Military Recruiters, Confronted By Crowd, Leave Campus Job Fair

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    No, were not against the military.....we're just against the war :bs1: ..................NOT! Regards, Eightballsidepocket
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/12/BAG3KI7INT1.DTL
    SANTA CRUZ

    Military recruiters, confronted by crowd, leave campus job fair

    Anti-war protesters at university block doors to building :bs1:

    Diana Walsh, Chronicle Staff Writer

    Wednesday, April 12, 2006


    Four military recruiters hastily fled a job fair Tuesday morning at UC Santa Cruz after a raucous crowd of student protesters blocked an entrance to the building where the Army and National Guard had set up information tables.

    Members of Students Against War, who organized the counter-recruiting protest, loudly chanted "Don't come back. Don't come back" as the recruiters left the hilltop campus, escorted by several university police officers.

    "The situation had degraded to the point where there was a possibility of injury to either a student or law enforcement officer. We certainly didn't want that to happen,'' said Capt. Will Griffin, one of the Army recruiters.

    University officials had been aware for weeks that Students Against War planned a protest to prevent military personnel from participating in the school's biannual job fair held for students.

    The student organization has become a bit of a cause celebre of the national anti-war movement ever since it was discovered that the group's protest of the same job fair last April landed it in a Pentagon surveillance file, which listed the protest as a "credible threat" to military facilities or personnel.

    Universities that receive federal funds are required to allow military recruiters on campus. But campus officials had worried that Tuesday's protest would get out of hand as it had last April, when Students Against War protesters surrounded the table where military personnel sat, and hundreds of other demonstrators engaged in an angry protest outside. Some of the recruiters reported that their tires had been slashed and one employee at the career center was injured.

    David Kliger, campus provost and executive vice chancellor, said the school was most concerned Tuesday about safety issues, but also wanted to preserve access to the recruiters for students who wanted to speak with them, while still allowing protesting students their right to free speech.

    Kliger said officials had tried to engage the anti-war student group in discussions in the weeks leading up to the fair. But when talks broke down, officials began privately hoping for rain and brought in extra police.

    The rain probably accounted for a decidedly smaller turnout -- about 100 students compared with about 300 a year earlier.

    Still, the Army's Griffin said he sensed that some of the students were "looking for action" and decided to pack up their table before things got out of hand and someone got injured.

    Students Against War members said they were pleased that their counter-recruiting effort forced the military personnel off campus, at least for the time being.

    "We're saying it's not OK to recruit on high school campuses, it's not OK to recruit on university campuses,'' Marla Zubel, a UC Santa Cruz senior and member of Students Against War, said. "In order to stop the war, you have to make it more difficult to wage war."

    But at least one student, Cody James, said he was disappointed that he couldn't get in to speak with the military personnel.

    "It's frustrating,'' said James, a senior majoring in politics. "I'm not a Republican. I'm not a conservative. I don't support the war. It's about finding a career."


    E-mail Diana Walsh at dwalsh@sfchronicle.com.
     
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    Marla Zubel is a piece of walking shit.
     
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    Well, ya know what Mr. P, CSM, Gunny, and some others here think…
    Grab these protesters/kids by the short hairs and dangle em in the air for a few minutes. Then they’ll walk back to the dorm without a peep. ;)
     
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    Now that's not nice! ;)

    Reminds me of the bumper sticker seen out here alot: "I support our troops - just not the asshole who sent them there".

    :happy2:
     
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    There also saying its not OK to have free speech. I mean, not allowing recruiters to even TALK to students? Maybe they feel their fellow students are so dumb and cannot determine things like whether or not joining the military might be a good thing for them, these kids have determined that for them. And isn't physically attacking members of our military and/or military property with the purpose of "making it more difficult to wage war" considered treason? It would be nice to see someone with the balls to charge them with that. And don't you love the hypocracy of these "peace activists" getting so rabid that they result to physically assaulting and destroying property? These assholes should be rounded up, tried and executed.
     
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    Not a problem. Just cancel the little pricks student loans...I am sure they know who the little clowns were. Better yet, revoke their Social Security cards AND their student loans as well as pull all government funding from the school.
     
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    Only if it’s an officially declared war. Otherwise it’s just a ‘police action’ as defined by The War Powers Act of 1973, Public Law 93-148, 93rd Congress, H. J. Res. 542, November 7, 1973: open-ended and accountable to the few - not the many. You know: Viet Nam and Korea?
     
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    Yer so damn funny!!

    I love how libs change definitions selectively to meet their agenda.
    Odd it's called "The War Powers Act" ain't it, DF?
    And there is no mention of “Police Action” either. Bonehead.

    There is this……..

    Shew! Whoda thunk it?

    Yer WAY over yer head on this board, Troll.

    Read it…….
    http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/laws/majorlaw/warpower.htm
     
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    Read it - but didn’t need to: Served in two previous police actions. In 1951 and again in 1965.
     
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    And when, exactly, did Saddam attack the United States?
     
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