The following comes from an Aug. 21 story on LifeSiteNews.com.
Earlier this week Mireille Miller-Young, a professor of porn and black studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, was sentenced to three years probation, 108 hours of community service, and 10 hours of anger-management classes, following her attack on a 16-year-old pro-life activist. She was also ordered to pay nearly $500 in restitution to the girl’s family.
In an exclusive phone call with LifeSiteNews, Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorney Ron Zonen explained the reasoning behind that sentence, explaining that Judge Brian Hill gave Miller-Young exactly the punishment the attorney’s office recommended.
Miller-Young had previously pled no-contest to three charges of grand theft from a person, battery, and vandalism after she stole a sign from Thrin Short and her sister in March. In addition to scratching Thrin, she destroyed the stolen sign. Two students assisted with the theft of the sign.
Although a charge of battery can result in imprisonment according to Calfiornia law, Zonene said Miller-Young’s position as a professor and the fact that the pro-abortion activist was pregnant should shield her from a harsh sentence.
During the sentencing, which took place on August 15, Judge Brian Hill reportedly stated that he has “no question” that Miller-Young is “of impeccable character outside of this incident.”
When asked whether he agreed with Hill, Zonen said Miller-Young’s lack of a criminal record and status as a professor at UC-Santa Barbara were “considered” as part of Hill’s decision.
In addition to Miller-Young’s legal history and profession, Zonen said that Miller-Young had suffered enough for her crimes.
“The real punishment to her,” he stated, “is what occurred to her publicly after this happened.” He intimated that the media attention and criticisms Miller-Young received after the commission of her crimes were problematic for her, and that the sentences were devastating to a public figure and college professor.
Zonen said that “nobody goes to jail for misdemeanors” in Santa Barbara county because of overcrowding.
He also cited Miller-Young’s being seven months pregnant as reason to not place her in prison.
The District Attorney’s office did not press charges against the two students who helped Miller-Young steal the signs. Zonen said this was because Miller-Young was the person who initiated the illegal acts, and the student involvement was not serious enough to warrant charges.
However, Thrin’s mother, Catherine — who is the legal director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation, a pro-life legal group based in California — said in a public statement provided to LifeSiteNews that while Miller-Young’s record may be clean, her history is not.
“Shortly after the incident [in March], I was contacted by members of another group, Justice for All,” Short said. “A few years ago they set up a pro-life display at UCSB. Miller-Young approached the display and engaged in the same type of angry, bullying, demeaning diatribe in that situation as she did here.
Justice For All did not reply to queries from LifeSiteNews as of press time.
While Miller-Young received condemnation from media outlets and pro-life leaders, she also received a great deal of support from her fellow educators. One UCSB professor, Paul Spikard, wrote in support of Miller-Young that she is being targeted by “an energetic smear campaign that seems to have little to do with her person or her actions, and a great deal to do with fomenting racial hatred and rallying right-wing political sentiment.”
According to Fox News, another of Miller-Young’s colleagues, Professor Eileen Boris, wrote that “if [Miller-Young] appears smiling on camera, she is ‘wearing the mask,’ that is, she is hiding her actual state through a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery.”
….According to a court document provided to LifeSiteNews, Catherine Short noted that while Miller-Young offered an apology for some of her actions in March, her “apology says nothing about her pushing, grabbing, and scratching Thrin. Until Miller-Young takes responsibility for everything wrong she did that day, it is less than a complete apology.”
That apology read in part:
I wish to apologize for my actions. … The Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust group had a perfect right to come to UC Santa Barbara to express their views about women’s reproductive rights. As much as the images they displayed were offensive and distressing to my students, and to me, I had no right to take their poster or destroy it.
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What do you expect? She now has convictions on her record, that’s the major extent of her punishment. And her crime was mostly portraying the UC as a place unfriendly to free speech.
Grand theft for a sign with no tangible value is a bit steep. Pushing away someone who is following you with a camera so an elevator door will close is technically battery, but seriously…
Thirin Short already won the lottery on this one.
That video will exist forever, so her reputation will reflect that, and she’s given a huge amount of capital to some agitators.
— From Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Inner Peace:
“Second, those who discover a truth must stand naked before the uplifted stroke of its duties or else take up the cross that it imposes. Those two effects of embracing truth make many people fearful. In their cowardice, they keep their minds “open” so they will never have to close on anything that would entail responsibility, duty, moral correction or altered behavior.
The “open mind” does not want truth for truth implies obligation, which predicates responsibility, and responsibility is the only thing the “open mind” is most eager to avoid. Avoiding responsibility only results in the abdication of one’s free will to another, whether it be to an ideology or to a director. The only real solution is for those with “open minds” to grasp truth, even though it does involve a change in behavior, for ultimately it is only truth that can make them free.” — From Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Inner Peace
This is very good! Thank you! Now, I am going to get out my old copy of Sheen’s book, “Way to Inner Peace!” I have been a life-long fan of our beloved, Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen! We no longer have men in the Church– or in the secular world– like Archbishop Sheen! MISS him!!
Linda Maria I am glad to have been of some help for you to recapture those beautiful words of a Holy Venerable Archbishop. There are still many good priests, Bishops around the world, etc who echo that understanding. I heard beautiful conveyance from those coming from the Fathers of Mercy, from Archbishop Cordileone when he defends marriage, from the visiting Archbishop that visiting the Catholic conference a few years ago, I don’t recall his name, he was visiting from the Holy land…we have plenty, its just that the media don’t often magnify the good ones but if you visit good and holy devout Catholic websites like EWTN, Cathollic Answers, Father of Mercy, the Norbertine priests, etc etc you will find more current holy men speaking the truth. Surround yourself with their talks etc, because that is what will help the church persevere with fortitude through these troubling times. Live in the now and honor those who lived before us, who’s devout and holy service to God, they honored and their words live on because of God’s mercy, to remind us to remain faithful and to persevere!
Remain holy, faithful and meek, humble of heart. Fixing our eye’s on Jesus and His mum, Virgin Mary.
What is going on here? Let’s quickly examine what was said about this preposterous “sentence,” including no jail time: (1) she is a “professor” at UCSB — putting aside the highly questionable academic value of what Miller-Young teaches, this is absolutely no reason to eliminate jail time to a well-deserved sentence, including as a matter of jurisprudence, and of class prejudice (Query: what if she were a fast food worker, or a sales clerk, or a librarian, or a part-time worker? Are they less valuable and thereby more acceptable to throw in jail?): (2) she is pregnant (a valid point–but only a symbolic jail stay was appropriate anyway, say over one or two weekends); (3) high level of integrity (yes, she had no priors, but her record of harassment of the properly exercised civil rights of others is well documented and should have been considered); and (4) civil rights (true, the judge did not say this, but a number of her supporters did, and it was argued, apparently, by her lawyer). In sum, this woman did not get a real sentence (and made a laughingstock out of the CA judicial system, to boot) in that she was seen as “one of theirs” that just happened to “stray over the line,” kind of like a bit of poor driving. Instead, Miller-Young is a golden spoon person, overly praised and rewarded by a Liberal (and possibly self-hating) State of California. What kind of picture does this give to others about the Rule of Law and the exercise of their civil rights? Mrs. Short, please consider civil action, including against the University itself.
UCSB must now fire her.
She committed a crime (3 misdemeanors) on campus against young girls.
What kind of respected professor would do such? Only a porn professor who believes her liberalsim will protect her in Santa Barbara.
Yes Adam J I completely agree, now lets put the pressure on that University! Lets!
Miller-Young must be fired so that UCSB sets an example against bullies.
This was a Career Builder for the Bully, who will probably make Department Head under the Abomination’s tax subsidized “it get better’ Pogrom.
Ben Shaprio wrote an important essay on the Use of Bullying to promote ‘tolerance’ – Gaystapo style – and Bio-Terrorist / Election Fraudster Dan ‘the savage lickspittle’ Savage is the new ‘fuhrer’ of the Larry Brinkin Posse:
“Obama’s Savage Administration by Ben Shapiro 2/2/12
…The It Gets Better Project — the group that Obama chose to work with … is run by one of the world’s most egregious bullies, gay sex columnist Dan Savage.
– you’ve certainly seen his work… Savage – Google-bombed it in order to slander Santorum for Santorum’s opposition to gay marriage…
Back in 2000, Savage was hired by Salon to infiltrate the Gary Bauer presidential campaign. He – decided to go around the office licking doorknobs in order to infect the other staffers. He even handed Bauer a saliva-coated pen, hoping to infect him…
That gives them political cover for their real hate: hatred of all things conservative. And it provides them cover for their one true love: bullying all those who disagree with them.
The modern left is the greatest group of bullies in American political history. They browbeat their opponents with scurrilous accusations and false charges; they are masters of invective and incivility; they are willing to do anything, including violating their supposed principles, to achieve their leftist goals…
Ridiculous. McDermott throws up a bunch of lies once again and expects the gullible to ingest his paternal emissions.
Savage – of whom I am no fan – knows that saliva does not transmit homosexuality or HIV. His use of fourth grade humor was meant to show the ignorance of the Bauer campaign. And yours too, apparently.
Personally, I can’t stand Savage. But he is no bioterrorist, he is not related to anything nazi as to warrant the title of fuhrer, and he has ZERO connection to Larry Brinkin.
I realize that McDermott likes to think he is putting pieces together for all of you. What he is really doing is stringing together a bunch of lies and half-truths in order to create an even bigger lie.
“During the sentencing, which took place on August 15, Judge Brian Hill reportedly stated that he has ‘no question’ that Miller-Young is ‘of impeccable character outside of this incident.'”
A porn professor is “of impeccable character.” Thus says a mandarin of our illustrious state judiciary. Disgusting!
To teach or to sell pornography, MUST be made ILLEGAL, for ALL cases! A man or woman who does such a thing, has the WORST CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE WORLD!! And yes, that “idiot judge” has NO MORALS, obviously! Someone needs to give that man– a course in religion and morals! Right now!
Too bad we couldn’t be singing hi-ho, hi-ho, its off to jail she goes! Really, what is the difference between what she teaches and what sex deviants who’ve been arrested, tried, found guilty, and jailed done differently to account for her mere sentence of poisoning our youth and training them for the pedophile fields as opposed to those locked in jails with 20 year sentences.
If UCSB keeps this criminal on its payroll, it only goes to show how bad of a institution, how it mocks Saint Barbara, and how parents shouldn’t encourage or fund their children to be students at that campus.
Even the US Supreme Court (as in the Lawrence v. Texas Scam) has cited Kinsey and built the Model Codes on his Pederast Abuse Junk Science. Kind of like the CA ‘Education’ system under Senator Mark “Kiddie Porn King” Leno and his Larry Brinkin Posse of educates – including the twisted system at UC-BS:
Alfred Kinsey was a pervert and a sex criminal
The Father of the Sexual Revolution was a sado-masochistic bi-sexual sex criminal who facilitated the sexual torture of infants and children.