Ohio jury awards 11 million to bakery targeted by college social justice warriors

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  1. Gator Fever

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    Ohio jury awards $11 million to bakery owners targeted by Oberlin College student protests

    A Lorain County jury ordered Oberlin to pay $11 million in compensatory damages to Gibson’s Bakery, a local fixture since 1885 that was beset by protests and racism allegations after three black students were arrested for shoplifting the day after the 2016 presidential election.

    “The jury saw that Oberlin College went out of their way to harm a good family and longtime business in their community for no real reason, and the jury said we aren’t going to tolerate that in our community anymore,” Owen Rarric, an attorney for the Gibsons, told Legal Insurrection....

    “The verdict sends a strong message that colleges and universities cannot simply wind up and set loose student social justice warriors and then wash their hands of the consequences,” said Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson, who runs the conservative Legal Insurrection website.

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    “As we have stated, colleges cannot be held liable for the independent actions of their students,” Ms. Varner said. “Institutions of higher education are obligated to protect freedom of speech on their campuses and respect students’ decisions to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights. Oberlin College acted in accordance with these obligations.”
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    Not sure what the final outcome will be but I am glad a college finally might have to pay a big price for sicking these social justice warriors after businesses based on false claims. From what I remember the professors there and the school were going out of their way to sick the social justice warriors against this business for simply having some shoplifters arrested.
     
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      And that is just compensatory damages. They haven't even awarded punitive damages yet.
       
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        Oh boy Coach will be along anytime now to tell us that the SJW's were just protecting the 3 poor, impoverished Black students who probably would have been better off being abortions because their Blackness forces them into a life of crime......:lol2:
         
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          Headline:
          "Verdict gives bakery shop,lifted outlook. Ohio jury slices to pieces defense that blacks bread to steal."
           
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            My story on shop lifting. After basketball practice in the early 70s we stopped at Nubby's to get snacks. We car pooled cause so many of us were from Archer but HS was in Newberry. I think one or two boys had some five finger discounts going on. I never paid much attention. One day Mr McCoy (owner of Nubbys) confronted Carl about stealing a hat. The old pull over kind you wore in the winter. Now you had to know Carl (or Tank as we called him). He was Mr Cool and never broke character. Suave with the women. Well, he lost it. He was pleading and all of us can still recite his protest. "PLEASE MR NUBBY, I DIDNT steal yo hat" He was reduced to a little child crying he was innocent. For months after that if he GOT too smart ass with any one all they had to say was PLEASE MR NUBBY,............and he shut down. He went on to a great career with the rail road and his son played RB for Bobby B. and in the pros.

            Seems like that would vindicate them completely. I will ad Oberlin College to the list of what we hate now.
             
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            Two of my youngest daughters close friends got full ride scholarships to Oberlin, so I’ve been very interested in this story and have read a number of the articles, left leaning and right. Here is a link with a series of articles from the very beginning to present day.

            Documents reveal attempts to 'smear the brand' of Gibson's

            The more I read, the worse it gets for the school. It truly seems to be social justice warriors run amok, but the backstory is intriguing.

            First, the shoplifting incident took place the day after Trump’s election, so emotions were running incredibly high. Oberlin, which is a bastion of liberalism had a self-perceived “black eye” (pun intended) with the firing of a black professor accused of anti-Semitic writings, which led to a student-led uproar over the firing. The school, Uber-sensitive, made a “diversity and inclusion” hire who had (apparently) been aggressively looking to restore the school’s racial sensitivity image. It was a perfect storm of opportunity.

            Add that there was documented evidence that the school was trying to “influence” the owners to relinquish sizable acreage in their store and parking lot, the school gave students excused absences (and in some cases, extra credit) to go protest, sent food and drinks, and the D&I hire actively, with a bullhorn, participated in accusing the store of historical racism and challenging customers...this is gonna stick and I suspect have high punitive judgements as well
             
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              Same on following from start, and yeah, bad. We all grew up in Detroit area knowing Oberlin because of Cedar Point and because it was a dream school for music kids. It’s become a crazy left island of liberalism in a sea of rural, small town farm country Ohio. They are actively pursuing my daughter, but she’s not interested other than as deep, deep backup. It’s nice having the college there, but the average person in Sandusky hates it... it’s like “school vs. the townies” in TAPS.
               
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              Whelp, looks like Oberlin's gonna' have to cancel a bunch of "Gender Studies" and "Socialist Icons of the 20th Century" classes. Pity.
               
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                Huh, go figure. A liberal militant lesbian "academic" who never had to meet a payroll or has ever had a positive economic impact on anything ever is one of the main perpetrators in this whole thing.

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                Oh, and .....:fear:
                 
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                      They deserve whatever happens to them.
                       
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                        SJW, they needed to get schooled.
                         
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                          I don't think I can hide my justice boner over this case any longer. Legal Insurrection's coverage of the trial has been amazing.
                           
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                            Did you really have to go there ? Now I have an image in my head that only alcohol will dislodge. It’s your fault if I’m over served tonight.
                             
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