YCCD to make changes to free speech policy

January 5, 2014

by Nan Austin at The Modesto Bee

The Yosemite Community College District board will meet Wednesday and take up changes to a district free speech policy that came under fire after a student was stopped from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day.

Robert Van Tuinen, an Army veteran, was stopped from handing out the copies Sept. 17. Video of Modesto Junior College security and administrative staff telling him he needed to get permission days in advance and stand in a small concrete area drew national attention and a flood of negative calls and emails...

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