Stanford University students reportedly cried over satirical posters defending Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a Monday report.
Students at the school felt “unsafe and hurt” after their fellow student Isaac Kipust hung the posters in a campus dorm, reported The College Fix. Residential staff took down his posters.
Kipust’s satirical posters read “protect our community…report legitimate law enforcement activity!” The poster instructed students who read it to “call to receive immediate support if you see law enforcement authorities doing their job! Beloved community criminals deserve protection from Trump’s tyranny.”
“According to [dorm RAs and associate dean of students Alejandro Martinez], my flyers were ‘hate speech’ and hence inappropriate for the Kimball community,” Kipust wrote Stanford Review column, describing a meeting between the administrator, RAs, and himself. “Because they apparently mocked a flyer protecting an identity group, they constituted an act of intolerance. Most egregiously, because of their effect on the three crying students at the table, I was not permitted to repost my flyers.”
But Kipust called on free speech expert and Stanford professor Peter Berkowitz and Stanford law professor Michael McConnell to defend him in a second meeting.
Kipust reported that lead residence dean Lisa De La Cruz-Caldera is now drafting a policy forbidding content-based censorship of dorm flyers.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Stanford for comment, but received none in time for press.
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