Student punished for publicizing vandal names

March 5, 2013

Kristopher Del Campo’s campus group became a victim of vandalism at Chicago’s DePaul University when its pro-life display was torn apart and tossed in garbage cans.

But it’s Del Campo, chairman of the campus chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, who is being punished by the Catholic institution.

For publicizing the names of the vandals, who have admitted their guilt, university officials have charged Del Campo with “disorderly, violent, intimidating or dangerous behavior to self or others.”

“Kristopher Del Campo’s group was the victim of a politically motivated crime — and yet DePaul University is punishing Del Campo for naming the people who committed the crime,” said Robert Shibley, senior vice president of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, which is intervening in the case...

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