Conspiring to stifle free speech is a crime

Source: USA Today
Glenn Harlan Reynolds

“They told me if Donald Trump were elected, voices of dissent would be shut down by fascist mobs. And they were right! At the University of California, Berkeley campus, for example, gay conservative speaker Milo Yiannopoulos had to be evacuated, and his speech cancelled, because masked rioters beat people, smashed windows, and started fires. Protesters threw commercial fireworks at police. … there has evolved on our campuses a culture of impunity: Misbehavior on the part of lefty activists will get winked at, even as other groups (sports teams with sexist appearance rankings, say) get raked over the coals for minor misbehavior. This double standard is of a piece with many campuses openly taking sides over the election, treating Trump’s win like a terrorist attack, while investigating Trump supporters for racist allegations only to find no evidence that they had done anything except say ‘Make America Great Again,’ as Babson College, a small school in Massachusetts, did.” (02/06/17)