The elitist, pro-gun control police chief of Austin, Texas, Art Acevedo, is back in the news. During a hearing on Campus Carry in Texas, Acevedo expressed his opposition stating that there are a number of services available to counsel rape victims, but he feared allowing female students to carry a gun would be too dangerous…for the victim.
Professor Paul points out a near perfect example of Anti-Gun/Anti-Conservative propaganda that the NY Daily News disguised as a news story. We have a good news from Michigan as patriots have stood up to weak-willed, PC politicians.
A Valdosta State University student, at the center of several controversial protests on campus, is now a wanted man, considered by police to be “armed and dangerous.”
The University notified students late Tuesday, that a gun had been found on campus, and “Unmistakable evidence has now been located by law enforcement linking the gun to Eric Sheppard.” At the time the email went out, VSU said Sheppard was in hiding.
Only FOX 5 was on campus Tuesday afternoon, when police knew exactly where Sheppard was, because they stopped him and were talking to him. In a confrontation with several officers, police accused him of making threats.
“You’ll are the ones making threats right now,” Sheppard told officers. You have guns; we have no firearms, no pistols.”
But university police say witnesses saw Sheppard threatening people.
“Matching your description,” one officer told Sheppard, “standing on the front steps of the library, threatening to shoot people.”
Police tell FOX 5 Sheppard had been an increasing concern for the the 24 hours before the confrontation. He led a protest last week, where he stepped on and burned an American flag. In a cell phone video widely shared on social media around campus, Sheppard explained that he felt the flag represented “white supremacy and racism.”
VSU leaders say they didn’t stop Sheppard from his demonstrations because they were protected under his first amendment right.
But police and students say Sheppard’s rhetoric grew more violent in the last 24 hours. Tuesday morning, university police confirmed it was looking into possible threats Sheppard made on social media.
“I’m a terrorist towards lies,” Sheppard said in one video. “I’m a terrorist toward lairs and those who are weak. So yes I am a terrorist toward white people.”
Police were aware of those comments and were trailing Sheppard when he was on campus. Just before they confronted him Tuesday, they say he dropped a backpack. They say they had already let him go, when they realized there was a gun and two clips inside.
Video obtained exclusively by FOX 5 News shows the VSU student protester, now wanted by police, defending his trampling on an American Flag and tearing apart a Bible.
A Georgia veteran is speaking out after being handcuffed during a protest on Friday for trying to keep people from walking on the American flag.
It was all caught on video shot by Michelle Manhart’s daughter during a protest at Valdosta State University.
It happened after Manhart heard about the protest where demonstrators were walking on the flag. Manhart said she made several complaints to the university.
“They had thrown it on the ground, they were walking on it, kicking it, you know making different motions against the flag itself,” said Manhart, a former Playboy model.
But the protests didn’t stop, so Manhart decided to take matters into her own hands.
Manhart said she saw the flag, walked up, picked it up and walked away.
And that’s when things escalated between Manhart, the demonstrators and campus police.
Manhart said she got upset when police gave the flag back to the demonstrators.
“I got a little unprofessional and called him a not-very-nice name because I was extremely upset that he told me one thing and he did something completely different,” Manhart said.
Manhart was taken into custody, but wasn’t charged. The university has banned her from campus activities, but she said she doesn’t have any regrets.
“If I had to do it again I would,” the Air Force veteran said.
And the air force veteran says she will continue to honor and protect those who serve our country.
“Our men and women who don’t get to come home are wrapped in that,” she said referring to the flag. “It’s draped over their caskets during their funerals. Same with our police officers, our firefighters. Our American flag is our American symbol.”
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