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Student Govt. Member at U. Minnesota Urges Peers to Make Bogus Police Calls to ‘Annoy’ Them

Student Govt. Member at U. Minnesota Urges Peers to Make Bogus Police Calls to ‘Annoy’ Them

“Like, use up their resources, make their officers show up to something.”

It looks like someone never read “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Also, isn’t it a crime to make false police reports?

The College Fix reports:

Student gov. exec urges peers to make bogus police calls – to ‘annoy the sh** out of them’

During a virtual discussion regarding demands the campus police chief resign, a member of the University of Minnesota Student Association’s Executive Board appeared to advocate calling in phony police complaints in order to keep cops busy and “annoy the shit out of them.”

Depending on the severity, such an action could be a felony.

MSA Chief Financial Officer Lauren Meyers had responded to the question “When you say disrupt UMPD, what exactly do you mean by that?” with “Make their lives hell.”

“Annoy the shit out of them,” Meyers said. “Like, use up their resources, make their officers show up to something.”

A university spokesperson told Alpha News that UMN “respects the autonomy of the Minnesota Student Association as an independent governance organization […] including the autonomy of its membership to speak freely.

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Lauren Myers obviously ain’t the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. Viz:

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.505


 
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henrybowman | April 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm

“Also, isn’t it a crime to make false police reports?”

Yes, yes it is. Which is exactly why it is excellent advice: the troublemakers remove themselves. When your enemy is making a mistake, etc.


     
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    Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | May 1, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Only if they actually get arrested for it. But chances are very good that they won’t be. The police will be all tolerant and understanding and at most give a warning, and they’ll keep on doing it because without consequences why shouldn’t they? This is something that the police, for their own good, need to stamp out quickly and harshly.


 
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Milhouse | May 1, 2021 at 11:48 pm

By the way, while advocating a crime in general is protected speech, there is one exception: if the speaker intends to cause those listening to act on his advocacy immediately, and it is also objectively likely that they will do so, then (even if it doesn’t actually happen) the speech itself constitutes the crime of incitement and the speaker can be arrested and prosecuted. This instance seems to me like it could qualify for this exception.

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