1st Amendment victory: prof who called for ‘muscle’ to remove reporter charged with assault


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I don't recall her making physical contact with him so calling it an assault sounds wrong.
Still not someone who should be within a million miles of teaching journalists in a university.
 

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I don't recall her making physical contact with him so calling it an assault sounds wrong.
Still not someone who should be within a million miles of teaching journalists in a university.
She did, first 42 seconds of the video. She should be in Jail



 
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This has nothing to do with 1st amendment rights. If she had called campus police to deal with the reporter, then it would have been all good. The problem was she called for Guido and Rocko to compliment his camera. "It would be a shame if something were to... happen to it."
 

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This has nothing to do with 1st amendment rights. If she had called campus police to deal with the reporter, then it would have been all good. The problem was she called for Guido and Rocko compliment his camera. "It would be a shame if something were to... happen to it."
Call the police for what? To arrest a reporter for exercising his 1st Amendment rights?

This has everything to do with 1st amendment rights.
 

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Call the police for what? To arrest a reporter for exercising his 1st Amendment rights?

This has everything to do with 1st amendment rights.
I agree that the campus police would most likely have told her that as well. But IF they told him to leave, it would have all been legit. The issue is her act of calling for thugs to bully someone. Right or wrong, her calling in the goon squad immediately places her in the wrong.
 

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I understand your point and agree with it, but free speech isn't the problem; freedom of the press is.

Apologies for being pedantic.

I agree that the campus police would most likely have told her that as well. But IF they told him to leave, it would have all been legit. The issue is her act of calling for thugs to bully someone. Right or wrong, her calling in the goon squad immediately places her in the wrong.
I'm not entirely sure here. If she called the campus police, could they infringe on the reporter's right to freedom of the press? 49 seconds into the clip posted by @cfedu you see the assault, and moreso, the disturbance that if the campus police were called to clear, it would be Click that would be removed, not the reporter or cameraman.

BL.
 

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Call the police for what? To arrest a reporter for exercising his 1st Amendment rights?

This has everything to do with 1st amendment rights.
Hey, you got a Canadian siding with you, does he hate America as much as you do? Or is it just the people in it?
 

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The Proff is OG.o_O The campus po-po would have a fight on their hands with her.:D
She ain't OG! She din't do no fake fist pumps and I ain't heard no yo momma jokes! L'il man LaQuan down the street can take her out! :D

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What is my "side?"
Good vs evil, I think he put us on the evil side. He might be part Palin, so you can't be to hard on him, he says he can see my house from Alaska which is 3000 miles from me.


I hope he did not mean your side of the bed, we would have a real serious problem.
 

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One clip I saw had the students chanting "Go! Go! Go!" at the reporter, meaning "leave". I think we might have a supplementary chapter for "What's the Matter With Kansas?", moving on to Missouri.
 

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Good vs evil, I think he put us on the evil side. He might be part Palin, so you can't be to hard on him, he says he can see my house from Alaska which is 3000 miles from me.


I hope he did not mean your side of the bed, we would have a real serious problem.
Actually I said "As I understand it she can see your house from Alaska". Perhaps one should learn to read before making such comparisons to Palin.
 

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Very interesting. I wonder if the charges will stick and will MU continues to employ her?
Those are good questions. On getting the charges to stick, I get the feeling that the prosecution is jockeying for a plea, but it's likely that Click will face a fine and probation.

On retaining her job at MU, it depends on her contract. Conceivably, if she's convicted of a class 3 misdemeanor, she may be able to retain her position, but she'll be on probation for the rest of her career at MU.

MU's journalism school has already rescinded her appointment.

Ultimately, I hope that the video of Click becomes part of J-school curriculum. Tim Tai's responses about his rights to cover an event and her failings should be shown to student journalists so they know their rights and how to respond.
 
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