Thursday, April 18, 2013

SUNY Prof. Is Arrested for Screaming Profanities; Said She Could Swear by "My 1st Amend. Rights"

A professor at SUNY (State University of New York) Buffalo has been arrested for repeatedly screaming profanities at students who were presenting a pro-life display on campus, calling the photographs "profane," the Christian News website reports today (April 18, 2013).

Laura Curry -- who teaches a humanities course at the university -- began to argue with campus police officers when they told her to watch her language. She was taking issue with a display by the campus group UB Students for Life, which demonstrated similarities between human rights abuses throughout history -- such as slavery and racism -- with the murder of unborn children.

"Where does it say I can't use the f--- word in public?" Curry asked police. "I can swear because that's part of my vocabulary. That's part of my First Amendment rights."

She proceeded to repeat several times that she was not doing anything wrong, but it was the presentation that was rather obscene. When she swore again, officers placed her under arrest. Officials at SUNY Buffalo have confirmed that Curry is now facing criminal charges.

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