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Student Senator Faces Impeachment for Defending Thin Blue Line Masks

Student Senator Faces Impeachment for Defending Thin Blue Line Masks

“blatant disregard of the effects of controversial topics such as Blue Lives Matter and how it affects the Black and Brown community”

Displaying support for law enforcement is racist now? Isn’t that a violation of free speech?

The College Fix reports:

Impeachment sought against student senator who is defending Thin Blue Line masks

A petition circulating at the Rochester Institute of Technology calls for the impeachment of a student government representative following his refusal to condemn Thin Blue Line as “overt racism” and other written disagreements he’s had with fellow representatives.

The petition, signed by 21 other members of the student government, calls for the impeachment of Jacob Custer, a student government senator and senior at RIT, for allegedly not properly representing his constituents.

“These actions include, but are not limited to, negative attitudes towards members, blatant disregard of the effects of controversial topics such as Blue Lives Matter and how it affects the Black and Brown community, and blatant disregard for anyone’s views,” the petition states.

The effort to impeach Custer stems in part from conversations through the student government’s group message app where representatives discussed filing a bias report over a campus safety officer who wore a Thin Blue Line face mask, according to screenshots of the conversation presented by the petition’s authors as evidence against Custer.

Custer came to the defense of allowing the campus community to wear the Thin Blue Line masks, according to the screenshots.

“Wearing such masks if they want to is not counterintuitive. It is perfectly okay for students and adults to express it since it is free speech. It is not disrespectful either. We are student government, representing all students. It is not our role to determine what idea is good or bad simply because a few members or more disagree with it and punish members of our community over something small. That is just outright censorship,” Custer wrote.

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Comments

Everyone is free to say anything they want as long as they stick to the approved script. What could be more free than that?

The Friendly Grizzly | January 26, 2021 at 2:56 pm

It looks like certain parties are assuming that the “black and brown community” will automatically be offended by a thin blue line facemask. That in itself is racist, but I don’t think it’s racist in the usual sense that those screaming racist mean racist. Open parens say that six times fast backwards!)

“…and blatant disregard for anyone’s views,” the petition states.”

Personally I believe we could do with more of this. I fail to see why we are obligated to entertain idiocy with the same regard we give to opposing viewpoints that at least have a some basis in reality.

Universities have totally destroyed debate as a means to openly discuss issues, providing well reasoned, logical arguments on both sides of an issue. Now, the Left just crams its ideology down the throats of all students. Presenting an opposing viewpoint isn’t possible without risk of being attacked and smeared.

I am glad my sons graduated years ago. Were they enrolled today I would feel my money is being wasted. Parents need to regain control of the universities, their curriculum, public discourse, etc. Parents have every right to expect a suitable return on their investment.

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