Young Americans for Freedom chair
Kristopher Del Campo, who's
pro-life flag display was torn down by 13 student vandals, was
found guilty by DePaul University yesterday on two counts:
"Disorderly, Violent, Intimidating or Dangerous Behavior to Self or
Others," and "Judicial Process Compliance." Instead of condemning
the act of vandalism and supporting Del Campo, DePaul University
chose to target him with violating the student code for releasing
the names of the vandals to YAF, who posted the names
publicly on our blog, The New Guard.
The names were released by DePaul University on February 5,
2013, and the students who admitted their guilt in the vandalism
were identified by security camera video footage.
Del Campo's sanctions include being put on judicial probation
through summer quarter 2013, a "No Contact Restriction" with the 13
vandals, and an "Educational Project" in which he must write a
three-page letter to himself to reflect on "the incident."
"Instead of supporting a student whose free speech rights were
violated, DePaul University bullied Kristopher Del Campo for daring
to expose the 13 vandals. Subsequently, they put him through a
Soviet-style show trial," stated Young America's Foundation
President Ron Robinson.
The Foundation for Individual
Rights in Education (FIRE) sent a letter to President
Holtscheneider on behalf of Del Campo. FIRE stated that the charges
against Del Campo are "entirely inappropriate" and that "the
publication of the public safety report does not rise to the level
of the conduct forbidden under this prohibition. Simply publishing
the names of the students who confessed…does not place them at
'substantial risk of physical harm.'" FIRE and YAF demanded that
all charges against Del Campo be immediately dropped to reaffirm
his right to free expression. DePaul University has not yet released the sanctions the 13
FIRE , The Daily Caller, Breitbart and Fox News have covered the story.
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