… but not Samford.”   

According to Geis, two faculty members subsequently emerged to inform the YAF leaders that the Senate had voted to deny their application, but would be willing to reconsider the issue next semester provided that the group made revisions to its club constitution.

The faculty’s specific objection related to YAF’s founding document, the Sharon Statement, which Geis claimed the professors interpreted as “not being kind to those who had a communist background.”

The Sharon Statement, adopted in 1960, begins by asserting that the fundamental role of government is to protect the rights and liberties of its citizens, and declares that “the forces of international Communism are, at present, the greatest single threat to these liberties,” adding that “the United States should stress victory over, rather than coexistence with, this menace.”

“We are looking for the YAF student group to amend or justify the inflammatory language listed in their Purpose. This is the direct statement from the Sharon Statement that, though likely appropriate in 1960, does not hold the same in 2016,” officials stated in an email obtained by Young America’s Foundation.

A university spokesman, however, disputed the characterization of the Faculty Senate’s decision as a rejection of the club, saying the request had merely been “deferred” until the students could satisfy school officials that they will treat classmates, even communists, with respect.

“The statement that the request for a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) student organization at Samford University has been rejected is incorrect,” Philip Poole, executive director of Samford University Communications, told Campus Reform. “In fact, the approval of the organization is deferred, pending additional information from the students who are seeking to achieve official status for YAF at Samford.”

“Specifically, concerns were expressed by some faculty members regarding what they perceived to be inflammatory language in the YAF statement of purpose regarding Communism and Communists,” Poole explained. “Faculty members were seeking to confirm that opposition to a political ideology would be accomplished in a manner that respects the worth of each individual, as stated within the university’s Code of Values.”

Geis, however, told Campus Reform that she has difficulty understanding the school’s concerns, pointing out that YAF has been around for decades and has chapters on college campuses all over the country.

“I love Samford, but have been extremely disappointed by the decision by the Faculty Senate committee to not approve our group to the next step because it may offend communists,” she stated.

“There are over 100 chapters of Young Americans for Freedom on college campuses, so I never thought attempting to bring YAF to a seemingly conservative school like Samford would face this much scrutiny,” she added, remarking that “I would have expected some roadblocks if this was any other school… but not Samford.”

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65,000 petitioners demand YouTube unblock PragerU videos: ‘America less free than it has ever been’

Nearly 65,000 people have signed a petition in the span of a week calling on YouTube to unblock educational videos put on the site by the conservative nonprofit Prager University.

The videos that have been blacklisted represent 10 percent of the PragerU collection and tackle subjects such as race relations, terrorism and higher education. YouTube categorized them into “restricted mode,” meant for inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content.

In an emailed statement to The College Fix, a Google representative (YouTube is owned by Google) stated that “we haven’t age-restricted any of the videos” although “people who have chosen to enable the Restricted Mode setting on YouTube may not see these videos. While educational, the videos are about sensitive topics such as rape and terrorism which may not be suitable for all audiences.”

In a statement to The College Fix, Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated talk show host and co-founder of PragerU, said that “if people wish to understand what is going on with YouTube restricting Prager University videos that have absolutely no violence nor the slightest sexual content, they should read Jonah Goldberg’s classic work, ‘Liberal Fascism.’”

“The combination of an ever growing state and gigantic businesses and universities run by people with left-wing values has already rendered America less free than it has ever been,” Prager added. “For those of us old enough to remember when ‘It’s a free country’ was a cliche, this is sad beyond words.”

PragerU videos run roughly five minutes each, and feature a wide variety of conservative scholars explaining American values in a purely educational format. According to PragerU’s website, the videos focus on “the concepts of freedom of speech, a free press, free markets and a strong military to protect and project those values.”

The videos also include “graphics and animation to create the most persuasive, entertaining, and educational case possible for the values that have made America and the West the source of so much liberty and wealth.”

PragerU announced on Oct. 11 that despite their best attempts to negotiate behind the scenes with YouTube, they had “no option but to go public” to protest the blacklisting of their videos.

On the official petition, which has gathered nearly 65,000 signatures, organizers explain that “many families enable restricted mode in order to keep inappropriate and objectionable adult and sexual content away from their children–not to prevent them from watching animated, age-appropriate, educational videos.”

Jared Sichel, a spokesman for PragerU, told The College Fix that the response to their petition shows how livid people are over YouTube’s decision.

“The response has been incredible,” he said. “People are furious that YouTube–which purports to be an open platform that values the free exchange of ideas–has restricted so many of our videos.”

He added there is double standard at play. For example, Vox’s YouTube channel puts out videos on many similar themes that PragerU tackles.

“The question now is whether YouTube will care that so many people object to the disparate impact of its supposedly politics-free video filtering system,” Sichel said.

When The College Fix first reported this story last week, 21 PragerU videos had been put into restricted mode. However on Tuesday some of those were returned to unrestricted mode by YouTube for unknown reasons.

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Student attacked by enraged peers upset at his ‘racist white cis male’ free speech campaign

A Tufts University sophomore who recently proposed a sweeping free speech resolution to the campus community has been viciously attacked and maligned on social media by peers who suggest he’s only lobbying for free speech so he can be free to say racist and oppressive things.

Jake Goldberg’s resolution calls for an end to campus anti-free speech rules at Tufts, including vague administrative provisos that crack down on the “use of nicknames,” “hurtful words,” “bias-fueled jokes,” “comments on an individual’s body or appearance,” “innuendos of a sexual nature,” “gender bias,” and dozens more similar examples cited in the measure.

Goldberg brought forth the resolution on behalf of a relatively new organization he co-created called Students Advocating for Students. But many students reacted to the resolution — posted Sept. 25 on the Tufts Class of 2019 and Tufts Class of 2020 Facebook page — in apparent fits of online rage.

Several publicly called him on social media everything from an “ignorant fuckhead” to “meninist scum” to “a stain on the face of this campus.” Private emails to him included calls of “fuck you,” “fuck off,” and even “eat my ass,” according to screenshots provided to The College Fix.

Additional responses included “who knew white cis men were so oppressed” and “I bought you ignorant fuckheads a new domain: ignorantwhitemen.org.” Others accused Goldberg and his group of wanting to “gut Title IX and ensure that racial epitaphs are protected on campus” and “trying to codify harassment on campus.”

Goldberg was also told by several peers to leave the private, Massachusetts-based research university over his campaign. One student called for the list of those who sign the free speech resolution to be published so signers could be ostracized.

“In their quest to try and stop me from altering the school’s policies, they broke almost every single one of them. Students not only abused me online, but also in public, in class, and over email,” Goldberg said in a telephone interview with The College Fix.

“What my organization wanted to do was to draw a line clear in the sand to show how crazy and radical people could be,” Goldberg said. “It’s clear that very few people actually understand what the First Amendment means. We’re not advocating for limitless free speech — we’re advocating for constitutionally protected free speech. It’s incredibly ironic to me that they violated almost all of the speech codes in trying to prevent me from eliminating the speech codes.”

Goldberg also told The College Fix that many students came to him privately and expressed their support. However, these students were afraid to publicly support the movement because of fear of retaliation from fellow students, he said.

“I want to engage in debate, and engage with those who are critical of SAS’s resolution, but the problem is that people were so abusive about it,” Goldberg said. “I assumed that a group of 18 to 24 year olds would understand the First Amendment, but I was wrong.”

Tufts University campus officials have not responded to requests for comment on the situation from The College Fix.

Goldberg is founder of “Students Advocating for Students,” which seeks to educate students across the country about the importance of free speech and due process and empower them to advocate for their rights on campuses, according to its website.

It was founded in April and the resolution at Tufts is one of its first free speech advancement campaigns, Goldberg said.

Goldberg drafted a resolution for the Tufts Community Union Senate, the student body that oversees student issues on campus. Any student can propose a resolution for them to vote on, and getting signatures of support from undergraduates often helps with that process.

His resolution cites a 2009 decision by Tufts’ Board of Trustees that “declares that freedom of expression and inquiry are fundamental to Tufts’ academic pursuits.” It also summarizes a statement in which Tufts’ President Monaco expressed the “necessity of having a campus culture that protects the free and unfettered exchange of ideas, a deep concern of calls to silence speech on our university, the need to protect all points of view regardless of their unpopularity, and the need to respond to offensive speech with more speech rather than censorship.”

Despite the vulgar responses to his resolution, Goldberg said he plans to push its consideration before the student government.

This is not the first time Goldberg has fought for a cause. As a freshman last April, Goldberg led an effort asking the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Department of Education to zero out funding for its Office for Civil Rights.

OCR has “severely threatened students’ rights to free speech and due process” since its 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter, followed by its 2013 “blueprint” agreement that further broadened what counts as harassment – both overturning its longstanding guidance that differentiated “offensive speech from sexually harassing conduct,” he stated in his request.

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‘Blue lives don’t matter,’ pro-BLM UC Irvine protesters say

The University of California, Irvine Black Student Union held a protest Friday calling for a total and complete ban on the UC Irvine Police Department.

The protest was in response to UC Irvine’s “New Narratives” forum, where LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was leading a talk on police brutality and race. According to the website, the event is designed to “bring together leading scholars and innovative practitioners to define the problem, identify challenges, and discuss possible solutions to [police brutality.]”

“This protest was misguided and ignorant in every sense of the word.”   

UC Irvine’s Black Student Union evidently wanted nothing to do with this.

Protesters held blood-spattered signs that said “Blue Lives Don’t Matter,” “Police Kill the Mentally Ill,” and “Fuck the Police.” In a video obtained by Campus Reform, protestors can be heard chanting “Rise up, resist, put those killer cops in jail, the whole damn system is guilty as hell,” as they marched around campus.

Additionally, Black Student Union activists called for their peers to sign a petition demanding that UC Irvine ban the campus police department. Protesters also called for the immediate firing of LAPD Chief Beck on the grounds of “police brutality.”

On the official event Facebook page, organizers even decided to sell official Black Student Union “Fuck the Police” shirts and sweatshirts to wear to the protest.

“This protest was misguided and ignorant in every sense of the word,” Robert Petrosyan, Chairman Emeritus of the UCI College Republicans, told Campus Reform. “The Black Student Union protested an event held in response to their own concern about police brutality, and provided a real opportunity for direct dialogue with the police. However, what this event demonstrated was that dialogue was not what they wanted.”

Petrosyan and others tried to engage members of the protest in a discussion about the issues, and were met only with “anger and hateful chants.”

“They openly advocate to ban the police at UC Irvine despite the fact that there was no case of police brutality on campus that they could point to, and they perpetuate myths of the Black Lives Matter movement that only lead to more trouble for those living in those neighborhoods,” Petrosyan continued. “Black Lives do matter, as do Blue Lives and all lives. And when people die as a result of riots, looting, or under-policing coming from the black lives matter movement, those lives matter too.”

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Student officially changes his personal pronoun to ‘His Majesty’ on campus roster

On Tuesday, top administrators at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor announced a new campus-wide policy that allows students to select their own “designated personal pronoun,” informing the campus community they are expected to adhere to those preferences.

“The University of Michigan is committed to fostering an environment of inclusiveness. Consistent with this value, the University has created a process for students to designate pronouns with the University and have those pronouns reflected on class rosters this fall,” the university stated to students and professors in an email, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.

The university defines a designated personal pronoun as “a pronoun an individual chooses to identify with and expects others to use when referencing them (he, she, him, his, ze, etc.).”

As a result of this new policy, professors are now expected to call students by their personally designated pronoun, even if it has no basis in their biological sex.

“Faculty members play a vital role in ensuring all of our community feels valued, respected and included,” the email stated. “…These changes give students the ability to tell the University what pronoun they identify with for use in our communications and interactions with them. Asking about and correctly using someone’s designated pronoun is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their identity and to cultivate an environment that respects all gender identities.”

“If you make a mistake and use the wrong pronoun, you can acknowledge that you made a mistake, and use the correct pronoun next time.”

Students are not only allowed to choose from one of several pre-selected pronouns — they can also write in their own designated personal pronoun. “Designated pronouns will automatically populate on all class rosters accessed through Wolverine Access. Rosters pulled from other systems will not have designated pronouns listed,” the university states.

With that, Grant Strobl, (pictured) a conservative student at the University of Michigan and chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom Board of Governors, decided to change his preferred pronoun to “His Majesty” — in an attempt to make the point that this policy has no basis in reality.

In an interview with The College Fix, Strobl said that “I have no problem with students asking to be identified a certain way, almost like someone named Richard who would like to be called Dick. It is respectful to make a reasonable effort to refer to students in the way that they prefer.”

However, he added that he does have a problem when the university institutionalizes the use of pronouns that are completely arbitrary and may possibly sanction people for referring to someone different than their preference.

Strobl continued, “So, I henceforth shall be referred to as: His Majesty, Grant Strobl. I encourage all U-M students to go onto Wolverine Access, and insert the identity of their dreams.”

Well done, “Your Majesty.”

People can tweet their new identity with the hashtag #UMPronounChallenge.

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Gender studies prof rips down 9/11 memorial posters

Members of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Saddleback College had their 9/11 memorial posters ripped down and shredded by the chair of the school’s History department.

According to The New Guard, the students were participating in the Young America’s Foundation “9/11: Never Forget” project, which involves planting 2,977 American flags to remember the lives lost 15 years ago on 9/11, when they were accosted by the professor, who proceeded to rip down their posters and direct them to confine their activities to one of the “free speech areas” on campus.

Lovett “blatantly infringed on our First Amendment rights by ripping down the posters.”   

Prior to that altercation, The New Guard reported Wednesday that the school administration had cancelled the planned memorial service, prompting the YAF members to defy the prohibition by waking up before dawn to plant the flags and hang posters.

The students told Campus Reform that the perpetrator was Margot Lovett, a gender studies and humanities professor who has a history of controversial actions on campus. Notably, OC Weekly reported in 2001 that she had promulgated a statement by the Black Radical Congress to her colleagues blaming “U.S. Imperialism” for the 9/11 attacks.

After ripping down the posters, video footage of the incident reveals that the professor came over to tell the students that they were not allowed to put up posters on that part of campus, because it was not a free speech zone.

“I was absolutely amazed that a professor believed that they had the authority to tear down posters put up by students in remembrance of the terrorist attacks,” Audra Leslie, the president of the Saddleback’s YAF chapter, told Campus Reform. “Instead of going to a higher level student office she took it upon herself to rid a student organization’s right to free speech on campus.”

After the incident, the students talked with the campus police department, student government, and school administration. All of them were unsure of the legality of the professor’s actions and the way she approached the students.

Thomas Columbus, the club’s spokesman and Treasurer, told Campus Reform that Professor Lovett “blatantly infringed on our First Amendment rights by ripping down the posters.”

He also vowed that the club “will be taking this issue up with the school and her department,” noting that “tomorrow we will be speaking to the chair of the humanities department about Margot Lovett’s blatantly hostile actions towards our YAF chapter, the First Amendment, and the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”

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