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Yale Law School defended students who threatened a conservative guest speakers – shouting, ‘I’ll fight you b*tch’ at on of them – and claimed police were not needed as they engaged in ‘serious conversation’ with the students about their behavior.    

Nearly 120 woke Yale Law students were filmed yelling at Kristen Waggoner, a conservative Christian of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) nonprofit during a debate last Thursday. 

The protesters berated the speaker, chanting ‘protect trans kids’ and ‘shame, shame’ throughout the law school building after police officers escorted Waggoner and her debate opponent out of the building.

Despite the chaos, Yale Law said in a statement that school police ‘assistance was not needed’ and that students had followed the rules. 

‘At the very start of the March 10 event, when students began to make noise, the moderator read the University’s free speech policy for the first time,’ the school said, referring to its three-warnings protocols for its free-speech policy.

‘At that point, the students exited the event, and it went forward. When students made noise in the hallways, administrators and staff instructed students to stop.’

The school went onto to say that staff called out to Yale police officers ‘about whether assistance might be needed in the event the students did not follow those instructions. 

‘Fortunately, that assistance was not needed and the event went forward until its conclusion,’ Yale Law said. 

Officials added that the administration is ‘nonetheless in serious conversation with students about our free speech policies, expectations, and norms.’ 

More than 100 students intimated a conservative panelist during Yale Law School's free speech debate last Thursday

More than 100 students intimated a conservative panelist during Yale Law School's free speech debate last Thursday

More than 100 students intimated a conservative panelist during Yale Law School’s free speech debate last Thursday

Yale Law School said in a statement that students had followed directions and that there was no need for police presence despite the guest speakers being escorted out.

Yale Law School said in a statement that students had followed directions and that there was no need for police presence despite the guest speakers being escorted out.

Yale Law School said in a statement that students had followed directions and that there was no need for police presence despite the guest speakers being escorted out. 

Ellen Cosgrove, Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Yale, has remained silent over the incident

Ellen Cosgrove, Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Yale, has remained silent over the incident

The group began rioting when the moderator introduced Waggoner (pictured)

The group began rioting when the moderator introduced Waggoner (pictured)

The panel featured conservative Christian Kristen Waggoner (right), who was threatened with, ‘I’ll fight you b*tch,’ among other profanities. Ellen Cosgrove (left), Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Yale, has remained silent over the incident

Waggoner's opponent, progressive Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association, was also escorted out of the building

Waggoner's opponent, progressive Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association, was also escorted out of the building

Waggoner’s opponent, progressive Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association, was also escorted out of the building

Yale Law also noted that school officers were on the scene because the school’s policy dictates they assist security guards for Waggoner and the other speaker, progressive Monica Miller from the American Humanist Association.  

Ellen Cosgrove, Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Yale, remained silent during the chaotic incident. 

In the statement, Yale Law said the dean is committed to allowing others to speak freely at the university. 

‘We allow people to speak even when their speech is flatly inconsistent with our own values.’  

The incident began when students were filmed threatening the guest speakers and staff at a free speech event where a conservative guest successfully defended a Supreme Court decision of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding ceremony.  

The purpose of the panel was to illustrate that a liberal atheist and a conservative Christian could find common ground on free speech issues, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Both the ADF and the American Humanist Association took the same side in a 2021 case involving legal remedies for First Amendment violations that was presented to the Supreme Court, but protesters were outraged by the ADF’s successful Supreme Court defense of a Colorado baker who refused to make a gay wedding cake. 

They were also infuriated by the group’s support for a measure that anyone who wants to change their gender must have gender reassignment surgery.  

Miller was harangued ahead of the event by totalitarian students claiming her very presence at the event was ‘harming the flourishing of queer lives,’ with Waggoner and ADF supporters hit with threats at the meeting itself. 

When law school professor Kate Stith introduced Waggoner, the protestors stood up and displayed signs attacking the nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom, for which Waggoner works. 

Video of the incident, which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, shows the students screaming profanities at Waggoner.

Waggoner expressed horror at the students’ behavior, alleging ‘the future of the legal profession in America is in dire straits.’ 

‘It was disturbing to witness law students whipped into a mindless frenzy. I did not feel it was safe to get out of the room without security,’ she told the newspaper. 

‘Yale Law students are our future attorneys, judges, legislators, and corporate executives. We must change course and restore a culture of free speech and civil discourse at Yale and other law schools, or the future of the legal profession in America is in dire straits.’ 

Miller, who during Thursday’s panel characterized Waggoner’s nonprofit as a ‘hate group,’ echoed her debate opponent’s remarks, claiming the disruption was an ‘ominous sign’ for the legal profession. 

‘As lawyers, we have to put aside our differences and talk to opposing counsel,’ she told the Free Beacon. ‘If you can’t talk to your opponents, you can’t be an effective advocate.’  

The students screamed profanities at Waggoner, including one who threatened they would 'literally fight you, b***h'

The students screamed profanities at Waggoner, including one who threatened they would 'literally fight you, b***h'

The students screamed profanities at Waggoner, including one who threatened they would ‘literally fight you, b***h’

The protesters berated the speaker, chanting 'protect trans kids' and 'shame, shame' throughout the law school building after police officers escorted her and Miller out of the building

The protesters berated the speaker, chanting 'protect trans kids' and 'shame, shame' throughout the law school building after police officers escorted her and Miller out of the building

The protesters berated the speaker, chanting ‘protect trans kids’ and ‘shame, shame’ throughout the law school building after police officers escorted her and Miller out of the building

A member of the Federalist Society, which hosted the panel, said they selected Waggoner and Miller to demonstrate how a conservative Christian and a liberal atheist could were able to find common ground on issues of free speech.

‘It was pretty much the most innocuous thing you could talk about,’ he alleged.

However, the nearly 120 demonstrators still managed to cause havoc amid the event, violating the university’s free speech policies which prohibit any protest that ‘interferes with speakers’ ability to be heard and of community members to listen.’

When Stith reminded the protesters of the policy, she was met with chants and raised middle fingers, to which she replied: ‘Grow up.’

The students hit back, arguing that their disturbance was execution of ‘free speech’ and continued to scream at the panelists.

Two days after the panel, 417 students reportedly signed an open letter issuing support for 'peaceful student protesters.' The letter also claimed the protesters had been 'imperiled by the presence of police'

Two days after the panel, 417 students reportedly signed an open letter issuing support for 'peaceful student protesters.' The letter also claimed the protesters had been 'imperiled by the presence of police'

Two days after the panel, 417 students reportedly signed an open letter issuing support for ‘peaceful student protesters.’ The letter also claimed the protesters had been ‘imperiled by the presence of police’

The letter also slammed Stith for telling the demonstrators to 'grow up' and blasted the Federalist Society for hosting an event that 'profoundly undermined our community's values of equity and inclusivity'

The letter also slammed Stith for telling the demonstrators to 'grow up' and blasted the Federalist Society for hosting an event that 'profoundly undermined our community's values of equity and inclusivity'

The letter also slammed Stith for telling the demonstrators to ‘grow up’ and blasted the Federalist Society for hosting an event that ‘profoundly undermined our community’s values of equity and inclusivity’

After the riot, Waggoner (pictured outside the Supreme Court in 2018) expressed detest for the students' behavior, alleging 'the future of the legal profession in America is in dire straits'

After the riot, Waggoner (pictured outside the Supreme Court in 2018) expressed detest for the students' behavior, alleging 'the future of the legal profession in America is in dire straits'

After the riot, Waggoner (pictured outside the Supreme Court in 2018) expressed detest for the students’ behavior, alleging ‘the future of the legal profession in America is in dire straits’

The extent of free speech: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission 

Yale Law students were outraged Wednesday by a conservative group’s involvement in a 2018 Supreme Court case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which a baker successfully defended his right to refuse service to a gay couple looking for a wedding cake on free speech grounds. 

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, a Christian who claimed to oppose same-sex marriage due to his faith, was initially found to have violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act by the state’s Civil Rights Commission.

The agency issued specific guidance that would have required Phillips to provide service to Charlie Craig and David Mullins for the pair’s wedding – which Phillips appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled narrowly that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission did not use ‘religious neutrality’ in making its decision – which allowed Phillips to refuse service to the couple. 

Justices have repeatedly emphasized that the ‘narrow’ ruling only applies to the specific case and does not affect broader anti-discrimination laws, religious freedom or freedom of speech.

The decision was nonetheless decried by progressives, who claimed that the decision effectively sanctioned discrimination against LGBTQ people under the First Amendment.

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‘I’m going to have to ask you to leave, or help you leave,’ Stith responded. 

Ultimately, police were called to the auditorium to safely escort the speakers out of the building. 

Three members of the Federalist Society allege Heather Gerken, Dean of Yale Law School, contacted authorities for additional security, however the law school declined to comment on the request. 

As protesters left the event, one yelled ‘F**k you, FedSoc’ as others began to stomp, shout, clap, sing and pound on the hall walls. 

Students and professors claimed the protesters were so loud that they disrupted classes, exams and faculty meetings.

Two days after the panel, 417 students – equating for more than 60 percent of the law school’s student body – reportedly signed an open letter issuing support for ‘peaceful student protesters.’

The letter also alleged the protesters had been ‘imperiled by the presence of police’. 

‘The danger of police violence in this country is intensified against Black LGBTQ people, and particularly black trans people,’ the letter, which was obtained by the newspaper, read. 

‘Police-related trauma includes, but is certainly not limited to, physical harm. Even with all of the privilege afforded to us at YLS, the decision to allow police officers in as a response to the protest put YLS’s queer student body at risk of harm.’

The letter also slammed Stith for telling the demonstrators to ‘grow up’ and blasted the Federalist Society for hosting an event that ‘profoundly undermined our community’s values of equity and inclusivity.’ 

However, it remains unclear if the majority of the student body actually felt the letter reflected their personal ideals as group chats, Discord posts and emails reviewed by the Free Beacon revealed that students who hadn’t signed the petition were outwardly shamed. 

‘It feels wild to me that we’re at this point in history and some folks are still not immediately signing a letter like this,’ one student allegedly posted in a class GroupMe. ‘I’m sure you realize that not signing the letter is not a neutral stance.’  

Others alleged the bullying began prior to the open letter, citing that some student activists littered the law school with flyers claiming attending the free speech panel was a bigoted act.  

‘Providing a veneer of respectability is part of what allows this group to do work that attacks the very lives of LGBTQ people in the U.S. & globally,’ the flyers read.

‘Through your attendance you are personally complicit, along with the Federalist Society, in platforming and legitimizing this hate group.’

Source: Daily Mail

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