Breaking! Ohio State University Bans Richard Spencer from Speaking

This post was unplanned, but while researching my main post on Richard Spencer today, the following Newsweek item appeared in my list of Spencer stories.

Excerpt from Newsweek

Ohio State University has denied a request to rent space for white nationalist provocateur Richard Spencer to speak on campus, citing security concerns.

An appearance by Spencer at the University of Florida Friday sparked protests, with anti-racism demonstrators confronting white supremacists at the event and jeering at Spencer as he attempted to make a speech.

Three men who had reportedly been making Nazi salutes were arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder after firing at protesters at the event.

“The university has deemed that it is not presently able to accommodate Mr. [Cameron] Padgett’s request to rent space at the university due to substantial risk to public safety, as well as material and substantial disruption to the work and discipline of the university,” a lawyer representing Ohio State said in a letter to an attorney representing Spencer’s associates and obtained by the Associated Press.

Attorneys working for Spencer associate Padgett said they would launch a legal challenge to any attempt to prevent the planned appearance at Ohio State University.

Padgett sued Penn State University on Friday after officials rejected a request for Spencer to appear there, as well. The University of Cincinnati last week ultimately decided they would “uphold the First Amendment” and allow Spencer to speak, after a threat of a lawsuit from Bristow.

Eventually, Spencer will be speaking because OSU and PSU will lose in court.

Nonwhites Amazed that Richard Spencer Welcomed Them to Hear His Speech

Richard Spencer invited all students to hear his UF talk, not just whites or conservatives. Blacks couldn’t believe that Spencer would allow them to attend.

Of course Spencer would want nonwhites in the audience. The misrepresentation by the university of his belief system needed to be corrected by the presence of blacks who could hear him in person.

Excerpt from USA Today

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida students who attended white supremacist Richard Spencer’s Thursday speech said event organizers tried to keep out anyone who would not allow the white nationalist to speak.

Kristen Jackson, 19, said people who wore shirts bearing messages like “Black Lives Matter” or carried anti-Spencer signs were turned away at the somewhat secluded location where tickets were handed out. But the event was not just limited to white people.

“It did seem like there were more white students than non-white students but I don’t think they were basing it on that,” Jackson said. “It was more like, were you going to let Richard Spencer spout off whatever he wanted to say.”

Wallace Mazon, 23, had no trouble entering the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Before making his attempt, he discarded a large sign he made and folded another in his pocket.

“They just let us get tickets,” Mazon said. “I just showed them my student ID and they let me in, which is surprising because I’m black.”

Mazon said Spencer’s security team became more selective as the event was about to start and the line for tickets grew longer. The pick-up location was vague, but an area where a large number of Florida Highway Patrol troopers had gathered marked the spot, he said.

“We were in the front of the line, that first group of people, so it was easy,” Mazon said. “And there were other groups that got in, like the Florida Young Democrats, which was crazy because they had brown and black people, too.”

People who were selectively denied access were thought to have led the protesters that swarmed the center just before the speech.

“I think if they saw they were leading people as they marched they didn’t get in,” Mazon said. “But I think at one point they were like, Eeny, meeny, miny, moe.”

Spencer himself published a Twitter message just before his staff handed out tickets that everyone was welcome to attend. The university initially planned to start distributing tickets the Saturday before the event. But Spencer’s organizers decided to hand out tickets themselves about an hour before the event after hearing word of Gainesville bars offering to trade them for free beer.

Vet Turned Referee Walked Out After Athlete Kneels, is Suspended for 18 Months

JIM SADDLER. OUT OF A JOB FOR NEXT 18 MONTHS

His anger has gotten Jim Saddler in trouble. As the Kennedy family allegedly used to say: Don’t get mad, get even.

Indy Star

INDIANAPOLIS – Jim Saddler is sorry. That’s the first thing he wants you to know. Not sorry for being angry — he’s still pretty angry — but for the way he handled his anger when he saw a volleyball player kneeling during the national anthem. As an Indiana High School Athletic Association licensed official for more than two decades, he knows he has an obligation to honor his commitments.

It’s just like being in the military, the Air Force veteran said.

“In the Air Force, you have a duty, and you do it,” Saddler, a retired Presidential Flight Attendant on Air Force One, told IndyStar on Thursday. “The same with sporting events. I guess I went AWOL. I feel bad about it.”

But in the heat of the moment, the 67-year-old Carmel resident and Indiana Pacers usher couldn’t help himself. As a veteran and someone with many friends who lost their lives defending this country, he has little tolerance for people he thinks are disrespecting them or what they died for.

That’s why when he saw a North Central girls varsity volleyball player kneeling before an Oct. 9 match he was supposed to line judge, he couldn’t stay and do his duty.

He was barely able to contain his anger when he saw fans “sitting on their butts” during the national anthem, but once he saw the player on a knee, he had to leave.

Saddler calmly walked to the scorer’s bench, turned in his flag, then approached the North Central coach to inform him why he couldn’t stay.

As he was walking out, Saddler said, North Central assistant athletic director Andy Elkins shouted to him.

“You have a contract!” Saddler said Elkins hollered. Elkins then reminded Saddler that he was walking out on high school kids and that he had been paid $20 to line judge the game.

Saddler walked over to Elkins, handed him $20 and left.

He’s regretted it ever since.

“What they did just upset me so badly that I just could not stay there,” Saddler said.” (But) I know it’s her constitutional right to do what she wants to do. And it wasn’t fair to the other girls who were standing and respecting the flag. After I thought about it, you know, sometimes it takes you a little time to sit down and think about stuff and what you did. And after I thought about it, I would never ever do that again. I would never break a contract.”

Elkins could not be reached for comment, but North Central athletic director Paul Loggan, who has spoken with Elkins since the incident, confirmed Saddler’s story except for saying he did not know whether Elkins had raised his voice.

Loggan said Elkins told him that Saddler was “very professional” and that he did not lose his temper with any players, coaches or fans.

A few days later, Saddler received a letter from IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox informing him that his license had been revoked for the rest of this school year and until winter sports begin next year.

Cox confirmed the suspension with IndyStar but declined to comment further for this story.

Saddler, who also officiates softball and basketball, said the letter shocked him. He had expected to be reprimanded, maybe even suspended for a few games or until the end of year, but a year-and-a-half? That seemed excessive to him.

Saddler said that he’s never been in trouble with the IHSAA before and that as far as he knows, he’s a well-respected, well-liked official in Indiana.

Loggan confirmed as much.

“He’s a very well-respected official and man,” the North Central AD said. “He’s been a volleyball official here and a softball official here, and we’ve never had any issues with him.”

Jim confused sports fans with patriots. They’re not. They’re Negro worshipers. Jim offended the Negro gods and they have spoken.

He should walk away from sports and join a Neo-Nazi skinhead group instead. Any group listed by the SPLC as a hate group will do.

Richard Spencer Declares Victory After UF Speech

Richard Spencer has come out alive and uninjured from his University of Florida speech on Thursday. He’s also gotten millions of dollars of free publicity from the press coverage.

If reporters were hoping that violence would break out on a massive scale (and they were), they left disappointed.

I’ve put together the following in-depth article, the full video of Spencer’s talk, a short video with interviews of protesters and supporters, plus a handful of relevant White Nationalist Tweets.

Los Angeles Times

White nationalist Richard Spencer to noisy Florida protesters: You didn’t shut me down

Students and other audience members heavily booed white nationalist Richard Spencer on Thursday as he gave a speech at the University of Florida, where the atmosphere was tense but mostly peaceful as police in riot gear kept watch.

“We represent a new white America,” said one speaker who came onstage to introduce Spencer.

“Black lives matter,” student protesters responded. “Black lives matter! Black lives matter!”

Later, Spencer’s supporters, some of whom filled the front rows of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, chanted back: “You will not replace us!”

“Go home, Spencer!” protesters intoned after Spencer began speaking.

“You are trying to stifle our free speech,” Spencer said as the crowd continuously booed and chanted through his speech, in which he recited his ideas about the “ideal” of a white nation.

Police and media helicopters circled over the area Thursday as hundreds of protesters marched in opposition to Spencer’s appearance. Demonstrators were met by a blockade of police wearing riot gear.

“From what I’ve learned, this guy just preaches hate,” said one of the marchers, LaMonte Kendrick, 22, of Gainesville. “What he says doesn’t make sense. It’s like the ’60s or something. Gainesville’s already had enough hate and racism in its history.”

Spencer’s last major public appearance with other white nationalists ended with a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Va., in August.

Spencer gained national prominence in recent years for his support of President Trump and for his views calling for a separate nation for white people. The apparent resurgence in white nationalism in the United States has sparked anti-supremacists to mobilize with their own efforts, including nonviolent demonstrations and pressure campaigns on companies providing services to white nationalists and sometimes violent attacks intended to drive them out of public spaces.

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Heads Up: Richard Spencer to Speak at UF at 2:30 Today as Hundreds of Cops Mass to Prevent Violence While Jews Stir the Pot

RICHARD SPENCER OF THE NATIONAL POLICY INSTITUTE.

The message the (((fake news media))) is spewing is that Richard Spencer is a threat. The universities and politicians have redefined hate to mean any opposition to your own destruction if you’re white.

Spencer’s positive message of white identity is in the same spirit as messages advocating for Mexican identity, black identity, Chinese identity, lgbt identity, and so forth. But when a white person notes that every group except whites is free in America to promote it’s group interests, that white person is labeled an extremist, a threat, and so forth.

Smart white college students in Florida should recognize that when this much effort is being made to demonize someone, then maybe that someone has something interesting to say.

Orlando Sentinel

GAINESVILLE — White nationalist Richard Spencer will speak today at the University of Florida, an event which has stoked fears on campus in light of the violence at an August rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Spencer’s National Policy Institute will host an event 2:30 p.m. at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

A group calling itself “No Nazis at UF” plans to protest outside the event and nearly 3,000 people had indicated on Facebook that they planned to participate as of Wednesday, Students also staged a sit-in at a student Senate meeting earlier in the week.

The anti-Spencer group had urged UF President W. Kent Fuchs to cancel the event, as did UF’s chapters of the United Faculty of Florida and Graduate Assistants United.

Spencer, they argued, represents a threat to safety on campus.

“We are disappointed that the individuals who advocate for a Spencer visit to campus have ignored the rights of thousands of employees to safety and dignity on the job,” UFF’s leadership wrote in an editorial published this month by The Gainesville Sun.

The university told students and staff that week that class will be in session today, though some tests times were adjusted and some buildings will only be accessible with university-issued IDs.

Students should expect a major police presence.

UF President W. Kent Fuchs said Wednesday he expected more than 500 law-enforcement officers to be on campus Thursday. The final tab to protect the event, he said, will likely top $600,000.

This week, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Alachua County, with an executive order that warned a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent.” The order allows local law-enforcement to partner with state and other agencies to provide security.

Spencer events on other campuses have sometimes prompted skirmishes between Spencer’s supporters and opponents, including “Antifa,” or anti-fascists. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Fuchs urged people to boycott Spencer’s speech at UF.

Spencer has drawn added scrutiny since participating in an August rally in Charlottesville, during which white nationalist demonstrators marched with torches chanting slogans, including “Jews will not replace us” and the Nazi-inspired “blood and soil.”

Some wore or displayed swastikas or Ku Klux Klan imagery.

Spencer, who calls himself a protector of “the white majority,” is considered an extremist and a white supremacist by both the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which track hate groups.

W. Kent Fuchs, the president of UF, has a history of Tweets that kiss Jew ass. He may be a Jew. He looks like one. Whatever, he’s strongly against the free marketplace of ideas. Here’s his two minute message to America:

I’m obligated by a commitment to truth to restate that I have my suspicions about Richard Spencer. Let’s see how he does at UF.

Although Spencer is a long way from being a so-called Nazi, the Jews in Gainesville are exploiting muh Holocaust to seek favors from law enforcement. Like Spencer is going to firebomb a synagogue in broad daylight. LOL.

RABBI BERL GOLDMAN. KIKE AGITATOR.

WUFT

For Rabbi Berl Goldman, preparations for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida have been going on for a while.

Goldman, the rabbi at the Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center in Gainesville, said that hundreds of students and parents have contacted him expressing their anger and fear regarding Spencer’s appearance, scheduled for Oct. 19.

“It’s not a matter of if we are going to be affected,” Goldman said. “We are affected. I believe all of humanity — decent people of all religions, races, colors, men, women and children — are affected by this.”

The rabbi said local Jewish organizations and law enforcement have held several meetings to prepare.

Goldman said he specifically has been in touch with the Gainesville and university police departments as well as federal law enforcement. He said UF and its president, Kent Fuchs, have also been proactive during the past few months in preparing.

Chabad has multiple cameras installed throughout its building to monitor activity on a daily basis. The center is putting in place additional security measures, but they are known only by members of the internal staff.

“We take this extremely seriously,” Goldman said, “because we know we are a target.”

Chabad is a safe haven for many students, and it will continue to be so throughout the event, Goldman said.

“We hope to overwhelm darkness with light,” Goldman said. “Each person can do something to counter this in the right way.”

Goldman said he prefers to not call Spencer by name, and he refers to Spencer’s organization, the National Policy Institute, as the “group coming to campus.”

Florida Governor Declares STATE OF EMERGENCY Ahead of Richard Spencer’s Speech at U. of Florida

RICHARD SPENCER IN CHARLOTTESVILLE LAST AUGUST.

Assuming that Richard Spencer is not a Soros stooge whose purpose is to damage the alt-right, he’s a better representative for the movement than is MILO.

Florida isn’t going to let the Antifa run wild the way Jewish Mayor Mike Signer did in Charlottesville.

Sun-Sentinel

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.

Scott warned in an executive order Monday that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua County. Spencer is slated to speak at the campus in Gainesville on Thursday.

Spencer participated in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to deadly violence in August.

Scott’s executive order will allow local law-enforcement authorities to partner with state and other law-enforcement agencies to provide security for the event. The university has already said it expects to spend $500,000 on security.

The governor is also activating the Florida National Guard to help with security if needed.

Let’s pick up the rest of the story from the New York Post:

Local authorities had asked Scott to declare the state of emergency in advance of Spencer’s UF event, the Sentinel reports.

His executive order ultimately means that the Division of Emergency Management — the state agency typically in charge of hurricane relief efforts — will now help police keep the peace during it, while also placing the Florida National Guard on standby.

Anti-fascist protesters, known as Antifa, plan to demonstrate on Thursday in response to Spencer’s seminar. Social media users, on both sides, have threatened to get violent at the event.

Police on Monday said they plan to use the state of emergency as a way to avoid a tragedy like Charlottesville.

“What was needed was the ability to reach out to some specialty teams,” Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell told the Sentinel. “We’ve never been able to predict the unknown and we just don’t know what to expect.”

Spencer, meanwhile, says the executive order was overkill.

“If someone is coming to speak I feel like declaring the state of emergency is out of bounds,” he told the Naples Daily News. “I feel like this may be an excuse to cancel the event but I simply don’t know…There’s no good reason why the speech shouldn’t take place.”

Expect Soros-funded anarchists posing as Nazis or as Trump supporters to try to start something in order to discredit the alt-right and Trump. If Spencer is a stooge that would be why he keeps popping up everywhere.

Kaepernick files grievance for collusion against NFL owners

Good work, Kaepernick. Keep stirring the pot as it calms from full boil to a mere simmer. In fact, all you guys who keep the pot simmering are doing great work. Bring it back to a full boil if you can. You’re mainly hurting yourselves.

Excerpt from ESPN

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos.

Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown.

The filing, which demands an arbitration hearing on the matter, says the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”

Kaepernick’s attorney sent a copy of the complaint to the NFLPA, as well as the NFL and all 32 teams.

“If the NFL (as well as all professional sports teams) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful protest — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government,” Geragos said in a statement. “Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance.

“Colin Kaepernick’s goal has always been, and remains, to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field,” the statement continued.

The NFLPA responded with a statement later Sunday offering Kaepernick its support and reiterating its readiness to assist him, “as we do all players.”

The NFLPA also revealed that it learned of the filing’s existence earlier in the day via news reports.

“We first learned through media reports today that Mr. Kaepernick filed a grievance claiming collusion through our arbitration system and is represented by his own counsel,” the union statement said. “We learned that the NFL was informed of his intention to file this grievance before today.”

The filing was first reported by Bleacher Report.

Kaepernick drew national attention last season when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice. His kneeling led to a movement that has spread through the league while also being vilified — including multiple comments from President Donald Trump.

Kaepernick has not been with an NFL team since severing his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March. Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter at the time that Kaepernick would stand during the anthem in 2017.

Most recently, the Tennessee Titans were in the market for a backup quarterback, given Marcus Mariota’s hamstring injury, and coach Mike Mularkey said “I’m not aware if there was” interest in Kaepernick.

Mularkey said familiarity was the biggest factor in the team’s decision to sign Brandon Weeden.

In September, Ray Lewis said the Baltimore Ravens chose not to sign Kaepernick after his girlfriend posted a “racist” tweet featuring former All-Pro linebacker and owner Steve Bisciotti. Coach John Harbaugh did not directly address the assertion.

Through it’s government granted anti-trust exemption, the NFL teams are allowed to collude. The rest of us can’t do that.

The legal issue here is whether the player’s union contract with the NFL allows for blacklisting a player. Generally, the courts are reluctant to get into hiring decisions, but it’s easy to picture a liberal judge ruling in Kaepernick’s favor because after all Kaep is fighting for the sacred Negro gods who run America.