Bleeding Heart Liberal and Police Hater - University of Missouri officials to confer over new Melissa Click video
The new video, which is from two police body cameras and was obtained through a public records request by the Columbia Missourian shows the school's Homecoming parade in October, where demonstrators blocked then-system President Tim Wolfe's vehicle. In the video, assistant communications professor Melissa Click tells police to "get your hands off the children" and curses at an officer who grabbed her shoulder.
As Columbia police pushed protesters onto the sidewalk, Click hugged students and spoke with them before stepping between Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler, who later went on a hunger strike, and an officer.
"I remember thinking, stupidly, that if as a white person I put myself in front of the students, that maybe they wouldn't push me," Click told the newspaper.
The University of Missouri's protests were spurred by what activists said was administrators' indifference to racial issues. The protests escalated in November, when video showed Click calling for "some muscle" to remove a student videographer from a protest at the university. The Columbia chancellor and Wolfe later resigned.
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