Ward Churchill confronted

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The America-hating University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill (seen here doing his best Lou Reed impersonation), a man who proclaimed in a post 9-11 essay that some World Trade Center victims were “little Eichmanns” as well as praised the “gallant sacrifices” of the 9-11 terrorists, was confronted yesterday by members of the University of Colorado Republicans outside of his classroom:

BOULDER, Colo. — Members of the College Republicans held a banner listing the names of people killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks outside University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill’s classroom Wednesday.

They wanted Churchill, who has said some of the victims were not innocent, to mark the names of each person he believes deserved to die in the attacks. Jeff O’Holleran of the College Republicans said students would stage the protest each Wednesday until the end of the semester.

“We’re just basically trying to call him out on what he said,” O’Holleran said.

Churchill swatting at a video camera when the students confronted him on his way to class.

World Net Daily has a more in-depth report:

According to College Republicans Chairman Ian VanBuskirk, about 25 protesters gathered outside a classroom where Churchill was teaching.

Noting that Churchill’s “little Eichmanns” explanation did not include an exception for cops or employees of financial firms working in the Twin Towers, VanBuskirk wanted Churchill “to tell us if it was the policemen or the financiers” who deserved to die.

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The protest organizer said Churchill then came out into the hallway to get the guest speaker and that he “took a swipe at” a video camera that was recording the event.

VanBuskirk said several students came out of the class and yelled at the protesters, one of whom was reportedly led away after destroying some of the demonstrators’ literature.

See photos of the CU Republicans protesting here – also posted at that link is a photo of an obvious example of a student who has been ‘educated’ by Churchill to hate his country.

Hats off to the CU Republicans for taking a stand against this fake-Indian, blame-America first’r. The University of Colorado ruling elite might have seen fit to keep him on staff (thus assuring that students for years to come will be subjected to his anti-west tirades) but that doesn’t mean his stay has to be a comfortable one.

Read more via Moonbattery, Iowa Voice, Les Enfants Terrible

Hat tip for WND link: ST reader Dan

(Cross-posted at Blogs For Bush)

A victory for national security

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Back in early August, I blogged about the NYCLU’s (New York Civil Liberties Union) plans to file a lawsuit against the NYPD’s policy on random searches of New York City subway passengers.

Well, they did get around to filing that lawsuit. The case boiled down to them arguing two things: 1) random searches in and of themselves are useless and 2) random searches create the potential of ‘racial profiling.’

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman issued a ruling that stood solidly on the side of national security, something that is sure to frustrate terrorists but irritate so-called ‘civil liberties advocates.’ Via Reuters:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge ruled on Friday that police had a constitutional right to randomly search passengers’ bags on the New York City subway to deter terrorist attacks.

U.S. District Judge Richard Berman ruled the searches were an effective and appropriate means to fight terrorism, and constituted only a “minimal intrusion” of privacy.

“The risk to public safety of a terrorist bombing of New York City’s subway system is substantial and real,” Berman wrote in his opinion.

“The need for implementing counter-terrorism measures is indisputable, pressing, ongoing and evolving.”

Random bag searches began on July 22 after a second set of bomb attacks on London’s transit system.

In a statement, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised the ruling, calling bag searches a “reasonable precaution” that police would continue to take.

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), which had sued to stop the searches, plans to appeal, Executive Director Donna Lieberman said in a statement. She said the “unprecedented” bag search program violated a basic freedom.

Judge Berman gets it. Score one for the good guys!

Hat tip: Jay at Stop The ACLU