Sunday, July 27, 2014
News Item "Triggers" Follow Up to Earlier Posting
Miller-Young will be sentenced on August 14 and will likely be ordered by Judge Brian Hill to pay a fine and restitution, perform community service, and attend anger management counseling. While her charges do carry the possibility of jail time, prosecutor Ron Zonen said he “would be surprised if [Hill] sentenced her to jail.” Miller-Young remains employed by UCSB...
Full story at http://www.independent.com/news/2014/jul/24/ucsb-professor-pleads-no-contest-theft-battery-cas/
Blog readers will recall that Prof. Miller-Young said she was "triggered" to attack by the provocative images on a poster being carried by a 16-year old anti-abortion demonstrator. See our earlier post:
One can draw various morals from this tale. One is that it would be best to drop the whole "trigger" thing. Some passing fads should pass faster than others. Another moral is that since faculty members support academic freedom, it would be wise for them to avoid being "triggered" into trying to prevent speech of others, even if provocative.