In an unsurprising turn of events at North Carolina State University, we hearing yet again of a conservative being assaulted for, well, being conservative.
The offense that the group of young conservatives did that elicited a violent response from radical leftists on campus was hanging flyers promoting an event slated that evening which gave host to Laura Trump and also Charlie Kirk.
If you’re not convinced that conservatives are being intimidated into silence on campuses around the United States after reading this story, it’s unlikely you’d ever be.
What makes this case a little bit different is one of the people who was assaulted, on video which has made the rounds online (seen below), just happens to be a Republican congressman’s son. The incident and video made way for a national platform as the student can be seen getting spray-painted in the face by a group of socialists at the university campus in North Carolina.
This one isn’t going to go down lightly by the looks of it.
N.C. State student Jack Bishop, the son of Representative Dan Bishop from North Carolina, had told while on an appearance at “Fox & Friends First” that he was assaulted by socialist “thugs” Monday night while he was hanging flyers for a Turning Point USA event with Lara Trump and Charlie Kirk in the Free Expression Tunnel.
For those unfamiliar with free speech or free expression areas on campus, they are designated lots or areas where students may hang flyers or make public displays or speeches and demonstrations without any form of administrative pushback.
Jack Bishop had stated the following while on the air:
“We had about 24 people from YDSA, the Young Democratic Socialists of America, roll up unprovoked, uninvited with more spray paint than you can find in a Walmart, frankly, and they began to paint over everything we had just done.”
Well, the madness and intimidation didn’t end there either. The video showcases Bishop pinned against a wall by a female from the opposing group who was spraying paint near his face, while a taller gentleman stands behind her with arms folded. Bishop recollected the assault stating:
“One of their members completely ruined a piece of property of mine and another member sprayed me in the eye. Another gentleman actually battered about two or three women who actually had the audacity to stand in the way of them as they tried to tear down our flyers.”
Bishop had expressed his worries when pondering just how out of control things have gotten on campus when you simply disagree with the leftist student body:
“It was just very concerning for the state of the campus and of free speech.”
Bishop’s father, who recently won a special election crediting President Trump, said he was “proud of Jack” for not giving in to intimidation, as he called the incident a “hallmark of the left today, unfortunately, this tendency to want to intimidate, to want to tear down opposing speech as opposed to offer speech in competition.”
Prior to the event, NC State spokesman Mick Kulikowski ensured that the event would carry on as scheduled:
“University policy permits student groups to invite speakers to campus. NC State cannot take away that right … and will act reasonably to ensure that the event proceeds free from disruption or violence.”
Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of TPUSA, called the assault on Bishop “organized crime” and brought Jack onstage during Wednesday night’s event. There hasn’t been word yet on whether charges are being considered or if the college intends to handle the conduct of the student either. I
n a statement Wednesday night, the local TPUSA chapter released a statement saying that they “expect much more from our ‘tolerant’ counterparts on the left”. Still, despite the assault, Bishop said regarding the event:
“It was a fun experience and I’m glad that it happened.”
Our team members at Law Enforcement Today are no strangers to this attitude at colleges across the country.
Take, for example, what happened this fall when they found out about our involvement at an event at the University of Arizona.
The threats started with this lovely email.
“We heard you people are coming to our campus. We plan on being there in force to let you know it’s time your Nazi party disarms. Welcome to the University of Arizona. We are your nightmare, pigs.”
The threats started coming in a few weeks ago when they found out that our National Spokesman was speaking at the University of Arizona.
Organizers of the event, which took place at the Tucson University Park Hotel, said the idea of a protest over an event in support of the law enforcement community and the 100 Club of Arizona was just ridiculous.
“Protesting law enforcement is comparable to taking the front door off your home. You’re inviting crime and potential harm to you and your family,” said Chris King, First Vice Chairman, Pima County Republican Party.
And yet the threats kept coming. Like this one, from someone who claimed to be with Antifa:
“We are the future of this country. We also have much more training than you know. We have the ability to make Portland events look like a calm walk in the park. I hope that you are ready for us at your little ‘No Snowflakes Allowed’ event.”
Message after message poured in, warning us that the protestors would come out in full force.
So who exactly showed up? The very groups that the protestors are terrified of. When Bikers for Trump, Patriot Riders and Riders USA heard that Antifa and other “social justice warrior” groups were planning on coming out to wave signs and scream at the police, they knew it was an event that couldn’t be missed.
“We are usually the definition of ‘The Silent Majority'” said one rider, who asked that his name be held. “We are the hidden warriors silently watching the six of our law enforcement officers. We are usually silent and we are always ready.”
Dozens of riders showed up, preparing to stand guard at the entrances and exits to protect all of the attendees. Not surprisingly, when Antifa found out that the bikers were showing up, they bailed.
“This happens quite a bit,” said another ride. “They make threats of anarchy and violence and try and be bullies. Until they meet people who are bigger and tougher than them… who have a helluva lot less to lose. Most of us are veterans or well-trained patriotic Americans. We will not let anarchy rule and they know that… say they often bail when they find out we will be there.”
King says ironically, law enforcement was ready to protect everyone at the event… including those who are there to protest the police.
When asked whether he was concerned about protestors, Kyle Reyes, our National Spokesman, just laughed.
We asked him again. He laughed harder.
“See you there, kids…” he said.
The event itself was built around showcasing both the need for the 2nd Amendment as well as the support for those who help protect it.
“The Supreme Court has affirmed that police do not have an affirmative duty to protect citizens not in their custody. This provides for basis for our constitutional carry in Arizona as we are personally responsible to protect ourselves,” said King.
The group felt it was important to show that although there’s often a created divide between police and politicians… the people stand behind law enforcement.
“In Tucson, over the last 15 years we have lost one third of our police department due to mismanagement and mis-prioritization of funds by our city council. We want to show the elected officials that we support our law enforcement personnel.”
Apparently that support is what’s got these protestors up in arms.
“When you bring together ur little CBP people and sheriffs and ‘patriots’ into one room like you people are planning on doing, you give the middle finger to our peoples. We are going to be so loud and in such force at your thing that maybe you will start listening to us and stop kicking our families of the country and start welcoming black lives and stop killing black people and give up your guns because police shouldn’t have them anyway because they are killing us with them,” said one activist in an email.
Oh. Ok. We’ll work on that whole “disarming the police” thing.
At the sold-out event, the evening started out with Reyes immediately sparking some powerful emotions in the attendees.
He played this video, A Tribute To Fallen Officers, produced by our team in conjunction with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) that lead into National Police Week.
In the second half of the video, as you watch the countless faces of the fallen from 2018 flash by, Reyes shared some powerful numbers.
“2018. Total Line of Duty Deaths: 164.”
“2019 to date – Total Line of Duty Deaths: 85.”
“Verified suicides of law enforcement in 2018 – 167.”
“2019 to date – 141.”
As the video ended, the only sound in the room were quiet sobs.
“I need you to feel that emptiness,” Reyes said. “I need you to feel that hurt. I need you to feel that pain. Because just ONE is too many. And we are losing hundreds. Now let’s talk about how we’re going to fix that.”
The University of Arizona is no stranger to activist groups attacking law enforcement.
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In March, a group of University of Arizona student activists filmed themselves confronting, harassing and relentlessly stalking two Border Patrol agents who had been invited on campus to participate in a job fair.
WATCH: Far-left protesters at the University of Arizona protest Border Patrol agents on campus by likening them to the KKK and calling them the Murder Patrol repeatedly.
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— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) March 20, 2019
Shortly after the incident, charges were filed against these students, not only for breaking the University of Arizona code of conduct, but for their unlawful behavior that violated the state of Arizona’s statute of disorderly conduct. (ARS) 13-2904.
But the Pima County Attorney’s office later dropped the charges, after a group of instructors and professors demanded in a letter to the University of Arizona Police Department drop the charges against the student activists. You can read the story here.
— wtfiscrackin (@wtfiscrackin) April 16, 2019
Ms. LaWall, according to local residents, is well-known in this city for her ineffective leadership. She was stripped of her position as legal counsel for RICO expenditures in November of 2017, because of her connection with questionable expenditures, after an audit was conducted and rampant misuse of the funds was discovered.
She also boasts a close relationship with open border champion and U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva, whose office was recently outed for its cover-up of a sexual misconduct complaint in 2015.
— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) April 17, 2019
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