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Professor Guilty in Assault on Young Pro Lifer



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Some readers may recall the UC Santa Barbara professor who was so incensed at seeing pro-life demonstrators that she attacked a teenage girl and stole her protest sign.

Law enforcement took the smirk off her face–seen in the video of the incident–by charging Professor Intolerant with crimes, and now she has pleaded no contest–which has the same effect as a guilty plea–to three misdemeanors. From the DA;s press relief:

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young pleaded no contest to all charges filed against her. No plea bargain was entered with the District Attorney’s Office and no charges were dropped. The charges include Grand Theft Person, Vandalism, and Battery, all of which are misdemeanors.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., in Dept. 2 of the Santa Barbara Superior Court. 

Waddya know: Being a radical usually means never having to say you’re sorry.

I know of several assaults on pro lifers on college campuses. This is the first time I know of in which consequences were paid. 

Now, will the administration lower the boom as they should? I am not holding my breath. After all, the victims were only pro-lifers.



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