Sunday, February 14, 2016




Campus Police Officer Say Offending Students ‘Is Against the Law’

Free speech under siege at the University of Texas at Austin

A University of Texas at Austin cop issued a disorderly conduct citation to a preacher because his words were offensive to some students.

“You’re offending students on the campus,” said the officer. “The job here is write you up for disorderly conduct for offending someone.”

The preacher, according to The Daily Caller, had been inveighing against anal sex from his perch just outside the boundaries of UT’s campus. Students who heard him complained to the cops.

When the preacher asked about his freedom of speech rights, the cop responded: “It doesn’t matter, freedom of speech. Someone was offended. That’s against the law.”

The preacher could scarcely believe what he was hearing. “It’s against the law to offend someone?” he asked.

“Yes,” the cop repeated.

The officer, it goes without saying, was wrong. Thankfully, his department eventually corrected him and voided the citation. It also issued an apology to the preacher. Still, it’s troubling that an officer of the law could be so mixed up about it.

It’s also troubling that students thought the best way to deal with an offensive speaker was to sic the cops on him.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

"...we need some muscle over here"

Anonymous said...

Student are very delicate and require constant protection from reality.

Bird of Paradise said...

So Waah,waah,waah someone their sensitive little feelings and therefore the offender must be sited for doing so No Good little whining little snots need to go home and tell their monkey doll the witttle feelings were hurt a whole bunch of whining wanks with their annoying high pitched voices that grate on our nerves

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the officer should have been sent to sensitivity classes. Better still to a course on the Constitution taught by an actual Constitution scholar. One not in the mold of the phony professor of all knowledge currently befouling the White House.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Whining little snots need to return to their play pens

Alpha Skua leader of the skuas said...

These whining students should be sited for being a bunch pathetic sniveling little twerps

Use the Name, Luke said...

So in other words, the officer was breaking the law… by offending the preacher and everyone with thinking skills that heard of his claim.

Galah, the funny bird, said...

I find the thought of anal sex repugnant. And yet this younger generation is offended by someone trying to dissuade them from anal sex. I'm relieved I'm not in their generation. I wouldn't fit in for sure.

Anonymous said...

I find the thought of anal sex with a Galah bird quite repugnant, and I doubt it's ever funny!

Jub Jub Bird said...

Galah Bird You hit the nail on the head the spoiled little snots of today dont know the meaning of what america means to them it just means they can want naked through the down town area painted in rainbow stripes

Anonymous said...

anal sex is not healthy, any doctor will tell you and it isn't practiced in the animal kingdom.

Legs Sparrow said...

Some people just got to behave like unwashed slobs their so pathetic

Anonymous said...

The correct response should have been 'Your citation is offensive to me. give yourself a summons'.