The University of California, Irvine chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine successfully shut down a pro-Israel event at the school because they simply didn’t agree with the views being expressed, according to Canary Unmasked. And this wasn’t the first time they threw a tantrum.
So it seems like administrators had told them before to have some common decency. How many times? Who knows.
The university put the group on probation after another 2016 hissyfit, but that probation expired in March 2017 and SJP disrupted yet another an event, which resulted in the attendees needing a police escort out of the building.
Saying it had to defend everyone’s free expression without disruption, University of California, Irvine put SJP on probation again, this time until mid-2019.
“During this time, the organization must abide by UCI’s standards of conduct, meet with the Dean of Students six times per year to discuss free speech issues, and consult with a representative of the dean’s office before hosting or co-hosting any campus event,” said the school, reported The Washington Free Beacon. “Any further violations of university policy may result in suspension or a revocation of the organization’s status.”
But probation was the punishment last time, UCI. And what kind of a punishment even is it? So the left-wing group has to get their events approved by left-wing administrators, big deal. And free speech meetings with UC Irvine administration…you know, the same administration that gave its College Republicans chapter a one-year suspension after the group rebooked Milo Yiannopoulos (the school reinstated the group about a week later after pressure). That sounds like it’ll be real informative. Peaceful protests are a critical part of the First Amendment, but shutting down others’ speech deserves zero tolerance.