COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CHAOS AND COVER-UPS
NY ICE conducted 2 rallies against Columbia University and its President Bollinger. These rallies take place exactly 3 and 6 months after the October 4, 2006 incident where Columbia students bum-rushed an invited Minuteman speaker in a blatant attempt to silence him.
This photo below is of Columbia's disruptive October 4, 2006 students right after they stormed the stage, unencumbered by Columbia's security. Some raise fists as others try to display at least 2 of their signs:
In contrast, below is a photo of a NY ICE Member peacefully demonstrating against Columbia's President Bollinger cover up of the whole incident (and others like it) where Columbia students become a bullying mob:
Here is a Report-back from a NY ICE eyewitness to the Columbia University Chaos:
On October 4th 2006, NY ICE was an eyewitness to the chaos created by members of the Columbia student body.
NY ICE witnessed the astounding immaturity that Columbia students perpetrated against the first INVITED speaker, Minuteman Marvin Stewart. In an obvious effort to not let Mr. Stewart be heard, the students screamed insults at him, constantly interrupted him, and some stood up in the audience, with their back turned to him. Dignified and undeterred, Mr. Stewart completed his speech.
However, within moments into the speech of another Minuteman guest speaker, mayhem ensued. The students were able, again unencumbered by Columbia security, to get onto the stage and unfurl a banner that said "No one is Illegal" in English and Spanish. It also had writing displayed in Arabic, which NY ICE is unable to translate. The unfurling of the banner incited other students to jump onto the stage, tossing aside anything in their way, including tables and chairs. They moved towards the speaker in an aggressive manner, obviously intending to do him physical harm. At this point, NY ICE members moved to protect the speaker, since it was obvious that Columbia security did not have the matter under control and that the guest speaker's safety was endangered by these Columbia student hatemongers.
There was about 2 minutes of complete chaos, in which the students tried to maximize their disruption and NY ICE tried to protect the speaker. The actions of the Columbia students were consistent with what NY ICE has witnessed coming from counter protesters at our previous rallies. Since the truth about of illegal mass migration is on our side, the opposition resorts to juvenile name-calling, deliberately mis-characterizing us with their "racist/fascist" mantras, and resorting to violence.
Before exiting the stage, and in their "against all odds" fashion, NY ICE joined the Minutemen for a proud rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Below are the Press Releases for NY ICE's 2 rallies against Columbia:
For Immediate Release
New York, NY---New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement (NY ICE) will rally in front of Columbia University at 2950 Broadway (at 116th Street) on January 4, 2007 at 5:30pm.
This rally takes place exactly 3 months after the incident where Colombia students bum-rushed an invited Minuteman speaker in a blatant attempt to silence him.
NY ICE expected Bollinger's lip service to freedom of speech to be followed by his standard, invisible, ineffective wrist slapping of his disruptive Colombia students. NY ICE want the disruptive October 4, 2006 students penalized to the fullest extent and Colombia groups that participated, like the ISO (International Socialist Organization), banned from Colombia.
Groups like the ISO have a history of disruptive violence---repeatedly, NY ICE has had to contend with their violent intimidation tactics whenever we voice our sensible position that the U.S. has a right to secure its own borders. If Columbia continues to allow such groups to meet on its campus, it can expect to have more incidents like the one that happened on October 4, 2006.
It almost goes without saying that there is a lot of money and real estate in this nominal "Ivy League"--but what is this money really going toward? NY ICE believes that it goes toward the indoctrination of our suggestible youth with the politics of the radical, violent, extreme left, complete with the intimidation tactics, disruption, and lack of consequences that the October 4, 2006 incident exemplifies.
NY ICE is open to all Americans and legal immigrants who believe in enforcement-ONLY immigration legislation. We represent the diversity and rich culture of New York, and welcome Americans and legal immigrants of all races, ethnicities, and religions who are united in our common struggle to protect our borders through enforcement-ONLY legislation.
To get involved or for more information on NY ICE, please email email@example.com
For Immediate Release
April 4, 2007 at 5:30pm at Columbia University, 2950 Broadway (on 116th Street)
NY ICE Rally for Free Speech at Columbia University. New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement (NY ICE) will be holding a rally on 4.4.07, six months from the day Columbia students suppressed the First Amendment right of Minutemen invited guests to speak at Columbia University's Roone Arledge Auditorium. To date, only three of the nine students investigated have been charged with simple violations. In the words of one of the students: "it's like a slap on the wrist".
NY ICE believes that Columbia's President Bollinger has set a terrible example by issuing a non-punishment to the violators of our country's most basic right--Freedom of Speech--and has, for all intents, all but condoned future 1st Amendment violations on Columbia's campus.
New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement is open to all Americans and legal immigrants who believe in enforcement-only immigration legislation. Our members are a racially diverse and politically heterogeneous assembly, united in our common struggle to protect our borders and nation.