Last month, a few Nebraska college professors, bent on burnishing their anti-gun bona fides, decided that the best way to let the NRA’s toxically masculine leadership know how they feel would be to attack the NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox directly. So they splashed fake blood on his house, protested on outside his front door and even tried to damage his wife’s interior design business by creating a fake website.
Protesting on a public sidewalk isn’t illegal and it’ll no doubt be difficult to track down the web site troll. But cops nabbed the “blood” thrower, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Sociology professor, and charged her with destruction of property. And now she’s been convicted.
Patricia Hill, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member, was ordered to pay a $500 fine and stay away from lobbyist Chris Cox after she vandalized his home in Alexandria, Va.
The Coxes had already taken measures to keep the hoplophobic harridan away from other locations.
She already had a temporary restraining order that prohibits her from going near Cox’s wife’s business or the NRA offices in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The court also issued Hill a warrant for an additional vandalism charge regarding a similar incident in October.
Sociology professors probably don’t study the Constitution much, but maybe some time spent reviewing the Bill of Rights would be well spent.
“The motive here is that Mr. Cox works for the NRA; she doesn’t like that. That’s fine. She can exercise her First Amendment right,” Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maana Parcham said, according to the Washington Post, adding that Hill crossed a line when she decided to vandalize the home.
To no one’s surprise, Hill isn’t taking the conviction lying down.
…Hill plans to appeal the ruling, with her attorney Jon Bourdon saying the security guard could not have identified the professor as the criminal.
“I think the evidence shows that there is certainly reasonable doubt as to who committed this offense,” the attorney said. He suggested in court that the real culprit could be one of the two women who recently protested outside the lobbyist’s home.
We’d be surprised if this is the last we see of this kind of thing.