San Francisco State University (SFSU) doubled down on their dismissal of the assault and attempted kidnap of former University of Kentucky swimmer and current Independent Women’s Forum Spokeswoman Riley Gaines.
SFSU raises the stakes
A key officer called the protest against her “peaceful,” prompting her to counter-protest – whereupon that officer blocked Gaines on Twitter. Gaines has already announced her intention to sue SFSU for the emotional torque she suffered on the night in question.
Virginia Kruta reported the latest at The Daily Wire. The back-and-forth happened after Turning Point USA representative David Llamas left this thread:
In the statement he quoted, Jamillah Moore, Ed.D., Vice-President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, said in part:
Thank you to our students who participated peacefully in Thursday evening’s event. It took tremendous bravery to stand in a challenging space. I am proud of the moments where we listened and asked insightful questions. I am also proud of the moments when our students demonstrated the value of free speech and the right to protest peacefully. These issues do not go away, and these values are very much at our core.
She could have been talking about those who took part in the question-and-answer session Gaines ran. But what she said above, could not have applied to the students who assaulted her, effectively confined her to a room, and demanded tribute, ransom, whatever one wishes to call it, in return for safe passage out of the building. As Llamas pointed out:
To which Gaines replied:
Immediately someone took her to task – whereupon other users took the detractor to task:
Late last night, Dr. Moore blocked Riley Gaines, as Gaines noted:
The lawsuit to which Gaines refers, is the one she has already filed against SFSU over this incident. In addition, her agent has demanded that SFSU expel the students involved in the assault and attempted kidnap.
Most of the reaction to Gaines’ tweet above were positive, but not all, as this debate shows:
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Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.
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