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Melissa Click tops her “need some muscle” quote: “[Cops] get your f—ing hands off of me!”

February 17, 2016

From my latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

A professor who can’t stay away from the protests of people half her age

 

The 45-year-old assistant professor of communications at the University of Missouri is proving once again that she sure knows how to communicate. And also that you’re never too old and nerdy as a college prof to get down with cool student protesters at least half your age.

This time around, some police body-camera footage has surfaced showing Click allegedly screaming obscenities at police officers trying to remove some radical Mizzou students who were blocking a campus homecoming parade. The incident occurred in October 2015, about a month before Click famously called for “some muscle” to remove a student reporter who was tryng to cover with his camera a volatile anti-racism demonstration at a public quad on the Mizzou main campus in Columbia, Missouri. Click pleaded guilty in January to third-degree assault over the “muscle” episode in return for performing community service. She was also suspended from her professorial job and barred from setting foot on the Mizzou campus pending a university investigation of her conduct in the Nov. 10, 2015 contretemps.

Before the vid of the October incident surfaced, Mizzou officials were assuring the public that the November incident had been a one-off that was completely out of character for Click…

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What I’m wondering is: How, with all those student protests that evidently help Melissa Click feel young again, does she find time to do that Very Important Scholarly Research about Lady Gaga that she’s famous for?
Posted by Charlotte Allen

 

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