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    Carol CunninghamDec 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    No Tardis; just mistyped 1967. : )

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    Carol CunninghamDec 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    As an emerita professor (BC 2967-2005), and a former San Franciscan who used all free speech areas during Nam, I am delighted by Seven (Steven?) Bates’ comments. That’s EXACTLY what a free speech area is about.

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    Patricia CastroFeb 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    “It is well understood that the right of free speech is not absolute at all times and under all circumstances. There are certain well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which has never been thought to raise any Constitutional problem. These include the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous, and the insulting or “fighting” words — those which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace. It has been well observed that such utterances are no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality. “Resort to epithets or personal abuse is not in any proper sense communication of information or opinion safeguarded by the Constitution, and its punishment as a criminal act would raise no question under that instrument.”” (The United States Supreme Court regarding free speech in the case of Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire) (
    The following misconduct is strictly prohibited by KCCD Board Policy 4F8, Bakersfield College, and California Education Code Section 76037: 4F8D3 – Verbal abuse of a student or College employee. This includes, but is not limited to defamation, obscenity, or “fighting words.” 4F8D14 – Breach of the peace on College property or at any College-sponsored or supervised function. (Students’ Guide To Bakersfield College 2013-2014. Page 39)
    breach of the peace n. any act which disturbs the public or even one person. (
    When a person unlawfully fights in a public place or willfully and maliciously disturbs another person by loud and unreasonable noise, s/he is said to be committing breach of peace. It is breach of peace to say offensive words to one or more persons that are likely to start an immediate violent reaction in a public place.
    The following is an example of a case law defining the term:
    The term “breach of the peace” can be defined as “to agitate, to arouse from a state of repose, to molest, to interrupt, to hinder, to disquiet.” Cox v. La., 379 U.S. 536, 551 (U.S. 1965) (

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    Patricia CastroFeb 24, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    As it seems that the campus has proven to be impotent in dealing with this matter, those of you who still have a problem with this guy (in the sense that he is potentially causing a breach of peace on our campus and is therefore in violation of school policy) you can escalate you complaints to the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office:

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    Seven BatesFeb 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    It’s delightful to hear so many people say that they support his freedom to speak about his beliefs, in spite of their personal distaste that he’s so unquestionably rude in his approach.

    I personally find his assertions immoral, citing the virtues of a manufactured deity who condones rape, slavery, child abuse, and genocide. I support his freedoms and would stand between him and anyone looking to limit those freedoms.

    I think I’m also going to go out there and challenge his high-volume, low-ethical assertions with my own first amendment liberties.

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