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UC Berkeley Police Investigating if Free Speech Posters, Chalk Drawings Are a Hate Crime

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Tensions are continuing to escalate in Berkeley, as the university chancellor announced that their police are currently investigating whether or not pro-free speech posters or chalk art constitute a “hate crime.”

In preparation for Milo Yiannopoulos’ Free Speech Week at the campus which begins on Sunday, leftist groups have been placing flyers and posters all over the city to encourage unrest during the event. In response, someone put up hundreds of posters promoting free speech all around the campus on Wednesday evening.

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The posters featured bold phrases such as “Mean Words Are Still Legal Words,” “Fuck Your Commie Trash,” and “This City Is Run By Thugs in Black Masks,” in reference to Antifa’s previous successful shut downs of right wing speakers — including Yiannopoulos in February. While vulgar, the only group that appears to be mentioned specifically would be Communists, and arguably Antifa.

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On Thursday, responding to the posters being wallpapered around Sproul Hall, Chancellor Carol T. Christ wrote an email to students and faculty letting them know that there is currently an investigation into whether or not the mean words are a hate crime and urging students to seek help if the signs offended them.

“I am deeply distressed to learn about some hateful messaging that has appeared on campus recently that targets specific student populations, groups of faculty and administrators. I condemn these cowardly acts in the strongest possible terms,” the chancellor began.

No such condemnation has ever been offered for the students who have falsely branded right-wing speakers and students as “Nazis” or flyers calling for violence against them.

“Our police department is investigating whether they constitute hate crimes and we will do all we can to support those affected,” Christ continued. “Please visit our Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination or UCPD if you have information about recent incidents or would like to make a complaint.

Christ continued on to provide resources for students whose feelings may have been hurt by the mean words.

The email was shared by Yiannopoulos who mocked the chancellor for even suggesting that these posters could be considered a hate crime.

“This is the same Chancellor Christ that previously declared that Berkeley is the home of free speech. But as soon as some students put up posters that offended her, she called for a police investigation into ‘hate crimes,’” Yiannopoulos wrote on Facebook. “Since when did putting up offensive posters become a crime in America, Chancellor Christ? It’s the foulest hypocrisy imaginable. Berkeley has become a police state that sicks the cops on students who say things they don’t like. Chancellor Christ needs to be crucified over this. Be sure to join us on campus to protest this villain and protect free speech!”

On Tuesday, messages supporting Free Speech Week also popped up around campus. Phrases chalked onto the pavement included things like, “Bannon will speak here,” “Bannon is coming,” “BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) are terrorists,” “MAGA,” 2 genders (2) terms,” “James Damore was right,” “Trump is our savior,” “Antifa is sad!,” “Berkeley hates free speech,” “I support my president,” “Trump won. Deal with it,” “free speech is dead,” a Pepe the frog and Milo’s name with a penis drawn under it.

As we previously reported, the Berkeley Patriot, the organizers for the event 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 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 states.

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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Lauren Witzke Clashes With Richard Grenell Over His Promotion of Transgenderism; Con Inc. Wants Her Cancelled!

What happened to “America Uncancelled?”

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Where do we draw the line between what is ‘conservative’ and what isn’t ‘conservative’? Well, for many establishment Republicans, also known by many as ‘Conservative Inc.’, the only two distinctions between right and left are free markets and principled constitutionalism. However, traditionally, conservatives have sought to protect Christian and American values. Things like preserving the family, promoting law and order, and protecting the sacred tradition of marriage between a man and a woman had been the backbone of the conservative movement. It seems as if nowadays, these values have been completely thrown aside. Big League Politics has previously reported on establishment conservative organizations, such as Turning Point USA, pushing transgenderism and homosexuality on Republican college students.

Rather than bend the knee to the left, as most Republicans do, social conservatives like Lauren Witzke have decided to take a stand and say: “Enough is enough.” Witzke, who is the Spokeswoman for Hold the Line PAC, recently clashed on Twitter with former Trump Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, who is openly a homosexual.

The whole debacle began when Lauren Witzke replied to a tweet by Grenell, praising the GOP for its inclusivity to transgender people, referring to transgenderism as ‘mental illness’:

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Grenell tried to downplay Witzke’s take, effectively saying that celebrating transexuality is a celebration of God, in which Witzke replied that it was instead demonic:

Grenell rebuttaled, asking Witzke if she was ok with welcoming gay conservatives into the GOP. Witzke responded saying no, and that it would be a useless act of appeasement.

Seemingly in an act to publicize Witzke’s wrongthink, Grenell then quote-tweeted her and asked her the same question once more:

True to her nature, Witzke sarcastically mocked Grenell for repeating himself and solidified her stance:

The two would both go on to throw several more jabs at each other on Twitter, but you get the point. Richard Grenell believes that the Republican Party should have no moral stance on any issue, while Lauren Witzke believes that the GOP should strictly conserve our Christian values.

We reached out to Lauren on Twitter for a quick statement and she gave us this:

“The Republican Party was founded on Christian Conservative Principles. We believe in the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage between a man and a women. Gay fiscal conservatives are more than welcome to vote for us, but should have no place in leadership to advocate for their progressive ideals.”

Lauren Witzke previously ran as the Republican nominee for US Senate in Delaware, but lost to the incumbent Democrat Senator Chris Coons. Despite living in a blue state and running on a nationalist platform, Witzke impressively secured roughly double the votes as her Republican predecessor in 2014.

After the lengthy and, as of right now, still ongoing battle between Grenell and Witzke, conservative commentator Elijah Schafer reached out to both parties to ask if they would come onto his BlazeTV show to debate each other. Witzke immediately accepted, while Grenell has yet to comment:

Despite conservatives supposedly leading the charge against cancel culture, in actuality a good portion of cancel culture happens within the conservative movement. Although CPAC’s motto this year may have been ‘America Uncancelled’, moderate conservatives still seem more than happy to ostracize their socially conservative counterparts. Many establishment Republicans and friends of Richard Grenell took to Twitter, demanding that Lauren Witzke be cancelled for supporting traditional marriage. Mind you, the vast majority of Republicans were against gay marriage just 6 years ago.

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Host of America First and popular conservative commentator Nicholas J. Fuentes called Grenell a member of the ‘Gay Mafia’ and accused him of using leftist tactics to try and intimidate Witzke.

While it doesn’t look like the argument will end anytime soon, it remains clear that there are still social conservatives within the GOP, and the establishment is going to use any means necessary to get them out. As our country rots and decays under Joe Biden, Republicans think that they can just become the left (but with free markets). That isn’t the case. America is not merely and idea or an economic system, America is a nation. A nation is nothing without its people, and America is at it’s greatest when strong family values are promoted by the state and the people see themselves as one nation under God. We’ve included a more miscellaneous tweets from the feud below for interested readers.



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