President Obama prepares to speak at UC-Irvine, where eleven student activists were suspended for interrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador.
The LAPD is supposed to have cleaned up its act under the tenure of Police Chief Charlie Beck. But his record is rife with denials and whitewashes.
The “Irvine 11” are fast becoming First Amendment poster children. A closer look at the long history of several external organizations’ interest in their case, however, suggests that these students are facing more than a violation of free speech.