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Masked Student Allegedly Armed With Knives Arrested During Conservative Event at Marquette U.

Masked Student Allegedly Armed With Knives Arrested During Conservative Event at Marquette U.

“not facing any criminal charges”

Fortunately, police got involved here before anything weird could happen.

Campus Reform reports:

Armed and masked student arrested at Marquette University conservative event

A Marquette University student was arrested after police responded to reports of an armed, masked man inside of a conservative event.

The unidentified student was arrested after police responded to reports of a masked individual, reportedly with two knives, during a Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) event featuring conservative YouTuber John Doyle on November 12.

The student was taken into custody by Marquette police officers without incident. A record of the arrest can be found in MUPD’s logs. It reads, “MUPD responded to the Todd Wehr Chemistry building for a report of an armed and masked MU student at a MU student organization event, causing others to fear for their safety. MUPD arrested the student. An investigation is on-going.”

Thus far, the masked individual is not facing any criminal charges, although he does face a non-criminal municipal citation for disorderly conduct, police chief Jeff Kranz told the Marquette Wire.

A university spokesman told Campus Reform that he is unsure what punishment from school administrators, if any, the student could face.

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If it were a white male with any nonleftist connections you would be safe to bet the student would be charged with felonies

Richard Aubrey | November 25, 2019 at 8:52 pm

Depending on state and local law, the knives could themselves be illegal.

Hmmm… Armed with knives and wearing a mask. I’m sure he was just there to talk…

Richard Aubrey | November 26, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Barry. I live in Michigan. Even CCL holders cannot carry various types of knives. Double edged, which means among other things, Kaybar and Fairbairn. No knuckle guards. Complex descriptions of various assisted-opening knives. Length restrictions.

So I could carry a trench knife (brass knucks) if any survived, iirc, WW I?

Kind of funny. We got a kitchen knife block with the usual assortment. One of the medium ones was beveled on top of the blade so that putting an edge on it wouldn’t be hard at all. Completely useless feature in the kitchen and a wasted process in manufacturing.
Who knows?

Matthew Carberry | November 26, 2019 at 4:42 pm

We do need to be careful about making too many assumptions about “armed with two knives” bit. I, and many people, carry a pocket knife or two on my person everywhere I go.

He may have been there masked to be annoying, or even to do harm, but simply “having a knife(knives)” on one’s person is no more inherently a sign of a threat than having a wallet. Depends on the knives and how carried.

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