It was the Birkenstock heard ’round the world: Melissa Click, communications professor at Mizzou, revealing her inner fascist.
“Hey, who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here!” Jawohl, mein kommandant!
The student who Click assaulted on film decided to press charges. So now this is happening:
Columbia city attorney's office confirmed MU Assistant Professor Melissa Click has been charged with assault.
— KOMU 8 News (@KOMUnews) January 25, 2016
The Missouri mass media professor who called for “some muscle over here” to oust a student journalist from covering a public protest has been charged with 3rd-degree assault, ABC 17 reports.
Last November, Melissa Click yelled at student journalist Mark Schierbecker to “get out” and appeared to shove his camera…
When Schierbecker pointed out he had the right to be there, Click yelled for “muscle“ to get rid of him, and later on she sarcastically rebuffed Schierbecker when he noted they were on public property.
This student journalist had the right to be there. Click had no right to do what she did. And the attitude she displayed should be embarrassing to any institution of higher learning. End of story.
I sure hope this turn of events doesn’t trigger her. Just another example of the patriarchal rape culture in which we live. Can I get a safe space over here?