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California professor pleads no contest to assault on pro-life students
Fox News ^ | July 25, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 07/26/2014 8:42:46 AM PDT by jazusamo

A feminist studies professor at a California state university accused of forcibly grabbing an anti-abortion activist’s poster and assaulting the 16-year-old girl has pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor charges.

University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one count each of grand theft, vandalism and battery in connection to the March 4 incident involving 16-year-old Thrin Short, her older sister, Joan, and other pro-life activists who were holding signs in a free speech zone on the campus when the professor went berserk.

Miller-Young, who remains employed by the university, and her attorney, Catherine Swysen, did not respond to requests for comment. The charges reportedly carry the possibility of jail time, but sources close to the matter say Miller-Young is likely to be ordered to pay a fine, perform community and undergo counseling when she’s sentenced on Aug. 14.

According to a police report on the March 4 incident, Miller-Young told police that she was pregnant and was “triggered” by the protesters’ signs and the graphic images depicted on them.

“We hope that the sentence as a whole will unambiguously undo the ‘good example’ she believes she set for her students, both in her own mind and theirs,” Katie Short, the girls’ mother and legal director of Life Legal Defense Foundation, wrote FoxNews.com in an email.

Thrin and Joan Short said they had distributed nearly 1,000 informational pamphlets during the event, which was organized by the Riverside-based nonprofit Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. Things took an unexpected turn when, according to Short, Miller-Young approached the demonstrators and a group of students who had gathered.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: antiabortion; assault; milleryoung; prolife; ucsb
milleryoungincident.jpg
Mireille Miller-Young, right, an associate professor at the University of California
at Santa Barbara, is accused of attacking 16-year-old Thrin Short, not pictured,
during a March 4 anti-abortion protest on campus. (YouTube.com)

This sorry excuse for an associate professor should be looking for a new job but I doubt she'd have much chance even being hired by a McD's stuffing sacks with burgers.

1 posted on 07/26/2014 8:42:46 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

As an employee of UC, she should be fired from her position. Especially for physical attack.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 8:45:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo

The whole damn country is out of control. The lunatics are running the asylum and making the big bucks doing it.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 8:46:15 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Gaffer

You’re absolutely right.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 8:48:15 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

She’s pregnant so she got pissed that someone dared show her what she plans on doing to her baby? Black who are pro abortion are just plain stupid.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 8:48:23 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: jazusamo

Grand Theft is not a misdemeanor ... that’s why it’s grand and not petty.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 8:48:52 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Aren’t LIBs/DIMs/RINOs just precious? No wonder the LIBs closed mental hospitals in the 70’s. They should be inmates in them now.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 8:49:12 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jazusamo
Nah, she fits right in on a UC campus.

No doubt she'll be received like a hero in the faculty lunchroom when she returns from her 'community service', which will probably consist of filing backed-up paperwork at the local Planned Parenthood clinic.

8 posted on 07/26/2014 8:50:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo
in a free speech ZONE...
9 posted on 07/26/2014 8:51:57 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: skeeter

Sadly, you’re probably right.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 8:52:00 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Miller-Young, who remains employed by the university ...
I do hope the victim sues her and the school for hundreds of millions in civil damages.
11 posted on 07/26/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Where has anyone proved this professor was pregnant? I doubt it, seriously. She’s just a rabid liberal who is acting like they are tenured when she’s only an associate. She’s got no claim on being bullet proof. In any sane college, she’d have been fired.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo
"...Miller-Young told police that she was pregnant..."

We need background checks for turkey basters.

13 posted on 07/26/2014 8:53:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

14 posted on 07/26/2014 8:54:54 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I don’t know....I’ve seen some really skank hoors on Maury who I’d have sworn no self-respecting man would bed. But I am always proved wrong. Seems like some of them guys would hit anything with a skirt or a weave.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 8:55:07 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo



16 posted on 07/26/2014 8:55:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: jazusamo

Is she really pregnant? And the victim can sue her, if the criminal justice system won’t prosecute.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 8:56:39 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I decided that years ago. This country has turned upside down.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 9:00:11 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: jazusamo

“I doubt she’d have much chance even being hired by a McD’s stuffing sacks with burgers.”

One for you, 2 for me.

One for you, 2 for me.

A company could go broke real quick.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 9:04:04 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Mamzelle

I don’t know but I’d doubt it by her actions that day, if so she didn’t consider the babies welfare.

Here’s a link from the article of the cellphone video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLemX9QtUa4


20 posted on 07/26/2014 9:04:25 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Gaffer

“”In any sane college, she’d have been fired.””

Do they even exist?????


21 posted on 07/26/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: jazusamo

She will probably get full professorship and a raise.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 9:06:53 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Thank You Rush

Eventually, a more well-run college/university will see the light and bow to alumni or other influence (money!).

I also seem to remember some professor or affiliate from Colorado ——that fake Indian guy (Ward Churchill?) who was protected for a time and then fired.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 9:07:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: longfellowsmuse

I doubt it. The ONE thing a college or University does not want is controversy and bad publicity and according feedback. It is the reason why you see so many of them capitulate even on the threat of a lawsuit that has been filed. I know one or two that nearly always settle out of court when a lawyer for the plaintiff is retained - even when they could win the case eventually.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 9:10:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer; Thank You Rush

Yep, Ward Churchill the fake Indian.

He even sued to get his job back and lost, that was sweet.


25 posted on 07/26/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

“Miller-Young told police that she was pregnant and was “triggered” by the protesters’ signs”

Wait, I thought feminists were against “blaming the victim”? I guess only as long as it suits them.


26 posted on 07/26/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: jazusamo

Absolutely should have been terminated from her position.
Looks like she has a screw loose.


27 posted on 07/26/2014 9:14:09 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: jazusamo
Quick! Somebody call PETA! There's a cow under attack...
28 posted on 07/26/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: jazusamo

There is only one place you can get a job with a degree in Feminist Studies, a liberal college! And the crazy part is they pay her over $100K to teach other feminist the same stuff!


29 posted on 07/26/2014 9:18:49 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: Gaffer

If a conservative professor did this to a group supporting Planned Parenthood or some other liberal feminist cause you can bet they would be fired!


30 posted on 07/26/2014 9:21:46 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: martinidon

Truth. Absolute.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 9:23:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: jazusamo

UCSB is my alma mater. This incident is just one in a long stream of outrages that are why I haven’t donated to their coffers for years. And naming Janet Napolitano president of the UC system is beyond redemption.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: All

From looking at her picture, I think if that woman is pregnant, she should be arrested for rape...
I don’t know how a man could touch that POS without being forced....


33 posted on 07/26/2014 9:41:43 AM PDT by JW1949
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To: jazusamo
"UCSB spokesman George Foulsham said the university does not discuss personal [sic: personnel] matters.

" 'Professor Miller-Young is not currently teaching any courses and is not scheduled to teach any courses during the fall quarter,' Foulsham wrote in a statement to FoxNews.com on Friday."

34 posted on 07/26/2014 10:16:48 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: jazusamo

“UCSB spokesman George Foulsham said the university does not discuss personal matters.”

THIS WAS NOT “personal matters.” It was a matter of free speech which was being denied to the anti-abortion group.


35 posted on 07/26/2014 10:25:30 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Hebrews 11:6
UCSB spokesman George Foulsham

No way.

36 posted on 07/26/2014 10:42:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kitkat
1. I expect, as I noted, that "personnel" matters was intended and that the Fox reporter was not an English major in college.

2. The university spokesman is saying that they have a standard policy which prevents them from revealing what disciplinary measures, if any, they have taken against the professor. That is a widely-adopted routine policy.

3. Calm down.

37 posted on 07/26/2014 10:53:18 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Lazamataz

You can’t make this stuff up. Nice catch.


38 posted on 07/26/2014 10:53:59 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

But her paycheck continues.

” ‘Professor Miller-Young is not currently teaching any courses and is not scheduled to teach any courses during the fall quarter,’ Foulsham wrote in a statement to FoxNews.com on Friday.”


39 posted on 07/26/2014 10:56:49 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: jazusamo

Battery is a misdemeanor?


40 posted on 07/26/2014 10:59:28 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: JW1949
I don’t know how a man could touch that POS without being forced....

Beer goggles and 2:00am....

41 posted on 07/26/2014 11:07:01 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: Jim Noble

I hear you.

Even in CA I doubt battery or grand theft is a misdemeanor.


42 posted on 07/26/2014 11:18:13 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Henry Hnyellar
But her paycheck continues.

Does it? My information is that university compensation is closely tied to workload: no teaching, no checks. That may just be a circumspect (wink-wink) way of saying what their personnel-privacy policy forbids them from announcing: that they've suspended her without pay. Indeed, now that she's pled "no contest," they may go ahead and terminate her employment altogether, after giving her due-process.

We'll see. Someone enterprising may follow up in coming months to report on her status. Are you volunteering?

43 posted on 07/26/2014 2:04:22 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: skeeter

If she’s worth her salt, she’ll volunteer to register people to vote. And then she’ll simply refuse to register anyone Republican. That’s what a dedicated Leftist would do.


44 posted on 07/26/2014 11:07:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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