The following comes from a July 24 release from Life Legal Defense Foundation.
Thursday morning, July 24, Mireille Miller-Young, an associate professor of feminist studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, entered a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to the criminal charges against her, which include grand theft, vandalism, and battery. The charges stem from Ms. Miller-Young’s actions on March 4, 2014, when she attacked and forcibly took property from teenage pro-life advocates exercising their free speech rights at the UC Santa Barbara campus. The plea means that she will be convicted on the three misdemeanor charges. A sentencing hearing has been set for late August, 2014.
The pro-life young people victimized by Miller-Young included Thrin and Joan Short, the daughters of Life Legal Defense Foundation’s legal director, Katie Short. The sisters had the presence of mind to capture the altercation on video while calling the police. The video shows Miller-Young and two students parading through campus with the stolen sign; later, Miller-Young can be seen shoving and grabbing Thrin Short. Although Thrin came away from the attack with visible scratches on both of her arms, the Short family has called for restraint in speaking about Miller-Young.
When interviewed by the police after the incident, Miller-Young said she believed that her theft and destruction of the sign had “set a good example for her students.”
“Today’s plea bring us one step closer to seeing justice done in this case,” comments Ms. Short. “Pro-life advocates should not be subjected to intimidation and violence for lawfully exercising their right to free speech, and we are happy to see that Ms. Miller-Young is being held accountable for her actions.”
To date, it is not known whether UCSB has imposed any disciplinary sanctions on Ms. Miller-Young. The university has not made any public statement much less issued an apology for the criminal actions of its employee and students. Two weeks after the incident, Vice-Chancellor Michael Young sent a letter to UCSB students and faculty. While generally supporting free speech, Vice-Chancellor Young decried the presence of “outsiders coming into our midst to provoke us, to taunt us and attempt to turn us against one another.” He urged students to notify the Office of Student Life if they “feel harassed” or believe that “outsiders” are violating the law.
To read the original release, click here.
One hopes that the excellent young First Amendment warriors, Misses Thrin and Joan Short, pursue civil action against the hapless “feminist” professor Miller-Young (but not too severly against her, as she is ignorant and likely without much in the way of resources; better to try to convert her), and the University of California (and possibly individuals that may be open to suit). They should seek maximum monetary restitution and changes to policy, as well as a formal apology from the UC itself, and the termination of Vice-Chancellor Young, and possibly others. Misses Short should also go on every media outlet possible as their story, so offensive and startling, is not being told by any major media, except Fox. The “criminal” side win is not the real victory here; but it nicely sets up the thunder that might be achieved civilly. Finally, the Short Sisters (Hail!!) need to venture to Sacramento to challenge the perks of the UC System — change some legislation, and perhaps Regents, too. Further, on to Washington, D.C., where Congress can, and should, do nasty things to the gobs of money that it gives to California and to the UC System in grants and contracts. Among other things, dear Congressional Members, make the UC System (and all other colleges that get federal money) subject to individual suit, for damages and attorneys fees, for violations of constitutionally protected rights. Mr. Obama should not mind, either, he just signed an Executive Order to make all government contractors subject to LGBTQ non-discrimination requirements. Let’s see how this turns out. You should be very proud of these wonderful daughters, Mrs. Short.
Ditto from me. Thank you Mrs. Short for your tireless work at Life Legal and for rearing such honorable daughters.
Thank you Mrs. Short for all of your efforts in accomplishing your crucially important work at Life Legal Defense Foundation! Your two courageous daughters, Thrin and Joan have certainly followed your fine example. I do think that Fox news would show this terrible injustice. It was heroic of your daughters to video this attack while it was happening to them. Thank you Thrin and Joan for your exceptional example as role models for our youth as well as being role models for many adults.
Taken from Wikipedia – Famous quotes
In 1770 Edmund Burke wrote in Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents that …”when bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” 
At the Santa Clara, CA PPH on the Alameda several years ago a side-walk counselor recognized an abortion Doctor leaving the facility and suggested he “pick on someone his own size”. The Doctor became enraged and throttled the counselor. The Doctor was convicted of battery and fined $1.
Correction: The Doctor was convicted of assault and fined $1.
University of California Santa Barbara Michael Young refers to the victims of Professor Miller-Young as “outsiders”. The taxpaying citizens of California are financing UCSB and he refers to us a “outsiders”. This is more proof of the arrogance of the people like Michael Young that run the Universities of California! Why are we being forced to pay for this?
“John Feeney” — you are correct. This is an excellent catch. Now, do something about it!
UC Santa Barbara ought to issue a statement in order to set an example for its faculty, students and taxpayers.They need to reject MMY’s vicious attack on two young women who were simply exercising free speech rights in a respectful, lawful manner.
UCSB needs to fire Miller-Young.
I did a lot of my prolife sidewalk counseling work in the days before video cameras were in wide use. Never did I get an apology from the folks who tossed eggs at my friend and I. Never did I get an apology for having my skirt lifted over my head or my throat caught in a chokehold. I never got an apology from the security guard who roughly grabbed me and pulled me away from a woman in a car who I was conversing with outside an abortuary. Mostly, we didn’t press charges with the police because we were never deemed “credible” and the other side would usually deny all allegations. Things have changed since then. I thank God that now the technology speaks where our words were not enough. Give God the glory. We are there to speak to women and to ask for the protection of unborn life. It’s a risky business to confront those who would rather not have their consciences seared with the truth. This professor is a coward. This professor needs to take a sabbatical and repent for trying to silence the messenger. A prophet is often treated poorly. Yet, the truth is the truth whether no one accepts it.
And this is the caliber of “professor” (laugh out loud a lot) teaching our children today!
Miller-Young needs some sensitivity training, some re-education, some anger management class. The judge needs to order such..
I am still wondering why this did not fall under Hate Crime section of the CA Penal code?
Miller-Young will have a quiet campaign to get her comrades to send sob letters to the judge to ask for a very light sentence. They will want her to do community service at a charity—like Planned Parenthood.
We all need to see those letters and have those names published—–PLEASE.
The Professor is a piece of work. As explained at the University of California Santa Barbara site:
“Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research explores race, gender and sexuality in visual culture and sex industries in the United States. Her manuscript, A Taste for Brown Sugar: Black Women, Sex Work and Pornography (forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2014) examines African American women’s representation and labor in pornographic media. ”
Your tax dollars at work for the education you pay for your impressionable children. The professor is also a lesbian.
Talk About PRIDE:
“When interviewed by the police after the incident, Miller-Young said she believed that her theft and destruction of the sign had “set a good example for her students.”
Such PRIDE Pervades the UC system like hot air in august – and no doubt this Womyn has already achieved Anita Hill type Hyroine Status amongst the Twysted Systerhood.
Hyr ‘Victims’ had best watch their backs now, as they are targets for the 900 lb Mozilla Gaystapo Gorillas enforcing ‘people’s justice’.
Anyone doubting the heavy Censorship for Misandrists on this lucrative Tenure Track – should check the extent of media reporting about the ‘UC Davis – Jennifer Beeman Misandry Scandal’ – if you can find any at all.
Jail For UC Davis Embezzler
By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY CalWatch 6/6/11
Former UC Davis official Jennifer Beeman was sentenced on Thursday to 180 days in jail and five years probation
Beeman Pled no contest to two felony counts of embezzlement and falsifying accounts. Neither charge involved her falsification of campus sexual assault statistics
Beeman “significantly over-reported the number of forcible sex offenses” For 16 years Beeman headed the UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program (CVPP)
UC Davis officials would not tell CalWatchdog whether the university had disciplined or censured Beeman over the falsified statistics. She remained in her job
Does anyone familiar w/secular colleges like this think that any significant legal action will be taken against this woefully stupid woman who’s posing as a professor? No way. They’re all convinced that they’re RIGHT on what they did to the two courageous pro-life women; this is the way with these uber-egalitarian university professors who’re just BOILING OVER w/anger against anyone who’ll try to take away their “right” to butcher unborn people in the womb. The delusion factor is so high in these people as to be astronomical. Full of self-righteous fury at the pro-life groups who, BTW, are WINNING some significant battles against the pro-death behemoth that IS in most secular universities today. But in their massive pride & arrogance, they’ll never admit it. Witness the hapless and sad Wendy Davis. She’s going to be TROUNCED in the Texas election coming soon. She knows it too. How can she not? Remember the demonic nutballs who turned out in force in Texas in 2013 to chant “Hail Satan,” thinking that was a victorious battle call against the “evil” conservatives trying to institute pro-life legislation back then? The publicity over their chants actually DEFEATED them when it became publicized. But they still don’t “get” it. Now the coming battle is going to be involving the GayFascist cabal trying to ram he preposterous notion of “gay” marriage down the collective throats of America. But, ifthe new book by Robert Reilly gets traction and is read by enough people, the G.M. phalanx may just be stopped in its tracks. The title: “MAKING GAY OK.” And its absolutely BRILLIANT.