Coddling protesters

I noticed that some of the students who have been arrested on charges of apparent illegal actions during the recent college campus protests are requesting “amnesty” so they aren't punished by the universities for their actions. Obviously, these universities failed to teach their students that actions have consequences. While I support the right of all individuals to exercise their First Amendment right to protest, that right does not include forgiveness for any illegal activities. Therefore, all universities should immediately announce that from this time forward, any student arrested while protesting will be immediately expelled. However, since coddling of students is the current norm, I doubt there will be any penalties for bad actors. Therefore, we will be adding a generation of college graduates who feel they can do whatever they want to do. Very unfortunate.

Dan Schuchardt

Glen Ellyn

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