The University of Missouri is firing professor Melissa Click. She was caught on video (Figure 1 below) trying to stop a student journalist from exercising his First Amendment right to report on a public event. In the video, Click called for “muscle” — threatening to physically assault the journalist — to stop him from reporting. What was she so afraid of? The truth? Then she was again documented on video cursing at police officers just doing their jobs. This is the sad state of affairs in American “academia.” BUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI BOARD VOTED TO FIRE THIS CRAZY BULLY, stating:
… “The circumstances surrounding Dr. Click’s behavior, both at a protest in October when she tried to interfere with police officers who were carrying out their duties, and at a rally in November, when she interfered with members of the media and students who were exercising their rights in a public space and called for intimidation against one of our students, we believe demands serious action.” …
CALL TO ACTION: DO NOT LET CLICK GET AWAY WITH THIS DISTURBING BEHAVIOR: Please email/call/fax the University of Missouri Board of Curators and encourage them to stand firm on their decision to fire “Professor” Click and to reject any attempts she makes to appeal her firing. Contact the board via email at email@example.com, via phone at (573) 882-2388, and via fax at (573) 882-0010.
Figure 1: Video of Click threatening a journalist with violence.
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