“Threats of violence against students should not be tolerated regardless of their political view.”
Where are all the progressive students who constantly demand that everyone feel safe on campus? Conservatives don’t get that kind of protection.
The College Fix reports:
Conservative students get death threats over ‘Build The Wall’ display
A group of conservative students at SUNY Oswego who hosted a “Build The Wall” campus display Tuesday were hit with a barrage of violent messages on social media that included slurs, expletives — and even death threats that talked about shooting, jumping and greasing them.
The reaction to the Young Americans for Freedom display was so intense that campus officials denounced the messages, launched a police investigation, and reminded students about free speech rights.
Tyler Toomey, chairman of the YAF chapter at the New York-based public university, said his group is working with campus police to hold those who sent the messages accountable.
“Threats of violence against students should not be tolerated regardless of their political view. We are disgusted that our peers are threatening violence against members of our organization,” Toomey told The College Fix via email Wednesday.
The table was set up around 10 a.m. and taken down around 4 p.m. in the Marano Campus Center with full permission from campus officials. It included phrases such as “Build The Wall,” “Secure Our Border,” and a play on a popular Sublime song that read: “I don’t practice Santeria, I ain’t got no crystal ball, if I had 5 billion dollars I’d, I’d build a wall.”
“We had several great discussions with passing by students and we were only treated to dirty looks in terms of negativity at the table,” Toomey said. “After the event, social media blew up into a storm of bullying harassment and then turned to violent threats of shooting, jumping, and ‘greasing’ our members. To make matters worse, soon after, these offenders targeted our direct messages with their threats of violence.”
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