UC Davis Student Group Attacks Murdered Police Officer, Says Blue Lives Matter Flag She Posed With is ‘Racist’
The Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission at the University of California-Davis is not facing any condemnation from the school after a Facebook post attacking slain police officer Natalie Corona and claiming that she is “racist” for posing with a Blue Lives Matter flag.
In a now-deleted Facebook post about Corona, obtained by Campus Reform, the ECAC claimed that the Blue Lives Matter flag is “blatantly anti-Black and disrespectful.”
“We would also like to provide resources for students triggered by this event and the circulating images of a flag that has been popularized by the ‘Blue Lives Matter’ crowd,” the post continued. “We see it necessary to call-out all community members who continue to post and disseminate images of the Blue Lives Matter flag online.”
The group said that though they were calling the slain officer a racist, they offered “the deepest condolences” to her family.
“Flashing lights, sirens, and increased police presence can be triggering to many black and brown people,” the ECAC said. “In addition, there has been the circulation of an image of the police officer with the Blue Lives Matter flag. We would like to directly address that this flag represents an attempt by law enforcement to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement.”
The university shrugged their shoulders in response and claimed that the community at UC-Davis supports free speech — ironic, considering protesters managed to shut down planned speeches from Milo Yiannopoulos and Martin Shkreli in 2017.
Contact @ucdavis and demand the hateful, bigoted snowflakes of the @ASUCDofficial Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission are disbanded. Thank you for showing your organizations true colors you vile #snowflakes. #NatalieCorona #blacklivesmatter #UCDavis @toddstarnes pic.twitter.com/oSTBGjpxGW
— Mr. Burgandy (@HuffZeroZero9) January 13, 2019
“We want to clarify that student groups, while part of the UC Davis community, do not have the authority to speak on behalf of the University, nor do they necessarily represent the community at large,” the university said in a comment on a Facebook post for the candlelight vigil “We have over 35K students, each with diverse backgrounds and points of view. Everyone has the right to express themselves. We want to put aside differences to focus on the life lost and come together as a community in an extremely difficult time.”