Mizzou Prof Who Called For “Some Muscle” Against Journalist is Charged With Assault

Guest post by Aleister

In November University of Missouri race activists harassed an Asian reporter who was covering their campus protest.
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University of Missouri professor Melissa Click was directing the protesters.
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Mizzou professor Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media at the University of Missouri, ordered a journalist to leave an area where demonstrators had gathered on the Missouri campus.

Click then called activists to “muscle” the Asian journalist off campus!

Mizzou journalism faculty voted to revoke the appointment of activist professor Melissa Click after her attack on the journalist.

Today Click was finally charged with assault.

The Kansas City Star reports:

MU professor Melissa Click, who called for ‘muscle’ to remove reporter, charged with assault

Melissa Click, the University of Missouri communications professor who garnered widespread scorn for trying to physically remove a student reporter from a campus protest, was formally charged with assault Monday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Columbia Prosecutor’s Office said Click was being charged with third degree assault, a class C misdemeanor that carries a possible 15-day jail sentence.

Click was caught on video calling for “some muscle” to remove a student reporter from an area on the university’s flagship campus where protesters had gathered. The protests eventually led to the resignation of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and Mizzou Chancellor R. Bown Loftin. Click, however, remains as an assistant professor in the Department of Communications.

Last month a group of 100 Republican state legislators publicly called for the university to fire Click. They were joined last month by David Steelman, a member of the university system’s board of curators.

How does this woman still have her job?

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