The police department at the University of California, Santa Barbara has released its official crime report concerning the professor who stole a graphic anti-abortion sign from two abortion protesters, then seemingly assaulted one of the protesters (a 16-year-old girl) and destroyed the sign.
The professor is Mireille Miller-Young. She is several months pregnant.
A large swath at the beginning of the report is redacted for reasons that are unclear. A few administrative bits are redacted at other points. However, most of the text remains uncensored.
“In essence, Miller-Young told me that she felt ‘triggered'” “in a negative way” by graphic images on the anti-abortion poster and on anti-abortion literature demonstrators were handing out on Mar. 4, explains the report, obtained by the Santa Barbara Independent. (RELATED: Read the full report here)
The feminist studies professor who specializes in queer theory and pornography said she felt the protesters had no right to be on the UC Santa Barbara campus “because the poster was upsetting to her and other students.”
The demonstrators, Thrin Short, 16, and her 21-year-old sister, Joan, were standing in a designated “free speech zone” on the campus. They are members of a Riverside, Calif.-based pro-life group called Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.
“Miller-Young said that she and others began demanding that the images be taken down,” the police report relates. “Miller-Young said that the demonstrators refused. At which point, Miller-Young said that she ‘just grabbed it [the sign] from this girl’s hands.”
“Asked if there had been a struggle, Miller-Young stated, ‘I’m stronger so I was able to take the poster.'”
Let that sink in.
The two protesters used a cellphone to capture video of the incident once Miller-Young and a small army of female vigilantes had waddled away with the poster, then into a building and then into an elevator. (RELATED: Here’s video of the feminist studies prof facing assault charges for attacking 16-year-old abortion foe)
“Try and stop us,” Miller-Young turns around and taunts to the camera at one point.
Their destination turned out to be Miller-Young’s office, which the professor described as a “safe space.” In that “safe space,” Miller-Young admitted, she destroyed the poster with scissors.
The Ph.D.-holding associate professor declared that “she did not know enough about the limits of free speech” to say whether she had done anything wrong when, by her own admission, she stole and vandalized the poster, and allegedly battered a protester by pushing her repeatedly and scratching both her wrists.
The pro-abortion zealot “stated that she believed she had the ‘moral’ right to act the way she did” (quotes around “moral”in police report).
Miller-Young also proclaimed that her “right to go to work and not be in harm” had been violated: “I work here. Why do they get to intervene in that?”
Miller-Young would not reveal the names of any students who helped her steal and destroy the anti-abortion poster, she said, because “she was concerned with protecting her students who she believed were ‘following’ her.”
The professor said she hopes to resolve the charges against her outside of court and would be willing to pay for the cost of the sign she cut up but would “hate it.”
She likened her actions to that of a “conscientious objector”— who violently steals and tears up things she doesn’t like, and allegedly pushes and scratches 16-year-old girls.
The Short sisters are pursuing robbery and assault charges against Miller-Young.