Thursday, February 25, 2016

The End of Melissa Click

I guess her image makeover in Texas didn't work. She'll be unemployable for a while, until she goes to work for NYT, WaPo or Slate.
Missouri professor Melissa Click fired after protest scuffles caught on video

"The University of Missouri Board of Curators on Thursday fired a communications professor who was captured on video scrapping with a police officer and a student journalist during campus protests last year.

The board voted 4-2 in favor of firing Assistant Professor of Communication Melissa Click, who had been suspended with pay from the school since Jan. 27.

Click has the right to appeal the termination.

“The board respects Dr. Click’s right to express her views and does not base this decision on her support for students engaged in protest or their views,” said Chairwoman Pam Henrickson, who voted against Click’s termination, in a statement viewed by The Columbia Tribune. “However, Dr. Click was not entitled to interfere with the rights of others, to confront members of law enforcement or to encourage potential physical intimidation against a student.”

Click entered the public eye in November when video surfaced of her arguing with a student journalist covering campus protests regarding perceived racial issues. In that video, Click appears to grab the journalist’s camera and then requests “muscle” to help get the journalist to leave the area. A second video, taken during an Oct. 10 Homecoming Parade, surfaced earlier this month after The Columbia Missourian obtained police body camera footage of the event. In that tape, Click forces herself between a police officer and campus activists who had been blocking the parade route, telling the officers to “get your hands off the children.”

She was charged with misdemeanor assault resulting from the November skirmish, but prosecutors said they would drop the charge in a year if Click completed community service.

University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley praised the board’s decision."


Rikalonius said...

Money talks and Social Justice Warriors walk. I heard their alumni donations were down by 6 million.

Robert Coble said...

Has Click started her "Victory Tour" descent into "I Am A VICTIM of White Privilege!" yet?