After the University of Wisconsin approved a new policy last week supporting free speech and promising punishment for those that use violence to disrupt events on campus, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley's independent student paper, blasted the idea.
"Did it ever occur to University of Wisconsin’s board of regents that heckling itself is a form of free speech?" the paper's editorial asked.
Of course the new policy doesn't punish people that merely heckle but rather those that repeatedly use violence and disorderly conduct to shut down events.
"A formal investigation and disciplinary hearing is required the second time a formal complaint alleges a student has engaged in violent or other disorderly misconduct that materially and substantially disrupted the free expression of others," the policy reads.
The policy advocates suspension after two such incidents and expulsion after three such events but also provides for a full and fair due process that can see students appeal any discipline.Read more at TruthRevolt