It was the UA that broke the laws

September 30, 2009 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

There are many things wrong with what happened.  First of all there’s just the idea of arresting a grad student for writing in chalk.  The university should know better.  We are all taught about student protests from yesteryear and chalk writing is clearly not a huge offense… I can’t think of one defense the UA has… and it turns out the the law is against them too.

To claim the damage done was $1000 makes the charge a felony… I feel a lawsuit coming… ACLU and media…

By Monday afternoon at 3:15 p.m., President Robert Shelton had instructed UAPD to stop citing chalkers, and to dismiss charges against the two students cited. While this marks a minimum level of progress, the administration’s stance on the issue remains just as threatening as the initial arrest and citations. President Shelton has suggested that students be referred to the Dean of Students Office for a possible code of conduct violation.

President Shelton is completely right, because there have been serious violations of the Arizona Board Of Regents code of conduct, but not by students.

Administration officials have violated ABOR Code of Conduct Section 5-303, clause 11. This prohibits and calls for disciplinary action if members of the university community “intentionally and substantially (interfere) with the freedom of expression of others on the university campus or at a university-sponsored activity.”

via Arizona Daily Wildcat – Chalk it up to stubbornness.

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