On Volokh Conspiracy, Eugene Volokh writes about the recent, very nasty instance at UC Santa Barbara where a professor took violent action against young anti-abortion protesters on campus. Actually, he doesn’t need to add much to the transcript of the interview with a police officer,from which we learn a lot about the authoritarian mindset of many “liberals.” The professor says that she acted because she “felt triggered” by the protesters and their signs, because she felt they were violating school policy, and because the protesters were violating her rights. Freedom of speech? She replies that she doesn’t know where the boundaries are.
I bet that this professor’s classes are wonderful examples of pure, dispassionate, academic inquiry.