Another Loss For Democrats
2017-08-11 23:03:32 UTC
By Post Editorial Board, New York Post
At least one US college is willing to take serious steps to
punish left-wing students who shut down conservative speakers.
Claremont McKenna College this week announced disciplinary
measures, including lengthy suspensions, against seven students
who were part of a mob that blocked an audience from hearing a
pro-police speech by Heather Mac Donald last April.
The crowd, spurred on by Black Lives Matter, forced Mac Donald
to give her speech via livestream, even as protesters tried to
drown her out. It was an outrageous infringement of Mac Donalds
right to free speech and the right of other students to hear
her. It was also another despicable example of what passes for
acceptable political protest on far too many campuses.
Claremont McKenna hit three students with full-year suspensions,
two with one-semester suspensions and two with conduct
probation. It gave deans at other Claremont campuses evidence of
violations by their students and urged them to act. Four non-
students were suspended from on-campus privileges.