Lawyers for the Berkeley Patriot, the student publication organizing Milo Yiannopoulos’ Free Speech Week on campus, have filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Justice against the university.
The complaint alleges that “the students of the Berkeley Patriot believe that they have been subjected to a pattern and practice of suppression of their First Amendment rights, specifically Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Association, and their Fourteenth Amendment right to Equal Protection.”
The letter was sent to the DOJ by the Law Offices of Melo and Sarsfield LLP on Tuesday, and goes on to accuse the university of adopting a “practice of de facto viewpoint discrimination.”
“This viewpoint discrimination is effected by the UC Berkeley administration failing to take reasonable steps to protect students and others from physical assault or property damage when engaging in protected activities covered under the First Amendment,” the complaint states.
Further, the letter states that the university has been failing to take disciplinary measures against students, staff, and faculty members who either engage in those same acts against students with differing political views — or worse, encourage, aid or abet those acts.
The letter also claims that UC Berkeley has been “imposing arbitrary and irrational bureaucratic hurdles on student groups which seek to exercise their First Amendment rights by holding public debates on important political topics or matters of public concern.”
“The situation at UC Berkeley has become downright physically dangerous this past year for conservative students who merely wish to exercise their God given rights to freedom of speech and association that are enshrined in the Constitution,” the complaint continues.
To rectify the situation, the letter requests that the DOJ open an investigation into whether or not UC Berkeley and its key administrators are systematically and intentionally violating the civil rights of the students involved with the Berkeley Patriot and others who hold similar political beliefs.
It seems as though the bold letter may have already had an impact, as the next day the university announced that they will be underwriting at least $300,000 of the security costs for the event.
“Free speech is not free, it turns out,” UC President Janet Napolitano told the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau on Wednesday. “The question, or the rock and the hard place that Berkeley is in, and other university campuses, is the value put on free speech and the safety and security issues that are implicated.”
She added, “Milo and his cast of speakers will be on Sproul Plaza, which is a public space … and we will underwrite the safety and security expenses associated with that. At a certain point, that position — i.e. that we will have these speakers and pay for the security costs associated with that — may not be sustainable.”
Responding to criticism that the right-wing groups trying to speak is costing the school so much money, Pranav Jandhyala of Berkeley Patriot argued that the blame rests solely on those who are engaging in the violence that is driving the need for intense security.
“We’re not responsible for the violence people choose to engage in that drives up the cost of police,” Jandhyala told the Times. “It’s utterly insane that we’re being blamed for violence we’re victims of and are taking so many measures to prevent.”
In February, the FBI was called in to investigate the black-clad militant leftists who rioted the last time that Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak on the UC Berkeley campus.
The Antifa militants’ efforts were successful, and the former-Breitbart editor’s speech was cancelled. The rioters toppled a mobile light structure which set its generator on fire, violently attacked event attendees, looted a Starbucks, and vandalized the area. The rioters caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the area surrounding the campus and an estimated $100,000 in damage to the MLK Student Union.
A man who had been hoping to attend the event was violently attacked during the chaos and his attacker was identified as Berkeley employee Ian Dabney Miller, after he bragged about the assault on social media.
The Free Speech Week event, which is scheduled to begin on Sunday, has been seemingly in a state of limbo all week after the university alleged that they Yiannopoulos and the student organization had not met all the required deadlines.
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Hollywood Abuser Amber Heard Fired From ‘Aquaman 2’ After Domestic Violence Admission
Heard was caught on tape admitting she beat ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Hollywood actress Amber Heard has officially been dropped from the sequel to hit movie Aquaman after shocking audio emerged of the starlet admitting that she beat her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The News International reported on Wednesday that Heard has been removed from the project, as Warner Bros wants to distance themselves from the toxic femme whose public reputation has taken a hit as her illicit dealings have surfaced.
Big League Politics reported on the release of hidden audio earlier this year in which Heard boasted about beating Depp and mocked the exacerbated movie star:
“You are f**king killing me. Your f**king people are trying to kill me,” Depp told Heard as he pleaded with her to go to a mediator for their ongoing divorce.
“You’ve turned me into a… my boy goes to school and has kids go, so your f**king dad’s a wife beater?” he added.
She taunted Depp, claiming that a jury would never believe his story that she initiated the violence that occurred during their tumultuous relationship.
“Do you know I’m a 115, well not anymore, but I was a 115lb, almost 115lb woman,” Heard told Depp in the audio recording. “You’re going to get up on the stand, Johnny, and say, she started it? Really?”
Depp has pushed back against Heard in the public eye, even filing a $50 million defamation lawsuit against her for the op/ed that was published and circulated widely by the fake news.
“Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse; she is a perpetrator,” the lawsuit claims, alleging that Heard created false evidence and phony injury photos for the press.
In another audio recording, Heard admits to slapping Depp in the face.
“I’m sorry that I didn’t, uh, uh, hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched,” she told Depp.
The divorce of Heard and Depp has been a particularly gruesome proceeding with Heard attempting to play the victim at every turn, even emerging as an early hero for the #MeToo movement.
“Two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out,” she wrote in a Washington Post op/ed in Dec. 2018, whining about how her pitiful attempt to take Depp to the cleaners was so difficult for her.
Heard is learning that her actions have consequences, and being a privileged princess in the age of female empowerment cannot protect her from the fallout of her disgusting and deceptive actions.
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