Monday, 24 July, 2017

Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

Conservative political commentator and author Ann Coulter lost the backing of the Young America's Foundation for her talk at University of California Berkeley Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence
Craig Ferguson | 06 May, 2017, 03:13

Under the pressure, the Young America's Foundation (YAF) showed their true colors and buckled to ANTIFA leftists.

David Cole says hateful speech has consequences especially for people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants and others who have been historically marginalized.

Coulter says that despite the cancellation of her speech, she might at some point still "swing by to say hello" to her supporters.

"It's sickening when a radical thuggish institution like Berkeley can so easily snuff out the cherished American right to free speech", she wrote on her verified account.

Coulter said Berkeley canceled her event, but the university said that's not true.

The school held a simultaneous counter-event in the stadium called Aggies United, with speakers and musical acts, instead of a potential confrontation at the building where the speech was held, spokeswoman Amy Smith said.

"We can't endorse an event like that", Jandhyala said.

"Unfortunately, despite giving the university four weeks to prepare, they have not provided a venue for us and the UCPD has refused to ensure the safety of all students".

On Tuesday morning, YAF and Berkeley CR filed a lawsuit against UC Berkeley on the grounds that university officials were infringing upon the First Amendment by first cancelling Coulter's speech. And it demonstrated that today by taking a stance many of their left-leaning supporters probably won't like: defending Ann Coulter's freedom of speech. "The goal is much larger than Ann Coulter's speech here tomorrow". Undaunted, on Friday Yiannopoulos announced plans to conduct a "comeback" tour in the fall to celebrate free speech on the campus considered the birthplace of the student-led free speech movement of the 1960s.

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When there is a decision, the family will be notified first, and then the department will hold a news conference, she said. In their statements , Segar and Alexander say they "respect and support" the students' rights to express their opinions.

Middlebury said last week up to 70 people may be subject to discipline, and that more than 30 students so far had been punished, but officials did not elaborate.

Demonstrators caused over $100,000 (£78,000) in damage, and Mr Yiannopoulos had to be evacuated from campus in a bullet-proof jacket.

Capt. Alex Yao of the Berkley campus police force said they will maintain strong police presence on Thursday if Coulter does decide to show up.

Members of the so-called Black Bloc have used the same tactics time and time again in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco, and law enforcement agencies have been unable to stop violent agitators from derailing peaceful protests, without escalating the situation. In an email to the entire campus Wednesday, Dirks said, "This is a University, not a battlefield", and he continues to elaborate on that in the op-ed, writing that "The campus has become a magnet for groups who seek to use the site of the birth of the Free Speech Movement as a staging ground for violence and disruption". Coulter said she could not make it then and accused the school of trying to limit her audience by choosing a date that fell in a study week ahead of final exams.

University officials learned of the event being scheduled for April 27 when they read it in a newspaper, he said. Prosecutors have declined to press charges in two of those cases, the school said.

Her visit was cancelled on Wednesday by administrators citing "active security threats", but Republican students said it was an attack on free speech.

"The heckler's veto of Coulter's Berkeley speech is a loss for the 1st Amendment", the rights group tweeted.

Dhillon said the university's security concerns were not enough to prevent the school from providing a venue during a time when students could come to the event.

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