Court Orders Fresno State Professor to Pay $17K for Erasing Pro-Life Student’s Chalk Writing

Breitbart | 11/14/2017 | Staff
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Fresno State University Professor Gregory Thatcher, who was filmed erasing pro-life chalk messages on his campus earlier this year, was ordered by a California court to attend First Amendment courses and pay a $17,000 fine.

Fresno State Public Health Professor Gregory Thatcher was caught on film erasing pro-life chalk messages earlier this year. He accused the students of violating a “free speech zone” policy that hadn’t been in effect at the university since 2015.

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“You have permission to put it down, and I have permission to get rid of it. This is our part of free speech. College campuses are not free speech areas,” Thatcher said in the video, “Do you understand? Obviously, you don’t understand.”

At the time, Thatcher was blasted on social media for his misunderstanding of how the First Amendment is applied on a public university campus.

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This week, a district court settlement ordered Thatcher to pay $17,000 for his First Amendment violation. Additionally, Thatcher will be forced to attend...
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