Heather Mac Donald targeted by crazed protesters, while her UCLA appearance also disrupted.
Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute has been one of the leading voices defending law enforcement officers in the age of Black Lives Matter, particularly by showing that much of the rhetoric about police shootings is statistically inaccurate or misleading.
Mac Donald’s willingness to take on the foundations of the Black Lives Matter movement has earned her the ire of the movement.
Mac Donald was supposed to give a speech at Claremont McKenna College but student supporters of Black Lives Matter went nuts. In a way, it was like a repeat of what happened at Middlebury College to Charles Murray.
The College Fix reports Angry mob shuts down Blue Lives Matter speech at Claremont McKenna College:
A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows.
Heather Mac Donald, a Manhattan Institute scholar and author of the 2016 book “The War on Cops,” even gave her talk earlier than originally planned at the preppy and private Southern California campus because of the rowdy crowd estimated at more than 250 protesters, she told The College Fix via email Thursday.
Thirty minutes into the speech, police officers told her to cut it short, and she was given a four-officer escort through a side door and safely through some surprised protesters who had flanked that exit, Mac Donald said.
This video shows the mob outside the building:
Here’s another angle:
And another view:
Just a day earlier, Mac Donald gave the same speech at UCLA and things went smoothly for the most part but left wing students couldn’t resist the urge to make it all about them.
The College Fix reported:
‘War on Cops’ author Heather Mac Donald shouted down at UCLA by hysterical Black Lives Matter protest
A speech by Heather Mac Donald at UCLA on Wednesday frequently descended into chaos as Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the stage and chanted their signature phrase over and over, and also took over portions of the Q&A with angry accusations and raucous shouting, a video of the event shows.
Mac Donald, a Manhattan Institute scholar who spoke on campus at the behest of the Bruin Republicans to give a “Blue Lives Matter” talk about her 2016 book “The War on Cops,” appeared to be able to largely get through the first half of her speech without much dissension.
But when she opened the floor to questions, the uproar began. The chants launched, with several people taking over the floor at the front of the room and continuing to yell over and over: “Black lives — they matter here! Black lives, they matter here!”…
After the uproar — which lasted about eight minutes — finally died down, Mac Donald (pictured) fielded questions from the audience, including from a black female who asked her to speak on whether “black victims killed by cops” mattered.
This is a video of the entire event but it’s cued to begin at the moment when things went haywire. Just press play:
Here are some related Twitter comments:
Awesome speech by Heather Mac Donald yesterday! pic.twitter.com/2DdmD74ctG
— Bruin Republicans (@BruinRepublican) April 6, 2017
Why do UCLA students hate successful women? https://t.co/S4ERvtGwWP
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) April 6, 2017
IGNORANCE AT UCLA: A speech by Heather Mac Donald at UCLA on Wednesday descended into chaos Black Lives Matter protesters stormed the stage pic.twitter.com/KJ8gG6YlIg
— Mary Grace Hansen (@Mgrace6202) April 7, 2017
UCLA Protester to Heather MacDonald: “You have no right to speak!” Really? On a college campus in America? Troublinghttps://t.co/EvjsqFNJwh
— Michael Shermer (@michaelshermer) April 7, 2017
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