Friday, April 8, 2016

Eyewitness Report on Sf State Incident

Hat tip Dusty

Here from the Times of Israel is an eyewitness account of the incident at SF State University in which the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Birkat was disrupted as he tried to speak.

"Public university administrators and police stood and watched as the Mayor of Jerusalem, the Jewish student organization that sponsored him, and all of us in attendance, were permanently bullied off the stage.  Officers with guns, and the power that comes from the barrels of those guns, were instructed to stand, watch, and do nothing, as freedom of speech was replaced with a policy of whoever shouts the loudest wins, at least when it comes to shouting down a visiting Israeli dignitary. Those whom we thought were there to protect us and restore order, stood, watched, and did nothing."

As previously posted, here is a letter I received this week from SFSU president Les Wong in response to my own letter. I have highlighted one sentence.

Mr. Fouse, I was troubled by reports coming to me from my police and security team this morning. They are completing their investigatory work especially with regard to the potential violation of a number of student conduct codes which will inform the formal conduct hearings. We do not condone their behavior and I am quite saddened by it. But our conduct processes will now take over. Police were present and made a number of attempts to move them out of the area. I appreciate your note. A letter to faculty, staff, students, donors and supporters is being distributed today. Respectfully, Dr. Les Wong President San Francisco State University 

Fousesquawk comment: The highlighted sentence is contradicted by the eyewitness account of Aaron Parker.

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