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Pro-Hamas Stanford Students Who ‘Occupied’ President’s Office Hit With Felony Charges

Pro-Hamas Stanford Students Who ‘Occupied’ President’s Office Hit With Felony Charges

“Any who are seniors will not be allowed to graduate. Bail for arrested individuals was set to $20,000.”

This week, we covered the occupation of the president’s office at Stanford University by anti-Israel/pro-Hamas students who issued demands and were removed by law enforcement after a couple of hours.

My colleague Mary wrote:

The group of 50 wore masks and kaffiyehs. They held a banner that said, “While Gaza bleeds Stanford stalls. Divest. Disclose. Amnesty.”

Liberate Stanford yelled on its Instagram account, “THE STUDENT INT1FADA IS GROWING.”

“Law enforcement has arrested 13 individuals, and the building has been cleared,” the university said in a statement. “A public safety officer was injured after being shoved by protesters who were interfering with a transport vehicle. There has been extensive damage to the interior of Building 10 and exterior of the buildings in the quad.”

The students are now facing felony charges.

From the Stanford Daily:

Protesters who occupied president’s office receive felony charges

Thirteen individuals, including 12 protesters and a Daily reporter, who were detained by the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) and the County Sheriff’s Office, were charged with felony burglary. Protesters barricaded themselves inside the president and provost’s office, located in Building 10 in Main Quad, early Wednesday morning.

Students were suspended and banned from campus for the rest of the quarter until June 12, as the University processes disciplinary referrals to the Office of Community Standards (OCS). Any who are seniors will not be allowed to graduate. Bail for arrested individuals was set to $20,000.

Several protesters and the Daily reporter were released on bail Wednesday night. They were detained for approximately 15 hours.

After entering the building at around 5:30 a.m., protesters blocked doors and windows with bike locks, chains, ladders and chairs and covered security cameras with tin foil. No administrators or staff were present inside when protesters entered. They occupied the office for under two hours before they were removed by SUDPS and escorted away in vans.

The group, who said they planned to stay in the building until demands were met or they were forcibly removed, demanded three actions by the University: to add the divestment bill submitted by Stanford Against Apartheid in Palestine (SAAP) to the next Board of Trustees meeting with a recommendation of support from President Richard Saller, to commit to financial disclosure from the previous fiscal year (2022) including endowment investments and to drop all disciplinary and criminal charges against pro-Palestine students at Stanford.

If the punishment sounds harsh, consider the damage not only to facilities but to the school’s image.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported:

Outside, the stone walls were painted in dozens of places with swear words and death threats against police, America and Israel, though a group claiming to be behind the occupation disavowed responsibility for the graffiti…

Throughout the morning, after the occupiers were removed, students, parents of prospective students and employees gaped at the shocking statements splayed across the historic structure. In red or black paint, the graffiti praised “the martyrs,” threatened death in reference to “pigs” and police and accused Stanford of complicity in Israel’s war in Gaza.

“I think it’s scary,” an Israeli graduate student said as he stood with friends and studied the ravaged walls. “This is how it starts. The stories we remember from the Holocaust.”

Students who engage in this kind of activity deserve harsh punishment. This is going to continue until the consequences are serious.


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E Howard Hunt | June 8, 2024 at 12:19 pm

Felony? Did they enter any dodgy bookkeeping entries in a journal while there?

They seek to destroy the system as they claim rights through the system.

The protests will be as if the world has ended.

Follow through with the prosecution, especially when the conduct warrants the charge.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | June 8, 2024 at 3:01 pm

    The ban from campus should be until hell freezes over. how about deportations? Charges for instigators who stayed away to save their own bacon?

healthguyfsu | June 8, 2024 at 12:45 pm

Was this an insurrection???

destroycommunism | June 8, 2024 at 12:57 pm

dems have stated ( when referring to jan 6/trump)

that terrorism is when violence or threats are used to obtain a political outcome



    alaskabob in reply to destroycommunism. | June 8, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    “Violence is the voice of the voiceless”…. but only for one selected protected group

    On another issue…. Clark has NOT been selected to represent the US at the Olympics. The reason was that she was part of the team winning the NCAA championship and wasn’t at the preliminary Team USA meeting. May we officially rename the WNBA… the WLNBA (Women’s Lesbian and Negro Basketball Association) and get it over with?

Colleges get protests with every political kerffluffel. There are probably two differences here

1) the type of “protest” is qualitatively different — featuring violence toward other students and property damage;

2) the threatened students have politically active parents — the parents of Jewish kids seem to be more politically active as a group.

Item 2 is important, legitimate, and real. There are all kinds of resentful chatter circulating on the Intertubes about Joos having too much influence over the US Congress. The Palis have a very sophisticated grasp of propaganda, and they pretend to be American. They bitch constantly about Joos controlling this overwhelmingly Protestant and secular nation.

Meanwhile, the threats against Jewish kids and their friends are real, and completely unacceptable to any kind of normal American. The parents have a strong connection to the Democrat party, tend to be politically active, and are doubtless pinging their Democratic lawmakers about this, as they are entirely entitled to do.

It’s only important to observe this because Stanford is located in California; California is a single-party, Democrat — run State; and the Democrats at the national level are playing footsie with Islamists.

Parents of college students who are nominal Democrats need to reconsider their vote in the upcoming election, because anybody who thinks the Palis will stop with shoving around Jewish kids, simply isn’t paying attention.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Valerie. | June 8, 2024 at 3:12 pm

    Most people are not paying attention, we seem to be rapidly moving towards a time where these groups demonizing Jews, Asians and Caucasians will wish they had not.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Valerie. | June 9, 2024 at 3:02 am

    “So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.”
    George Orwell

List of names and mugshots? Any of those arrested here in the US on student visas?

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office withholding publicly available arrest records? Stanford university police are sworn Santa Clara county police.

TrickyRicky | June 8, 2024 at 2:24 pm

“This is going to continue until the consequences are serious.”

Pretty much sums up the entirety of our society at this point.

broomhandle | June 8, 2024 at 5:34 pm

The Jews gave us the Beastie Boys. What did the Arabs give us?

And the most ironic part is that they have millions of dollars in student debt and no degree.

I’m confused felony charges like real felony charges or like the ones Donald Trump was convicted of? So does that mean they won’t actually be convicted because it didn’t involve consensual intercourse with a “sex worker.” So hard to tell what felony charges even mean anymore, but I’d say I’m surprised they’ve had any negative consequences at all, usually the outcome of these things is having the squad visit them (which maybe is an actual punishment), lots of ingratiating press coverage, and capitulating to all of their “demands.”

That’s great. All it took was the univerity President’s ox getting gored.

These students get felony charges for “occupying” (read: breaking into and squatting in) the president’s office.

OTOH, the students and outside agitators who “occupied” other buildings, blocked entry and egress, and physically assaulted other students, with injury get … nothing. Not even a serious investigation.

The message I’m hearing is that it’s OK to disrupt education and violently assault, injure, and kidnap (by unlawfully blocking egress) Jewish and pro-Israel students, just as long as you leave the university president’s office alone.

But is that the message they want to send?

“The students are now facing felony charges.”

Cool. Now publish their names and mugshots.

Because like the KKK of yore they require the anonymity that the masks, sunglasses, hoodies/kaffiyehs, etc. provide to avoid being held responsible for their actions.

Remove the anonymity and society gets to see who and what they are, a scrutiny few of them could withstand.

    diver64 in reply to Gosport. | June 9, 2024 at 7:43 am

    That’s what I’m wondering. They were charged with felonies so where are the names and mugshots especially keffiyeh Karen? If they stop letting these clowns hide behind masks this will quickly diminish is size outside of a hard core of radicals and they can be arrested, deported if need be assuming non citizen students or whatever.