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UC-Berkeley Police Asked Not To Use Restrooms So As To Not Trigger Students

Posted at 10:00 am on September 20, 2018 by Tom Knighton

If there’s one place on Earth you’d go to see the dumbest ideas imaginable put into practice, I’d probably tell you it’s UC-Berkeley. Perhaps the most liberal school in the country, it’s a perfect convergence of liberalism and ivory tower elitism. It’s the kind of place that is convinced that idiotic ideas will not only work but will flourish.

The latest bit of evidence for that assertion? They want campus police to not use restrooms on campus because it triggers students.

Yes. Really.

A redacted email to Chancellor Carol Christ from an unidentified “security patrol officer” was published by the Young America’s Foundation Monday, obtained through a public-records request.

The email is dated Sept. 28, 2017, and the context is last year’s “Free Speech Week” activities headlined by anti-feminist provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. A YAF spokesperson told The College Fix the conservative group filed the request in April 2017 and “just recently” received the email, among other documents it’s still reviewing.

The officer is not identified by gender in the email, but YAF’s Monday post says it’s a male. (His name and email handle are redacted, but the Berkeley.edu domain is intact.)

The 25-year veteran said he and his colleagues had “never been treated with such disrespect and disregard” as they were during Free Speech Week.

They were using a ballroom to rest and eat in the student union building, and it was “completely understandable” when they were asked to use an external stairwell to get in and out of the ballroom, so as not to disrupt student activities.

What was “offensive and unacceptable” was when they were asked to “not to use any restrooms” in the building, “as it was upsetting some students,” he said. (The officer’s email is phrased in the passive tense, and does not give any clue as to who made these requests, even as general as building staff or student activists.)


Honestly, it doesn’t matter who made the request. Berkeley is one of those places where, as we’ve seen in the past, if the outrage mob that passes for a student body there demands it, the administration will capitulate.

But this is taking things too far. Way too far.

The presence of campus police on campus is “upsetting” to some students? Well, grow the hell up, buttercup. Police are a fact of life, and once you’re out of college, no one will defend your idea that police shouldn’t use certain restrooms. Yeah, you might throw a hissy if they use the bathroom at the Starbucks you’re working at–and you know a lot of these Berkely students are destined to become lifelong baristas–but beyond that, you’re slap out of luck.

Only the most idiotic anti-cop morons would even think of asking police officers not to use restrooms in a building because it’s upsetting to students who would probably get upset by the sun rising in the East.

Frankly, calling it “offensive and unacceptable” is far kinder than I would have called it had I been the one discussing it with the chancellor.



UC-Berkeley students will never stop surprising me.....

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Have you been there? Nothing should surprise you. My wife is a Berkeley grad and her pov is that the people there are nuts. They riot at any excuse, even one made up. Regrettably, Berkeley is pretty much everywhere now. Every college or university social science department whose name ends with the words "Studies" or the suffix "ology."

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Have you been there? Nothing should surprise you. My wife is a Berkeley grad and her pov is that the people there are nuts. They riot at any excuse, even one made up. Regrettably, Berkeley is pretty much everywhere now. Every college or university social science department whose name ends with the words "Studies" or the suffix "ology."



Never been there before.

The closest I have been was a handful of business trips to Los Angeles & Orange County more than 10 yrs ago.

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Twitter locks out James Woods over potentially ‘misleading’ tweet about midterms

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Sep 23rd 2018 7:36PM

Actor James Woods was locked out of his Twitter account on Sunday for a tweet from July that the site said was in violation of its rules.

According to the Associated Press, Woods was suspended for a July tweet of a satirical meme that encouraged men not to vote in this November’s midterm elections.

The meme came from a hoax campaign with hashtags like #LetWomenDecide and #NoMenMidterms, with Woods admitting in his tweet that the campaign was “not likely” to be authentic. “Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real,” he added.

Woods, who has 1.7 million followers for his brand of Hollywood conservatism, told the AP that he received an email from Twitter warning him that the meme “has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.”

According to the AP, the actor said that Twitter told him his account would be reactivated if he deleted the tweet, but he refused.

Representatives for Twitter and Woods did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Conservatives quickly decried Twitter’s disciplinary moves against Woods and attacked the social media giant for what they called an attempt to silence non-liberal voices.

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Here is what needs to happen: a "conservative" (or moderate, or whatever . . . anyone who is NOT a devout "leftist) with large bankroll needs to setup tech services companies that compete with Twitter, YT, FB, etc.

Until that happens, this shit will occur with some regularity.

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British Govt Expresses Concern Over Free Speech in Hong Kong as Mainland Communists Shut Out Journalists

6 Oct 2018

HONG KONG (AP) – Britain has expressed concern over freedom of speech in its former colony Hong Kong after authorities refused to renew the work visa of a senior editor of the Financial Times.

A statement dated Friday said Britain has asked for an explanation as to why Victor Mallet’s visa renewal application was rejected.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office statement said: “Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and its press freedoms are central to its way of life, and must be fully respected.”

Mallet is a vice president of Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents’ Club, which recently drew criticism from the authorities for hosting a talk by the leader of a now-banned pro-Hong Kong independence party.

Hong Kong was promised semi-autonomy for 50 years as part of its 1997 handover from British rule.


While I may applaud the British government for standing up for free speech in Hong Kong, isn't it a bit hypocritical for them to do so when they charge and try a comedian for making a joke; when they bang on the door and then arrest a woman who had asked a police officer if why they wouldn't enforce the laws against religious prayers in a public park; when they arrest a man reporting outside a court house on the trial of a Muslim grooming gang; where thousands have been investigated and some arrested for expressing their free speech on social media.

Good for the British government to stand up for free speech in Hong Kong, but perhaps you should first put your own house in order when it comes to free speech.

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Protester: "_________(insert conservative/GOP person's name)_______ is racist/homophobic/misogynistic"
Interviewer: "Can you give me one example of what they said that was racist/homophobic/misogynistic?"
Protester: "___________________(dead silence)_____________"

Interviewer "Do you follow the news?"
Protester: "Not as much as before but I still follow the news"
Interviewer: "Who is your favorite news person?"
Protester: "I don't know any"

Protester: "Cops and Klan go hand in hand"
Interviewer: "That cop over there is brown and those two are black. Are they racist?"
Protester: "___________________(dead silence)_____________"


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It almost seems as if there is an entire generation of America's youth that are programmed to listen to talking point given to them by others.
They can no longer think for themselves.

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Not an "entire generation." Non-trivial segments of all living generations.
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