CHAPEL HILL – If there is any wonder why Leftist mobs feel emboldened to keep attacking the objects of their social justice rage, look no further than UNC campus police (and university officials) repeatedly failing to follow through on holding them accountable for their actions.
The Daily Tar Heel is reporting that seven protesters that were issued trespass notices for McCorkle Place, the site of the ‘Silent Sam’ statue, are having those notices rescinded by the UNC police department.
The notices were issued as a warning for these individuals to not return to the specific campus location. One of those receiving the notice was Dwayne Dixon, a UNC professor and proud leader of an Antifa group, after he was charged with assaulting Patrick Howley of Big League Politics during a ‘Silent Sam’ protest.
The charges against Dixon were dismissed, not because he wasn’t guilty (the incident was caught on video), but due to a clerical error in the charging paperwork.
The trespass notices for Dixon and six other members of the mob were still in effect, though, until Wednesday.
There is no straightforward explanation for why the notices were dropped, but Dixon had been complaining to the department because the building he teaches in is adjacent to McCorkle Place, making it difficult for him to comply. One solution that UNC should have acted on long ago would be to fire Dixon as a professor due to his lawless inciting of mobs and destruction of property.
Comically, Dixon though the trespass notice was politically motivated.
From the Daily Tar Heel:
“It was just so obvious that this was political,” Dixon said. “It’s like, in your daily life, you can cross it, but don’t you dare show up at the statue, because we’ll arrest you. So you can’t exercise your free speech, but we’re not going to delay you if you go to class.”
Yes, it is so obvious that the hardcore conservatives that populate the UNC police department and the UNC administration were out to get you for political reasons.
DTH has not been able to determine just how many trespass notices were handed out during the mob protests over ‘Silent Sam,’ but the social justice crowd seems to think that there is a conspiracy to keep them from protesting. Oh, and it’s racist.
““I see these no-trespass orders as a direct assault on anti-racist speech,” said Lindsay Ayling, a graduate student heavily involved in anti-Silent Sam protests. “They prevent us from counter-protesting against white supremacist groups.”
Anna Richards, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP chapter, called the trespass orders “draconian and arbitrary.” Richards said her chapter is currently formalizing a position against the trespass notices.
“When it comes down to it, this trespass order is a blade held to my neck,” Dixon said. “It’s maybe a pen knife — I mean, that charge isn’t that serious in the scheme of things — but it’s an attempt to frame me as already perpetually criminalized.””
Ever playing the victim, they can’t seem to comprehend the nature of ‘law and order.’ And they never will if those charged with enforcing laws and campus rules continue to treat these ‘warriors’ with kid gloves.
Read more about the notices from the Daily Tar Heel here.