I suppose Leftists have had a difficult week. First, they had to accept the terrible news that a young woman wasn't actually gang-raped at the University of Virginia. Then they had to deal with the knowledge that CIA agents were a little mean to terrorists.. Now, they've been asked to actually think coherently about the rioting that followed the Darren Wilson self-defense case.
Robert Goldstein is a law professor at UCLA, and like any good law professor he occasionally expects students to think about something practical. In this case, Goldstein asked his students to imagine they work for the St. Louis County Attorney, and explain why they would or would not issue an indictment against Michael Brown's stepfather Louis Head.
Head, you probably remember, is the trouble maker who incited protestors to "burn this bitch down" following the grand jurie's decision to not send Officer Darren Wilson to trial. Head was caught on camera inciting the riot, which exploded in a night of fire, violence, and looting.
in its entirety, the question said “as a recent hire in the office, you are asked to write a memo discussing the relevant First Amendment issues in such a prosecution. Write the memo.”
Liberals went insane over the question, because that's what Liberals do. What would a California Liberal do if he/she wasn't becoming upset over nothing?
College professors are expected to challenge assumptions and force students to actually think about things in new ways, and from a variety of perspectives. Critical thinking skills can only be sharpened by, ya know, actually thinking critically. The question was a great one, and not in any way biased or inappropriate.
Noted idiot Elie Mystal wrote about the question, saying "this particular question places an unfair burden on African-American students to emotionally detach from still-recent acts of essentially legalized terrorism against the African-American community."
It's worth noting that the "still-recent acts of...terrorism" that most greatly affected Ferguson that night were those perpetrated by Louis "Nothing Inside His" Head and the rest of the rioters. But, obviously, Mystal is accusing officer Darren Wilson of being a terrorist.
Also worth noting is the blind condescension and obvious self-loathing in the commentary. Apparently Mystal thinks his fellow black legal scholars are incapable of remaining objective in any matter involving the black community. Shame on him.
Anyway, Goldstein did what everybody who runs afoul of psychotic Liberals must do these days. He apologized. "I clearly underestimated and misjudged the impact of this question on you," wrote Goldstein in an email to freaking law students. "I realize now that it was so fraught as to have made this an unnecessarily difficult question to respond to at this time. I am sorry for this..."
I don't know anything about Goldstein, but since he teaches at UCLA we can assume that he's not exactly Tea Party material. (Other assumptions, such as the likelihood that he wears sandals in the class room, doesn't eat meat, and professes to enjoy jazz music can't be verified at this time.) The fact that he was forced to apologize when he did nothing but his job must gall him.