‘You Listen To What I’m Saying’ ➠ Conservative Student Group Confronted By Cop At Public University
A police officer on a public university campus in Texas stopped a conservative campus group from recruiting members to their organization, telling them that they needed to obtain explicit permission from the dean’s office in order to ask for signatures on their petition in the public space.
According to college news website Campus Reform, students with the Network of Enlightened Women were advocating for gun rights on campus when University of Texas, Dallas, officer Tad Palmer approached them.
“You, listen to what I’m saying,” Officer Tad Palmer said. “You have to get permission. Either get permission or you can be criminally trespassed.”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovPO8TJCIIQ?rel=0&w=650&h=366]
The students told the officer that they had obtained permission from a campus safety official, in addition to someone in the student life department. Palmer, however, said they needed written permission, adding to them that the school is a “state university, it’s private.” More