The scene at UW Madison

My daughter works here!

I notice the wall of cops with shields lined up against a group of students sitting quietly, watching the spectacle. Who has shown up prepared for violence?

Administrators claim they are “balancing students’ right to protest with a desire to minimize disruptions to their campuses and enforce a state rule banning encampments”. I don’t see much evidence of “balance” when one side brings in hired guns to enforce their will.

While my daughter is somewhere on campus, I’m pretty sure she’s nowhere near the protest. She had knee surgery a short while ago and is only able to hobble…so as much as I support the protest, it would be unwise to face off against brutal enforcers who wouldn’t be at all averse to compounding her current problems with a little violence.


  1. microraptor says

    One thing I was happy to hear on the local NPR radio channel yesterday was that the University of Oregon admin had been meeting with the protestors and avoiding calling law enforcement.

  2. says

    Al Jazeera just posted an article saying pro-Israel thugs have been going out of their way to attack, harass and rough up pro-Palestine groups. With absolutely no police intervention.

  3. kome says

    Because an entire para-military force occupying the campus is not in any way disruptive to campus operations.

  4. lotharloo says

    He has no mention of it in his blog but it looks like he has discovered his concern for people in Sudan and so on:

    So it goes. When there are real genocides all over the world, like Syria, and people are starving in many places in much greater number, like Yemen, Somalia and Sudan

    You are not fooling anyone racist scumbag Jerry Coyne. In fact, you also make it clear that when you suddenly discover your concern for “women’s sport” or “women only safe spaces” it is your anti-trans bigotry trying to distract from people advocating for trans rights.

  5. lotharloo says

    Ah fuck it. I meant to post this in the other comment section about Mr Coyne.

  6. says

    Uh, should I be concerned?

    “Columbia protester mocked after asking for food for occupiers
    …A reporter then replied: “It seems like you’re sort of saying: ‘We want to be revolutionaries, we want to take over this building, now would you please bring us some food and water’.’’”

    I usually grab memes from this blog, but that’s the lead story and now I’m thinking I may have to stop giving them any clicks.

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