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When a UC Berkeley student group invited a speaker known for his hard-line pro-Israel stance, the university feared clashes with Palestinian supporters and billed the group more than $3,000 for police protection.
It was a common response by campus officials in a security-conscious era. When a speaker's controversial topic or history suggests the possibility of a violent reaction, the thinking goes, the sponsoring group should pay for protecting the speaker, the audience and public property... Download file "Campus security bills for speakers challenged"
Schools: University of Colorado at Boulder University of California, Berkeley Cases: University of Colorado at Boulder: Prohibitive Security Fee Charged for Controversial Speakers University of California at Berkeley: Prohibitive Security Fee Charged for Controversial Speaker