University of California at Berkeley: Police Officer Charges Student with ‘Unauthorized Conduct’

Category: Free Speech
Schools: University of California, Berkeley

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  • Berkeley Student Charged with ‘Unauthorized Conduct’ for Addressing Police Officer about Campus Bike Rules

    November 1, 2010

    You might remember ScooterGate, in which the University of Georgia (UGA) charged a student with “disruption” and “disorderly conduct” because he sent a mocking e-mail to UGA Parking Services to complain about the lack of campus parking spaces for scooters. Well, the University of California at Berkeley now has BikeGate—and it’s a great example of the abuse of police power to oppress free speech at UC Berkeley. Here’s what happened: At UC Berkeley, the UC Police enforce a no-ride zone where riding bicycles is banned 10 hours a day (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Monday through Friday, “[i]n the area […]

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