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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