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U. Wisconsin-Madison Introducing Policy to Punish Those Who Disrupt Free Speech

U. Wisconsin-Madison Introducing Policy to Punish Those Who Disrupt Free Speech

“students could face punishment if they choose to disrupt the free speech of others”

Free speech advocates are worried about these policies but the left has brought us to this point. How else do you deal with this problem?

Campus Reform reports:

College’s ‘protest guidelines’ concern free speech advocates

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced that students could face punishment if they choose to disrupt the free speech of others.

UWM announced on Sept. 5 that it would be releasing a set of “Protest Guidelines” that are aimed at informing students about when a protest turns into a disruption of someone’s speech. Examples of “likely disruptive” behavior include “blocking the vision of others in any manner,” “producing noise that interferes with events and activities,” “turning off lights in the room,” and more.

UWM defines “non-disruptive behavior” as “silently protesting a speaker by attending an event with duct tape over one’s mouth or wearing clothes with words or pictures,” “holding a small poster in front of one’s person if an event allows signs,” and “engaging with a speaker if the speaker welcomes the interaction.”

“Bottom line: Protesting is fine, disrupting others’ free speech is not,” the school states in a news release.

Students accused of disruptive behavior will be investigated by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Under the new Regents policy, if a student is found guilty of violating the policy twice, they will be suspended “for a minimum of one semester.” If a student violates the policy three times, they will be expelled.

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Comments

I’ll believe it when I see it.

Likewise. So a disruptive protester can claim his free speech was violated when others tell them to shut up.

Who’s on first?

If allowed to proceed, it will be selectively enforced so that ONLY conservatives (i.e. Republicans and anyone who does not sell their soul to the left) will be subject to these policies.

It is another attempt, IMHO, to stifle the free speech of anyone who is NOT in the desired, favored group.

Don’t do it. Just don’t.

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