Thursday, October 25, 2018

Vandals Spray-Paint Kavanaugh Accuser Quotes on Yale Law School Campus

Vandals spray-painted quotes from Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford on buildings at Yale Law School this week. 

According to a report from The College Fix, a vandal successfully spray-painted quotes from Christina Blasey Ford’s congressional hearing onto locations near Yale Law School’s main buildings. On the concrete in front of the entrance to the law school, the painted quote reads "Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter…"  

Other quotes from the hearing appeared in other places around campus. On a door near the law school, the vandals painted the words: "I have had to relive my trauma in front of the entire world." In another location on campus, the words "I thought Brett was going to kill me" was painted.  

By the end of the day, all of the quotes had been removed by Yale staff.  

Breitbart News reported this month that law students around the country had planned a 3-day walkout event to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. "We're in the middle of a national emergency. Brett Kavanaugh's been confirmed to the Supreme Court," the student protesters wrote in an open letter. "We can't accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct. We don't recognize Kavanaugh as a legitimate member of the US Supreme Court."  

Additionally, Yale Law School canceled 31 classes so students could travel to Washington DC to protest Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Yale Professor Nicholas A. Christakis criticized the faux "civil disobedience" of the students who protested.  

"For civil disobedience to be praiseworthy and serious, protestors must be willing to bear the costs of the then-extant sanctions," Christakis said. "Cancelling class so that students can protest and doing so only for one end of political spectrum, seems hard to defend."

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