Free Speech Movement Pioneer UC Berkeley Giving In To Violent Rioters, Cancels Ann Coulter's Speech

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  1. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter’s speech over fears of more violent protests

    By William Wan | April 19, 2017​

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    After riots and violent protests in and around their campus during the past three months, officials at the University of California at Berkeley said Wednesday that the school is canceling a planned speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter because of safety concerns.


    In a letter to a campus Republican group that invited Coulter to speak, university officials said that they made the decision to cancel Coulter’s appearance after assessing the violence that flared on campus in February, when the same college Republican group invited right-wing provocateur and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak.

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    The violence and protests caused by Yiannopoulos’ invitation garnered national attention and forced officials to put the campus on lockdown. And after the university canceled the Yiannopoulos’ talk, President Trump criticized the school and threatened in a tweet to pull federal funds from UC-Berkeley.


    The decisions by UC-Berkeley to cancel both events involving high-profile Republicans are especially notable given the campus’ role during the 1960s and 1970s as the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement and its long tradition of social protest.


    Coulter said in an email to The Washington Post on Wednesday that the university had been trying to force her to cancel her speech by “imposing ridiculous demands” on her but that she still agreed “to all of their silly requirements.” She said that she believes her speech “has been unconstitutionally banned” by the “public, taxpayer-supported UC-Berkeley.”

    Coulter said the university insisted that her speech take place in the middle of the day, that only students could attend, and that the exact venue wouldn’t be announced until the last minute. She said that she agreed with the conditions, but that apparently wasn’t good enough.

    “They just up and announced that I was prohibited from speaking anyway,” Coulter said, noting that her speech topic was to be immigration, the subject of one of her books. “I feel like the Constitution is important and that taxpayer-supported universities should not be using public funds to violate American citizens’ Constitutional rights.”

    A conservative national group that was helping to organize the event, Young America’s Foundation, said Coulter also made demands of her own, including that any students engaging in violence be expelled. In her email, Coulter said she is still planning to give her speech, and YAF spokesman Spencer Brown said she has told them she plans to appear at Berkeley on April 27.

    “If Berkley wants to have free speech, they are going to get it,” Brown said.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...r-speech-over-fears-of-more-violent-protests/

     
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  2. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    Let CWP holders carry on campus. Problem solved.
     
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  3. TheTimeIsNotNow Brown Belt

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    I honestly think a lot of these people are dumb enough to start a shootout based on what i have read here and on other forums.
     
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  4. The Higher Power "IT'S ME, AUSTIN!!!"

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    Well it hasn't happened in other states that have had CWP campus carry for over a decade.

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  5. nac386 Silver Belt

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    I don't know if it's really fair to blame the university for canceling. They have to protect their property, and having monthly riots over whacko visitors is not exactly doing a lot of good for their public image. You can be pro-free speech and also not want to keep allowing altercations that destroy your campus. They are in a bad spot.

    If you want to blame someone here, I think you have to go straight to the rioters. If you hate a speaker, show up for a debate or stay home. What rioters (not protesters) have been doing lately is terrible for everyone and fornout country as a whole.
     
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    Were overdue another Kent State, tbh
     
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    Firearms being allowed on campus is how they were able to get the Texas clock tower guy.
     
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  8. Fawlty Silver Belt

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    While the campus silencing of Anne Coulter is wrong, it shouldn't make you feel like shooting people.

    And I can't believe that's a serious sentence in the discourse today.
     
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  9. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    How about this: update the campus rule to add automatic expulsion for any student who riots and destroy school property simply because they don't like something somebody else says.
     
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    It's mostly outsiders, not students. But yeah, expulsion for rioting sounds right.
     
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    The failure is on local law enforcement and campus PD.
     
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    I think the idea of firearms in this thread is for people to protect themselves
     
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    The idea is way more about fantasizing about shooting people they don't like. Getting worse too.

    see the retard below this post for an example:
     
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  14. Pwent WOW!

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    freedom is not free. when someone tries to take away the right to free speech, you go as far as you need to go
     
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    When did this one spot become the be all and end all for the state of discourse?
     
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    UC-Berkeley: The place where free speech ends and violence begins
    by T.B. Lefever | Apr 18, 2017

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    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/u...eech-ends-and-violence-begins/article/2620568
     
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    Then have the police do their jobs, and arrest those outsiders. Telling them to stand down is criminal.
     
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  18. Renard Brown Belt

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    Pulling federal funding from universities who put in place anti-free speech policies would be incredibly wholesome. If Trump did some kind of executive order for that, that would be the dream.
     
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    I can see that but people can only get pushed so far and get confronted with violence so much before they snap back too though.

    AS AN EXAMPLE, you can't post on Facebook you're going to go collect "Nazi scalps", get in someone's face, grab them by the throat, reportedly fill glass bottles with M-80s and light and NOT expect to have someone cold clock blast you for it.

    Just a real specific example I know but at some point one side is going to snap if they get zero help/protection from those in charge.

    Like there was a girl with a "Make Bitcoin Great Again" hat at like a Milo even or something and got sprayed in the face by one of these pussy dreadlock wearing trust funding hippies.
     
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  20. *Z* Purple Belt

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    They are not students. That will do zero good.
     
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