In the wake of Jose Inez Garcia Zarate‘s acquittal for the killing of Kate Steinle, Gregory Lu, a student at University of California San Diego, posted flyers on campus with Steinle’s picutre and the phrase “She had dreams too.” As a result, he was called before the school’s Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination, amid complaints from campus Democrats.
Zarate claimed that it was an accident when a gun he picked up went off, resulting in Steinle being fatally shot. Still, the fact that he was in the country in the first place drew outrage from many, because he had previously been deported from the United States on five separate occasions, and was wanted for a sixth deportation. Steinle’s death became a rallying point for those in favor of stronger immigration policies and against “sanctuary cities” that protect undocumented immigrants in the custody of local law enforcement officials from federal immigration authorities.
Within that context, UCSD College Democrats called Lu’s posters “racist propaganda … targeting undocumented students and the undocumented community” in a Facebook post. This is likely due to Lu’s “She had dreams too” caption, and the fact that undocumented students benefiting from President Barack Obama‘s DACA program are commonly known as “Dreamers.”
Whether Lu meant his posters to be a politically charged statement or a mere expression of support for the victim in the case, the school’s involvement raises First Amendment concerns. As a public university, summoning a student before a university body due to speech could be problematic. George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley expressed his concern in a recent blog post.
“This is clearly a political statement and protected speech,” Turley said. “Calling in a student to answer for such postings is a chilling and inappropriate action. Instead, the office should ask those complaining to satisfy a minimal burden of proof that such posters constitute hate speech or proscribed conduct.”
Indeed, while undocumented students may have felt slighted by the flyers, that doesn’t mean that was the intention, as there was no overt message directed against any group. It’s one thing for people to disagree with a message, it’s something else entirely for a public university to summon a student for potential disciplinary action just because some other students don’t like what he said.
“The intolerance shown in this matter were those labeling such posters and racist and hate speech,” Turley wrote. “If these reports are accurate, the University should be acting to reinforce the principles of free speech rather than declining comment and calling in Lu to answer for his exercise of free speech.”
According to local ABC10, the university has yet to comment on the matter, and Lu has hired a lawyer.
SJWs Attack Woman Who Made Native American Feather Art Online
Lauren Jean Welding LLC Facebook page had posted a new artistic addition to her roster of impressive work. Unfortunately, completely lacking all logic and frankly mad that someone who have such a hobby that doesn’t include ruining your life or succumbing to our poison pill American culture, the wild pack of SJWs closed in on their target, a woman in Montana who enjoys making Welding Art.
They decided to take their anger out on someone who created a piece of art, giving her bad reviews (currently sitting at 1.2 Stars) & commenting obvious and recycled leftist gibberish.
It’s important to note that a woman, Elizabeth Warren specifically, ran a whole Presidential Election without one word from these people. Her entire career was uplifted and guided by the fact she had applied and then apologized for literally lying about being a Native American. The lack of irony is not without mentioning many of these people would never dare question one of their own.
Go support her page and her collection of art from the masses of future cat ladies and men who share their girlfriends!
Bill Maher Defends Kavanaugh
On his show Friday night, Bill Maher and his panel got into a heated debate over the “new” allegations about Brett Kavanaugh – yes, the ones even his accuser can’t remember. Maher even turned on his liberal comrades, adopting the position that rehashing events from when Kavanaugh was 17 years old hurt the Democrats in 2018… and could hurt them again.
Citing polling from 2018, Maher said that Democrats could have done better in the midterm elections had it not been for the Kavanaugh hearings: “People did not like going after a guy for what he did in high school. It looked bad and now Democrats are talking about impeaching him again?” Maher said.
Guest Andrew Sullivan seemed to agree. “He probably did some shitty things in high school drunk,” he said.
And when liberal guest Heather McGhee tried to jump in, asking “May the woman please speak about what this felt like?”, Sullivan shot her down immediately: “Please don’t play that card. You’re making my point.”
When Kavanaugh’s temperament was brought up, Sullivan responded: “You try maintaining a good temperament when you’re being accused of something, you had no idea it was coming at you, came at the last minute, and that happened years and years and years ago.”
As McGhee tried to make the point that being a Supreme Court justice isn’t just a “normal job”, Maher immediately fired back: “So you’re saying at 17 you have to have your fully formed character?”
He continued: “Live in reality, man! That’s who they put up. We don’t have the votes, and now we lost seats! Are we gonna do it again? Ruth Bader Ginsburg said glowing things about him… What were you like at 17?”
Social Media is the Biggest Threat to America… It’s Time to Break Them Up
After the another mass ban by Facebook and Instagram of Alex Jones, Milo, Laura Loomer, and Paul Joseph Watson, it is evermore clear and a massive warning to all conservatives that they are not welcome on social media platforms. Something that should also be considered illegal considering their ‘public square’ standing and non-publisher status, which saves them from sued for libel but [should] curtail their ability to promote, dissuade, or ban content based on their choice.
Facebook went as far to even say they’ll ban anyone or organization that shares content from Alex Jones, Infowars, or any of the banned people mentioned, maybe even more.
Facebook is also conducting election-meddling. Gang Emperor Yang, a meme page for Democratic candidate Andrew Yang, was removed less than a month ago.
President Trump has yet to act on this, ironically without social media Donald Trump would never be President. Considering the Media, Entertainment, and Political monopolies are aligned against him it seems maddening that President Trump hasn’t done one thing besides offer the suggestion to “be good” online.
Despite the fact that it’s hard to find to find any popular conservative right besides Ben Shapiro on the internet. When 2020 roles around it’s going to for Donald Trump’s old coalition to remain strong when his followers, his greatest allies in media, and people who helped get elected directly are being de-platformed, silenced, and banned off of social media.