The Oberlin College lawsuit

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There is a very good precis of the Oberlin College lawsuit at The Unwanted Blog:

Some good news: A useful legal precedent
In short: in 2016, on the day after the Presidential election, someone shoplifted some booze from Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. The proprietor gave chase, caught the thief and the cops showed up and arrested the thief and two of his friends, all of whom eventually pleaded guilty to various crimes. THE END. Right? Well, no.

Keep in mind, this was Current Year Clown World, the thief is of a Protected Class and the bakery in question was right across the street from a Liberal Arts College (Oberlin College, appropriately). So, naturally, students began protesting outside the bakery, claiming that it was a racist establishment because it had the audacity to try to prevent a black person from stealing. Up till this point… well, it’s a nuisance, but whatreyagonnado. But things very quickly got more interesting when the college administration decided to get involved. The college cancelled business contracts it had with the bakery, but, more importantly, issued emails that defamed the business and continued the allegation that the place was racist. There were also apparently efforts by the administration to provide assistance to the protestors, including the printing of libelous fliers, suspending classes to allow the outrage mob to do their thing, and giving them free food and drinks. In this age of wokeness, none of this is really all that surprising anymore. College administrations are bending over backwards – and, often enough, forwards – to try to appease the outrage mobs that colleges and universities seem to be breeding grounds for these days.

But something a little different happened: the bakery sued the college for libel. Something a lot different happened: the jury agreed with the bakery happened. Something wonderful happened: the jury awarded the bakery $11 MILLION on compensatory damages and more than $33 MILLION in punitive damages. Ohio law only allows punitive damages to be twice what the compensatory damages are, so the total will likely be restricted to $33 million.

Heh - once again, Get Woke, Go Broke writ large for all to see.

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