Instructor arrested following profanity-laced tirade
Pro-Life students at the University of Buffalo came under fierce attack by a group of professors who compared them to a lynch mob. At least one professor was arrested after she launched a profanity-laced tirade directed toward the students.
The professors were outraged after the Students for Life club received permission to display a pro-life exhibit that included graphic images of abortion victims along with Holocaust victims and victims of lynching.
A half dozen history professors condemned the display in a letter to the student newspaper.
“Anti-abortion protesters appear to have a lot in common with those who supported lynching,” they wrote in the school paper. “We feel it is imperative to speak out against this crass, uninformed and dangerous misuse of history.”
The professors said they did not object to their protest – only to the content of their protest.
However, Laura Curry, an adjunct instructor of media study, said she was offended by the entire display and began publicly berating and cursing the students.
“Where does it say I can’t use the f**k word in public,” Curry screamed at students. “I can swear because that’s part of my vocabulary. That’s part of my First Amendment rights.”
She was later arrested by authorities for disorderly conduct. An unidentified individual filmed the incident and posted the video on Creative Minority Report.
“That image is profane but f**k is,” she yelled at police officers responding to the disturbance.
A university spokesman told Fox News confirmed Curry’s arrest but declined to provide information about her current employment status.
“Would you let my class know I’m under arrest,” she asked as officers slapped a pair of handcuffs on the profane professor and carted her off to jail.
Christian Andzel, president of the university’s Students for Life group, called the professors’ attacks shameful.
“Not only am I ashamed and appalled that my professors twisted our message to suit their point of view, but I am offended due to their false characterization of our argument,” Andzel said. “We were citing the history of oppression and voicelessness of the victims who deserved human rights and justice.”
Pro-Life students were also targeted by their peers. Their photos were posted on signs that were labeled “Indecency, Ignorance, Intolerance.”
“We knew coming in this would be rough,” Andzel said. “I am so proud of the pro-life students who stood up for the voiceless.”
The University of Buffalo did not offer any apology to the students who were subjected to the professor’s public outburst.
“The University of Buffalo strives to create an environment in which diverse opinions can be expressed and heard,” the statement read. “As a public university, it is a fundamental value of UB that all members of the campus community and their invited guests have a right to peacefully express their views and opinions, regardless of whether others may disagree with those expressions.”
The university said protesters have a right to “oppose the views or opinions of others, but not in such a way as to limit or prevent the speaker’s freedom of expression or interfere with university operations.”