Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley

UC Berkeley calls off Ann Coulter talk for security reasons
UC Berkeley Bans Ann Coulter – But She Plans to Speak Anyway!
Author

20 April, 2017

Controversial conservative pundit Ann Coulter's appearance at University of California Berkeley has been cancelled after fears of riots returning to the school.

"Unfortunately, UCPD determined that, given now active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully - or that the safety of Ms. Coulter, the event sponsors, audience, and bystanders could be adequately protected - at any of the campus venues available on April 27th", the letter said. The university said it consulted with Berkeley police to review security threats and assess possible venues, but did not come to a satisfactory conclusion that would allow the event to move forward.

Mogulof said the university hoped to be able to reschedule Coulter's appearance some time in September, after identifying an appropriate venue and working out security arrangements.

'Unfortunately, (campus police) determined that, given now active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully, ' according to a letter sent to the student group. The AP obtained a copy of the letter Wednesday.

On Saturday, protests again turned violent - though in the city of Berkeley, not the university campus - as pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters clashed in the streets. The event raised concerns of more violence at Berkeley, where masked rioters smashed windows, set fires and shut down an appearance by former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos in February.

University spokesman Dan Mogulof said concern about security during the event mounted last week after posters appeared on the walls of campus buildings threatening disruptions.

More news: Japan says differences with US on economic talks

Coulter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Unfortunately, UCPD determined that, given now active security threats, it is not possible to assure that the event could be held successfully-or that the safety of Ms. Coulter, the event sponsors, audience, and bystanders could be adequately protected-at any of the campus venues available on April 27th.

They added that they could not guarantee the safety of Coulter or her audience at the proposed speech.

According to YAF, the university's reaction to these demands "was to ban her speech". Called their bluff & they canceled anyway, ' Coulter tweeted. They said they found out about the event after reading about it in newspapers. Students organized an outdoor concert in protest with the hashtag #AuburnUnites.

Group members have stressed that they have "no intention of acceding to these unconstitutional acts".

Spencer Brown, spokesman for the Young America's Foundation, which is paying $17,000 of Coulter's $20,000 fee, said her speech will happen "whether Berkeley likes it or not", notes the San Francisco Chronicle.


More news


  • US National Security Adviser Arrives in Afghanistan Days after MOAB Strike

    US National Security Adviser Arrives in Afghanistan Days after MOAB Strike

    General McMaster thanked the Adviser and acknowledged Pakistan's sacrifices in combating extremism and terrorism. McMaster's visit to Kabul came shortly after the U.S. bomb strike on Afghanistan's eastern province.
    Infowars 'performance artist' Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

    Infowars 'performance artist' Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute

    She added, "I'm concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress". But Jones' lawyer, Randall Wilhite, told the court, "He's playing a character".

    Trump stops short of labeling China, Germany currency manipulators

    US 100 dollar banknotes and Chinese 100 yuan banknotes are seen in this picture illustration in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. The department, however, said that both China and Germany should do more to reduce their large trade surpluses with the US.
  • Here's how the H-1B visa program works

    Pinchuk said he believes it's actually the "seminal issue of our time", because we're in a global competition for jobs. India has a message for President Trump: Curbing visas for skilled workers won't solve America's problems.
    Oil loses momentum on concern over supply that Citi sees easing

    Oil loses momentum on concern over supply that Citi sees easing

    Crude oil prices dipped in March on signs of lingering supply-side strains in the United States, the world's Number 1 economy. USA drillers last week added rigs for a 13th straight week, bringing it to its highest in roughly two years.
    San Bernardino School Shooting: Slain Teacher, Student & Shooter Identified

    San Bernardino School Shooting: Slain Teacher, Student & Shooter Identified

    We're not supposed to have to worry about our kids coming home alive when we drop them off at school in the morning. Police later confirmed that one of the students, eight- year-old Jonathan Martinez , had died.
  • Maryland Weather Forecast: Cloudy And Muggy End To The Week

    Maryland Weather Forecast: Cloudy And Muggy End To The Week

    Showers are likely throughout the mid-valley on Tuesday , forecasters say, and there's a chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m. Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 11 p.m. and midnight.
    Daesh car-bomb attack kills 16 in W. Mosul: Iraqi army

    Daesh car-bomb attack kills 16 in W. Mosul: Iraqi army

    Nearly 330,000 people have fled Mosul since Iraq started an operation to expel Islamic State in October. Iraqi forces forced Islamic State out of the eastern side of the city in January.

    Japan protests N. Korean missile test attempt

    The communist country has been regularly conducting nuclear and missile tests defying United Nations' resolutions and sanctions. As tension between the U.S. and North Korea has increased, China has urged both sides to step back from the brink of war.
  • Coachella crowds urged to keep cellphones safe

    Police arrested a man out in Indio over the weekend for trying to steal more than 100 phones during the first weekend of Coachella .
    4 bodies in NY park are apparent homicide victims

    4 bodies in NY park are apparent homicide victims

    Police are not revealing when they believe the victims were killed, in an effort to "maintain the integrity of the investigation". Emergency vehicles are parked near the site where four bodies were discovered in Central Islip , N.Y., Thursday, April 13, 2017.
    Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

    Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

    Sergio is going to have a great opportunity. "There's wonderful storylines [heading into the last round]", Rose said. But he had birdies on two of his first four holes and rolled in a 30-footer on the ninth for his third birdie.