Recently, a sociology professor at New York’s University at Albany was detained for attempting to interfere with a pro-life demonstration.
She put up a fight while she was being arrested, and the left-leaning students there yelled and cursed at the officers.
Do you ever ponder the reasons behind the actions of so many young adults in higher education? It might be because one of their instructors does this.
Professor Jonathan Turley of George Washington University wrote about the incident at his blog:
“She’s a … Professor!”: Albany Professor Arrested After Obstructing Pro-Life Display and Resisting Arrest
“She’s a [expletive] professor”! Those four words screamed by pro-choice protesters could well sum up the issue for the State University of New York at Albany after the arrest of sociology professor Renee Overdyke. At a recent pro-life demonstration, Overdyke unplugged an electric display to prevent students from expressing their opposition to abortion. She then resisted arrest. The question, which we have previously discussed, is where the university should draw the line in the conduct of faculty in preventing free speech.
The pro-life display at the university attracted a loud counter-demonstration, which is of course fine and good. Universities are supposed to be a place for debate and both sides were exercising their free speech rights.
As students chanted “my body, my choice” and other messages, Created Equal continued their own demonstration against abortion with the help of a large electronic display. The display showed aborted fetuses to bring home what they called the “reality of abortion” and “what abortion does to preborn babies.”
That is when Professor Overdyke, 57, allegedly unplugged Created Equal’s electronic display.
Overdyke took this action despite the university distributing a pamphlet to students at the event repeating the rules for free speech behavior, including a prohibition on actions to prevent or obstruct someone else’s free speech. This message was all the more important because a conservative speaker had been shouted down two weeks earlier.
Watch The Video Here:
Professor arrested for shutting down pro-life event.— Mark Harrington (@mharringtonlive) April 21, 2023
On April 19, U. of Albany sociology professor, Renee Overdyke, was arrested for shutting down our large LED screen and then resisting arrest. Her swift apprehension by police permitted Created Equal to resume the broadcast of… pic.twitter.com/SCePpybjjk
Liberal students and Democrats are lobbying for free of charges higher education.
In a society where half the population isn’t even accepted on college campuses, why should all taxpayers foot the bill for something like that?