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Mock eviction notice, published in the Targum, courtesy of Syjil Ashraf

Mock eviction notice, published in the Targum, courtesy of Syjil Ashraf

One of the most creative actions that students who urge justice in Israel and Palestine have developed is putting mock eviction notices under dormitory doors so as to bring home to American students a daily reality in Palestine.

On October 6, Rutgers activists papered dormitories at the New Jersey university with the fake eviction notices, and there has been a backlash. The Daily Targum newspaper has to its great credit published one piece after another defending the practice and decrying it, with headlines like “Mock evictions demonstrate Palestinians’ life experience” to “Israel should not be attacked to promote Palestinian cause.”

In the latest piece, the Students for Justice in Palestine issued a statement calling on the Rutgers community to decry the injustice– evictions of Palestinians– and saying that their organization took care not to post the eviction notices at a Hillel dormitory where a lot of Jewish students live.

Typically, the opponents of the eviction notices have avoided the central issue: Are Palestinians evicted from their homes under occupation? Yes. The notices cite the demolitions of 25,000 Palestinian homes under occupation, displacing 160,000 people.

This has been the pattern when the eviction notices are issued, to say that they frighten students. The ADL, for instance, said that these notices intimidate Harvard students.

Here’s a selection of other reports in the Targum, since SJP struck on Sunday nine days ago.

First, a school official, receiving complaints about the eviction notices, rules that they violate a campus policy against students posting flyers without an organization’s name on them. And the Hillel is upset.

Andrew Getraer, executive director at Rutgers Hillel, [said,] “We had many students who came to us who were very upset when they received eviction notices, who felt harassed, who felt that they have been deceived and made to feel targeted and unsafe in their dorm rooms, and … We directed them to the appropriate deans… There were several students who filed complaints.”

Getraer said in some cases, Jewish students were targeted and explained how some students came to Hillel stating how they were the only student who received a flyer on their floor.

Junior Aviv Alter decried the eviction notices as fabrications and a form of harassment. Alter aims to give the real facts of the matter but does not touch on the question of evictions in Palestine today. Notice the Nakba denial, the quotations on “refugees”, and the emphasis on dialogue.

These fraudulent solicitations were used to frighten and intimidate students with the intention of invoking sympathy based on false and deliberately deceptive information. Rather than discuss the numerous University violations committed by this student organization, I would rather provide my fellow Rutgers students with an honest understanding of the true situation facing both Israelis and Palestinians….

Surrounding the time of the war, an estimated 500,000 Arabs who refused to recognize Israel fled to neighboring Arab countries who, with the exception of Jordan, denied citizenship to their Palestinian comrades. Many of these individuals and their descendants today are the Palestinian “refugees” that have been referred to in the past week….

The irony of the false accusations made against Israel in the past week is the fact that Israel has historically allowed more than 1.25 million Israeli-Arabs to live among Jewish Israelis and hold positions in the Israeli Parliament and Supreme Court. Additionally, Israel has also been the only nation in the world to offer land to create a Palestinian state. However, the repeated refusal of Palestinians to accept Israel’s offers has resulted in heightened tension and a murkier vision of real peace.

The situation in the Middle East is not ideal, and I am sure that you did not need me to tell you that. However, we cannot allow our dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs lead to fabricated, dishonest statements being spread as were earlier this week. As a proud pro-Israel and pro-peace Rutgers student, I recognize that truthful, open dialogue and discussion is the most powerful and meaningful form of communication.

Now here’s a letter from an official of the Hillel center, decrying the notices. Rabbi Esther Reed also ignores the issue of Palestinians being evicted from homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Sunday night, Oct. 6, very realistic “eviction notices” were placed under doors of student residence halls and apartment buildings at the University. They were so realistic, in fact, that many students were, at first, led to believe they were being evicted from their place of residence. The notice, a publicity stunt by Rutgers Students for Justice in Palestine, was distributed to spread propaganda, create confusion and to gain attention…

Respecting students’ rights to privacy and giving them the safe space necessary to be free from solicitation and imposition in their places of residence is not only a hallmark feature of our university but a necessary component to enable and foster the growth of inclusion and diversity within our community.

Making students feel unsafe in their homes is apparently part of the RSJP strategy, which also includes propagating half-truths, misstatements and historical inaccuracies. The fraudulent “eviction notice” is a de-facto example of this reprehensible agenda.

The other side also has something to say. Here’s a letter from John Lisowski, a senior majoring in chemistry, making the scientific argument that facts being facts, why shouldn’t students be exposed to them?

One note that can be made about the fliers is that they are very simple. The beginning is an attention-grabber, which tells the reader that he or she is being evicted. Next, there is a clarification that the notice is only a parody of actual events going on in Palestine. Finally, the flier concludes by inviting the reader to SJP. That’s about it. So where does the hate come in exactly? And why such a harsh backlash?…

The information provided on them is accurate and uncontested. It only takes a five-minute Google search to confirm that home demolition does in fact go on in Palestine. So why are facts offensive? Regardless of where you stand on the Israel/Palestine conflict, facts are facts. To describe the truth as “hate speech” is simply dishonest.

Another complaint was that the fliers make students feel uncomfortable, and students should be protected from this kind of speech. I consider this argument to be a patronizing insult to the maturity and integrity of college students. We don’t go to college so we can sit in a bubble where our views can never be challenged. We are here to be exposed to new ideas and new perspectives. In the real world, there is a tremendous diversity of opinions and beliefs out there, and not everyone is going to agree…

Yes, Israel does demolish Palestinian homes. That is indisputable. What critics of SJP’s campaign need to do is to clearly explain why Rutgers students ought to be sheltered from this fact.

SJP has issued a statement about the eviction notices that the Targum printed today. The eviction notices stated clearly that they were fake, house demolitions are part of a long pattern of forcing Palestinians from their homes, the Rutgers community has a right and a need to know about this, and the student group will not be silent. Also, notice SJP’s concern not to target Jewish students. Excerpts:

For more than 65 years, successive Israeli governments have used home demolitions to displace the native Palestinian population of the region in order to create and maintain a Jewish-majority state and to “Judaize” certain areas. In 1948, Israeli forces expelled approximately 750,000 Palestinians from their homes during the state’s creation, systematically destroying more than 400 Palestinian population centers in the process. Since 1967 and the start of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, Israel has destroyed more than 27,000 Palestinian homes in the occupied territories. According to the United Nations, in the first nine months of 2013 alone, 862 Palestinians were made homeless by Israeli home demolitions. These facts about home demolitions, and those contained in the mock eviction notices, are all accurate and substantiated by internationally respected human rights organizations. Just a few weeks ago, both the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Human Rights Watch condemned Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes, with the latter noting that it amounts to a “grave breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention.”…

We posted the notices under many doors on different floors of residence halls. We chose doors at random, aiming to maximize the number of people who would be viewing the notices, with one exception: We intentionally avoided the Hillel building and Les Turchin Chabad House, locations with many Jewish residents. This was done to avoid the possibility that Jewish students would feel that they were singled out…

This peaceful, quiet demonstration is not unprecedented. It originated with student activists at New York University and has spread to other schools across the country, including Harvard University, Yale University, San Diego State University and Florida Atlantic University. This action is part of our long-term mission to draw awareness to a human rights issue that affects the global community on social, psychological, humanitarian and economic levels.

The displaced Palestinian-Arab refugee population is the largest in the world, and forced evictions are one of the milder methods used to achieve this. It cannot be truthfully denied that for 65 years now, the Israeli government has oppressed and traumatized the Palestinian people by means of racial discrimination, ethnic cleansing, illegal settlement and colonization, forced military occupation, apartheid and more. Thousands of Palestinian men, women and children have been killed since the beginning of this conflict, and Palestinian refugees and their descendants number in the millions.

Rutgers University has a strong history of student protests and being the voice for those whose cries have fallen on deaf ears. We are proud to uphold this tradition that is fundamental to what it means to be a student at this university as well as a citizen of this nation….

Our completely fake notices caused no harm. It is Israel’s destruction of Palestinian homes and confiscation of Palestinian land — which these notices were intended to highlight — that cause harm to millions. We hope those who received and read them were given more insight into the plight of the Palestinian people after being put in their shoes for just a few seconds.

We have faith the Rutgers community and administration will recognize our cause is important, not only to Palestinians, but also to the humanitarians in all of us. We ask for your support not only in our fundamental right to freedom of speech, but also in fighting for Palestinian liberty, justice, human rights and self-determination. Students for Justice in Palestine is proud to be at Rutgers University, and we should not and will not be silenced.

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  1. Les
    Les
    October 15, 2013, 10:43 am

    “feel targeted and unsafe” How does that compare to what these Palestinian victims’ experience of a real, not imagined, loss of any kind of safety?

    • October 15, 2013, 2:18 pm

      very concise and well written letter by sjp but in my opinion it was to meek. it vastly played down the significant of the terror wrought upon the palestinians by the jewish israelis but good luck to them. hopefully this will begin to snowball.
      hey targum, don’t let the anti-american anti-freedom of speech police hillel and all their other jewish/israeli agents tell you what to do!
      you’re americans in your own land ,say what you want. stand up to these foreign dictators!

  2. amigo
    amigo
    October 15, 2013, 10:51 am

    “We had many students who came to us who were very upset when they received eviction notices, who felt harassed, who felt that they have been deceived and made to feel targeted and unsafe in their dorm rooms, ”

    Aw gee.Poor little dears made to feel uncomfortable.

    Give them a few weeks in Palestinians shoes and see how they make out.

    • seafoid
      seafoid
      October 15, 2013, 2:33 pm

      Send them to beach camp as unchosen and they might develop some character. These moaners remind me of the tearful Zionist Fink wiped the floor with at The uni of waterloo. If you had any heart in you you would be crying for the Palestinians…..

    • Eurosabra
      Eurosabra
      October 16, 2013, 3:37 am

      As someone who remembers the “War of the Posters” every night in Algiers, where many a “Rembrandt” was found at dawn with his throat slit, I find the concept of American-Jewish students suing Palestinian-American students for harassment so very American, so very Diaspora Jewish, reeking of Court Judaism, redolent of , soiled pants, and hiding in the cesspit from the Cossacks . Leon Klinghoffer stumbled into the real conflict in his own way, and Alex Odeh had it imposed on him, perhaps for the unkindness of his news-hour eulogy of Klinghoffer. Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel also died (or were eliminated) as a result of the wild decision to extend the irritation, advocacy, and whining of the American-based I-P social conflict to the realm of total war.

      • andrew r
        andrew r
        October 16, 2013, 12:28 pm

        “As someone who remembers the “War of the Posters” every night in Algiers”

        And I bet you rode a tank, held a general’s rank, when the blitzkrieg raged. You also killed the czar and his ministers. Anastasia screamed in vain.

      • Woody Tanaka
        Woody Tanaka
        October 16, 2013, 1:23 pm

        Pleased to meet you!

      • RoHa
        RoHa
        October 16, 2013, 9:11 pm

        I hope you are teasing, and not suggesting that Eurosabra could not remember that. It is certainly within living memory.

      • Eurosabra
        Eurosabra
        October 17, 2013, 4:04 am

        There is a bit of a sideshow to the conflict in how Jewish-Americans and Arab-Americans have extended the war to their shores, it’s a sordid refrain of unstable lone gunmen, prison suicides, bomb plots against mosques, synagogues, and non-profits, airport, Jewish center, and tourist site shootings, and Meir Kahane’s assassination, the one act that made a palpable difference in the conflict in Israel-Palestine. The thing that distinguishes this contretemps on the Raritan is how civil it is.

      • andrew r
        andrew r
        October 17, 2013, 5:32 am

        It occurred to me after making that post that Eurosabra might actually be from Algeria before 1962. That would be interesting… for about 15 seconds.

  3. David Doppler
    David Doppler
    October 15, 2013, 11:08 am

    Thanks, Phil, for this outstanding reporting about a very important campus-level skirmish in the War of Ideas in the Middle East. It reminds me of Viet Nam era student protests from my youth, and restores faith in this current generation of students. Most importantly, it underscores the essential role of Mondoweiss in the discourse. Would it kill one of the MSM outlets to engage in such straight-forward reporting about a controversial campus topic, letting each side speak for itself, to foster a broader informed populace? I guess they’re already dead, because they can’t or won’t.

    • MRW
      MRW
      October 15, 2013, 4:49 pm

      Shhhh, don’t tell them, David Doppler. I just realized that the value of all this MSM silence over the last 20 years is that it’s created a youth class who won’t go along with the pro-Israel/kill Palestinians stance. Just as the lack of sunlight that Steven Rosen (AIPAC, think it’s Steve Rosen) talked about to MJ has kept things hidden, so the lack of sunlight on the remaining 97.8% of the population has allowed young Jews and others to grow up without the issues being debated publicly and deeply. So when the subject comes up, they rely upon their friends for their opinions. Another case of the crazies shooting themselves in the foot.

  4. eljay
    eljay
    October 15, 2013, 11:27 am

    Perhaps those troubled students would have preferred an ACQUISITION NOTICE instead:

    Dear non-Jews:

    We are terribly excited and pleased to inform you that your suites are scheduled for acquisition and incorporation into our supremacist…sorry, “democratic and Jewish Building” in the next three days.

    If you do not vacate these premises within this time frame, we will be forced to cleanse you from it and/or kill you, take the suites anyway, and invoice your families for the trouble you will have caused us.

    You may consider these measures to be harsh, but:
    – this building is ours – god told us so;
    – just think of what Saudi Arabia or Mali would do to you; and
    – never forget to “Remember the Holocaust!”™

    Self-righteously immoral and unjust,

    Supremacist Jews.

    • Mike_Konrad
      Mike_Konrad
      October 15, 2013, 1:19 pm

      You may consider these measures to be harsh, but:
      – this building is ours – god told us so;
      – just think of what Saudi Arabia or Mali would do to you; and
      – never forget to “Remember the Holocaust!”™

      Which begs the question: Are you working against Saudi Arabia?

      • talknic
        talknic
        October 15, 2013, 7:21 pm

        Which begs the question: Are you working against Saudi Arabia?

        Which begs the question: Mike_Konrad is really that dense?

    • MRW
      MRW
      October 15, 2013, 2:14 pm

      Brilliant.

    • October 15, 2013, 2:36 pm

      hey eljay – that was good, but you forgot one important thing, “they were chosen by god to be allowed to do this” you can’t forget that now can you?
      you might want to check out the work done by one of the world’s leading experts in human genetics, a dr. elhaik from johns hopkins, who has “blown to smithereens” the jews main excuse for their alleged right to kill and expell the millions of palestinians from their native lands and homes since the late 1800’s.
      the so called “jews’ occupying israel now have very little genetic connection with the jews of ancient israel. he calls it a myth!
      what, another lie by jews and israel? and check out the biblical archaelogical research done by professor finklestein. he says essentaially the same thing.

      it’s all one big lie! just like jews were able to recover monetary damages for the jewish holocaust so too should palestinians be allowed to recover from their jewish terrorists for causing the palestinian holocaust, THE NAKBA.

  5. annie
    annie
    October 15, 2013, 11:43 am

    The Daily Targum newspaper has to its great credit published one piece after another defending the practice and decrying it

    i agree, “to its great credit” with the exception you sited in this article, that of Aviv Alter (and for all i know possibly more), the daily targum should not be posting nakba denial without, at a minimum, some kind of qualifier.

    perpetuating the myth palestinians all ‘fled’ is a disservice to students. people need to move forward, past the denial of ethnic cleansing.

  6. Mondowise
    Mondowise
    October 15, 2013, 12:34 pm

    “We had many students who came to us who were very upset when they received eviction notices, who felt harassed, who felt that they have been deceived and made to feel targeted and unsafe in their dorm rooms, ”

    wow, what a bunch of puerile, spoiled brats! imagine if, instead of fake eviction notices, fake IDF soldiers showed up in droves behaving aggressively and kidnapping everyone that squirmed in sight, leading them away to ‘administrative detention’. oh, what the heck, why stop there? why not go further to what follows next: the torture during interrogations. in fact, why not be even more realistic and carry this whole thing out at a preschool or elementary school seeing how izrael so loves to target and kidnap innocent children. well, i guess alternatively, they could have loaded up a bunch of fake tear gas canisters and fake guns with fake rubber coated bullets…or even better….they could have rained down fake white phosphorous on the entire university, but nah, that would be a little too…too…..umm…..spooky for them, not to mention how the NSA would spazz out. or what about a (fake) Nakba? how would they like to be forcibly removed or murdered if they don’t go? what say they to that? no? just imagine….

    these students should count their blessings that they’re even in any school and be grateful for their safety, that this was fake and NOT real. and they should especially be empathic towards Palestinians, rather than complaining….they haven’t a clue the multitude of traumas Palestinians truly experience repeatedly on a daily basis.

  7. BrianEsker
    BrianEsker
    October 15, 2013, 1:14 pm

    It’s definitely harassment and inappropriate propagandizing that does no good for the Palestinian Arab cause no matter how you want to argue this.

    May as well paper the campus with flyers warning white women about the predations of black men. There’s no equivalent difference to it.

    Even the subject matter is distorted.

    • MRW
      MRW
      October 15, 2013, 2:43 pm

      BrianEsker,

      “warning white women about the predations of black men” is fear about something some ONE might do in the future.

      These protesting students address ongoing actions currently by an occupying country to the citizens (human beings) the occupiers are duty bound under international law to protect.

      No comparison.

    • Woody Tanaka
      Woody Tanaka
      October 15, 2013, 2:49 pm

      ‘It’s definitely harassment and inappropriate propagandizing that does no good for the Palestinian Arab cause no matter how you want to argue this.”

      Yawn. It’s neither harassment or propaganda; it’s political speach exposing the disgusting racist and criminal action of the Occupation Nation.

      “May as well paper the campus with flyers warning white women about the predations of black men. There’s no equivalent difference to it.”

      Well, except for all of it. But, typical of you zios, it’s easier for you to libel and slander someone by calling them a racist, then to face the fact that your favorite ethno-supremacist ideology of zionism is in all ways equivalent to racism.

    • Cliff
      Cliff
      October 15, 2013, 6:04 pm

      The subject matter is not distorted.

      Your comparison to a racist miscegenation flyer is distortion.

      Last I checked, it was Israeli Jews who are posting racist miscegenation flyers:

      The programme enjoys the support of the municipality and the police, and is headed by Kiryat Gat’s welfare representative, who goes to schools to warn girls of the “exploitative Arabs”. The programme uses a video entitled “Sleeping with the Enemy,” which features a local police officer and a woman from the Anti-Assimilation Department, a wing of the religious organisation Yad L’ahim, which works to prevent Jewish girls from dating Muslim men.

      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/sep/29/israel-jewish-arab-couples

      The LHVH (“Preventing assimilation in the Holy Land”) organization… is hyperactive in preventing “miscegenation marriages” and preventing the pure daughters of Israel from soiling themselves in contact with non-Jews. It is also rather quick to support the lynching of non-Jews (Hebrew), even if the lynching has nothing to do with assimilation/”miscegenation”.

      In this weekend’s Haaretz supplement, Uri Blau and Shay Greenberg show (Hebrew) that LHVH, which is an admittedly Kahanist organization, receives indirect funding from the government. It is funded by the Khemla association, which in turn receives funds from the Welfare Ministry.

      http://mondoweiss.net/2011/05/israeli-govt-funds-group-fighting-miscegenation-marriages.html

    • talknic
      talknic
      October 15, 2013, 8:05 pm

      BrianEsker “It’s definitely harassment…”

      Of course, of course .. because:

      A) If the students complaining couldn’t read the ‘this mock eviction notice’ disclaimer they’d;

      B) Make F%^&*ng idiots of themselves complaining, thereby revealing that they;

      C) Likely cheated to get enrolled and would be;

      D) Ostracized from the other students by;

      E) Being booted off campus, thereby;

      F) Proving the fake eviction notices were real and;

      H) They could feel justifiably victimized

      “May as well paper the campus with flyers warning white women about the predations of black men.”

      With ‘this is a mock warning notice. The predations of black men are not real. We’re actually trying to draw your attention to …… er … uh .. something ‘

      “Even the subject matter is distorted”

      Please explain how. (this is a mock request)

      • piotr
        piotr
        October 15, 2013, 11:41 pm

        Actually, I would be interested in knowing how one can distort the subject matter as opposed to the content.

        I would also like to have an explanation of that sentence: “There is no equivalent difference to it.” There are two statements, so there is one difference, and this difference is not equivalent to ….

        Going back, what kind of propaganda would “do some good for Palestinian Arab cause” according to Esker?

  8. Mike_Konrad
    Mike_Konrad
    October 15, 2013, 1:22 pm

    Getraer said in some cases, Jewish students were targeted and explained how some students came to Hillel stating how they were the only student who received a flyer on their floor.

    I seriously doubt that. It does make a good claim, though.

    That being said: While technically legal, the notices were over the top.

  9. Mike_Konrad
    Mike_Konrad
    October 15, 2013, 1:27 pm

    These fraudulent solicitations were used to frighten and intimidate students with the intention of invoking sympathy based on false and deliberately deceptive information. Rather than discuss the numerous University violations committed by this student organization, I would rather provide my fellow Rutgers students with an honest understanding of the true situation facing both Israelis and Palestinians….

    They were not fraudulent.

    They were not frightening nor intimidating.

    Neither side in the Mideast wants an honest debate.

    They were really close to being beyond the pale.

    • seafoid
      seafoid
      October 15, 2013, 4:47 pm

      Neither side wants an honest debate says mr hasbara. In other news there is no such thing as global warming says fox .

    • Woody Tanaka
      Woody Tanaka
      October 15, 2013, 4:50 pm

      “Neither side in the Mideast wants an honest debate.”

      True. And the rape victim has no interest in an honest debate, either. She wants the crime to stop and to see the criminal punished.

  10. MRW
    MRW
    October 15, 2013, 2:18 pm

    We had many students who came to us who were very upset when they received eviction notices, who felt harassed, who felt that they have been deceived and made to feel targeted and unsafe in their dorm rooms.

    These students should be ashamed of themselves. They’re not fit to run a country much less a company after they graduate. And I’m writing this here in the hope that one of these students reads this. Your first job in college is to learn how to recognize the truth.

    • piotr
      piotr
      October 15, 2013, 11:50 pm

      This is empty rhetoric. Look at the skills exhibited by members of Congress right now, most of them college graduates. People who actually run the country know perfectly well how to engage in shows of paranoia.

      That said, if the students felt deceived, then they figured that they are not actually evicted, so it is unclear to me why they felt “unsafe in their dorm rooms.”

  11. MRW
    MRW
    October 15, 2013, 2:21 pm

    These “students” are so miserably obtuse that they can’t recognize political satire?

    • seafoid
      seafoid
      October 15, 2013, 3:02 pm

      The ADL said it.might intimidate students. Would this be the same ADL that lobbied DC to.bomb the crap out of Syria? But Arabs love being intimidated and blown up I suppose.

    • just
      just
      October 15, 2013, 8:11 pm

      It’s not political satire unless everyone knows the truth. For me, political satire is mostly about the expectation that fools are being exposed while thoughtful folks are giving us a ‘heads up’. The time is now for the zionists. The hidden crimes and acute awfulness of the zionists have been a reality for far too long and have not really garnered any deserved negative attention nor been “covered” by MSM.

      Maybe reality bites… Bravo to the students.

  12. bilal a
    bilal a
    October 15, 2013, 5:22 pm

    Is the Hillel dormitory segregated? Can an ethnic Jewish convert to Islam or Christianity live there? What about an ethnic gentile convert to Orthodox Judaism?

  13. Citizen
    Citizen
    October 15, 2013, 6:11 pm

    In case nobody here ever listens to Talk Radio, a regular theme woven into whatever issue(s) is (are) paramount for the show, whenever a Jewish American (for example Praeger, Medved, Savage) is hosting, spieling to fellow patriotic, conservative Americans, is that Americans, especially Christian Americans, love Israel, the great majority of Americans do–because we have the same values, and fight the same evil doers, corruption, injustice, etc., except, on America’s college campuses the anti-semitic (therefore un)American lefty faculty and students are the exception to the general rule, from sea to shining sea.

  14. RoHa
    RoHa
    October 15, 2013, 8:48 pm

    “Israel should not be attacked to promote Palestinian cause.”

    Since Israel is the obstacle to the Palestinian cause, how else can the cause be promoted?

  15. chris o
    chris o
    October 15, 2013, 11:15 pm

    I guess they use language like “frighten” and “intimidate” and “harass” as a way around the obviously protected 1st Amendment speech. So I don’t believe this is how anyone felt, they are just lying to claim it is not protected Free Speech.

  16. piotr
    piotr
    October 16, 2013, 9:51 am

    “These fraudulent solicitations were used to frighten and intimidate students…”

    I wonder how frightened were the students. Did they had to overcome the impulse to run for pine barrens that you can find not so far from Rutgers

    My girl, my girl, don’t lie to me,
    Tell me where did you sleep last night.

    In the pines, in the pines,
    Where the sun don’t ever shine.
    I would shiver the whole night through

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