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Video: Controversial Missouri Professor Berates Police in "Appalling" New Video

February 16, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Controversial Missouri Professor Berates Police in "Appalling" New Video

An embattled University of Missouri professor has again found herself to be the subject of public scrutiny after a video surfaced that shows her engaged in a verbal confrontation with police.

Melissa Click, an assistant professor in MU’s communication department, was suspended last month, in the wake of an encounter she had with a student journalist during protests on the Columbia, MO, campus in the fall.

Another video of Click, obtained by the Columbia Missourian, surfaced a few days ago, the Washington Post reports. That clip shows Click in a gruff interaction with law enforcement during Missouri’s homecoming parade. The university’s interim chancellor this weekend issued a statement on the matter, saying her actions left him "disappointed" and "angry."

"Her conduct and behavior are appalling, and I am not only disappointed, I am angry, that a member of our faculty acted this way," interim chancellor Hank Foley said in the statement released Sunday.

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Bob peterson @ 2/16/2016 4:52 PM

Clock shows signs of mental illness. I would certainly have her checked by a mental health professional. Of its not mental illness, it could be serious personal problems. Why don't they just throw her out. She is the kind we don't need teaching our young people.

UncleMike @ 2/16/2016 6:17 PM

This "Professor" is a perfect example of the type of Liberal anarchist that has taken over the Academia in US colleges. Perhaps we need, in her words, "Some muscle" to remove them from our institutions of learning.

bob retired leo @ 2/16/2016 6:49 PM

Professor's, Doctors , in my career, they all think that they are above the law. One Dr. ran down an Officer who tried to stop her while he was on foot patrol after she went through a red light. When she was arrested she said she was on an emergency call and went through the red light. She was fined and found guilty and told by her adjudicator: You, just like any other citizen are not exempt from red light signals and you are not an emergency vehicle.

HowBoutYa @ 2/17/2016 8:44 PM

Brother and sister LEO'S. If you currently have a son or daughter in college please, please make sure you are having regular conversations with your young adults regarding current events. Specifically regarding presidential candidates. If their not at home, call them. Most of us raise our children to be strong and think for themselves. I am very proud of how my son turned out but also know that he still needs a good moral compass, that would be me. Unfortunately, now days a college degree is a must have, thereby, exposing our young adults to an overwhelming pool of extremely libral college professors/teachers/instructors. Not all, but a fair majority, like to push their extreme liberal agenda on our kids. If I have these discussions/debates with my son, and show him a different (more conservative) opinion vs. his profs, at least I showed him I'm interested. All I'm saying is, make sure your kid gets a good balance of both, then let them decide. Thanks.

Robert @ 2/18/2016 2:40 PM

This will be an interesting case...
1. As Bob above said is she having mental issues....or just unbalanced due to rage?
2. She is not in an obvious govt. uniform...nor does her job really have any special powers over the public...nor is she an elected official. So where does her right to protect or exercise her first amendment end.
3. On the other hand, the U of Mo is free to hire and fire who they want (I think...there is probably some sort of union that places restrictions on these policies).
Bottom line, if this was a LEO, Judge, Mayor, University President...I think it is safe to say they would probably lose their job (or be censored).
I still think the odds are 60-40% she loses her job...but she will argue that professors have a long tradition of protect, and she was exercising her 1st Amendment rights. So she has a pretty good case for a lawsuit.
I guess only time will tel.

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