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June 1, 2017

I was not expecting to hold my biology class in a public park last week.

But then the chief of our college police department told me she could not protect me on campus.
Protestors were searching cars for an unspecified individual—likely me—and her officers had been told to stand down, against her judgment, by the college president.Racially charged, anarchic protests have engulfed Evergreen State College, a small, public liberal-arts institution where I have taught since 2003.The Campus Mob Came for Me - and You, Professor, Could Be Next

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 1, 2017 3:35 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Again I will say this happens and will continue to happen because we/they allow it. If in the examples we often see in videos the "victim" walked past these thugs or pushed back when "bumped" or pushed. Or to put it another way escalated it to a physical confrontation the college presidents and campus police would be on the spot and have to answer for their inaction. When I played basketball it was common to use intimidation to substitute for skill. Whenever someone pushed I pushed back harder. Yes, sometimes it devolves into a fight. So what. Usually it makes the bully go look elsewhere for a victim.

I also do not understand where the criminal charges and civil lawsuits are. If someone assaults me I will fight back but I will also file charges and then talk to my lawyer about suing for damages. Where are the criminal charges and civil law suits?

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at June 1, 2017 5:25 PM

They eat their own.
What's that called?
Oh yeah, cannibalism.
Dam. Spelled communism wrong again....

Posted by: ghostsniper at June 1, 2017 6:53 PM

All three of my botany profs (I was a botany major at a smallish private school) took any and every class they could outside when the topic and the weather were appropriate. Of course that was the late '40s when profs taught and students were there to learn. I hear that profs quit teaching some time back.

Posted by: billH at June 2, 2017 9:25 AM

Biology is now an outdoors construct. As it should be. Nature is the better teacher's assistant.

Posted by: Jewel at June 2, 2017 9:36 AM

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